By Hannah Leighton, Research & Evaluation Manager

Posted March 21, 2018

News, Opportunities

FINE is Hiring Two Summer Interns & One Year-Long Fellow!

Do you have a strong interest in food systems, sustainable agriculture, sustainability, environmental management, or public policy? Are you interested in working with a team of food systems professionals who are dedicated to contributing to a resilient food system? We are currently hiring for three temporary positions: a metrics and special projects intern, a communications intern, and a policy fellow to join the FINE team.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 13th. Read more about these positions and visit the links below to apply through the TSNE MissionWorks job portal (FINE's fiscal sponsor).

Metrics & Special Projects Intern

FINE’s metrics project is designed to provide a comprehensive data-driven snapshot of the farm to institution market across the six New England states. Our metrics work combines powerful stories with data-based findings and recommendations which are shared regularly with key audiences including funders, elected officials, government staff, and other decision makers on state, regional, and national levels. The metrics and special projects intern will support our ongoing metrics work and collaborate on the reimplementation of our 2015 campus dining survey. The intern will also have the opportunity to support other projects within the organization. This paid internship will require a commitment of 10 to 15 hours per week for three to four months over the summer.


Communications Intern

FINE’s network consists of approximately 2,600 active participants who serve more than 2,400 K-12 schools, 210 colleges and universities, and 150 health care facilities. Our network participants rely on FINE communications to not only learn about events, news, resources, and opportunities but also to share their own lessons and successes. The communications intern will support FINE’s communications efforts in a number of ways, including campus outreach, social media, graphic design, website management, content development, and event marketing. This paid internship will require a commitment of 10 to 15 hours per week for three to four months over the summer.


Policy Fellow

At FINE we recognize that without a supportive policy environment, the farm to institution sector will never reach its full capacity to mobilize the transformative change we seek. The policy fellow will support FINE in the implementation of our strategic goal to impact public policy affecting the farm to institution market. This will include coordination of a new policy working group dedicated to building FINE’s role in the policy arena, establishing a clear regional farm to institution policy platform, and creating a work plan designed to implement that platform. The policy fellow will also perform extensive secondary research regarding current and proposed legislation that affects local food procurement in New England institutions and beyond. At a minimum, candidates should be able to work for the three-month summer term and the fall semester, at a rate of approximately 10 to 15 hours per week, with the option to continue through the spring semester. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and length of the fellowship. A combination of payment and credit is also possible, depending on the candidate's home institution.