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Thank you for your interest in working with us! The Farmers Market Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we are committed to a diverse workplace. Open Positions:
Research & Education Intern
The Farmers Market Coalition is seeking a Research & Education Intern to work 15 hours per week from September 2015 through August 2016. This graduate student internship provides valuable experience sorting through the complex regulations, laws, and administrative practices that govern local food production and retail at state and federal levels. The intern will communicate directly with farmers market practitioners, congressional staffers, and USDA employees, in addition to FMC’s nonprofit partner organizations.
The Research & Education Intern will be expected to hold regular office hours and participate in weekly meetings with staff (via phone or Goggle Hangout). He or she will work closely with FMC’s Executive Director and program staff to complete the following tasks:
- Analyze & report on USDA farmers market data.
- Maintain up to date information on FMC’s Advocacy & Education webpages, including info on the:
- WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (FMNPs)
- Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP)
- WIC Cash Value Vouchers (WIC CVV)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Food Safety Modernizations Act (FSMA)
- Write case studies on markets participating in innovative programming and activities.
- Contact farmers markets nationwide via phone and email to collect information, and share FMC resources.
- Update FMC’s Policy Priorities in 2016.
- Regularly add relevant resources to FMC’s Resource Library.
- Develop content for email campaigns and grassroots advocacy efforts as necessary.
- Participate in National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition meetings (via phone)
- Research and report on any emerging issues within the local food sector.
- Take comprehensive notes during key FMC meetings.
The Intern should have a passion for expanding local food access, particularly to those receiving federal nutrition assistance program benefits. Must have a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and community development through local food initiatives. Applicant must possess excellent writing skills, and be comfortable both seeking out and analyzing data. Must be highly organized and able to work under minimum supervision. Graduate students pursuing a degree in policy, urban planning, or sustainable agriculture preferred. Applicants must be very skilled at using Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint, and be very comfortable using Google Docs and conferencing tools such as Google Hangout and Skype. Experience with WordPress, Adobe InDesign, Mendeley, and a variety of social media platforms is desirable, but not required.
The Intern will work remotely and may be located anywhere, but preference will be given to those in or near Washington, DC. Applicants must have reliable access to a phone and computer.
The Research & Education Intern receives a $500 monthly stipend, and is expected to work 15 hours per week.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to email@example.com, with ‘Research & Education Intern’ in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and will be accepted as long as the position remains open. FMC would like to fill this position as soon as possible.