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ASA 2018 Summer Internship


Ag Coordinator 

ASA is pleased to offer one paid summer internship opportunity to provide support for coordinating various agricultural initiatives. The summer intern will be supervised by ASA's Associate Director and spend the majority of his or her time working at ASA's office located in Greenwich, New York as well as attending programs in Washington and Rensselaer counties and field checking farm data in Washington County.


The ag coordinator intern position is designed for an undergraduate student to provide hands-on experience in coordinating, researching and implementing aspects of the Washington County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan ("Plan") as well as to provide general assistance in a fast-paced nonprofit environment. The position is ideal for a student interested in agriculture, agricultural economic development, planning, and land trusts. The ag coordinator intern will primarily work on the following: 1) provide assistance to ASA and the county Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board in advancing initiatives contained in the Plan, including researching and assisting at meetings; 2) implementing elements of the Plan; 3) assisting with other ASA programs and events, such as gleaning on farms; and 4) assisting other staff with projects, field work, and office work, as time permits.

Examples of Possible Intern Tasks:
• Research initiatives identified in the Plan
• Help compile a list of farms/farmers in the county
• Assist with gleaning at local farms and assist with other ASA programs
• Accompany field staff on site visits to farms to monitor for compliance
• Assist with preparation of ASA's "Forever Farmland Supper" event

• Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program (and must have completed at least one year by end of Spring) or a graduate program;
• Understanding of, and enthusiastic interest in, the mission of ASA;
• Demonstrated strong organizational, research and project management skills;
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite;
• Valid driver's license and reliable transport. Willingness to travel with mileage reimbursement included; and
• Knowledge of farming and local farms a plus 

Employment Terms:
• Ability to work 5 days a week for 40 hours per week for 8 weeks or as arranged in advance; and
• Ability to work between mid-June and mid-August or as arranged in advance.

If you have any questions about ASA's summer 2018 internship opportunity, and/or would like to apply for the internship, please submit a resume and cover letter to Renee Bouplon, Associate Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Resumes and cover letters must be received by April 30th, 2018 for consideration. A select group of candidates will be interviewed in late April and early May either in person or by phone.


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