Volunteer Internships

Looking for Summer & Fall Interns!

Volunteer Internship Opportunities

Whether you’re a student looking to fulfill class credit requirements or a retired professional with lots of spare time and skills, an internship with Farmshed is for you! The opportunity allows interns to jump right into Farmshed’s integral programming so they can see the whole process from start to finish. Specific duties vary depending on the internship focus and interns are encourage to stay flexible and provide their own ideas as well. The positions below are linked to descriptions of each position, click to learn more!

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Kitchen Intern This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain hands-on experience in community health promotion, nutrition, environmental sustainability, the nonprofit sector and local food systems! (1 position open)

Graphic Design Intern Create promotional materials (posters, postcards, brochures, etc) for events, programs, and fundraising at Farmshed. (1 position open)

Public Relations Intern Gain hands-on experience in nonprofit operations including marketing, promotion, and event planning with potential opportunities for special projects depending on the applicant’s skills. Intern will maintain consistent and accurate correspondence between Farmshed programs and the community as well as plan, coordinate, and execute Farmshed events. (1 position open)

EBT Farmers’ Market Intern  Develop, coordinate and facilitate Farmshed’s farmers’ market programming at two area markets; this programming includes providing local food access to community members through our EBT program, chef demonstrations, and community partnered programming. (2 positions open one each for Portage Co. and Wood Co.)

Other positions we offer:

Workshop Coordinator Intern

Grant Research and Writing Intern

Compost Crew Intern

Farm Fresh Atlas Intern

*Please follow the links above to the internship descriptions. Instructions to apply are included in each description. Please direct questions to Jackie Mather at volunteer@farmshed.org or call 715-544-6154.

WHY BUY LOCAL

1) Locally grown food tastes better. 2) Local food preserves genetic diversity. 3) Local produce is better for you. 4) Local food from small farms is often GMO-free. 5) Local food supports local farm families. 6) Local food builds community. 7) Local food preserves open space. 8) Local food keeps your taxes in check. 9) Local food supports a clean environment and benefits worldwide. 10) Local food is about the future.

GROW THE GREENHOUSE

The Greenhouse Project, an all-encompassing revitalization of the former Sorenson’s Garden Center. The 35,000 square foot future community food center, which is centrally located in Stevens Point, will house an 11,000 square foot production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
Event
5/2/17 Growing Collective Meeting
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
5/9/17 Community Potluck
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
5/16/17 Local Food Fair Committee Meeting
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI