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Internships

Slow Food USA offers internships year-round to current undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates. The internships follow three cycles: Fall, Spring and Summer, located in the national office in Brooklyn, NY. Start and end dates are flexible, although typically our Fall internships begin in September, our Spring internships begin in January, and Summer internships in June. A minimum 15 hours per week is required for all cycles. Fall and Spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit. Any available internships are listed here.

Development Internship – Summer 2014

Working closely with the Managing Director and the Development Associate, the Development Intern will assist with resource generation, including membership, individual donors and institutional donors.

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He or she will research prospective major donors, help to create development communications materials through writing and content building, assist with appeals for donors at the middle donor level, assist in acknowledging and thanking donors, edit grant proposals or reports and stewardship pieces, compile news briefings and blog posts, and design communications pieces, as needed. The Development Intern will learn valuable fundraising, research, writing and grassroots outreach skills, while supporting Slow Food USA’s work to promote good, clean and fair food.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Previous experience working with databases
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Research, design, or content building and writing experience preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and work well independently
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong communication, phone and writing skills
  • Experience with graphic design and use of Adobe Creative Suite software preferred
  • Interest in how a nonprofit works and how it sustains and expands programming through fund development preferred

Minimum commitment: 15 hours per week. Start date is June 2, 2014. To apply, email cover letter and resume to chloe@slowfoodusa.org by March 28, 2013.


Network Development Internship – Summer 2014

Working closely with the Network Engagement Coordinator and the Director of Network Engagement, the Network Development Intern will assist with developing and supporting Slow Food USA’s network of over 200 local and campus chapters.

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He or she will help to develop and beta test new chapter orientation, assisting with annual chapter reporting, monitoring new chapter inquiries and guiding people through the process of starting a chapter, interviewing chapters that are doing amazing projects and drafting spotlights on them for emails and blog posts, and cleaning and maintaining the membership database.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Creativity and willingness to take initiative
  • Strong communication, phone and writing skills
  • Experience developing leadership, especially youth/student leadership
  • Experience managing and analyzing data, with attention to detail
  • Knowledgeable of food and farming issues
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system

Minimum commitment: 15 hours per week. Start date is June 2, 2014. To apply, email cover letter and resume to jovan@slowfoodusa.org by March 28, 2014.


Operations Internship – Summer 2014

Working closely with the Office Manager & Executive Assistant, the Operations & Executive Administrative Intern will provide support in the day-to-day management of the physical office and in providing support to Slow Food USA’s Executive Director.

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Specific duties include performing daily office tasks such as distributing mail and ensuring facilities are operating optimally, assisting with requests from Slow Food USA Executive Director Richard McCarthy, including booking travel, organizing schedule and preparing expense reports, ordering office supplies and complete invoices for office-related costs, completing important legal paperwork, and completing other operations and administrative tasks as needed. He or she will gain knowledge and skills in the areas of non-profit operations management, executive support, and office administration.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • A desire to learn more about how a non-profit organization runs, on all levels
  • Strong organization skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Good sense of humor and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to problem-solve and find creative solutions
  • High level of interest in the mission of Slow Food USA and non-profit management
  • Strong writing skills

Minimum commitment: 15 hours per week. Start date is June 2, 2014. To apply, email cover letter and resume to adam@slowfoodusa.org by March 28, 2014.


Policy Internship – Summer 2014

Working closely with the Managing Director, the Policy Intern will assist with managing Slow Food USA’s Policy Task Force and Policy Steering Committee, overseeing the determination of policy priorities, helping manage Slow Food action alerts, and acting as the central resource for organizational questions related to policy.

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He or she will learn valuable management, research, and communication skills, while supporting Slow Food USA’s work to promote good, clean and fair food.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Background in and/or knowledge of food policy preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and work well independently
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Interest in and knowledge of policy issues such as the Farm Bill, Ag-gag, GMO labeling, etc. is strongly preferred

Minimum commitment: 15 hours per week. Start date is June 2. To apply, email cover letter and resume to adam@slowfoodusa.org by March 28, 2014.


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