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Food System Enterprise Fall Internship

Monday, September 18th to Friday, December 15th, 2017 (ET)
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TimeframeFall
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Interning withBrownEngage
Description
Consider applying for our fall internship!  Farm Fresh is a great place to be if you're interested in local food, food justice, and the local community.

Begun in 2004 as a student thesis project at Brown University, Farm Fresh has grown briskly to capture the public interest in locally grown food and translate it into sales for RI farmers and producers. Strongly mission-driven, Farm Fresh achieved 501c3 status in 2007, and has since implemented a variety of programs to enhance the local food system of the Rhode Island region, with particular attention to farm viability and low-income access to fresh food.  Farm Fresh operates a wide range of marketplace programs (retail, wholesale, processing) that engage and connect tens of thousands of RI, MA and CT eaters with thousands of RI, MA and CT farmers.


Mission: Farm Fresh Rhode Island is growing a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of RI farmers and eaters.


Vision: A New England abundant with diverse family farms and fertile soils, with locally and honestly produced foods and flavors at the heart of every dinnertable.


Position Description
The Food System Enterprise (FSE) Intern will learn about social enterprise, non-profits, and local food systems through work on the following Food System Enterprise programs:
Market Mobile: Wholesale local food aggregation and distribution connecting local farms and food artisans with restaurants, grocery stores and other customers throughout RI and Boston through an online order system and distribution service.

Veggie Box: Weekly deliveries of fresh vegetables from local farms to worksites, community centers, pre-schools and other locations around the state. The program focuses on making it easy for employees and community members to connect to fresh, healthy foods from local farms.
 
The intern would have several different responsibilities with the Food Service Enterprise Programs, such as:
  • Helping on the Veggie Box and Market Mobile pack line
  • Assisting with outreach, enrollment and customer service programs
  • Attend health fairs and other events to the promote programs
  • Facilitate packing paperwork and general administrative support
  • Designing and administering surveys for participants about their experience with the programs
  • Updating program blogs and social media communications 
Skills Required:
  • Interest in local farms, agriculture, food
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team
  • Willingness to work hands-on with food
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
 
Farm Fresh Rhode Island is a 501c3 not-for-profit founded in 2004. Our mission is to grow a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of RI farmers and eaters. Part incubator, part activator, our programs grow the local food system by building capacity in three areas: Producers, Markets & Eaters. We operate a wide range of programs that enhance the local food system of the Rhode Island region, with particular attention to farm viability and low-income access to fresh healthy food. Our Vision is a New England abundant with diverse family farms and fertile soils, with locally and honestly produced foods and flavors at the heart of every dinner-table.
CausesCommunity Computers & Technology Environment Health Food Insecurity, Hunger Poverty & Basic Needs
SkillsBusiness Strategy Communications Design Entrepreneurship Health Care Professional Administrative Experience Research

Location: Farm Fresh Rhode Island, 1005, Pawtucket, RI 02860