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Date: June 13, 2012

Gorge Grown Food Network

Program Analyst Internship

applications due June 13th



Temporary position, Late June – September (dates flexible); 12-16 hours per week

This position is based at our Hood River, OR office. This is an unpaid position.


The Program Analyst Intern will report to the Director. In the absence of the Director the intern will report to the Outreach Manager.


Program evaluation is an essential tool for effective non-profit organizations and developing impactful programs- you don’t know what you don’t measure! The Program Analyst Intern will help Gorge Grown evaluate their programs and projects as required by grantors and as desired for internal evaluation purposes. The methods used by Gorge Grown to analyze their programs are universal methods. The skills developed in this internship will be useful transferrable skills for any individual wishing to work in the non-profit sector. Training will be provided as needed in Survey Monkey, Salesforce, and Excel.


Essential Duties & Role


The Program Analyst Intern:

  • Collects information from existing project and workshop evaluation tools including but limited to surveys, polls, and interviews.
  • Utilizes programs designed to aid data analysis and summarization such as Survey Monkey & Microsoft Excel to evaluate data.
  • Summarizes patterns, survey results, and findings as revealed by program evaluations and reports to GGFN program staff.
  • Assists in collection of information used to carry out Gorge Grown programs and development through the program Salesforce.
  • May potentially design surveys and/or workshop evaluation tools and conduct evaluation interviews with participants.

Responsibilities include:

  • Data entry and data summarization using Survey Monkey, Salesforce, and Microsoft Excel.
  • Very basic statistical evaluation (example: 75% of workshop participants reported a strong intention to extend their growing season as a result of the workshop).
  • Writing as required when summarizing evaluation data or creating evaluation tools.
  • Reporting evaluation summaries to GGFN program staff.


  • Familiarity with MS Word & Excel (including the use of formulas and tables)
  • Good math, computer, and logic skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to focus and follow through on tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be a quick and eager learner with a positive attitude
  • Must have a passion for the mission of Gorge Grown Food Network
  • Desire to work in the non-profit sector a bonus
  • There are no specific degree or experience requirements for this position, but relevant educational and career experience is a bonus
  • Availability to work two or three days on site at the Gorge Grown office per week, starting near June 25th through August 31st

How to Apply:

  • Applications are due June 13th by noon.
  • Send a resume, contact information for three professional references, and a letter explaining your interest in the internship to Rebecca Thistlethwaite, Director of Gorge Grown Food Network, at Place “Program Analyst Internship” in the subject line.
  • No phone calls please.
  • Please address your availability this summer in your letter of interest.
  • Applicant must be available for an interview on Monday June 18th or Tuesday June 19th either in person or by phone/Skype.
  • Applicants will be notified of their interview time by Thursday June 14th if they are selected.


Gorge Grown Food Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of the organization. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status.


Gorge Grown Food Network is a community-based nonprofit serving the rural Columbia River Gorge region of Oregon and Washington. Our mission is to build an economically and environmentally sound regional food system that engages, educates, and improves the health and well being of our community. Since 2006, Gorge Grown has worked on food and farm initiatives in our region in close partnership with community members and organizations. We take a systems approach to finding solutions for farmers and community members and achieving our vision: a healthy, self-sufficient Columbia River Gorge where our food is produced with integrity and is valued, abundant, and accessible to all.

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