The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is a national private non-profit organization that works to help people use sustainable technologies to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities and protect natural resources. NCAT is seeking a qualified candidate to work as a Farmer’s Market Outreach Intern. If you are interested in promoting sustainable agriculture practices and working with farmers, small producers and limited-resource farmers this is a wonderful opportunity.
This internship will last approximately 3 months. The successful applicant may be given the opportunity to return to the internship next summer. The position will work with local Montana farmers markets and small producers to promote SNAP incentives, collect survey data, and conduct outreach activities at local key markets.
Qualifications: The successful candidates should have good communication skills, excellent organizational skills, an interest or background in sustainable technologies in agriculture, local food systems, and familiarity with farmer’s markets and farmers market SNAP programs. The successful candidate will interact with the public and NCAT staff in a professional manner. Computer skills including Microsoft Excel and survey monkey are required. Applicants must be willing to travel, have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and be insurable.
Opportunities: Learn new skills and put your college education to work! The intern will have an opportunity to build relationships with farmers and play an integral part in increasing participation of farmer’s market vendors in the SNAP program. The intern will interact closely with professional NCAT staff and leave the experience with increased skills and a better understanding of the principles of sustainability.
Compensation: $10.50/hr depending on experience. The position will be around 30 hours per week.
Application Process: Applications will be accepted through April 21, 2017 or until a suitable candidate can be identified. Early applications are encouraged and applications will be considered as they are received. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit a cover letter highlighting their experience and skills relevant to the listed qualifications, a current resume and a completed NCAT application form. Requests for an NCAT application form and inquiries about the application process should be directed to Kriss Sullivan. Incomplete applications or reference on the application to “see resume” will not be considered. Applicants can visit our home page for a gateway to web sites and projects developed by NCAT staff. Send completed application materials to:
NCAT Human Resource Specialist
P.O. Box 3838
Butte, MT 59702
For convenience this announcement is also available in PDF format.
NCAT values diversity and encourages minority and women applicants to apply. For additional information about NCAT please visit our home page.
It is NCAT’s policy and organizational philosophy to ensure that all of our employment practices, including recruitment and hiring, are administered for all individuals without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, religion, marital or veterans status, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.