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Internships for Vibrant Futures - Part II

Last week the UMSFP blog visited Saloni Dagli, who is in Seattle participating in a fellowship with the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program. This week the UMSFP blog brings us to Boston, Massachusetts, to see what former UMSFP Communications Specialist Hannah Gingerich has been up to since spring.

Gingerich, a senior in Program in the Environment, is interested in how food systems tie into issues of homelessness and hunger. She co-founded a chapter of the national Food Recovery Network here on campus, which recovers perishable unused food from UM dining halls and delivers it to Food Gatherers and other local food banks. The Food Recovery Network has grown in strides since its formation in 2012, recently receiving both a Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund grant to expand its efforts, as well as a Michigan Difference award in recognition of their influence on campus.

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Internships for Vibrant Futures

Learning doesn’t stop at the end of winter semester for students involved in sustainable food! Spring and Summer are prime times for hands-on opportunities working with various aspects of food systems. This summer UMSFP is sharing blog posts on internships and other learning experiences in the realm of sustainable food to help students navigate and become aware of different opportunities that are available to them. Check out the interview below to see what incoming UMSFP Communications Specialist Saloni Dagli has been up to this summer with the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program.

What’s your name? Saloni

What year are you in school? Junior

What are you studying? Environmental Engineering with a minor in Urban Studies

Are you involved with any other clubs or programs? UMSFP, Friends of the Campus Farm, Graham Scholars, Bluelab Living Building Challenge Team, Engineering Honors Program


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Position Opening - Sustainable Food Systems - School of Natural Resources and Environment

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan (UM) seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. The position is part of a cluster of hires in the area of sustainable food systems, which brings together a number of faculty from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the School of Public Health, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning within the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and SNRE in a cross-disciplinary teaching and research effort.

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Hand Sown Farm - part or full time help

Hand Sown Farm is looking for part to full time help starting now through the end of September or October. Hours are flexible, housing option available. Pay is based on experience. Please contact Megan DeLeeuw at 734.718.5506 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To learn more about the farm, please visit their website at:

Greening of Detroit - Environmental Education Assistant

POSITION: Environmental Educator

DEPARTMENT: Green Infrastructure

FLSA: Part Time, Seasonal

REPORTS TO: Environmental Education Manager


The Greening of Detroit’s Green Infrastructure Department has developed the Our LAND program which targets and introduces Detroit elementary and middle school students to the natural environment. Taking place at both in class and outdoor locations, Our LAND strives to introduce children to diverse habitat types, make connections between the urban and natural world and foster the adoption and stewardship of Detroit’s parks and open spaces. The position will extend from September 1st, 2014-June 1, 2014. The ideal candidate will be available 20 hours per week. The internship will be paid at $11/hr, and credit may be available under the terms of the college or university attended by the intern. The Environmental Education intern will be responsible for assisting the Environmental Education Manager with a variety of activities related to Our LAND programming.

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