Community Outreach Intern Job Description –

Food & Farming Program Spring/Summer 2018

OrganizationSustainable Connections,

Title: Food & Farming Community Outreach Intern

Reports to:  Food and Farming Program Manager

Location:  Bellingham, WA

Status:  Unpaid/Temporary Internship

Application Deadline:  Applications accepted March 13th– March 30th

Internship Dates: 8-10 hours/week from April 15th, 2018- September 15th, 2018 (some flexibility)


Intern with Sustainable Connections (SC), an entrepreneurial non-profit founded in 2002 that works with dozens of partner organizations and over 2,000 businesses a year, and engages thousands of community members. Our mission is to be the forum where businesses come together to transform and model a vibrant local economy built on sustainable practices.

The Community Outreach Intern will primarily assist with organization, outreach and implementation of Community Outreach projects within the Food & Farming Program, including leading Cooking Demos; supporting the Harvest of the Month Community Shares project with local businesses and organizations; coordinating distribution for the Whatcom Food & Farm Finder – the guide to local farms and food; and employer outreach and support for Farm Fresh Workplaces.

Although this internship is unpaid, it comes with perks of working with great people, getting experience in the food and farming industry, and meeting a ton of fun and lively local business and community members. Interns also gain free entry to exclusive events such as member lunches, Chef’s Collective meetings, and Farmer-Chef mixers.



  • Support with outreach phone calls/emails for the Farm Fresh Workplaces program
  • Support with outreach and coordination for the Harvest of the Month Community Shares
  • Support with growing the Eat Local First Campaign into the community


  • Lead cooking demos
  • Support Food & Farming events such as Downtown Market Walk, Eat Local Month and Whatcom County Farm Tour


  • Support distribution of the Whatcom Food & Farm Finder with volunteers
  • Coordinate with businesses, organizations and farmers for the Harvest of the Month Community Shares
  • Recruit additional volunteers for event support

Administrative Support

  • Update databases and enter data as needed

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Loves people and local food
  • Is highly skilled with MS Office, especially Excel, and experience with, Salesforce, or utility databases are a bonus
  • Is detail-oriented, organized and a self-starter
  • Creative thinker
  • Wants experience with outreach/sales
  • Has good problem solving skills and strong attention to detail
  • Works well in teams and has effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Is able to prioritize a busy workload
  • Is aligned with the Mission of the organization and excited to further the Food and Farming Program
  • Wants to be a part of and learn from a rock star team working to make Whatcom County the best it can be!

To Apply:  Qualified applicants should send a resume, and contact information for three professional or academic references by email only to Please write “Food and Farming Intern” in the Subject. Application review begins March 14th and closes March 30th.

Sustainable Connections complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at Sustainable Connections.


Sustainable Connections is an equal opportunity employer that believes it is the responsibility of the company and all its employees to ensure there is no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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