Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Food Trust of Philadelphia Internship

The Food Trust, a nonprofit founded in 1992, started out by conducting nutrition education classes for inner-city children at Reading Terminal Market, the century-old farmers' market located in the center of Philadelphia. After the Trust opened its first farmers' market at Tasker Homes, a public housing development in the Grays Ferry neighborhood of Philadelphia, the organization began working with communities to develop lasting and stable sources of affordable foods.The Food Trust is searching for a Farm to School Intern. Please review the description below.

Farm to School Intern

The Food Trust’s Farm to School Program seeks to improve children’s health and strengthen family farms through increasing access to locally grown, healthy food in schools, along with providing nutrition and agricultural education. The Food Trust serves as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Lead Agency for the National Farm to School Network. The Farm to School Intern will work with Alyssa Moles, The Food Trust’s Farm to School Coordinator, and her team to build the farm to school movement in the Mid-Atlantic region (Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania), as well as help support local farm to school programs in the Philadelphia area.

The intern will work with our Farm to School team to:

  • Research and track media hits and news on farm to school programs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Help research and develop resources to increase farm-to-school knowledge, skills and enthusiasm among farmers, food service personnel, state officials, and nutrition educators.
  • Research and write articles for The Beet (the Mid-Atlantic farm to school newsletter), maintain the Mid-Atlantic Farm to School blog and develop a presence on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Collaborate with staff and community partners to support local farm-to-school projects.
  • Work closely with The Food Trust’s Farm to School team to achieve strategic goals to expand the farm to school movement.
The ideal intern will have the ability to work with others in a collegial environment to help grow the farm to school movement. Strong research, writing, and organizational skills are desired, and the ideal candidate will have high integrity; a passion for excellence; excellent listening skills; and a commitment to The Food Trust’s mission. Experience with social media is a plus.
Internship Open Date: October 2011. Hours are flexible; 10-15 hours/week preferred
To apply: Email your resume and cover letter to Please reference “Farm to School Intern” in the subject line. Please do not call.
Alyssa M. Moles
Farm to School Program Coordinator
The Food Trust
One Penn Center
Suite 900
1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215)-575-0444 x189

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