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Intervale Food Hub Internships

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Internships

Update: Fall 2018 Internships are filled!

Now accepting applications for Spring 2019

Are you looking for an internship where your work will have an impact on our local food system? The Intervale Food Hub is looking for a team of interns to help us change the world through the power of good food. Let's work together to create an internship that fits your skills, interests, schedule, and hours required.

The Intervale Food Hub is a small, fast-paced company and a leader in the local food movement. As an enterprise of the non-profit Intervale Center in Burlington, Vermont, we work to support healthy farms, land, and people. We deliver local food subscriptions to people who live, work, and learn in the greater Burlington area, and we also deliver wholesale local food to University of Vermont Dining.

 

About our Internship Positions

Internships with the Intervale Food Hub incorporate experience in both the operational side of the business and the marketing & outreach side of the business. We also create opportunities to learn more about the other programs of our parent organization, the Intervale Center. 

We will work with you to create an internship that fits your skills, interests, schedule, and hours required.

Typically, we aim for 10-12 hours per week. 

Spring 2019 Internships will start during the first week of classes.

If you're interested in focusing your time more specifically in one area or the other, please let us know when you send in your application. 

Operations/Packing Apprentice

  • Time spent in the operational side of the Intervale Food Hub will include learning about fresh local food procurement, packing local food orders, and maintaining our facility’s food safety standards. There are opportunities to learn more about local food procurement and distribution through experience and presentations from our Operations and Buying Manager. Our goal is to deliver the best local food to our members in a simple, convenient weekly package.

Marketing and Outreach Advocate

  • Time spent in the marketing and outreach side of the business will include developing creative content and photographs, publishing content through our blog, email, and social media channels. There are also opportunities for in-person outreach on campus or at Intervale Food Hub community pick up locations. Our goal is to educate people about our food, grow our community, and encourage people to sign up for our subscriptions.

Cooking & Food Blog Team

  • This position will focus on preparing food and researching recipes and cooking techniques to make the most of our seasonal fresh ingredients. Each week, along with two other interns, you will cook up all of the ingredients in the delivery that week. Our goal is to educate people about our food, encourage people to sign up for our subscriptions, and to showcase fun, inspiring meal ideas.

 

Qualifications

We hope that you bring a passion for local food and a can-do attitude. Applicants should be organized and positive. We look for individuals who can work well independently and have excellent attention to detail.

Intervale Food Hub is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provides employment & internship opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

How to Apply:

Please send the following items to our team at intervalefoodhub@intervale.org 

 

Deadline for Spring 2019 internship applications is November 25, 2018

We review each application as it comes in, and are setting up interviews as applications come in to us. We encourage you to apply early! We will accept applications for the Spring Semester until November 25, 2018.

 

Compensation

Internships are unpaid. We encourage current students to apply for credit for your internship. Internship hours qualify for City Market Member Worker hours, which will earn you a discount for shopping at City Market. Interns receive a 20% staff discount on local food subscriptions. Interns also have access to complimentary fresh food through our staff program.

 

Spring 2019 Internships will start during the first week of classes.

Questions about the internship or the application process? Please email intervalefoodhub@intervale.org or call 802-660-0440 x112