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New Roots CSA Intern

🚀 Summer Internship

Salt Lake City

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  • You need experience in gardening, marketing, web maintenance, and working with ESL learners. Must be creative, reliable, and have strong communication skills. Driver's license and computer proficiency required. Access to reliable transportation essential.
  • You will work closely with New Roots farmers to plan CSA shares, pack and distribute produce, write newsletters, keep records, and assist with farmers markets.

Summer Internship

MarketingSalt Lake City

Description

  • The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) intern will play a central role in the successful implementation of this sales stream for New Roots farmers. The CSA is a weekly vegetable box subscription. New Roots has a farmers market style CSA where CSA members can choose their produce each week as well as individual farmer CSAs where each farmer has their own group of CSA members that they harvest and pack produce bags for. The CSA intern will primarily assist farmers with their own CSAs, providing training and technical assistance to support them in choosing, pricing, packing, and distributing vegetables each week. This position is primarily in person, with 1-2 days in office or remote.

Learning Objectives:

  • The intern will gain professional experience in managing a CSA program.
  • The intern will develop a deeper understanding of food safety and the work involved with successful implementation of farmers markets.
  • The intern will gain experience delivering culturally appropriate services to diverse populations.

Requirements

  • Background or demonstrated interest in gardening or farming, local food systems, graphic design, marketing, and/or content creation.
  • Flexible schedule, with Wednesday and occasional Saturday availability preferred.
  • Experience with website maintenance (Square), social media, or the development of email campaigns/newsletters.
  • Experience working with English as a Second Language learners and communicating with the aid of an interpreter is preferred.
  • Motivated, creative, reliable and able to work independently.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and basic computer skills
  • Background check is required.
  • Strong written communication skills, including the ability to effectively distill and present complex information in a concise, accessible way.
  • Familiarity with CSAs, local food systems, and food access programming a plus (not required).
  • Valid driver’s license, active insurance policy, and access to reliable transportation.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Marketing

Responsibilities

  • Work with the New Roots market team to help farmers decide what vegetables go into the CSA shares each week and how to price each item in the share.
  • Support New Roots farmers in the execution of CSA share packing and distribution.
  • Design, write and send out weekly CSA newsletter to members. Work with farmers that have their own CSA’s to source information for each newsletter.
  • Assist in recordkeeping related to the CSA, which can include but is not limited to: entering information about time spent with farmers each week and conducting regular supply inventories and restocking items when needed.
  • Assist with New Roots farmers markets and/or other programming as needed.

Details

Work type

Part time

Work mode

hybrid

Location

Salt Lake City