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Join Our Team as a Food Access Intern!

Posted February 7, 2024

The Pike Place Market Foundation is looking for Food Access Interns! Check out this part-time opportunity to help promote food security and support programming in the Pike Place Market community.

About the Pike Place Place Market Foundation’s Food Access Program: The Food Access Program, administered by the Foundation’s neighborhood center The Market Commons, aims to support food security for all Pike Place Market community members and help create equitable access to the nutritious, quality foods offered at Pike Place Market.

About the Position: The Food Access intern will be responsible for assisting with a variety of programs and engaging with activities such as community gardening, subsidized shopping programs, and other food distribution programs. This seasonal position offers meaningful experience with community food access and hands-on gardening from seed to harvest. We also approach this internship as a collaborative process and are willing to provide experience in areas of interest to meet course requirements and/or career goals. If you are passionate about local food systems, and want to develop your leadership skills, then apply to intern with us!

Possible Responsibilities:

  • Assist with daily gardening tasks including watering, weeding, planting, and harvesting. Coordinate tasks with community garden volunteers and Food Bank staff
  • Collaborate with staff on planning, tracking, and administering food access shopping programs at The Market Commons
  • Assist with food distribution to Food Access Program clients
  • Opportunity to contribute to The Market Commons’ ongoing community programs and activities

Preferred Skills:

  • Willingness to work outside in varying weather conditions
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills (or willingness to develop client-facing communication skills)
  • Experience or interest in working with diverse communities of all backgrounds and ages
  • Interest in local food systems, food access, and community gardening

Location: On-site at Pike Place Market

Schedule: Potential spring and summer start dates available. 10-20 hours a week. Availably to work at least two weekdays required. Other days and times can vary based on individual’s schedule.

Benefits: Fixed stipend and additional transportation stipend in the form of an Orca Card.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to info@marketcommons.org no later than March 17, 2024. In your email, please indicate your preference for a spring or summer internship and a date rage of your availability in Seattle. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to send us an email. We are happy to work with program requirements to accommodate class credit, and build around student interests, needs, and work/school schedules. Thank you for your interest and we are excited to meet you!

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