MARKET RESEARCH - Internship (Summer 2019)

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Barn2Door is a Seattle-based food+tech startup that helps local farms sell direct to buyers through all digital channels, including web, social and mobile. We exist to empower farmers who care about our planet.

We are looking for people passionate about the intersection of food, agriculture and technology. At Barn2Door, you’ll get to learn what it takes to build a startup business while also playing a critical role in our growth.


In this role as Market Research - Intern you’ll be responsible for contributing as a Market researcher to help us source, identify, and capture details on prospective customers.  The work will include targeted research in certain states and markets, combing certain resource directories, reviewing website, social posts and list serves.

To be successful in this role you need to be curious, detailed-oriented, methodical, technology adept and willing to laugh-out-loud. Some of the farm websites and social posts are downright funny and we encourage sharing humor in the office!

In this role, you’ll work closely with Marketing, Sales and Success. You’ll be expected to learn and become comfortable with HubSpot (a Customer Relationship Management software), and keep fastidious notes in HubSpot on each prospect.  Note, we only work with clean, sustainable and/or organic farmers - we don’t work with conventional farms.

This part-time role is ideal for a college student seeking to get exposure and insights to working inside a fast-paced startup environment.

Our office is located in Fremont (next door to SeaWolf bakery). You would be expected to work in the office (with the team) 40 hours per week for 10 weeks of the summer.

You Are

  • Curious, a learner, and seeking to grow.  Researching brings you joy!

  • Detail-oriented, able to complete rote and tedious work for the greater good!

  • Self-identified problem-solver, resourceful, humble - no task is too small

  • A highly motivated, focused self-starter (this isn’t a theory it’s a must)

  • A good communicator with great listening skills

  • Willing to work with a high degree of independence in an organization that commands teamwork

  • Extremely comfortable in a fast growth startup environment

You Have

  • Ambition to learn more about startups

  • Willingness to become an expert on Hubspot!

  • Comfort and natural ability working with technology and productivity tools, such as G! Suite and Slack

  • Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas.

  • Bonus: food or farming domain knowledge

You Will

  • Conduct detailed market research for the business

  • Analyze data and share insights on market trends, characteristics and attributes in a given market(s)

  • Research competitive solutions, market coverage and conduct a SWOT assessment

  • Willingly support other areas of the business - namely in Marketing, Sales and Success where your hard-work, positive attitude and detailed nature could be of value

You Get

  • $12h working full-time (40h per week) through Summer 2019

  • Real experience in a high profile startup company just hitting its growth curve

  • To work closely with all team members including executives

  • To grow your skill set and experience with end-to-end insight into a startup.

  • University of Washington Lavin Scholars encouraged to apply


We’re looking for driven, intelligent people who regularly go the extra mile. You should thrive on the urgency, the startup atmosphere and be results driven (always seeking to exceed expectations). You must be well-disciplined, self-motivated and hungry to achieve. If you’ve got drive, grit, creativity, and a passion for local food, startups and disrupting the food industry - then Barn2Door may be right for you.

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