Intern, Food Retail and Agriculture, Urbane Development
Posted by on April 27, 2009
Intern Job Description – Food Retail and Agriculture
Urbane Development is a community and economic development firm, located in Philadelphia, PA, working with urban communities to strengthen their asset base – businesses, real estate, and human capital – to catalyze a truly comprehensive and sustainable revitalization process. Urbane engages clients through three core service components: retail attraction and retention program design for municipalities and other economic development entities; small business operational technical assistance, and sustainable design and development of commercial and mixed-use real estate. Urbane’s client base includes municipalities, economic development agencies, financial institutions, real estate developers, and small businesses throughout the US.
Under the supervision of the Urbane Development management team, the intern will participate in research and project development for grocery/food retail strategies and small-scale commercial urban agriculture ventures in target areas in Philadelphia. The intern will also be responsible for assisting with research for development/fundraising for projects in target area:
Ø Develop case studies for current projects grocery/food retail projects
Ø Research model urban agriculture programs
Ø Assist in developing urban agriculture strategy
Ø Research and compile various food industry resources (food retail, produce, dairy, et al)
Ø Research RMA standards for various industries
Ø Research on municipal, state, and federal economic development programs and incentives
Ø Research on municipal, state, and federal green/sustainable programs and incentives
Ø Research federal stimulus opportunities relevant to target area initiatives
Ø Research foundation resources relevant to target area initiatives
Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate work experience. Recent graduate or Master’s candidate with relevant coursework or focus of study preferred.
Ø Strong web and archive research skills
Ø Fluency with Microsoft Office programs
Ø Ability to prepare written reports based on data analysis, including tables and graphs
Ø Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate with diverse populations
Ø Well organized with attention to detail
Ø Ability to meet deadlines
Ø Professional demeanor
EXPERIENCE OR SPECIAL SKILLS DESIRED:
Ø Experience with grocery/food retail industry, agricultural, or other food-based industry or enterprise a plus
Ø Experience with green/sustainable building, systems, materials, or policy advocacy
Ø Familiarity with public and private community agencies in Philadelphia
Ø Experience with fundraising or organizational development
SCHEDULE: Minimum of 10 weeks beginning May or June 2008. Flexible Schedule 10-15 hours per week, some tasks may be able to be performed remotely. Please advise if available beyond 10 week period.
CONTACT: Please contact Urbane Development at [email protected] with a resume and cover letter.
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