Intern, Food Trust Farmers? Market Program

Posted on August 15, 2003

Intern with The Food Trust Farmers? Market Program

The Food Trust is a nationally recognized non-profit organization concerned with nutrition and food access issues. The Farmers? Market Program runs 15 open-air farmers? markets in and around Philadelphia that bring together local farmers, fresh food, and the urban population.

The intern will work with the Farmers? Market Team from September through early December at least six hours per week. Approximately four hours will be spent at one of the Food Trust Farmers? Markets doing market promotion and nutrition education (talking with customers about eating fresh fruits and vegetables, promoting the benefits of fresh food, helping the farmer(s) with logistics like parking). The intern can expect to spend one or two hours in the office doing work related to the markets, such as updating mailing lists, sorting educational materials, and communicating with farmers and community partners.

Intern should possess the following characteristics:
-ability to communicate confidently with a diverse (age, race, income) customer base
-comfort working in low-income neighborhoods
-ability to arrange own transportation to various (public transit accessible) market locations in and around the city of Philadelphia

An appropriate candidate would have a background or interest in nutrition, public health, hunger, entrepreneurship, agriculture, urban studies, and/or issues concerning regional economies.

For more information, please contact Donna Pitz or Emily Kahoe at 215.568.0830 or via email at dpitz@thefoodtrust.org. Interested candidates should send resume with cover letter as soon as possible, and no later than September 12, to:

The Food Trust
1201 Chestnut St., 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Attn: Farmers? Market Internship


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