Opening: Local Hero program intern – CISA

CISA, a non-profit organization, is one of the leading ‘buy local’ organizations in the nation focused on strengthening farms and engaging the community to build the local food economy.  CISA seeks candidates for the internship listed below.  

 CISA welcomes interns to work and learn with us. 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. 

 All positions are based in CISA’s offices located at One Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373 (with some remote work possible depending on hours). 

 Local Hero Program Intern: One opening 

Our Local Hero internship is a great way to learn about CISA’s work and what it takes to run a Buy Local campaign.  CISA has direct relationships with the 250 farmers and an additional 100+ businesses who are members of our Local Hero program. We will be developing promotional materials about members to connect our broader community to local farms and food businesses.  We are looking for someone organized and interested in these topics to: 

  1. Update our online guide of local food and farm;
  2. Distribute promotional and outreach materials to member businesses and community sites;
  3. Assist in data entry and analysis of surveys from technical assistance workshops and our year-end evaluation;
  4. Write profiles of members for our website and promotional work; and
  5. Calls and outreach to Local Hero members. 

Qualifications: Skilled in conducting research, interest in local agriculture and food, comfortable talking on telephone, well-organized, ability to present data clearly, experience with Excel and/or databases, and access to transportation required (sometimes a bus schedule can work, but public transit is limited in our rural part of the state). 

 If you are interested in an internship with CISA fill out our online application. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Williams, Office Manager.

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