Foodshed Intern-New York
Position Title: Foodshed Intern
Location: NYC/Hudson Valley
Hours & Compensation: Not listed
Application Deadline: Not listed
The intern will work with Sr. Vice President of Scenic Hudson/Executive Director of Scenic Hudson Land Trust to advance Scenic Hudson’s NYC/Hudson Valley Foodshed Conservation initiative with policy makers, other stakeholders and the public on various levels in the Hudson Valley, in New York city and Albany.
Scenic Hudson’s goal is to organize the necessary partners and collaborators and secure the necessary funding to implement its plan to conserve the most important Hudson Valley farmland in the New York City/Hudson Valley “foodshed”.
Must have a background in environmental policy or related field at the graduate level. Valid driver’s license and own transportation is required. Some travel is required, attending evening and weekend meetings or events possible. Must be able to carry up to 30 lbs, i.e. brochures and background materials. Must be able to manage multiple priorities with a high attention to detail. Strong communication and computer skills required. Adaptability and flexibility, a must.
Tasks may include:
- Developing outreach strategies with foodshed stakeholders to demonstrated the tangible policy benefits associated with conserving farmland in the metropolitan area’s foodshed.
- Working with third parties to gather data and develop analyses to demonstrate economic and social benefits of the initiative.
- Preparing presentations.
- Representing Scenic Hudson at Stakeholder meetings and other venues.
- Researching data and strategies being advanced by others around the state, region and nation.