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Global Insights & Analytics Intern at IFPA

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is offering paid, 10-week project-based IFPA Career Pathways Summer Internships that explore subjects relevant to students' academic studies through hands-on experience with IFPA and the produce industry. The orientation and wrap-up weeks are in person at IFPA offices, and the other 8-weeks are online. There are three available internships:
Global Insights Interns will be responsible for supporting the Global Insights unit, working in collaboration with Food Safety, Sustainability, and Government and Nutrition Policy interns.
Interns will gain firsthand experience in conducting market research and analysis. This work includes dissecting findings to highlight critical market information for the right audiences - internal and external stakeholders. Findings will have real world business applications, supporting IFPA’s strategic business decisions within the industry as well as the development of technical and educational information and programs that guide industry practices. Interns will receive networking opportunities and career support in the floral and fresh produce industries.
  • Secondary research in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to determine industry issues
  • Industry interviews to determine opportunities and challenges within the potted plant industry
  • Identification of the latest technologies within the industry
  • Possible consumer survey research to determine effect of issues on consumers
  • Consumer sales data analysis to aid in forecasting industry growth/decline
  • Support the preparation of presentations for meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively, applying knowledge and skills, to complete assigned projects
  • Build technical, leadership and communication skills
  • Develop emotional intelligence, problem solving and accountability competencies
  • Get firsthand experience of IFPA, the industry and its career opportunities
  • Benefit from structured peer-to-peer networking sessions, which, combined with the direct engagement with industry members and a personal ‘career ambassador,’ contribute to a robust learning environment
The program offers a Total Stipend of $4,400 for the 10-Weeks. This part-time internship requires approximately 20 hours each week and is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of May 15th and conclude July 17th. Travel costs for in-person meetings, accommodations, and other outlined expenses will be covered by IFPA, as is a laptop and internet service for those who need it.
Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 10th. Interested applicants who possess minimum qualifications for this position must first create an account to continue to the IFPA 2023 Summer Internship Application. For more details, please review the
Research & Analytics Internship Job Description which includes detailed application instructions.