The regenerative organic movement is growing exponentially and creating significant demand for farmers, consultants, trainers, researchers, scientists, garden and landscape specialists, food production specialists as well as opportunities in accounting, communications, multimedia, development and more. These rewarding careers make an impact on healthy people and a healthy planet. You could be part of the solution the world needs today through an internship in Development at Rodale Institute!
Rodale Institute is a nonprofit dedicated to growing the regenerative organic movement through rigorous research, farmer training, and consumer education. Widely recognized as the birthplace of the organic movement, Rodale Institute has been the global leader in regenerative organic agriculture for over 70 years. Specific focus areas of the Institute’s work include mitigating climate change, solving food insecurity, and developing solutions for farmers to succeed without relying on chemicals and inputs.
Responsibilities Could Include:
- Assist Development team with upcoming events: Organic Pioneer Awards, JI Leadership Society Dinner, Field Day, plant sales, etc.
- Provide support for annual giving campaigns
- Assist with Alumni and Perennial Partners outreach
- Grant writing assistance, as needed
- Help maintain database of current and prospective donors
- Previous experience or coursework in Marketing, Communications, Sales or Non-Profit management
- Familiar with fundraising software tools preferred, but not necessary
- Interest in organic agriculture, food and farming
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Desire to help make the planet a better place
Location: Rodale Institute Experimental Farm, 611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA 19530
Compensation: An ideal candidate will complete this internship for college credit, as well as some organic food from the farm.
Schedule: An ideal candidate for a summer internship could commit to at least 20 hours/week for a minimum of 8 weeks. An ideal candidate for a spring or fall internship could commit to at least 15 hours/week for at least 8 weeks.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and at least two work samples to Annie Brown at Annie.Brown@rodaleinstitute.org.
Deadlines: Suggested deadlines are listed below. If you miss a deadline, or you are interested in an internship that does not meet the minimum duration, please contact Annie Brown, Development Director at Annie.Brown@rodaleinstitute.org, as exceptions can sometimes be made based on the needs of Rodale Institute.
- Spring Internship: December 1
- Summer Internship: February 1
- Fall Internship: August 1