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June 3-July 26. Paid internship for 30 hours a week for 8 weeks. housing included. Click "Middlebury College FoodWorks Fellowship Program" tab for program details.

Internship Title: Addison County Farmacy Project Intern
Organization: ACORN (Addison County Relocalization Network)
Intern Title: Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont Direct Marketing Intern
Organization: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT)
Internship Title: Local Food Access Intern
Organization: HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Affects)
Internship Title: Integrated Duck and Rice Farming Intern
Organization: Boundbrook Farm
Organization: Treleven (FILLED)
Internship Title: Farm Assistant/Community Liaison

Intern Title: NOFA-VT Direct Marketing Intern
Organization: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT)
Internship Title: Knoll Summer Intern (FILLED)
Organization Middlebury College Knoll Location: Middlebury
Internship Title: Agency of Agriculture program assistant
Organization: Agency of Agriculture

Internship Title: Food Works Fellowship—Brand Ambassador (FILLED)
Organization: Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream Location: Shelburne

COMPENSATION:  This internship includes paid housing, in addition to the $2640 stipend. If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that you will be required to complete the funded internship paperwork. 
For more information contact Sophie Esser Calvi, FoodWorks Director,

Apply to FoodWorks through Handshake by uploading your resume, application cover letter, and transcript.

For more information contact Sophie Esser Calvi, FoodWorks Director,

See Internship descriptions below. Once accepted to program, please send up to 3 cover letters with resume to She will submit them to the employers who will reach out to you for interviews. You must secure a position to be enrolled in the program. Internships fill up on a first come first serve basis.

Internship Title: Addison County Farmacy Project Intern
Organization: ACORN (Addison County Relocalization Network)
Location: Middlebury
Internship Description: Addison County Farmacy Project (ACFP)
Our goal is to connect families in the Porter Medical Center and Mountain Health Center service areas, facing food insecurity and diet-related illness, with a health care provider’s prescription for a local farm share of fruits and vegetables, supplemented with nutrition and cooking education.
Qualifications/Skills Needed:
The intern will provide assistance to participating medical practices for the purposes of communication, planning, assessment and logic coordination between practices, patients, and farms. The intern will provide assistance to education staff and programs for the purposes of communication, planning and logic coordination between patients, educators, and participating facilities. The intern will assist in writing and submitting to media outlets at least one (1) press releases. The intern will work with the ACORN media coordinator to insure the ACFP advertises via posters, post cards, social media and other media outlets. The intern will assist the ACRP coordinator to develop an agenda and participate in monthly meetings of the ACFP Advisory Committee. The intern will research other like programs and submit a report suggesting sustainable models to the ACORN Executive Director. The intern will submit a final report to the Executive Director of ACORN articulating what went well, what could be improved and suggestions for change
Does the intern need a car? A car would be helpful but not necessary.
Can the student reach the office through carpooling, bike, or public transportation? Yes.
The intern will have to provide their own computer.
Please address cover letter to Lynn Coal

Internship Title: Local Food Access Intern
Organization: HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Affects) Website:
Location: Middlebury
HOPE is a community funded non-profit. Our mission is to meet the basic needs of low income residents of Addison County. We assist with payments for housing, heating fuel and medical needs, as well as employment-related items that help people get and keep jobs. We also help individuals who are homeless overcome the barriers that prevent them from being housed. HOPE operates the largest food shelf in the area, serving between 650 and 700 people a month, and that number continues to grow. Our Local Food Access Program seeks to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to our clients through on-farm food rescue. In 2018 we captured over 34,000 pounds of local produced food with the help of some 160 volunteers.
Description: This position offers a variety of experiences within the Local Food Access Program with a strong focus on coordination. Since the height of the gleaning season typically occurs in the late summer and early fall, we seek an intern who is willing to stay on past the end of July into the first two weeks of August. Work would occur mostly on weekdays, with occasional weekend hours. Hours tend to vary from earlier mornings to later evenings with more flexibility during June and July for those that could stay on till August.The position would highlight three main areas of our food rescue efforts: surplus management, client education, and surplus preservation. Surplus management would involve assisting with gleaning at farms as well as delivery to other charitable food sites across the county. Given the very physical nature of farm-related work, we are seeking someone able to consistently lift heavy boxes of produce (ranging anywhere from 15-50 pounds) while working outside in a variety of weather conditions.
Interns would also assist in facilitating taste tests and cooking workshops to increase clients knowledge and skills in preparing vegetables and fruits they might be unfamiliar with, and providing nutritious recipes and cooking tips that are easy to prepare with accessible ingredients. We welcome any potential intern hoping to lend their own creativity and ideas to our client education. We also regularly process some of our surplus vegetables and freeze them to preserve for the later months. Experience working in food service is desired, but not required.
Communication is the foundation of this program. We seek someone who is able to communicate with a variety of members in our community. A willingness to lead groups of volunteers, communicate quickly and efficiently with busy farmers, and respectfully interact with clients of HOPE is all a must. As such, knowledge of food insecurity, local food systems, and the sometimes sensitive nature of poverty-relief work are important.
Please address cover letter to Lily Bradburn

Internship Title: Integrated Duck and Rice Farming Intern
Organization: Boundbrook Farm, LLC Website:
Location: Monkton
 Boundbrook Farm specializes in the cultivation of Japanese rice using a modern variant of an ancient method that encloses hundreds of ducks in rice paddies for fertilization and weed control. 2019 will be our tenth season growing rice in the Champlain Valley. We have six acres of rice paddies and use a variety of manual and mechanized techniques, some of them with specialized imported equipment, for fieldwork and maintenance. We market our rice under the "Vermont Ecologically Grown" label and use chemicals very sparingly in our operation. Our methodology is largely informed by learning and borrowing from the established and successful Japanese tradition of "aigamo," (duck-rice farming), and we rely heavily on mentoring connections to practicing aigamo farmers in Japan. 
Internship Description: The internship period begins at the same time as the busy part of our growing season. In early June we are busy preparing fields and transplanting rice from the nursery to the paddies. By mid June we are preparing to add ducklings to the crop. By early July the crop will be fully established and ducks must be monitored and managed daily, but the intensity of the work begins to level off. By the end of the internship period, the plants will have grown to such a degree that weeds can't compete, and a successful harvest is fairly certain!
FoodWorks interns report to and work directly with Erik Andrus, farm owner. Typical duties include: helping load and unload, refuel and drive work vehicles, transplanting rice by hand and by machine, repairing earthworks with hand tools, putting up or repairing nylon net / electric duck fence, operating irrigation system, pulling weeds by hand or by machine, tending to hundreds of ducklings (food, water, shelter provisions, etc) at various growth stages, mowing grass with hand tools and machines, side projects including infrastructure repairs and upgrades (barns, sheds, and work areas) and hay production.
Qualifications desired: Work during the FoodWorks term is fairly intense, and calls for a candidate who is okay with sun, wind, muscle strain, muddy feet, insect bites, and so on. Super strength is not necessary but endurance, character, aptitude at learning new things, ability to maintain a positive attitude are very important. Beyond that, most important skills are trainable, but some general facility with tools, and any background in horticulture, husbandry ecology and/or soil science are all desirable. Any candidates that fulfill these criteria and have a serious interest in a career in agriculture will be given priority.
Is Car needed? Yes
Please address cover letter to Erik Andrus

Internship Title: Farm Assistant/Community Liaison
Organization: Treleven, Inc .  Location: New Haven, Vermont

is dedicated to connecting people with the land, the spirit, and one another. Treleven has a commercial flock of sheep, acres of forest-land and raises vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs. We host educational programs and help to connect farms with local education and social service communities. Treleven supports food related programs for the young families of the Addison County Parent/Child Center. It also provides the learning “campus” for the Wren’s Nest forest Pre-school. 
Internship Description: Support all operations: sheep husbandry, rotational grazing, hay production, garden/orchard work and the interrelations of farm and forest. Help develop weekly farm and forest groups for families with young children, farmer gatherings and master classes. Help connect other local farms with service organizations. Work with the Parent/Child Center to promote food literacy for limited income families, including food service program assistance, garden and greenhouse work, and the composting program. Help the children at Wren’s Nest Forest pre-school to learn about food and gardening, and maintain the garden when the school is not in session.
Qualifications/Skills Needed: Enthusiasm, good organizational skills, ability to work outdoors and lift 35 pound bales of hay, social media skills, and ability to relate well to all ages. The ideal intern will also enjoy cooking for crowds, working with young children, have some basic knowledge of child and family development, and an interest in policy issues.
Is car required? The Parent/Child Center is within walking distance of Weybridge House, but it is very difficult to get to the farm without a car.
Please address cover letter to Cheryl Mitchell

Internship Title: Food Works Fellowship—Brand Ambassador (FILLED)
Organization: Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream Location: Shelburne
Description of Organization: Inspired by our three daughters, who tend to color outside the lines, we developed Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream with the idea of creating a unique, vibrant flavor. Our ice cream takes fresh to a new level with farm-to-cone using the ingredients Fisher Brothers Farm grows to craft the small-batch ice cream. Current Sisters of Anarchy flavors incorporate fresh blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, elderberries, aronia berries, peaches and ginger, as well as premium chocolate and vanilla. All of our ice cream names, such as Chocolate Anarchy, Dirty Anne and I Really Love Your Peaches, inspire conversation. We are constantly adding new farm-fresh flavors so stay tuned for what we cook up next! We produce Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream on site at Fisher Brothers Farm (FBF), our 75-acre, family-owned berry farm located in Shelburne, VT. We grow blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, aronia berries, elderberries, and Marquette grapes. The summer of 2019 will be our fourth year of business. We sell our ice cream at our increasingly popular farm stand, which is located on one of the busiest roads in the greater Burlington area. This coming year, we plan to vend at over 150 off-site events in Vermont, as well as select events in Boston (in 2017 and 2018, we vended at 35 and 180 events, respectively). These include the iconic Farm-to-Ballet; Trucks, Taps and Tunes at the Essex Experience; SoBu Nights; music festivals, food and street festivals, and the Burlington farmers’ markets, among other off-site events. We are in the process of scaling for selling our Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream brand via mail order and recognize that a great team is essential for reaching our goals.
 Position Summary: We are looking for a clever, creative, goal-oriented individual to help us build the Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream brand. Responsibilities will focus heavily on marketing with an emphasis on social media, but also will include outreach to partners and potential clients. You will be part of a small, energetic and fun (yes, really, we are fun!) management team. Reports To: The Brand Ambassador reports to the Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream manager and also has significant interaction with the co-owners, Bob Clark and Becky Castle, and with the farm manager. 
Internship Description: As Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream Brand Ambassador you will:
Develop and manage all of Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream social media, primarily Facebook and Instagram and grow the social media presence. A key part of this role is developing creative ways to build our follower base and leverage the interaction we have with customers at events to build the social media base.
Determine the best way to cross-reference Fisher Brothers Farm and Sisters of Anarchy social media feeds and make sure that the social media is up-to-date, relevant and fun!
Deploy other brand assets in a creative way. Sisters of Anarchy develops and records a theme song and recently completed a new logo. As Brand Ambassador, you will determine novel ways to deploy the theme song in marketing and at events and the logo through product (i.e. t-shirts, hats, etc).
Update the Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream website (new site under development). This includes updating photos, generating new written content, and maintaining the e-commerce elements.
Contribute to the Fisher Brothers Farm weekly newsletter, which is published on Thursday morning each week. While someone else writes the newsletter, you will contribute story ideas, photos and other contents.
Develop weekly short (30-second) marketing videos.
Market on-site events (probably two, large on-site events in 2019 and off-site events).
Work the farm stand and off-site events, and use customer interactions as an opportunity to tell the Sisters of Anarchy brand story.
Provide limited support to agricultural operations on a periodic basis.
Qualifications/Skills Needed: Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream is in growth mode and needs candidates who are creative thinkers, and have high energy and a positive attitude. You will need the following attributes:
Excellent oral and written communications—You need to be able to write, but also engaging with customers. 
Social Media Presence—Ok, it is not absolutely essential that you have your own social media presence, but we want someone who really enjoys social media since the Brand Ambassador will be posting every day and determining how to leverage various feeds to build the Sisters of Anarchy brand.
Creative skills—anyone can write a boring copy…we want you to fire up your creative juices and bring Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream to life through words, photos and videos!
Ability to manage-up and operate independently—You need to take initiative and manage up, but also communicate with us when you need guidance.
Positive, can-do attitude—If you are the type who sees a problem/challenge as an opportunity, you will be perfect for this position!
Does the intern need a car? Can the student reach the office through carpooling, bike, or public transportation? Fisher Brothers Farm is located about 1 mile from Rt. 7 in Shelburne. While a car is probably easiest, the bus in combination with a bike is definitely a possibility. The farm is about 1 mile from a bus stop on Route 7 so you could ride your bike from the bus stop. Carpooling is also a possibility since Spear Street is a main road on the way to Burlington from Middlebury.
Please address cover letter to Becky Castle

Intern Title: Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont Direct Marketing Intern
Organization: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT)
Location: Richmond Website:
 NOFA is a nonprofit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations. NOFA Vermont’s mission is to create a vital Vermont food system – one that supports consumers who want to eat local, organic food year round, farmers who want technical assistance to be the best stewards of their land and animals, and gardeners who want to grow more of their own food. To achieve our mission, NOFA Vermont works on both a statewide and community level to engage our audience. We have developed programs to respond to organizational goals, build relationships between producers and consumers, and advocate for the interests of our audience.
Internship Description: Reporting to the Market Development Director, the Direct Marketing intern will assist with farmers market, CSA and farm stand related projects, including conducting data collection and analysis for farmers markets and supporting a statewide direct markets promotional campaign. In addition, all interns participate in our summer outreach program by staffing the NOFA-VT pizza oven at statewide farm and food events, providing Vermonters with an opportunity to learn about NOFA-VT and organic/local foods.

NOFA-VT seeks an individual with the capacity to:
Promote direct markets through statewide avenues (including press releases, creation of social media content, etc.), including organizing promotions for the 2018 National Farmers Market Week.
Conduct in-person data collection at farmers markets and subsequent data analysis.
Support other farmers markets, farm stand and CSA projects that arise.
Flexible schedule, available for some evening/weekend events.
Provide administrative support.
Excellent communication, writing, editing, research, and organizational skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others
Ability to manage several tasks
Enthusiasm for organic and local foods and farming
Be flexible with a great sense of humor
Is a car needed: Yes
Ideal candidates are interested in food systems and are pursuing a degree in a related field.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to with the subject line “Direct Marketing Intern.” Address cover letter to Erin Buckwalter

Internship Title: Knoll Summer Intern (FILLED)
Organization Middlebury College Knoll
Location: Middlebury
Position Description: Mission of the Program: The Knoll is dedicated to cultivating well-being of people, place, and the planet. The Knoll is comprised of the Educational Garden, the Outdoor Kitchen and the Serenity Garden. The Educational Garden’s 1 acre is used for growing food and student/faculty research. Our goals are to test theories and develop techniques that move us toward sustainability, regeneration and resilience. Interns join in the yearly cycle of food production and regeneration. Interns will help plant, cultivate, harvest and sell garden produce and flowers wholesale and retail. They serve to welcome visitors and alumni to lead tours and describe our mission. They will also receive training to use the pizza oven and host events co-sponsored by campus partners. The Serenity Garden is in the process of being designed to incorporate perennial plants. Interns interested in mindfulness will be able to work on bringing workshops or events to The Knoll.
On-site responsibilities:
• With support of the Food & Garden Educator, carry out the sowing, transplanting, cultivating, harvesting and sales of the Educational Garden.
• Collaborate with staff at Middlebury Dining Services, Weybridge House, Dolci, and other local partnerships to develop orders and delivery of produce.
• Work with HOPE, our local food shelf, to grow and deliver food for the community.
• Participate in Work Days/Parties with volunteers and working with the pizza oven for community events.
• Attend MCOF (student org) meetings during the academic year to act as a liaison between The Knoll and the student group.
• Attend workshops when possible at The Knoll.
• Participate in the seed trials, seed saving, and faculty or student research programs at The Knoll.
• Maintain tools and equipment in proper condition.
• Follow safety procedures for all workers and volunteers.
• Participate in a rotating weekend greenhouse/garden watering schedule.
• (Possible) Set up and run on campus retail booth.
• Participate in scheduled visits to local farms for observation, tours and joint projects and partnerships.
• Support public relations initiatives with the college and local community.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
General Responsibilities:
Time Commitment: Approximately 30 hours per week for 15 or 16 weeks (beginning May 22 or May 28) and ending September 8. Due to weather and the season’s needs, occasional additional hours may be requested. Some weekend hours are also expected. Interns may take up to two weeks of vacation time (schedule to be determined with supervisor).
This year, as with last year, Knoll interns are part of the FoodWorks program, a cohort of food related internships combined with food systems field trips. Domestic student Knoll Interns receive a stipend for free housing in Weybridge House for the 8 weeks of the FoodWorks program. Interns are responsible for paying for housing in Weybridge House the remaining weeks of the summer.

If you desire to experience the entire farm season cycle you are encouraged to apply for the spring/fall internship as well.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Qualifications
• Dedication and enthusiasm for learning about all aspects of a sustainably-managed garden and food production.
• Willingness and ability to perform varying physical tasks in all weather conditions. Farm/garden labor can be strenuous, repetitive, and physically demanding. All reasonable accommodations will be made, and a willingness to participate as a part of a team is critical.
• Please note, the Knoll is not currently an ADA-accessible site.

Is car needed: No, you can walk or bike to the Knoll
Address cover letter to Megan Brakeley

 Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Program
The State of Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets seeks an intern to support the work of the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, a successful state-funded granting program which supports farm and forest projects across the state with an excellent track record of job creation, business development, and technical assistance. 
Internship Title: Agriculture Development Program Assistant

Organization: Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM ) is the state government agency that facilitates, supports and encourages the growth and viability of agriculture in Vermont while protecting the working landscape, human health, animal health. 
Please address cover letter to Laura Ginsburg, Ag Development Division Section Chief.

Location : 116 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05620

Internship Description: Support VAAFM’s Working Lands Enterprise Initiative program by completing research, data collection, and compiling results for program use and the Working Lands website. Research will focus on economic impacts of receiving grant funding for agricultural and forestry businesses.
o   Assist with updating the Working Lands website for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets. Responsibilities may include creating new pages, updating existing data, and working with the Program Manager to expand reach.
o   Outreach to grantees to submit content for success stories to post on the website.
o   Collect information and write articles for Agriview newsletters and the Working Lands website.
o   Promote Working Lands using social media. Compose Facebook posts with links to relevant articles, pictures and/or Working Lands events.
o   Serve as a Working Lands contact to the Program Manager to provide information about Working Lands grant recipients that can be used throughout their print, digital, and social channels.
o   Conduct research and create reports on products and demographics that are related to Working Land interests.
Qualifications/Skills Needed: Strong written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Adobe Illustrator. Educational experience in Graphic Design, Computer Science, and/or interest in agriculture or forestry. Interest in food systems, trends, and local food topics. Ability to work in Williston and occasionally travel the state for business/grantee interviews.
Is car required? Check with employer for details. Car is helpful to commute to Williston; public transportation may be available to Williston in certain circumstances. 
 Please address cover letter to Laura Ginsberg