MARTY’S LOCAL-BERKSHIRES-BASED FOOD HUB / LOCAL FOODS DISTRIBUTOR
Re-Building Our Regional Food System
MARTY’S LOCAL, LLC
Richmond, Massachusetts or North Adams, Massachusetts
Position Opening: Summer Intern (10 weeks, full-time)
Marty’s Local is a mission-driven food hub / local and regional foods distributor based in Berkshire County. We are working to create an alternative to the industrial food system by strengthening and facilitating the links between nearby, high-quality producers and area businesses including colleges, grocery stores, and restaurants. The people of our region grow, raise, and produce a tremendous variety of excellent foods, and Marty’s Local aims to make these foods more accessible to all of us.
Marty’s Local seeks a 2018 summer intern to assist in all aspects of our small and growing business. The job will include a wide array of projects and tasks, such as business strategy, pick-ups from farms and deliveries to customers, customer development, inventory and order management, and developing and implementing systems to increase profitability and efficiency. There will be regular opportunities to work with area farmers and to witness firsthand how our existing food system operates.
The position will be tailored to build on the strengths of the student and to enable the student to explore areas of interest whenever possible. Candidates must be able to lift 50 lbs., have access to a car or consistent transportation, and have a willingness to handle a diverse range of tasks. The ideal candidate will be self-directed, independent-minded, and have a good sense of humor.
Trainees are required to attend an unpaid Berkshire Business Interns boot-camp, a 3-day, 2 night immersive career readiness training retreat starting at 10am Saturday, June 9th, and concluding at noon on Monday, June 11th. The bootcamp includes programming to help trainees succeed at their summer internship, fun social events, plus free lodging and meals. It will be held in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Our intern will be paid $11/hour, and there may be some variability in schedule from week to week. Position will be based in either Richmond, MA or North Adams, MA.
Please attach a cover letter describing why you would be an excellent candidate.
Other internships available at berkshirebusinessinterns.org