Summer Intern Position: SNAP Programs

In Summer 2018 Seacoast Eat Local will be seeking 1-2 interns to join our team as a colleague for approximately 6-12 hours per week. This intern can come from a variety of academic disciplines or post-grad circumstances, but should be highly self-motivated, reliable and committed to our mission.

This internship focuses on practical experience with a small weekly writing component. It is a high responsibility and high impact position for an intern to see all facets of a non-profit setting and to work as an integral team member.

Practical Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of this intern will be to assist with SNAP/EBT table at farmers markets. This includes swiping cards, documenting transactions, interacting with farmers and clients and maintaining an organized ‘token’ system. The intern should be friendly, able to represent SEL positively and willing to ask questions if discrepancies arise. Some physical lifting under 50lbs is required.

The intern MUST be able to commit to a consistent market schedule. The intern will need to provide their own reliable source of transportation.

The market schedule for this internship is flexible, although we expect the intern to commit to the same 1-2 markets each week for the summer (June-late August). Typically, we prioritize having help at our busier markets, which are:

Tuesday (Rochester 2-7)
Wednesday (Dover 1-7)
Thursday (Exeter 1-7)
Saturday (Portsmouth 8-2).

Other practical responsibilities for this internship include a weekly blog post, which is broadcast on our blog and on social media. Good quality blog posts are often ‘picked up’ by other local and regional organizations.

Successful Candidates
Successful candidates will be responsible, reliable and self motivated. They will be well spoken and able to represent Seacoast Eat Local positively in a public setting. Candidates must be able to provide their own source of transportation to and from markets.

This is an unpaid internship, but SEL is willing to work out credit options where possible and good work will be rewarded with strong letters of recommendation. This internship is a great opportunity for a self-starter to work and be respected as part of an enthusiastic and dynamic team.

To Apply
Please send a resume, cover letter and 2 contacts for reference to Jillian Hall, Director of Programs, at jill@seacoasteatlocal.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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