Food Safety Online Database Development Internship

About Global Growers

Global Growers is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that increases the number of community growers who expand access to healthy food and also prepares commercial farmers to be competitive in their local marketplace. We support farmers through land acquisition and management, advocacy, training, and direct assistance, with a priority on diverse farmers who are underserved and underrepresented in agriculture.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate for this internship has an understanding of web development and communicating effectively online. The candidate has a high degree of motivation, a commitment to excellence in meeting project goals, and is highly organized and attentive to detail. Ideally, the candidate has an understanding of the challenges that the lack of equity in small-scale agriculture has created for farmers identified by the USDA as “socially disadvantaged.”

Internship, Food Safety Online Database Development

The intern will have an integral role in realizing the 2017 Georgia Small Farm Food Safety Campaign, which is a collaborative, statewide campaign aimed at strengthening small farm food safety practices and increasing the number of farmers who have food safety certifications. The intern will assist with researching and organizing farm safety information into an easily accessible online database.

While much of the Internship activities can be completed remotely, the intern must set a mutually agreed-upon weekly work schedule and physically attend bi-weekly meetings in the Stone Mountain/Atlanta area. The intern reports to the Wholesale Readiness Coordinator.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Organize existing food safety training materials and resources suggested by the collaborative Campaign Team (including Georgia Organics, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Community Farmers Markets, Common Market Georgia).
  • Establish an online database of food safety resources using a logical structure for users to know where to look for information, have an easy-to-use interface to get them to that information, and that the information is easily-understandable and accessible for rural users with low bandwidth capabilities.
  • Incorporate feedback from community partners and regulatory compliance experts, edit materials as appropriate, and generate polished, final drafts of training materials.
  • Coordination with Communications Manager on website maintenance and updates as relevant.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous experience with web-design including finished products
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as experience with Google Drive. 
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of coding
  • Preferred: Experience working with diverse, multilingual and multicultural communities
  • Preferred: Experience with coding is not necessary but is beneficial 

Baseline Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to set and maintain a regular work schedule remotely, to connect virtually to the project team, and to meet in-person on a fixed bi-weekly schedule. 

Compensation

This internship includes a $2,000 stipend for 8-10 hours a week from May 15th to September 1st, 2017. We will be able to offer some flexibility for the start/end dates to accommodate school and/or summer travel 

Application Instructions

Submit pdf resume (internODD.lastname.res) and cover letter (internODD.lastname.cl) to hr@globalgrowers.org, with the subject line: “internODD.lastname,” no later than April 15th, 2017. Applicant consideration will begin on April 10th.