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Minnesota Farmers Union


Organization Summary:

Minnesota Farmers Union is a progressive, grassroots membership organization that supports family farmers and rural communities. Drawing on the base values of education, cooperation and legislation, MFU works with individuals at the county, state, national and international level to create strategic partnerships; support new farmers; further agricultural education; increase consumer awareness; and ensure that the voice of family farmers is heard by policy makers.


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Food and/or Housing Related
Category: Public Policy Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Intern - Paid Salary: DOE
Hours: 20 hours per week 

Primary Duties:

The internship will provide opportunities to work with all facets of the organization, including Government Relations, Membership, Education and Public Relations. MFU has a small, dedicated office staff of eight, with a field staff of five in greater Minnesota. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support event preparation including the 76th Annual MFU State Convention in November
  • Process monthly membership mailings, file memberships and other administrative work
  • Maintain membership database information and update political districting
  • Attend meetings with senior staff and represent the organization publicly at events
  • Advocate for MFU’s grassroots policy through government relations and policy work 



Applicants should be self-motivated, reliable and organized with strong written and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, data entry and general office equipment preferred. Ability to work in a flexible and fast-paced environment required. Applicants should demonstrate a passion for agriculture and rural development.


How To Apply:

Send a PDF of your cover letter and resume to MFU Executive Assistant Laura Sherar at No calls or visits please. 



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