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MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT INTERNSHIPS

Middlebury Vermont Fellows will be housed on the Middlebury College campus, which lies in Vermont’s Champlain Valley. The valley features small towns, working farms and forests, and borders the vast Green Mountain National Forest. Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, is an hour away. Lake Champlain, the sixth largest lake in the U.S., forms the western edge of Vermont and the valley, and is fed by many local rivers and waterways. People from all over the world come to study the strong local food movement, driven by community based agriculture. 

  • Fischer Brother Farms
  • Hannaford Career Center
  • Trevelen Farm
  • ACORN
  • Lincoln Peak
  • Middlebury College Farm at the Knoll
  • Vermont Agency of Agriculture
  • NOFA (New England Organic Farmers Association)
  • Salvation farms
  • Middlebury Foods
  • Middlebury College Dining

Organization:  Middlebury Foods is a non-profit business dedicated to fighting the two root causes of food insecurity: a lack of money to buy healthy food and a lack of physical access to sources of such food. At approximately 30% below supermarket prices, we sell and deliver monthly bundles of fresh and nutritious fruits, vegetables and meats to individuals and families.  

  • Website: www.middleburyfoods.com
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Marketing, Customer Service, Finance, Food & Agriculture. Writing/Editing

Organization: Fisher Brothers Farm (FBF) is a 75-acre, family-owned berry farm located in Shelburne, VT.  We grow blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, aronia berries, and elderberries, as well as Marquette grapes (sold to wineries) and sweet corn.  In addition, we make small-batch, berry ice cream, which has developed a strong local following.  This coming summer, we will expand our product offering to include vegetables.

  • Website:  www.fisherbrothersfarm.com
  • Internship: Social media/marketing guru
  • Relevant Skills and Interests: Marketing, Writing, Creativity, Food Producation & Agriculture

Organization:  Middlebury College Dining Services delivers a universal experience where food is our common ground using sustainable business practices including: Local sourcing of food products, environmental stewardship through composting/waste reduction, and energy efficient equipment.

Organization: Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) works on both a statewide and community level to create a vital Vermont food system – one that supports consumers who want to eat local, organic food year round, farmers who want technical assistance to be the best stewards of their land and animals, and gardeners who want to grow more of their own food.  

  • Website: visit www.nofavt.org
  • Internship Title: Direct Marketing Intern
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Nonprofit; Marketing; Food & Agriculture. Writing/Editing
  • Internship Title: Organic Certification Mapping Intern
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Project Management; Communication; Food & Agriculture. Writing/Editing; Research

Organization:Salvation Farms’ mission is to increase resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management. We have three primary goals: • Reduce food waste on farms • Increase use of locally grown foods • Foster an appreciation for Vermont’s agricultural heritage and future. Much of our work engages cross-sector partners and residents across our region to responsibly manage farm-raised foods currently going to waste.

  • Website: http://www.salvationfarms.org  
  • Internship Title: Program Assistant
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Management, Product Development, Nonprofit, Food Justice, Community Development, Food and Agriculture

Organization: Lincoln Park Vineyard is a family owned vineyard that focuses on cold-climate viticulture.

  • Website: www.lincolnpeak.com 
  • Internship Title: Program Assistant
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Food & Agriculture. Project Management, Product Development

Organization:Treleven, Inc. is dedicated to connecting people with the land, the spirit, and one another. Treleven has a commercial flock of sheep, has acres of forest-land and raises vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs.  We host educational programs and help to connect farms with local education and social service communities. Treleven supports food related programs for the young families of the Addison County Parent/Child Center.

  • Website:  http://treleven.wordpress.com/
  • Internship Title: Farm Assistant/Community Liaison
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Marketing, Customer Service, Food & Agriculture; Public Relations, Education, Community Development

Organization:Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center’s mission is to provide high quality technical, workplace and continuing educational opportunities for our region’s secondary and adult learners.  In fulfilling that mission, we offer 13 programs ranging from sustainable agriculture to culinary.

  • Website: www.hannafordcareercenter.org
  • Internship Title: Farm and Education Intern
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Education; Food & Agriculture; Project Management 

Organization: Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) is an economic development nonprofit working to strengthen Rutland’s farming economy, connect farmers with the resources they need to succeed, and expand availability and access to locally produced foods in the community. A large portion of RAFFL's work is outreach and education in the community about local agriculture and food access issues.

  • Website: www.rutlandfarmandfood.org
  • Internship Title: Outreach and Education Internship
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Education; Marketing, Public Relations; Food & Agriculture. Communications * Media; Writing/Editing, Community Development 

Organization: Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) is the state government agency that facilitates, supports and encourages the growth and viability of agriculture in Vermont while protecting the working landscape, human health, animal health.

  • Website: www.vermontagriculture.com
  • Internship Title: Local Foods Program Assistant
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Policy and Government, Economic Development, Marketing, Food & Agriculture; Project Management; Writing/Editing, Research

Organization: Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN) is a community-based organization working to reinvest in our local economy and revitalize our local food systems. Our programs include: Tour de Farms, Farm-to-School, Financing the Working Landscape Conference, the Addison County Guide to Local Food and Farms, and other events that unite people and landscape.

  • Website: http://acornvt.org/
  • Internship Title:ACORN Outreach Intern
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Community Development, Marketing; Communications & Media; Project Management; Food & Agriculture. Writing/Editing