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MDAR – Export Development Intern/Contractor Position Summary

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez on November 22, 2019

The ideal candidate will have experience, education or a strong interest in subjects relating to export marketing.  Strong communication, writing and computer skills are necessary.

Scope of Work

Data review of Massachusetts’ food, agriculture and seafood re:  export and report development

Coordinate MA companies to participate in online product catalog for international buyers

Organize and recruit for Massachusetts/ /FOOD EXPORT USA export seminar and other events.

Participate in one-on-one discussions with companies about exporting opportunities and available assistance.

Generate success stories from MA companies that have participated in FOOD EXPORT USA activities.

Collect information and draft copy for newsletters and web sites.

Promote and recruit companies to participate in ongoing and event-based MA Department of Agricultural Resources/ Food Export USA services.

Collect evaluations from companies that have participated in FOOD EXPORT USA activities.

Assist in updating Massachusetts/ FOOD EXPORT USA databases of companies.

Draft export guidelines for growers and promote to the industry

Other projects as relevant

Candidate must be a student and a U.S. citizen or have a visa that permits them to work.

The intern/contractor will be paid on a monthly basis, from Food Export USA Northeast USA – a non-profit organization that promotes the export of food and agricultural products from the northeast region of the United States. The organization has been helping exporters of northeast food and agricultural products sell their products overseas since 1973, when it was first created as a cooperative effort between 10 northeastern state agricultural promotion agencies and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Food Export USA, in conjunction with its member states, provides a wide range of services to facilitate trade between local food companies and importers around the world. These services include: export promotion, customized export assistance, and a cost-share funding program: www.foodexportusa.org

Compensation & Hours:

15-20 hours per week (days and times flexible),

$13/hour undergraduate, $15/hour graduate

How to Apply:

Please e-mail a cover letter and résumé to Johanna.Zabriskie@state.ma.us by December 20, 2019 by 5:00 pm.

Hours may begin as early as January 6, 2020 and will conclude by December 31, 2020.  The contract may be renewed for 2021.

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