New Lands Farm, a project of Lutheran Social Services (LSS), seeks Marketing Interns to assist an exciting project which engages recently resettled refugees in growing food for their families and the community in Greater Springfield and Worcester, MA. LSS is a non-profit, refugee resettlement organization that provides refugees with the support and guidance needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency, community integration and a better future.
About the Position
The New Lands Farm Marketing Intern will conduct hands-on assistance to refugee farmers wishing to sell their fresh vegetables grown at our farm sites in West Springfield or Worcester and additional garden sites. Refugee farmers represent diverse backgrounds and skills. The Marketing Intern will be working directly with New Lands Farm staff to offer one-on-one marketing assistance and increase refugee farmer product sales. This is a unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful project and promote local food. Interns will have the ability to get involved in a diversity of activities associated with the project, as well as the opportunity to attend trainings and access land for personal gardening/farming. The position is unpaid for 20 hours/week, June thru August. Candidates with interest in starting internship earlier in spring and/or extending through fall welcomed.
The Marketing Intern will support the Program Coordinator and refugee famers/gardeners by assisting with the following:
- Interacting with farmers’ market managers, wholesale purchasers and retail customers
- Attending weekly farmers’ markets
- Assisting with deliveries of products
- Tracking customers’ orders, farmers’ sales, and cash flow
- Contributing to New Lands Farm website and social media outlets
- Documenting project and farmers’ season through photos, video and/or written word
- Training refugee farmers on marketing techniques
- Demonstrate strong background in growing food, promoting local agriculture
- Previous farm marketing experience a plus
- Comfortable interacting with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds
- Ability to work in adverse weather conditions and lift 50 pounds
- Driver’s license and personal vehicle preferred
- Team player who can work independently as needed
If interested, please forward your resume and cover letter to New Lands Program Manager Shemariah Blum-Evitts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our website for more information: www.lssne.org/newlandsfarm.
Lutheran Social Services of New England is an accredited organization by the Council on Accreditation (COA)