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Communications Intern (Farm to Institution New England)

Organization Farm to Institution New England
Location 3 Linden Road
Hartland, VT 05048
Flexible; must live in New England
Mar / 20 / 2018


Farm to Institution New England (FINE) is a six-state network of nonprofit, public, and private entities working collaboratively to mobilize the power of New England institutions to transform our food system. FINE works to connect supply and demand via three core functions: convening, communications, and metrics. Beyond FINE’s core functions, we also take on special projects. These projects address select situations where FINE identifies a gap and makes a plan to provide direct services to fill it.

For a network with approximately 2,600 active participants who collectively serve more than 2,400 K-12 schools, 210 colleges and universities, and 150 health care facilities, effective communications is key to keeping people informed and connected. As such, FINE has made communications a high priority. 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. FINE is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks.


Are you interested practicing communications for social change? Interested in food systems? Plugged in on your college campus? Eager to get hands-on professional experience and learn something new? Want to do it interning part-time with a small, hard-working, remote team? If so, consider applying for FINE’s communications internship.

The internship will require a commitment of 10 to 15 hours per week for three to four months over the summer. Hours and date range are flexible depending on the candidate’s availability. This internship has the potential to extend into the fall and spring semesters for the right person.


  • Campus Outreach: Focus on strategies to engage people through FINE’s New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network. Craft a plan for reaching students and others on our Campus FoodShift sites;
  • Social Media: With direction, manage FINE’s Facebook and Twitter accounts;
  • Constituent Management: Manage FINE’s Insightly contact database and implement a strategy to optimize this information;
  • Graphic Design: Create social media graphics and assist with layout of publications such as reports, brochures, and banners;
  • Website Management: Assist with adding and updating content on FINE’s website(s), such as blog posts, event listings, reports, and project updates;
  • Event Marketing: Help market our 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit;
  • Video Production: Plan and produce short (<two minute), low-budget videos for various audiences (optional);
  • Content Development: Assist with writing blog posts and stories (optional);
  • Other: Assist FINE staff with miscellaneous communications needs as they arise.


  • College degree or currently enrolled in undergraduate/graduate program;
  • Speciality in communications, marketing, sustainable agriculture, food systems, sustainability, environmental management, or other relevant studies;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive;
  • Experience using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in a professional context;
  • Strong interest in or experience with farm to institution and food system work;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely about complex topics for various audiences;
  • Ability to draft content for social media, websites, blogs, newsletters;
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn about Drupal for web content management and Adobe Creative Suite for graphic design and photo editing;
  • Experience with video editing is a plus;
  • Strong interpersonal skills – feel comfortable making phone calls, conducting interviews by phone or in-person, and interacting with staff;
  • Strong administrative skills and attention to detail;
  • Comfortable working in a team that is primarily virtual;
  • Ability to work independently once provided with some direction;
  • Access to a reliable source of internet and a remote space to work.


  • Live in or near New England;
  • Be available for regular phone/virtual meetings and occasional in-person meetings.


The intern will be a non-benefited employee working at an hourly rate of $15/hour. FINE is willing to work with students to create internships that can also qualify for academic credit. 


We strongly encourage online applications. Please attach your resume and a cover letter. The application deadline for this internship is April 13, 2018.

We also accept applications by mail or fax. Send to:

TSNE MissionWorks
Attn: Employment Manager
NonProfit Center
89 South Street Suite 700
Boston, MA  02111
Or fax to: 617.896.9393.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/FINE will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification and veteran or disability status.

Date Posted April 5th, 2018
Deadline April 13th, 2018
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Internship / Apprenticeship / Mentorship programs
Type Part Time
Compensation $15/hour
How to Apply We strongly encourage online applications through the TSNE MissionWorks job portal. Please attach your resume and a cover letter. The application deadline for this internship is April 13, 2018.

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