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Shared Metrics Project 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

The New England Farm to Institution Metrics Project was initiated by Farm to Institution New England in March 2015 to inform New England Farm to Institution stakeholders (e.g., practitioners, policy makers, funders and financers, researchers) about the role of the Farm to Institution sector in our regional food system. It is a data-driven overview of the impact of the Farm to Institution supply chain, from production through consumption.

In the coming year, Farm to Institution New England would like to identify a qualified intern who can help the Shared Metrics Project in reaching its goals.

This is a part-time summer internship with a projected start date of May 1, 2017 and projected concluding date of August 18, 2017.  It will require a commitment of approximately eight to ten hours per week.  The hours and date range are flexible 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

  • Perform a non-respondent survey for the college and university sector to determine whether the project can extrapolate 2015 survey results to the full population of colleges and universities with dining services in New England;
  • Analyze secondary data for New England states from the new USDA Local Foods Survey;
  • Assist with development of communications products including:
    • A consolidated data-based public policy recommendations report;
    • Update of four Supporting Metrics web pages on Metrics Dashboard;
    • Infographics for three reports on survey findings;
    • A series of blog posts on selected topics (e.g., key findings, policy implications).


  • Interest in or experience with farm to institution and food system work;
  • Ability to collect qualitative data collection via phone or in-person;
  • Ability to conduct analysis on secondary data (e.g., U.S. Census of Agriculture data);
  • Ability to organize quantitative and qualitative information effectively;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely about complex topics for various audiences;
  • Comfortable working in a team and independently;
  • Ability to work independently once provided with direction;
  • Current Master’s or Ph.D. candidate preferred.

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 1st, 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.

Click here to apply.

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.