This post is to celebrate the work of the interns who have worked (and in some cases are still working) to support local food projects in joining the Open Food Network.
If you are one of these interns or part of the project which benefited from an internship, please tell us here about your experience.
If you are interested in working as an intern or with an intern, tell us what you are looking for and we will help facilitate it.
There are lots of local food projects who just need a bit of help to set up an online shopfront. There are lots of people who want practical experience of making short-food-supply-chains work. There is funding that we can help you apply for which will pay some of the set up costs and a stipend for the intern.
In addition (or as an alternative to outside funding) once the shopfront is trading, a proportion of the income from the online food hub can be used to pay the intern until the intern hands over to whoever will be managing the shopfront in the long term.