Intern at the Boston Public Market

Image: Somerville-based Q’s Nuts and other local food stands at the Boston Public Market. Image: Wikimedia

The Boston Public Market, the nation’s first year-round, indoor market featuring fresh, locally sourced food, is offering an unpaid internship position for this spring. Details are below – deadline is Jan 5, 2018.

Duration: January 2018 – April 2017
Hours per week: Minimum 10 hours per week.

Organization Overview:
The Boston Public Market is a year-round, indoor market featuring fresh, locally sourced food brought directly to and from the diverse people that make up Massachusetts and New England.  It is the only locally sourced market of its kind in the United States. The Market is a civic resource, educating the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. Learn more at

General responsibilities will include:
Public Market Support – Work with staff on promotional events, community outreach and programming development for the operation of the BPM.
Public Relations – Maintain and create content for the BPM’s social media platforms and website.
Manage Volunteers & BPM Merchandise – Coordinate and train volunteers on promotional and informational tasks within the market. Research new merchandise, as well as ensure that existing merchandise is reordered and restocked.
Non-Retail Space – Help plan and execute programming for the market’s non-retail locations. Current examples include the Cookbook Exchange program and Kids Nook.
Short Term Vendor Program – Work with the staff to coordinate a short-term vending program. Includes researching potential seasonal vendors and assisting the operations team with vendor training and move in.
Seasonal Market Assistance – Aid in the operation of the seasonal farmers market that the Boston Public Market runs from May through November.

Interest in sustainability, food systems, start-up business experience, and/or the nonprofit sector;
Currently pursuing or have recently completed an undergraduate degree;
Strong research and communication skills, particularly interviewing and writing;
Basic computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office;
Highly organized and able to keep track of multiple projects simultaneously; Experience with Google Docs and Dropbox, a plus;
Must be a self-starter and strong collaborator.

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

Market Location:
Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02108

Compensation: This is an unpaid position but course credit may be available.

Application Procedure: To apply, email your resume and answers to the questions below to Brent Lo, Assistant Market Manager at
Application Deadline: Friday, January 5th 2018

Application Questions:
Why would you be a good fit for this position?
Describe a situation where you implemented change.
How does the Boston Public Market relate to food accessibility/insecurity issues in the region?

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