Not Your Average Internship: Downtown Market Opportunities

Posted on February 9, 2018 by Downtown Market

The transition from college to career isn’t easy but having real-world experience can help. Internships are a proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills and experience while establishing important connections in the field.

Our interns have the opportunity to work for a forward thinking food education and entrepreneurial hub that is dedicated to a healthier community and economy. They get perks like employer supported healthy living challenges, Madcap coffee on demand, plenty of delicious food option and a stipend for their work. However, we offer more than just the fun things, we offer a chance to be a part of the movement towards a healthier, more successful, Grand Rapids.

We are seeking greenhouse, private events and summer events interns for 2018. There are many reputable organizations in Grand Rapids, so why choose to work with us? We’ve highlighted a few reasons:

You’ll get a true opportunity to figure out what kind of career you want.

An internship at the Downtown Market offers experience in a specific role so you can decide whether it’s something you want to pursue after graduation. We offer a hands-on experience that will allow you to make well-informed decisions down the line and find the career path that works best for you.

You’ll work in an office that cares about company culture.

The Downtown Market staff is made up purpose-driven individuals who work together to reach immediate and long-term goals. Everyone has the chance to present his or her ideas and opinions. If you accept an internship at the Downtown Market, your time is as valuable as any other employee. We want our interns to actively contribute to our operations and event planning. Our staff members are secure and self-confident in terms of their ability to perform their job because they receive support from fellow colleagues, managers and directors. If you need help, there will be plenty of people reaching out to guide you.

You’ll meet mentors you will learn from.

As you are deciding what you’re looking for in a professional setting, it’s important to have mentors that you can rely on. Our internships have built-in support systems. From part-time employees to directors, we believe there is something to learn from everyone.

You’ll get to add new skills to your resume based on real experience.

We want our interns to be able to easily identify their impact on our organization once their internship is completed. That is why we give our interns projects and responsibilities that are critical to our organization.

Our interns aren’t just making copies. They handle crucial projects, participate in important meetings and even gain managerial experience.

If you think you are a good fit for our team, please take a moment to view our internship offerings:


Spring-Summer Greenhouse Intern

2018 Sales and Private Events Intern

Summer Events Intern