Sustainable Farm Project Internships

Location: 
Lowell, Massachusetts
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013 (All day)
Company Name: 
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Two part time, or one full time, internship positions at New Entry Sustainable Farming Project based in Lowell, Mass.

 

Summer Farm New Entry Project Intern

Hours per week: 16
 Start: May 15th (flexible).
 End: August 15th, 2013 (flexible).
 This is a paid internship
. Location: Based in Lowell, MA (remote options considered) with frequent travel throughout MA.

This position offers a unique opportunity to work on several grant-funded projects through New Entry Sustainable Farming Project that promote and support sustainable agriculture, beginning farmers, and family farming in Massachusetts.

The Project Intern will be working part time with the Farmland Matching Coordinator to develop and promote the Farm Friendly Neighbor Campaign (FFNC) and part time with the Beginning Farmer Network of Mass Coordinator to on outreach and development of the network.  

FFNC is a project being launched in the Minuteman Advisory Group on Inter-local Coordination (MAGIC) sub-region of the Metro Area Planning Council (MAPC) region of 13 towns. Working in conjunction with planners and local Agricultural Commissions, the FFNC will build community support for local agriculture and advance public education efforts surrounding the importance of farming in the community. The Project Intern will increase visibility of the FFNC Project through community outreach by attending events (Farmer’s Markets, fairs, town meetings, agricultural commission meetings etc.) and distributing brochures and magnets. They will also oversee FFN Wordpress website through addition and organization of new material and capture case studies of farm friendly neighbor stories for the website

The Project Intern will also work with the Beginning Farmer Network of Mass Coordinator on projects as needed including: writing blog posts and farmer profiles for bfnmass.org site, outreaching to and adding service providers to the site, aiding in event organizing, developing partnerships with national beginning farmer organizations and resources, and on other projects that help beginning farmers thrive.

The Project Intern should possess an interest in promoting agriculture in Massachusetts, a strong ability to communicate with a diverse audience, work independently and stay on task and a willingness to travel to events in the greater Boston and Mass area, which requires access to a reliable vehicle.

Livestock and Poultry Program Intern

Hours per week: 8 – 12. Start: May 15th. End: August 15th, 2013. This is a paid internship. Location: Much of the work can be done remotely, with some meetings required in New Entry’s Boston or Lowell office and several field workshops elsewhere in Eastern Massachusetts.

New Entry seeks a part-time intern to assist with our livestock and poultry farmer training programs. The intern will assist with coordination and operations of New Entry’s Livestock and Poultry Field Schools, including a hands-on poultry processing training event in late May. Other projects may include compiling or creating resources for livestock farmers, assisting with coordination and scheduling of a mobile poultry processing unit, and corresponding with small-scale poultry growers to help develop case studies and enterprise budgets.

This job requires a motivated individual with the ability to work independently. Prior experience working with farmers and with livestock or poultry a plus (but not a requirement).

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Sam Anderson, Livestock Program Coordinator (sanderson@comteam.org) and Margiana Petersen-Rockney, Beginning Farmer Network of MA Coordinator (margianapr@gmail.com)

(NOTE: These positions can be separate part time internships or combined to a 3/4 or full time internship)