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Agricultural Internship, Copicut Farms (Dartmouth, MA)

Copicut Farms is seeking interns for the 2014 summer season (June-October) to manage sales at farmers’ markets with some on-farm work included. Learn more about the farm. For more information about the positions available contact us at: copicutfarms@gmail.com.

Paid Undergraduate Research Internship in Food Systems (Tufts University)

When: Summer 2014

Where: Tufts University

Deadline: April 30th

 

The undergraduate research assistant will work closely with Agriculture, Food & Environment doctoral student (Jamie Picardy) in collecting primary data from customers of specialty markets in Metro-Boston.   He/she will administer a survey to estimate demand for local meat products and assess consumers’ preferences on animal management practices.  The student will enter/process survey data into a common format.

Student Qualities:  Reliable, outgoing, friendly and patient with customers.  Has access to personal vehicle to drive to suburban grocery stores.  Can work at various times: mornings, afternoons, evenings and a few weekend shifts.  Interested in sustainable agriculture and meat production.  Basic experience using Excel (tables).
Training:  The undergraduate research assistant will receive training regarding issues that surround conventional and alternative meat production.  This training will provide a basic foundation to answer questions that may arise from the customer participants.
Schedule:
April 2014: Position advertised
May 2014:  Interviewing and training
June 2014:  In-store data collection and processing
July 2014:   In-store data collection and processing
Hourly at $13/hour, part-time, with more work hours during 3 weeks of in-store data collection.
The estimated total time of the internship is 150 hours. To apply, please contact Jamie Picardy by April 30th, 2014 via email (jpicardy@yahoo.com).

Eco-Reps Update: New Events!!!

There have been many Eco-Rep Events this month all that involve sustainability, environmental awareness and empowering Tufts students.

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Compost and Mud Pies

Last week a composting event was held at Houston at which residents learned how to compost, what to compos,t and the purpose of composting. To give a creative spin, the Eco-Rep Rachel Grudt and residents made delectable compostable deserts called ‘mud pies’.

Environmental Jeopardy

On Thursday, Bush and Hodgdon hosted a joint event of Environmental Jeopardy, where residents from both dorms participated in answering Jeopardy questions about composting, recycling, and basic environmental facts. This event also had a make-your-own-fajita Chipotle bar!

Get ready for Earthfest happening on April 11th—and look out for the clothing swap where second-hand clothes are free for the taking! Hang out on the academic quad starting from 11 to 2 pm to see it for yourself!

 

-by Hayley Ernyey

Intern, The Pasture Project, Winrock Int’l (VA)

Application Deadline: April 14th, 2014

The Wallace Center has been a key organization in fostering a more sustainable food and agricultural system in the U.S. since 1983. Today, the Wallace Center is focused on expanding and accelerating the expansion of sustainable and community-based food systems throughout the U.S., with a vision to bring more good food—healthy, green, fair, affordable food—to more people. Wallace Center is doing this through business models and social networking that bridge the gaps between producers, consumers, non-profit organizations, government, and for-profit food companies; in order to “scale up” good food distribution beyond the direct marketing realm to wholesale and traditional food outlets (e.g., food service, institutions etc.)

See the full internship description here.

Real Food Challenge Fellowship

First application deadline: March 9, 2014

The Real Food Challenge (RFC) Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for recent college graduates to gain first-hand experience in building a social movement.  Through this 14-month program, Fellows engage in intensive projects on a regional or national level while also honing their leadership skills and food systems knowledge through our participatory learning curriculum and engaged Fellowship community.

Learn more.

 

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