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LEAP loves our interns! For spring semester, we have four interns serving at our nonprofit. We are working now to line up our internships for Summer 2024.
Internships at LEAP are flexible and unpaid. Supervisors are happy to fill out paperwork to provide service hours or class credit requirements.
Here are more details about LEAP's internship program:
Interns for Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP) will support our nonprofit's mission by assisting in the daily work of our mobile and fixed-site farmers markets, community gardens, shared commercial kitchen, food hub operations, and/or marketing efforts.
LEAP internships will be designed to fit each intern’s schedule and interests, while taking into account the specific needs of our organization (which change depending on seasons and other factors).
Interns will report to LEAP’s Food Access Manager, Community Gardens Manager, Kitchen Manager, Food Hub Manager, and Communications Manager, depending on the schedule that is co-created by LEAP and the intern. This is an unpaid internship. Interns are encouraged to learn as much as they can about LEAP’s work in Roanoke and beyond during their internship, which includes taking home local fruits and vegetables as available.
Sample of Internship Opportunities:
Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP) is a Roanoke-based 501c3 nonprofit. Founded in 2009, LEAP strives to nurture equitable food and farming systems that prioritize health and abundance. LEAP programs include two farmers markets, a mobile market, a farm share, a food hub, a commercial kitchen, three community gardens, and robust nutrition incentive programs. LEAP will be opening a retail store in 2024 at its location in Roanoke’s West End neighborhood. LEAP also serves as a fiscal sponsor for Roanoke Foodshed Network and Virginia Fresh Match. Learn more about LEAP at leapforlocalfood.org.
Email a cover letter and resume to Kelly Key at email@example.com or drop them off at The LEAP Hub at 1027 Patterson Ave. SW, Roanoke.
If assistance is needed with the application process, reach out to Kelly Key (firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-492-5311).