Pilot Programs Intern

At Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG), we believe all Georgians should have access to good, wholesome and locally-grown food. Founded in 2009, WWG’s mission is to strengthen local food communities by empowering networks of farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices. In 2009, WWG launched as a state-wide chapter of Wholesome Wave National’s Double Value Coupon Program to double Federal Nutrition Assistance (FNA; i.e., SNAP, WIC) benefits at Georgia farmers markets through their Georgia Fresh for Less program. WWG has grown from three partner farmers markets in 2009 to a network of over 60 markets and direct-marketing farms today. WWG launched the Southeast’s first Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program in 2015, connecting low income families with chronic illness to health care providers and nutrition and culinary education. Since 2009, WWG has provided over $1.8 million in healthy food to Georgia’s FNA recipients and in revenue to local farmers.

SCOPE OF SERVICES:

This is a part time internship position, running from May 7th-August 15th. Reporting to and working at the direction of the Director of Programs and Programs Coordinator, the Intern of WWG will have responsibility for assisting with outreach and evaluation related to the Georgia Fresh for Less (GF4L) program and conducting SNAP enrollments at partner farmers markets. In addition, the Intern will assist with the implementation and evaluation of two pilot programs that assist markets and shoppers with the GF4L program. The Intern will work closely with WWG’s Director of Programs and Programs Coordinator to develop a work plan that outlines all work duties.

Customer Evaluation- 8 hours:

  • Adaptation of survey tool
  • Adaptation of logic model
  • Adaptation of evaluation plan
  • Plan and coordinate market visits with market managers
  • Conduct market visits to administer survey
  • Clean, aggregate and analyze survey data
  • Present final results in written report and graphic format

Pilot Project Management & Evaluation - 5 hours

  • Assist markets in becoming authorized to accept EBT/food stamps
  • Assist with implementation and evaluation of Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program voucher program including:
  1. Coordinating phone surveys with seniors and farmers participating in the program.
  2. Adapting and administering survey tools.
  3. Analyzing data and presenting information in a concise report.
  • Assist with implementation and evaluation of market manager scholarship program including:
  1. Tracking of compliance to program requirements.
  2. Adapting and administering survey tools.
  3. Analyzing data and presenting information in a concise report.

SNAP enrollment - 5 hours

  • Help individuals enroll in and renew SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) at partner markets and through assistance line.
  • Coordinate enrollments at partner farmers markets and community organizations.
  • Conduct enrollments at partner farmers markets and community organizations
  • Track completed applications and follow up to ensure benefits are received.
  • Attends community events to promote WWG programs and completes necessary tracking forms after each visit.
  • Helps to organize and distribute marketing materials to community partners and partner markets.

Operations - 2 hours

  • Field questions, emails, and calls regarding WWG programs and related organizational inquires.
  • Attend outreach events to promote programs.
  • Assists with organizing and distributing GF4L marketing materials to community partners.
  • Miscellaneous tasks as they arise.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Organized, professional student who is able to multitask and juggle several tasks at once without sacrificing quality of work,
  • Experience with program management, evaluation and advanced data analysis skills strongly preferred.
  • Community minded and passionate about sustainable food and low-income populations, experience working with low-income populations and/or food access preferred.
  • Excellent, clear, and concise communicator in both verbal and written communications.
  • Available to travel around the state when needed (has access to a car and is comfortable driving long distances).
  • Some availability on nights and weekends to visit partner farmers markets and farms.
  • Strong preference for first year students that would be interested in sticking with the organization for the full 2 years.

COMPENSATION:

This position is $10/hr at 20 hours a week

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Rachael Ward at rachael@wholesomewavegeorgia.org as soon as possible.