Paid Internship- Farmer to Farmer Program

NCBA CLUSA

About the organization

For 104 years NCBA CLUSA has been the primary voice for cooperative businesses in the United States. NCBA CLUSA has been doing international development utilizing the cooperative business model to assist small holder farmers become entrepreneurs for roughly 70 years. We work in the areas of resilience, creating economic opportunity and cooperative and producer organizations. We are currently working on projects in Latin America, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Duties

NCBA CLUSA’s International Department is seeking a Farmer-to-Farmer Intern to assist with recruiting volunteers, highlighting the excellent assignments and work our volunteers do, researching and analyzing NCBA CLUSA’s Farmer-to-Farmer Impact, and more. This internship is afforded the ability to work remotely and is for 12 weeks, working 20 hrs. per week. This schedule is flexible depending on the intern’s schedule, with the options of working two and a half 8-hour days or working five 4-hour days.

By the end of this internship, the intern will have accomplished/learned the following:

• An understanding of the USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer program as implemented by NCBA CLUSA.
• Contribute to the development of refreshed volunteer outreach and success stories to increase audience engagement.
• Demonstrate an understanding of F2F recruitment and administrative processes; support different administrative tasks as well as monitoring and evaluation on an as-need basis.
• Research and propose innovative approaches and partnerships that can be incorporated in the volunteer recruitment process.
• Demonstrate and articulate the importance of volunteers on the Farmer-to-Farmer program through the monthly volunteer highlight.
• Assist in managing the volunteer database and support quality assurance of volunteer data.
• Contribute to planning, promoting, and executing webinars.
• Conduct quantitative & qualitative research and articulate/present findings

Qualifications

• The right candidate will be a current student who has completed at least one year of higher education, pursuing a degree in international development, international affairs, agriculture, horticulture, information management, knowledge management, organizational learning, anthropology, sociology, and/or a relevant advanced degree.
• Excellent organizational, time management, research and writing skills.
• The applicant should have an interest in learning about the cooperative business model as an instrument for connecting developing countries and emerging markets to trusted and important networks, both domestically and internationally.
• Students with an appreciation of the role of cooperatives in economic development, resilience, social cohesion, access to finance and other outcomes, including nutrition and agriculture, would be preferred.
• Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.
• Demonstrated interest in issues relating to social inclusion, environment, gender, and/or youth.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, general computing and internet.
• Enjoy interacting with a diverse workforce in a pleasant and professional manner.

Excellent communication skills and fluency in English required; fluency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese is desirable.

Salary

$15.20/hour

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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