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New Roots Market Intern

🚀 Summer Internship

Salt Lake City

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  • You must have a background in food/agriculture, valid driver's license, experience with ESL learners, proficiency in Microsoft Office, and strong written communication skills for this internship.
  • You will conduct outreach, create marketing campaigns, assist farmers with Square, manage farmers markets, stock food pantry, transport orders, and coordinate kids lunches.

Summer Internship

Business, Operations & StrategySalt Lake City

Description

  • The New Roots Marketing intern will play a central role in promoting New Roots farmers markets in the greater Salt Lake area and ensuring the markets’ smooth operation and an excellent customer experience. The primary focus of the internship May through June will focus on farmers market outreach and farmer trainings to ensure New Roots participants are prepared for the market season. The remainder of the internship (June onwards) will focus on assisting in market operations and the market-based food pantry. This position will be mostly in-person with the potential for one or more office or remote work day. The intern will report to a New Roots market team member.

Learning Objectives:

  • The intern will demonstrate knowledge of New Roots programming and how to best promote farmers markets to potential customers.
  • The intern will gain experience with food access programming and promotion through outreach to SNAP/EBT customers.
  • The intern will gain professional experience in customer management in the context of farmers markets.
  • The intern will demonstrate an ability to communicate with limited English speakers and people from different cultures.

Requirements

  • Background or demonstrated interest in food systems, agriculture, community development, public health, anthropology/cultural studies, and/or marketing.
  • Valid driver’s license, active insurance policy, and access to reliable transportation.
  • 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)

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy

Responsibilities

  • Work with the New Roots market team to conduct outreach to customers in the Salt Lake City and West Valley areas.
  • Create targeted marketing campaigns promoting:
  • Redwood Farmers Market and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) weekly vegetable box program.
  • Sunnyvale Farmers Market
  • New Roots Bud Bailey Farmers Market
  • Assist the market team in developing and implementing farmer trainings, including but not limited to a training on the Square point of sale system, which will allow farmers to process payments at the Bud Bailey Farmers Market.
  • June-August
  • Assist farmers with using Square at the Bud Bailey Farmers Market
  • Assist New Roots staff with managing all three New Roots Farmers Markets (primarily in-person market staffing).
  • Place orders of non-perishable foods to keep the Sunnyvale food pantry stocked.
  • Work with the New Roots youth agriculture program (YALL) to pick up food pantry orders and transport them to the farmers market site.
  • Coordinate and pick-up free kids lunches for the Sunnyvale Farmers Market.

Details

Work type

Part time

Work mode

hybrid

Location

Salt Lake City