Available Internships

New Entry Work Study and Internship Opportunities 2017-2018

New Entry appreciates the diverse backgrounds and excellent qualifications of graduate students enrolling in the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.  Students from various degree programs and schools are drawn to New Entry’s mission as we promote sustainable agriculture and help to strengthen our local food system.  We offer a variety of opportunities for summer internships, directed-study, research projects, and work-study employment.  Examples of student involvement reflect a range of learning opportunities. 

Below are available work-study or internship positions.

National Team Intern - This role would support various aspects of our national program work including outreach efforts, resource management, and case study report writing. The position is 8-10 hours per week and would be based in Boston at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. This internship offers the opportunity to work closely with the National Technical Assistance Manager, interfacing with our national capacity building efforts and network facilitation for organizations across the country working on beginning farmer training and local food systems issues. Job description here. Please send your resume and cover letter to Kristen Aldrich at kristen.aldrich@tufts.edu

Data Tracking Coordinator – administer our Alumni tracking program (annual survey) to assist New Entry in tracking participants through their development as new farmers and assist project in converting contacts and program tracking to our online Salesforce CRM system.

Special License Plate Promotions Coordinator – support communications and outreach for our Choose Fresh and Local license plate promotion program via social media, tabling, and more!

Outreach and Communications Coordinator – help us spearhead new communications projects; assist with tabling/outreach to community groups at conferences and events; develop content for New Entry newsletters and social media sites; solicit media coverage for events and news.

Farm Employment Directory Coordinator – assist with phone calls and emails to regional farms to create/update our 2018 Farm Employment Directory; develop online contact and interactive forms for expanded listings on website and prepare and coordinate final print version (published by Jan 2018).

Farmer Training Course Assistant - prepare course materials for trainings; schedule speakers and field trips to farms/markets; coordinate logistics for training courses; attend training sessions and provide technical assistance to participants; evaluate training sessions; revise training manuals.

Food Hub and Food Access Assistant - assist with marketing activities of World PEAS CSA; create promo materials for the CSA and assist with shareholder recruitment; prepare newsletter/recipe templates; facilitate CSA partnerships to expand access for low income families. 

Beginning Farmer Network Coordinator – assist New Entry with statewide network coordination through updates to website, posting events, develop farmer profiles and success stories, interviewing service providers, writing blog posts, and providing event support.

Graphic Design Associate – assist New Entry with creation of brochures, flyers, resource guide layout, and other visual identity needs.  Must have experience with InDesign or Photoshop.

We prefer self-directed work-study students who can contribute a minimum of 5 hrs / week to these projects.  Occasional travel to our Lowell office, area farms, and markets may be required. Note:  Please do not apply if you cannot commit at least 5 hrs/week to dedicated work for the project.  Much of our work happens in the Lowell office or on the farms, so access to reliable transportation is helpful.

For employment requirements please contact Jennifer Hashley at 617-636-3793 and email your resume and cover letter to:  jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu.