Organization:  Sustainable Connections,
Title: Food & Farming Community Outreach Intern
Reports to:  Food & Farming Program Director, Food & Farming Outreach Coordinator
Location:  Bellingham, WA
Status:  Unpaid/Temporary Internship
Application Deadline:  Applications accepted March 15th– 31st
Internship Dates: 8-20 hours/week from April 2019 – September 2019

The Food & Farming Community Outreach Intern will work closely with the Food & Farming team to improve community visibility of the Eat Local First campaign and increase business participation in various areas of the Sustainable Connections Food & Farming program. The position will report to Alex Smith and Sara Southerland, and will work independently and collaboratively with members of the team to accomplish these goals. The position will require a minimum of 8-12 hours per week and will run from April – September. This is a dynamic position and the duties and goals may shift over time.


  • Represent Food & Farming Program and Eat Local First campaign at community events and festivals, engaging with members of the public
  • Lead cooking demos at Farmers Markets and other locations around Whatcom County
  • Support with growing the Eat Local First campaign via phone calls and in-person meetings
  • Recruit additional volunteers for event support
  • Update database and enter data
  • Assist in distributing the Food & Farm Finder and other materials
  • Keep detailed records of distribution, engagement, and other metrics

Desired Qualifications and Qualities

  • Outgoing and confident, enjoys community outreach
  • Experience in sustainability, ideally sustainable business
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for the mission of Sustainable Connections
  • Detail-oriented self starter
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with software and ability to learn new programs
  • Reliable transportation


  • Help an innovative organization improve our community
  • Learn transferrable skills for nonprofit and private sector work
  • Meet farmers, business owners, and other members of the community
  • Attend exclusive events
  • Enjoy an occasional delicious shared meal
  • Fresh ground coffee and an unbeatable tea selection in the office

Qualified applicants should send a resume and contact information for three professional or academic references by email only to Please write “Food & Farming Intern Community Outreach Intern” in the Subject. Application review begins March 20th and closes March 31st.

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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