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Local Food Campaign Internship-ASAP [NC]

Now accepting applications for Fall Interns

Join ASAP in their mission to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.  Apply your passion for local food and agriculture in a professional work environment and gain valuable skills in operations, research, design, communications, farm to school programming, data management and much more!

ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) runs an extensive internship program throughout the year, accepting more than 15 interns into our organization annually. Our internship terms are in the fall (late August- December), spring (January-May), and summer (June-August). Interns are a vital part of the ASAP team.

To apply:  Email your resume, a cover letter, and two references or letters of recommendation to Please note which internship(s) you are applying for. You may apply for more than one position.

**The application deadline for Fall 2014 Internships is Friday, July 25, 2014.

Local Food Campaign Internship

10- Local Food Campaign Internship

14 hours weekly

The Local Food Campaign intern will support operations of the Appalachian Grown certification and branding program, the Local Food Guide, and the Get Local campaign. Activities will include research and administrative activities, preparing/assembling materials, making phone calls, and outreach events and farm visits. The Local Food Campaign intern will gain knowledge in local food branding and promotion. Some weekends may be required.

Qualifications required:

Interest in promoting local food

Detail oriented and organized

Excellent written and oral communication skills Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google. Drive Valid driver’s license and transportation Photography skills a plus

Communications Internship 12-20 hours weekly The Communications intern will work with ASAP’s communications team to lead and assist with a wide variety of media projects. Potential activities include attending and documenting farmers tailgate markets weekly, photo and video production and editing; producing and editing press releases, blogs, and other written material; leading social media projects, assisting with website updates and management, data entry, and media archiving. The opportunity exists for the intern to tailor the experience to their specific interests and talents in the area of communications.

Qualifications required:
Passionate about field of communications/media Strong written and oral communication skills; creative communicator Highly detail oriented and organized Proficient in Microsoft Office Interest in and dedication to promoting local food Valid driver’s license and transportation Photography and video experience a plus Photoshop and InDesign experience helpful

Growing Minds Internship 16-32 hours weekly The Growing Minds intern will assist in ASAP’s Farm to School program.

Specific activities include lesson plan and resource development, data collection/entry and other office work, and Farm to School program outreach.

The intern will assist with preparations for the Farm to School Institute and other Farm to School events. We will conduct a background check on the Growing Minds intern.

Qualifications Required:

Experience working with children

Detail oriented and organized

Excellent written and oral communication skills Proficient in Microsoft Office Photography experience a plus valid driver’s license and transportation

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