Double Up Food Bucks Intern

Fair Food Network (FFN) is founded on the belief that vibrant local food systems can create health and economic opportunity for all. As a national nonprofit, we work with a diverse network of partners and pioneer solutions that support farmers, strengthen local economies, and increase access to healthy food—especially in our most underserved communities.

Fair Food Network develops and implements programs that create on-the-ground impact and serve as replicable models that inform public policy. Fair Food Network’s signature program Double Up Food Bucks doubles the value of federal nutrition (SNAP) benefits spent at participating farmers markets and grocery stores, helping people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers. What began at five Detroit farmers markets in 2009 grew into the first statewide healthy food incentive program and is now a national model for SNAP incentives.

Responsibilities:

The Double Up Food Bucks Intern will provide outreach support to Double Up users and community partners. Under the supervision of the Outreach and Engagement Manger, the Intern will work in the Ann Arbor office between 15-40 hours a week. Working in FFN’s Detroit office is a possibility, if applicable.

Internship responsibilities include:

  • Responding to inquiries from potential DUFB participants, partners, and other stakeholders via program hotline
  • Providing information and materials to interested partner agencies
  • Documenting communications and materials distribution

Additionally, interns can pursue these responsibilities depending on interest and availability:

  • Analyzing call logs for program and social marketing evaluation and reporting
  • Distributing information and materials at community outreach events
  • Researching potential partners for future program outreach

Training and support will provided throughout the internship to ensure that interns are well-equipped to complete their responsibilities.

Qualifications:

Passion for increased healthy food access and the Double Up Food Bucks program is the most important qualification for this internship. Additional qualifications include:

  • Exemplary public speaking and people skills
  • Comfort speaking to a variety of types of audiences
  • Strong commitment to Fair Food Network’s mission
  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills
  • Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and follow through
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Understanding of nutrition incentives and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Bridge Card) a plus

Hours & Compensation:

This internship can vary in length, based on intern availability. The internship will extend for a minimum of 8 weeks and can be either part-time or full-time, 15-40 hours/week. Extension of the internship into winter/spring terms is possible.

This internship is unpaid; Fair Food Network is happy to coordinate with your scholarship or course credit programs, if applicable. In addition, Fair Food Network will host monthly professional development events, field trips, and/or other enrichment opportunities for all interns.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume in one file to jobs@fairfoodnetwork.org with the subject line “Application: Double Up Internship.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of Friday, August 24, 2018.