INTERNSHIP – Project Assistant – Provincial Food Network

Full-time position (40 hours per week)

Food Producers Forum (FPF) is a provincial non-profit group working on food security and food justice issues, by supporting practical solutions at the community level for the past four years.

Our new project, the Provincial Food Network, has fourteen sites across Newfoundland and Labrador that are actively expanding food production, local distribution and education, with more than $200,000 in support from federal, provincial and university funders.  This community development project is well underway, building a provincial network for sharing of information and resources, to provide healthy, local food at the community level while supporting Indigenous organizations, family farms and community garden projects.

FPF is seeking a graduate student with well-developed organizational skills, a strong commitment to community development and direct knowledge of food issues, to join the project as an intern for a four- month term, beginning in May, 2024.  Funding includes a $10,000 student stipend and additional money for travel and project expenses.

Duties will include:        

  • Connecting with project sites, across the province, by email and phone
  • Carrying out research on local food infrastructure needs and community sustainability
  • Preparing reports on progress of site infrastructure development
  • Writing articles for Food Producers Forum newsletter and website
  • Supporting development of a cohesive provincial cooperative food network

The intern will visit rural project sites to facilitate information sharing and provide site support.

Interested graduate students should submit their letters of interest, resumes and academic records to by February 1, to be considered for this fully paid position.

We will be happy to answer any questions about the scope of the work, level of compensation, etc.

Dan Rubin
Project Coordinator
The Provincial Food Network Founding Chairperson
Food Producers Forum


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