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Outreach and SNAP/EBT Internship with the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market


  • Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the SNAP/EBT system at market on Tuesdays (3-6PM through November), and Saturdays (8AM-12PM).
  • Engage with customers, and ensure a welcoming environment is provided via the SNAP/EBT booth.
  • Ensure that all SNAP/EBT paperwork and documentation is filed correctly with the assistance of market manager.
  • Conduct community outreach with assistance of Marketing Committee to ensure residents are aware of the program and how to utilize it.  

Potential Areas of Research/Further Exploration:

  • Documentation of trends around usage of SNAP/EBT.
  • Analysis of challenges and successes of program.
  • Community benefits of a SNAP/EBT availability at Farmer’s Market.
  • Growth plan for further community engagement and SNAP/EBT utilization.

Qualifications:

  • Current or recent graduate student strongly preferred. Preferably from an MSW or MPH program.
  • Must have positive attitude and welcoming demeanor.
  • Some familiarity with the SNAP/EBT and/or other assistance programs.
  • Some familiarity with local farm and artisan products.
  • Basic marketing and outreach skills.
  • Reliable transportation to and from the market on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Please send a resume and brief cover letter to Ali Rudel, Market Manager at farmersoforange@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply: June 15th, 2015