Jobs: Nonprofit Jobs

Communications Intern, Farm to Institution New England (temporary)

Mar / 17 / 2017

Organizational Description

Farm to Institution New England (FINE), a fiscally sponsored project of Third Sector New England (TSNE), is a six-state network of non-profit, public and private entities working collaboratively to mobilize the power of New England institutions to transform our food system.

Job Overview

Farm to Institution New England (FINE) is a six-state network of nonprofit, public and private entities working collaboratively to mobilize the power of New England institutions to transform our food system.

FINE is seeking a Communications Intern to support content development and dissemination; manage information about network members; assist with communications analytics and tracking; and boost online engagement.

The Communications Intern will report directly to the Communications Manager, who lives in Brattleboro, Vermont. The candidate must live in or near New England and be available for occasional in-person meetings.

This is a part-time summer internship with a projected start date of June 12, 2017 and projected concluding date of August 25, 2017 (11 weeks). It will require a commitment of approximately ten hours per week, depending on the candidate’s availability. The pay is $15 per hour. FINE is willing to work with students to create internships that can also qualify for academic credit.

Essential Job Functions

  • Social Media: With direction, manage FINE’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Launch an Instagram account and develop a content strategy for this platform;
  • Constituent Management: Manage FINE’s Insightly contact database and implement a strategy to optimize this information;
  • Graphic Design: Create social media graphics and assist with layout of publications such as reports, brochures, and banners;
  • Website Management: Assist with adding and updating content on FINE’s website(s), such as blog posts, event listings, reports, and project updates; 
  • Analytics: Track analytics across content channels (website, blogs, newsletter, social media) to inform ongoing content strategy and reporting needs;
  • Video: Plan and produce short (<two minute), low-budget videos for various audiences (optional);
  • Content Development: Assist with writing blog posts and stories (optional);
  • Other: Assist the Communications Manager with miscellaneous communications needs as they arise.

Special Requirements

  • Access to a vehicle, Driver’s License, and ability to travel within New England occasionally.


  • Previous experience, interest or passion in the field of farm to institution (schools, colleges, hospitals and other institutions) and local food systems;
  • College degree or currently enrolled in undergraduate/graduate program;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop);
  • Experience using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in a professional context;
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn about Drupal for web content management;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely about complex topics for various audiences;
  • Ability to build draft content for social media, websites, blogs, newsletters;
  • Experience with video editing is a plus;
  • Strong interpersonal skills – feel comfortable making phone calls, conducting interviews by phone or in-person, and interacting with staff;
  • Strong administrative skills and attention to detail;
  • Comfortable working in a team that is primarily virtual;
  • Ability to work independently once provided with some direction.

To Apply

Applicants should submit a resume and a brief cover letter detailing their interest in and experience related to this position. Please submit your applications to Third Sector New England by April 17th, 2017. Follow-up calls/interviews may be necessary to determine the best candidate. We hope to identify the intern by May 1st, 2017.

We strongly encourage online applications.

Apply online here.

We also accept applications by mail or fax. Apply by mail to: Third Sector New England, Attn: Employment Manager, Nonprofit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, MA  02111; or send by fax to: 617.896-9393.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE and Farm to Institution New England will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran or disability status.