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Mon May 01, 2017 - Sun Oct 01, 2017


1611 E. Kalamazoo StreetLansing, MI 48912


The Allen Farmers Market is a project of Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC), a 501(c)(3) organization in Lansing, Michigan. Since 2004, the market has served as a community hub where neighbors can find locally grown and produced foods, ready-to-eat dinner options, and a convivial atmosphere in which to socialize and build community. The market is held every Wednesday year-round: outdoors in the ANC parking lot from late May - October, 2:30-7pm; and inside the Allen Market Place from November - early May, 3-6:30pm.

ANC is offering an unpaid internship to those interested in farmers market management, communications, and community development.

Internship Activities

  • Volunteer coordination: lead team of volunteers during each market and train new volunteers.
  • On-site assistance to the Market Manager during market days.
  • Back-end assistance to Market Manager such as event planning and reporting.


  • Commitment to serve 8-10 hours each Wednesday from May - October 2017.
  • Desire and ability to engage with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income neighborhoods.
  • Enthusiasm for local food and the Lansing community.
  • Ability to perform the physical tasks necessary to run an outdoor market in all types of weather.
  • Ability to function independently and in a team environment.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

We are able to partner with academic institutions to provide this internship for college credit.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@allenneighborhoodcenter.org, 517-999-3919.

Also complete our internship form found at:


More information about the Allen Farmers Market can be found on our
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AllenFarmersMarket/


  • Advertising
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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