Freedom Harvest Abundance Development Intern

About Freedom Harvest

Freedom Harvest is a seasonal project that grows inter-generational food resilience with justice-involved communities. During the 2022 season, we are partnering with the Multnomah County Probation and Parole Department Women and Family Services Unit to organize opportunities for new and expectant mothers on supervision to engage with local food systems, and grow agency and resilience.

About this Role

The Abundance Development Intern will be joining a small team to grow the scope and viability of Freedom Harvest during our first year of programming.

Note: This role is local to Portland, Oregon. (Check back, remote opportunities will likely open in the future).


  • 6 month commitment, May 1st to November 1st (opportunity to being sooner)
  • 10+ hours a week
  • Regular support meetings with senior team members
  • Guided learning and mentorship in areas of interest


  • $100/month stipend: We are in our seedling stage and, while we cannot offer a wage for this position, we are big believers in FEE (Fair Energy Exchange) modeling, and want your investment in this project to be reflect gratefully back in a myriad of ways.
  • Community Meals: You will, of course, be invited to our Community Cooking Nights where you will get to cook alongside local chefs and make some tasty dinners. We will do our best to ensure that you are always well fed while working with us.
  • Potential to extend into paid position based on project success.


We anticipate week-to-week responsibilities to shift, and the needs that arise along the way. As of now, predicted responsibilities include:

  • Aid in overseeing Community Dinner Nights with participating justice-involved families
  • Support the gathering of material, relational, and spacial resources surrounding food justice and abundance, including:
    • Product for New Market (community enterprise marketplace designed to provide direct citizen funding for Freedom Harvest)
    • Food and food resources for Community Dinner Nights
  • Organize pop-up community fundraising endeavors
  • Participate in grant writing and research
  • Oversee network and partnership building with local food justice organizations, farms, chefs and restaurants, and Department of Justice.

More will come as the project grows, however we will always encourage you to only take on as much as you have capacity and excitement for.

Learning Opportunities:

This opportunity will provide you with hands-on learning in the fields of food sovereignty and community justice. We are excited to help tailor this experience to fit your professional goals and personal learning objectives. We anticipate opportunity to engage in the following areas of learning:

  • Event planning
    • Volunteer supervision, partnership coordination, and on-site management.
  • Network and relationship building
    • Fostering connections with farmers, food justice organizations, chefs, Department of Justice staff, and passionate community.
  • Resource procurement
    • Including potentials for wholesale purchasing and donation agreements
  • Social enterprise principes
    • Budgeting, marketing, storytelling, and fundraising

About You:

  • Open to and excited about learning lots of things in a very hands-on manner
  • Comfortable in a flexible and dynamic work environment
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Comfortable with and excited to communicate with a diversity of people
  • Excited about food systems design, restorative justice, cooking
  • Love and reverence for the Earth

In Closing

We are growing this project from seed to vibrant Harvest, and would be honored to have your mind and heart nurture this work alongside us. If you are interested in joining our team, please fill out the provided form. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, and will reach out with next steps shortly. Final decisions will be made by April 25th.

In Gratitude!

Freedom Harvest Team

Tell us why you wish to be a Freedom Harvest intern.

What excites you about Freedom Harvest, and how do you imagine yourself being a part of it?

Tell us a favorite story or memory you have around food and eating.

Feel free to upload your resume.