The Saratoga Farmers’ Market offers a dynamic summer internship program to individuals looking to further their education and experience.
Learn how local businesses and community join together to make the farmers’ market a unique place. Interns play an important role in market functions, special events, social media, promotions, and much more. See specific job descriptions below. This opportunity offers a stipend. Resumes and inquiries may be submitted to email@example.com.
We are looking for a motivated undergraduate student to assist the Market Manager with education activities and events at the summer markets. This internship will allow the student to apply education and events training in a local community setting and get an in-depth look at local food systems and small, sustainable business operations.
“I am honored to have been a part of the Saratoga Farmers Market community. This internship was very helpful in allowing me to get hands-on experience with my passions for sustainable farming. I met many great farmers that were open and willing to educate me on farming. In addition to this, I worked with a great group of people who were passionate about the market. Every day brought something new and exciting to do.”
– Kara Winslow, University of Vermont, Intern 2018
"Being an intern at the Saratoga Farmer's Market was the best experience professionally and personally. The work encouraged me to interact with the vendors and customers, who taught me more about the local food system than any class could have conveyed. Not only did the market feel like a family, but they helped to increase my awareness of what our society needs, and how we can function in a more sustainable manner that is kinder to people and the planet. Never have I had an internship cultivate such a breadth of skills, experiences, and friendships such as that with the Saratoga Farmer's Market. Foodies, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, inquiring minds, and so many more will find the internship of a lifetime here."
– Marley Bonacquist-Currin, Siena College, Intern 2017
"The hands-on nature of the internship program at the Saratoga Farmers’ market gave me the tools to succeed in the business world – not just from a technical marketing standpoint, but the tools to interact with people in a fun work environment! As I prepare for graduation, I realize that the internship program gave me the foundation and skills for the field I want to enter for my career!
– Courtney Kramer, Sacred Heart University, Intern 2017
"I had a great experience interning at the Saratoga Farmers' Market! I met so many interesting people and was able to learn something new from all of them. I loved that the internship could be tailored to each individual because I was able to connect my love for nutrition with the importance of farm fresh food at the market. There is so much you can take away from this internship. It is definitely a job you will look forward to going to!
– Sarah Morin, Intern 2016
"After spending two summers as an intern at the Saratoga Farmers' Market, I have found a deeper sense of community in Saratoga than I have in the years that I have lived there. The vendors and the market staff are passionate, kind, and dedicated individuals who are looking to spread the joy of their farm fresh food and handmade goods to locals and tourists alike. They are incredibly generous, and are always happy to share their knowledge and expertise with market interns. While many internships foster leadership and teamwork skills, the SFM internship additionally nurtures kindness and compassion for others. I love my market family, and could not recommend this internship more!'
- Caroline M. (2023), Nutrition , UMASS Amherst
"I loved interning at the market this past summer because everyone was so welcoming to me. They all invited me into their little community and made me feel right at home from the very start. I also loved being able to work outside and meet new people and learn something new everyday.'
- Marie S. (2023), Creative Writing & Journalism, SUNY Oswego
– Plan and host POP Club kids’ activities focused on local food, farming, nutrition, and sustainability
-Assist Market Manager with planning food-themed market events and activities (generally one per month)
-Create educational materials for the market, including infographics, posters, social media posts, etc.
-Promote and support market ventures including SNAP benefits distribution, collaborations with community organizations and partners, and data collection
-Work one to two markets per week: assist Market Manager with set up and breakdown of market, support vendors, operate curbside pickup program, staff the market information table, and help organize special events
Student interests: Education; events; nutrition; sustainability; local food systems; social studies
Dates: This internship will last between 2-3 months between early June – late August; will work with student around availability.
Time: 8-10 hours per week. This includes every Saturday market (8:30am – 1:30pm) and every Wednesday market (2:30pm – 6:30pm). The rest of the hours are worked off-site.
Moderate stipend available; will work with student to earn academic credit.
To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Graciela Colston, SFMA Market Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.