Position: Community Food Intern
Employment Status: Part time, nonexempt (around 20 hrs/week)
Reports To: Community Food Access Program Director and Local Food Share Program Director
Compensation: $18/hr plus a free weekly veggie share
Start Date: May 31st, 2023
End Date: End of October, 2023 .
GoFarm is a nonprofit organization with a mission to train and support local farmers, connect people with local agriculture, and increase equitable access to nutrient-rich food grown in Colorado. GoFarm fulfills this mission by running three programs: Local Food Share, Community Food Access, and Farmer Development and Support.
The Local Food Share program (LFS) works with over 40 farms to operate a multi-farm, Community Supported Agriculture program—or CSA—where community members get a weekly or biweekly share of local, sustainably-grown food. Participants pick up their food each week from one of our three distribution sites located in Golden and Arvada. The Community Food Access program (CFA) makes healthy, local food more affordable and accessible in our community. We partner with community organizations to manage tailored projects that address food insecurity at a systems level. The Farmer Development and Support program (FDS) supports existing farmers and helps beginning farmers start and manage their own farm. GoFarm provides mentorship, stipends, access to land, and year round support to beginning farmers as well as educational opportunities to both new and experienced farmers. We are headquartered in Golden, Colorado. Learn more about us at Gofarm.org.
GoFarm offers two different internship opportunities: Community Food Internship and Market Farmer Internship. View each internship description on our website.
Community Food Internship Position Summary
GoFarm is seeking motivated, adaptable, and passionate individuals to fill the GoFarm Community Food internship positions. Interns will increase their knowledge of our local food system in Colorado, play an integral role in connecting local farmers to people in the community, and learn the essential operations of a nonprofit. They will work closely with the LFS and CFA Program Directors, as well as other staff and interns in a fun and collaborative team culture.
Primary intern responsibilities will include assisting with food distribution for the LFS and CFA programs, providing excellent customer service, and engaging with local farmers and food justice issues. A final scope of work will be determined based on organizational needs and the intern’s strengths and interests.
For full position details, please view the attached job description or visit the “Careers” section of our website, www.gofarmcoop.org.