CISA welcomes interns to work and learn with us. Most of our internships are unpaid, but if you are a student we will work with your school to help you get credit, participate in a school-funded internship program, or earn work-study hours.
Open Internship opportunities
CISA is accepting intern applications for the spring 2017 semester and summer 2017. If you are interested in applying for a fall internship, please send your resume and a cover letter to Jennifer Williams, Office Manager.
“CISA restored my faith in being able to find a place to work where people have such similar values to me. Thank you everyone at CISA and Professor Greeley for making this internship happen. It was a priceless learning experience that I will carry with me forever.”
Gary Pillion, Spring 2013
“In my time at CISA, I learned an amazing amount about the local food system itself, agriculture infrastructure, and the communication, marketing, advocacy and public outreach to both farmers and community members that makes their work possible. I feel better equipped and excited to pursue a career in the non-profit world.”
Anna Luberoff, Summer 2011
CISA’s summer 2016 Interns
Emilie helps with the Local Hero program, and gathers information about farmers’ markets. She was born and raised in Whately, and is currently seeking a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Right now she attends Greenfield Community College and plans on transferring to UMass Amherst in the fall. Having worked at a local farm stand for five years and a local restaurant for over a year, she has a strong passion for the importance of local food and farms.
Becca works with the Local Hero team to distribute resources to members, profile member restaurants, and research ways to increase wholesale distribution of food in the Pioneer Valley. Although originally from the Boston area, Becca now calls the Valley her home; an attachment that has deepened over the past two summers while working at Many Hands Farm Corps in Amherst. She is currently pursuing a degree in Geography at Vassar College with a correlate in Creative Writing and is excited for the opportunity to work and learn at CISA.
Ben dabbles in several different programs, working on outreach for SNAP & Save, making visits and recipe cards for Senior FarmShare, and doing interviews for the Restaurant Days campaign. After spending his first ten years in a small Georgia town called Rome, he bounced back and forth between Georgia and Northampton before settling in Northampton five years ago. Ben is currently attending Middlebury College. Going into his sophomore year, he is deciding between studying math, economics, or political science. He is excited to be able to work with CISA and learn about the inner workings of a successful nonprofit.
Julie is supporting our farmer’s markets with culinary events and market programs. She has a strong background in farm and food systems having worked from “Farm to Plate” as a farmhand and natural food retail manager, in distribution sales, and as a culinary and ServSafe instructor. She brings a depth of passion for sourcing food locally. Her summer challenge to herself is to purchase all of her food from her CSA, and other area farms, by bicycle. A resident of Northfield, she has lived in the Pioneer Valley region for over 20 years, and is currently pursuing her Accounting Associates degree at Greenfield Community College.
Josh works on an exploratory project investigating the potential for collaborative approaches to local food purchasing between institutions of higher learning. He is from northern Vermont and after graduating from Hampshire College now splits his time between western Massachusetts and the Green Mountain State. At Hampshire, Josh studied agro-ecological engineering and agribusiness, with a focus on alternative and emerging topics in food systems development. After having experienced the outstanding work that CISA does as an outside community member he is excited to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing organization while contributing to such an innovative project.
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