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Food and Philanthropy internship in Boston

by Marissa M. Donohue on February 7, 2017

The Henry P. Kendall Foundation and the Boston Public Market are currently
hiring for an intern position for Summer 2017. It is a paid, 12 week
internship (late may-mid august).

Accepting applications from current college sophomores and juniors.

Please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample to by March 1, 2017

More information about the opportunity below:

Duration: mid-May to mid-August 2017
Hours per week: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday

This unique internship program will take place at both the Henry P. Kendall
Foundation and Boston Public Market Association in downtown Boston. The
of the program is to expose the intern to the field of philanthropy and New
England food systems work as well as provide an in-depth experience with an
emerging nonprofit organization in Boston.

The Henry P. Kendall Foundation is a small family foundation based in
MA. The Foundation uses its grants budget and additional capacity-building
support to help create a resilient and healthy food system in New England
increases the production and consumption of local, sustainably produced

The nonprofit Boston Public Market Association¹s mission is to operate a
round market providing fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income
nourish our community, and educate the public about food sources,
and preparation. The Market is home to over 40 vendors and offers new
opportunities to a wide range of local farmers, fishers, and food
entrepreneurs. It is the only locally sourced, year-round, indoor market in
the country.
The intern will spend 2-3 days at the Henry P. Kendall Foundation and the
of the work week at the Boston Public Market Association. Some travel will
required to attend meetings and conferences, but a car is not required. The
intern will have a supervisor and access to office space at both

The Henry P. Kendall Foundation portion of the program will consist of an
internship-long project with additional programmatic and administrative
€       Grantee Profiles Project ­ Write three profiles of current Kendall
Foundation grantees on the Foundation¹s website to raise additional
for the organizations. This project involves interviewing key staff members
from grantee organizations and coordinating with multiple project partners.
€       Programmatic Support ­ Prepare materials for Kendall Foundation board
meetings, update website content, attend conferences and assist with other
tasks as they arise.
€       Administrative Support ­ Process expenses and mail, filing etc.

The Boston Public Market Association portion of the program will consist of
market support and programmatic projects:
€       Public Market Support ­ Work with staff on promotional events,
community outreach and programming development for community events and
activities at BPM
€       Market Vendor Coordination ­ Assist the BPM vendor operations team
with vendor relations, support, and communication.
€       Farmers Market Support ­ Assist the farmers market manager at the
Dewey Square farmers market a few hours a week.  Duties also include
coordination and facilitating marketing and social media opportunities for
farmers market vendors.
€       Other Projects ­ The BPM is a dynamic, evolving organization entering
only its second full year of operation. Unique ideas and perspectives on
to help the Market further strengthen its impact are always welcome and
creative collaborations are encouraged.

€       Must currently be enrolled as a sophomore or junior in an
undergraduate program
€       Interest in food systems and the nonprofit sector
€       Strong research and communications skills, particularly interviewing
and writing
€       Highly organized and able to keep track of multiple projects
€       Basic computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office
€       Must be a self-starter

Office Locations

Henry P. Kendall Foundation
176 Federal Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Boston Public Market Association
12 Marshall Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

This is a paid internship and reimbursement of a MBTA pass will be

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample (creative
interview or profile sample) by email to Kalila Booker-Cassano, Program
Assistant at the Kendall Foundation, at by March
1, 2017.

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