Available Internships

New Entry Work Study and Internship Opportunities Summer 2022

New Entry’s mission is to promote sustainable agriculture and help to strengthen local food systems. We offer a variety of opportunities for summer internships, directed-study, research projects, and work-study employment. New Entry appreciates the diverse backgrounds and excellent qualifications of students from various degree programs, colleges, and universities. Examples of prior student involvement reflect a range of learning opportunities. 

Below are available work-study or internship positions.

  • Data Analysis and Visualization Intern

  • Resource Development Intern

  • Volunteer and Communications Intern

  • Videography Intern

 

Data Analysis and Visualization Intern

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (www.nesfp.org) is offering a full-time summer internship position to support survey development, data analysis, and information dissemination to support various grant and national FIELD Network projects.

New Entry is seeking for a Data Analysis Intern to assist in a variety of activities to survey, analyze, and disseminate data related to New Entry and the organization’s work. Primary responsibilities will support data collection, analysis, and outreach related to a several grant-funded projects on farm labor, mentorship, soil health, and other projects. Additionally, the position will support development and distribution of a national FIELD Network survey and creation of resulting infographics for publication on New Entry’s website.  Other responsibilities include supporting production and distribution needs for the New Entry farm and Food Hub. The role will be based at New Entry’s Beverly location on Moraine Farm. 

Interns Responsibilities:
- Support research on farm labor models, analyze survey data, and combine/contribute findings to a final report to be distributed regionally and nationally
- Support meeting logistics for farmer focus groups related to soil health and various topics and code, analyze, and write up findings from focus group data into report and infographics
- Support focus group and survey development for a farm mentor training program and contribute to project reporting
- Support development of a national survey, facilitate outreach, data collection, analysis of results and development of infographics to share publicly
- Work with Farmer Training Team to develop pre- and post-evaluation metrics related to farmer outcomes, results, and behavior change
- Support outreach efforts to regional farmers and dissemination of project results through press releases, newsletters, social media
- Support Farmer Training and Food Hub teams with field work and produce distribution efforts.

Desired Qualifications:
• Strong research, data analysis, organizational skills, and acute attention to detail;
• Experience designing surveys and analyzing results and translating findings into Plain Language for a variety of audiences (Qualtrics experience or a willingness to learn preferred);
• Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills;
• Comfortable working independently as well as with a team;
• Experience creating infographics and other data visualization methods preferred;
• Experience with outreach, social media, e-newsletters and marketing preferred;
• Demonstrated interest in engaging in issues of equity, inclusion and dismantling racism, particularly in regards to food systems;
• Experience with standard computer software (MS Office, Qualtrics, Social Media, Salesforce CRM, website content development, graphic design, Excel database)
• Self-motivated and directed; ability to work well within a rapidly-changing environment.
• Access to reliable private transportation at least 1 day per week (Monday) to our farm location in Beverly MA required.
• Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions
• Ability to perform varied and repetitive warehouse tasks including manual lifting of boxes between 25 – 50 pounds, in conditions that vary from hot and humid, to cold and wet, and up and down stairs.

Hours and Compensation:
This internship is available as an unpaid (for credit) or a paid (stipend) position.  Internship period will begin May 23rd through August 19th, with an average of 35-40 hours per week.  Part-time positions may be considered.  The position will also be required to support food hub and farm field work on Mondays at Moraine Farm throughout the summer. 

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume with background and experience to:  jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu.
Deadline to apply:  April 1, 2022

Resource Development Intern

New Entry is looking for a Resource Development Intern to assist in a variety of activities to improve New Entry and the organization’s work to develop education and training materials for beginning farmers. Primary responsibilities will support updating and developing resource and training materials to support beginning and limited resource farmers to access USDA Programs and to improve soil heath, food safety, and other regenerative agriculture practices. Other responsibilities include supporting production and distribution needs for the New Entry farm and Food Hub. The role will be based at New Entry’s Beverly location on Moraine Farm. 

Responsibilities will include:
- Support literature reviews to determine existing training resources and assess relevance, literacy levels, content, and potential for adaptation or inclusion in New Entry programming
- Support curriculum development on new resources to be developed for Farmer Training Team to meet related grant deliverables
- Support development of training guides, resource guides and fact sheets, decision tools, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) across various agricultural topics
- Lead development of a new Capitalization and Risk Management Decision Tool, including supporting producer interviews and case study development. 
- Support outreach and communications for producer enrollment in courses and workshops
- Coordinate and post resources to the New Entry online resource library
- Outreach and share project resources through newsletter, listserv and website resource posting
- Support Farmer Training and Food Hub teams with field work and produce distribution efforts.

Desired Qualifications:
• Strong research and organizational skills with acute attention to detail;
• Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills;
• Experience with development of educational resources (e.g., infographics, fact sheets, toolkits) desired
• Experience writing in Plain Language or willingness to learn
• Comfortable working independently as well as with a team;
• Experience with outreach, social media, e-newsletters and marketing preferred;
• Demonstrated interest in engaging in issues of equity, inclusion and dismantling racism, particularly in regards to food systems;
• Experience with standard computer software (MS Office, Social Media, Salesforce CRM, website content development, graphic design, Excel database)
• Self-motivated and directed; ability to work well within a rapidly-changing environment.
• Access to reliable private transportation or ability to secure transportation to the farm location in Beverly MA required at least 1 day per week (Mondays).
• Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions
• Ability to perform varied and repetitive warehouse tasks including manual lifting of boxes between 25 – 50 pounds, in conditions that vary from hot and humid, to cold and wet, and up and down stairs.

Hours and Compensation:
This internship is available as an unpaid (for credit) or a paid (stipend) position.  Internship period will begin May 23rd through August 19th, with an average of 35-40 hours per week.  Part-time positions may be considered, though full-time preferred.  The position will also support food hub and farm field work on Mondays at Moraine Farm throughout the summer. 

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume with background and experience to:  jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu.
Deadline to apply:  April 1, 2022

Volunteer Coordinator Intern (Part-time)

New Entry hosts volunteers to help with a myriad of different projects, from farm hands in the Demo Plot to share packing at the Food Hub. The Volunteer Coordinator works closely with staff members to assess volunteer needs, recruit new volunteers as needed, correctly document all volunteer activity, and be a liaison between volunteers and staff members.

Typical Hours
9am – 5pm Monday – Friday. Rarely weekend hours may be required for special events.

Work Environment
The Fellow will be working with three program managers, volunteers, and other staff throughout the season.
Most of the time will be spent in the office in Beverly MA with some time spent supervising volunteers in the fields and in the food hub.

Specific Skills Required
- Strong written and verbal communication: must be available over email to staff members and volunteers and prompt in responding, within reason. Must be able to have conversations with potential volunteers over the phone and at tabling events
- Office skills: basic computer and copier/printer knowledge, experience with Volunteer Match or Nature Groupie or willingness to learn, experience in Canva (graphic design) or willingness to learn
- Knowledge, passion, and experience about/in the food system
- Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions
- Ability to perform varied and repetitive tasks including manual lifting of between 25 – 50 pounds, in conditions that vary from hot and humid, to cold and wet, and up and down stairs

Specific Experience Required
- Experience leading groups in any capacity.

Skills and Experience the Intern Will Gain
1) The student will gain and understanding of the challenges of small-scale sustainable agriculture, and local food systems.
2) Operational knowledge of a small non-profit.
3) Skills in teamwork and volunteer engagement.
4) Skills in engaging diverse stakeholders for a common goal.
5) Exposure to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

Hours and Compensation:
This internship is available as an unpaid (for credit) or a paid (stipend) position.  Internship period will begin May 23rd through August 19th, with an average of 17-20 hours per week.  The position will also be required to support food hub and farm field work on Mondays at Moraine Farm throughout the summer.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume with background and experience to:  ginger.turner@tufts.edu.
Deadline to apply:  April 1, 2022

Videography Intern

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (www.nesfp.org) is offering a full-time summer internship position to support development of agricultural training videos and video case studies for various grant projects.

Duties and Responsibilities   New Entry is looking for a Videography Intern to assist in developing a variety of educational videos and farmer case studies that showcase diverse producers’ access to USDA Programs and services.  We will also seek to develop videos of farmers adopting and implementing soil health and regenerative agriculture practices.  Primary responsibilities will be to outreach to targeted growers, conduct interviews to determine their successes and challenges accessing USDA programs and services, develop story boards and video outline/scripts, and capture field/farm footage of conservation practices and soil health measures to create a series of 10 educational videos for publication and outreach.  Primary farmer participants will be small-scale and socially disadvantaged farmers who may not speak English as a first language; work with a translator may be necessary.  Access to a professional video editing consultant will provide support and guidance throughout the project.  Other responsibilities include supporting production and distribution needs for the New Entry farm and Food Hub.
The role will be based at New Entry’s Beverly location on Moraine Farm with required travel to farm sites in MA, NH, and southern New England.  Options for Friday remote work available.  Responsibilities will include:

Interns Responsibilities:
- Support background research on existing video resources related to USDA Programs and soil health/regenerative agriculture practices
- Outreach and connect with up to 10-15 producers to work with to develop video projects
- Interview farmers to learn about their farms, soil health and regenerative practices, and experience with USDA Programs and Services.
- Develop story boards/scripts to outline video projects
- Travel to farmers’ fields to interview producers and capture footage of farmers to assemble video projects
- Interview service providers or other support staff related to the farmers’ story narrative
- Research and develop additional video materials (still images, graphics, illustrations, etc.) to complement the video projects
- Edit video footage and assemble content for review by partners and staff
- Edit final video cut based on feedback and input
- Publish 10 (3-5 minute) farmer videos on New Entry channels and promote via social media
- Coordinate and post resources to the New Entry online resource library
- Outreach and share project videos through newsletter, listserv and website resource posting
- Support Farmer Training and Food Hub teams with field work and produce distribution efforts.

Desired Qualifications:
• Strong organizational skills and acute attention to detail
• Experience with developing video projects:  operations of video cameras, microphones, filming in all weather conditions, and developing scripts and story boards to capture relevant footage and educational materials
• Experience in video editing and final production of multi-media video formats (inserting still images, captions, translation, sound balancing/music, transcription services, and other technology to produce final videos a plus)
• Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Comfortable working independently as well as with a team
• Experience with outreach, social media, e-newsletters and marketing preferred
• Demonstrated interest in engaging in issues of equity, inclusion and dismantling racism, particularly in regards to food systems
• Experience with video tools as well as standard computer software (MS Office, Social Media, Salesforce CRM, website content development, graphic design, Excel database)
• Self-motivated and directed; ability to work well within a rapidly-changing environment
• Access to reliable private transportation to our farm location in Beverly MA required; mileage will be reimbursed at prevailing rates.
• Access to video editing equipment and software a plus (camera, microphones and associated equipment provided).
• Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions
• Ability to perform varied and repetitive tasks including manual lifting of between 25 – 50 pounds, in conditions that vary from hot and humid, to cold and wet, and up and down stairs

Hours and Compensation:
This internship is available as an unpaid (for credit) or a paid (stipend) position.  Internship period will begin May 23rd through August 19th, with an average of 35-40 hours per week.  Part-time positions may be considered.  The position will also be required to support food hub and farm field work on Mondays at Moraine Farm throughout the summer. 

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume with background and experience to:  benjamin.zoba@tufts.edu.
Deadline to apply:  April 1, 2022

We are looking for self-directed interns who can work well in teams and individually and have an interest in building equity and resiliency into local food systems. Much of our work happens in Beverly at Moraine Farm, so access to reliable transportation is helpful.

Interested applicants should send inquiries and/or a cover letter and resume to: Ginger Turner, Operations Administrator at ginger.turner@tufts.edu

For employment requirements please contact Jennifer Hashley at 617-636-3793 and email your resume and cover letter to:  jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu.