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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 either of the national offices (Brooklyn, NY or Denver, CO), in addition to some remote opportunities. 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. For students seeking academic credit, we are happy to accept applications a season in advance. Please specify in the subject line of your email which season you are applying for. Any available internships are listed here.

Communications Intern

Slow Food USA seeks an enthusiastic and tech-savvy intern to join and support our efforts to change the food system in the United States. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, strong enthusiasm for our work and an interest in non-profit management.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Executive Director, Richard McCarthy

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in over 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. Founded in 1989 to challenge the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures, today, we coordinate local, national and global programs and campaigns to achieve our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for them, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet.

The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with a small staff split between Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO and over 150 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. The Communications Intern will acquire the skills and portfolio to prepare for an entry-level position in communications. Assist in creating and managing digital content for our various channels; conduct outreach to media outlets and partners; develop content strategy for the organization’s communications platform.

Responsibilities:
  • Digital Content: Manage social media channels (working closely with the National School Garden staff in Denver, CO and the Slow Food International communications staff in Bra, Italy) including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Email; procure and create content for social, blog and digital campaigns (design and copy); research, compile and edit content for publication. Each week, we publish at least one blog post, promote via social media; maintain a weekly schedule for social media; and publish at least one monthly email newsletter.
  • Outreach: Contact media outlets, organizations and program partners to coordinate, write and produce press releases, media kits, email and promotional materials that support the national organization’s priorities (biodiversity, school gardens, meat, and public advocacy).
  • Content Strategy: Use social media and website analytics to measure and report on performance, make and act on recommendations for refinement; plan editorial calendar (we maintain a weekly docket of communications that includes weekly blog posts, Meatless Monday); and explore and implement new communications projects (for instance, is it possible to publish a magazine on Medium with partners? Or contribute to the Lexicon of Sustainability’s platform, and/or a biweekly roundup of Slow Food and general food news?).
  • Clean and maintain membership database.
  • Support the September Membership Drive.
Qualifications:
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Creativity and willingness to take initiative
  • Demonstrated interest in food and farming issues, both nationally and internationally
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Indesign and basic HTML
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and work well independently
  • Interest in how a nonprofit works and how it sustains and expands programming through fund development (preferred)
  • Experience managing and analyzing data, with attention to detail (preferred)

Start Date: August 31, 2015

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all intern cycles. Fall and spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit.

Please send cover letter and resume with “Communications Internship”” in the subject line to Richard McCarthy at internships@slowfoodusa.org by August 15, 2015.

Slow Food USA is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Development Intern

Slow Food USA seeks a motivated, energetic Development Intern to join and support our efforts to change the food system in the United States. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, strong enthusiasm for our work and an interest in non-profit management.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Development Manager, Administrative Assistant

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in over 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. We were founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures. Today, we coordinate local, national and global programs and campaigns to achieve our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for them, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet.

The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with a small staff split between Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO and over 150 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. Working closely with the Development Manager and Administrative Assistant, the Development Intern will assist with resource generation through membership, individual donors and communications strategies. S/he will gain valuable fundraising, communications, research, and grassroots outreach skills, while supporting Slow Food USA’s work to promote good, clean and fair food. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in pursing a career in Development or simply learning how non-profits grow and sustain themselves.

Responsibilities:
  • Researching prospective major donors
  • Creating fundraising materials through writing and content generation, assisting with appeals for donors at the middle donor level
  • Assist in acknowledging and thanking donors
  • Helping to maintain donor records and data hygiene in donor database
  • Assist in editing grant proposals or reports and stewardship pieces, compiling news briefings and blog posts, and designing communications pieces, as needed
  • Supporting the September Membership Drive
Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and take initiative
  • Excellent phone communication skills
  • Previous experience working with databases preferred, but we welcome those eager to learn
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Suite
  • Research, design, or content building and writing experience (preferred)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Experience with graphic design and use of Adobe Creative Suite software (preferred)
  • Happy, friendly and helpful attitude
  • Demonstrated interest in food and farming issues
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system

Start Date: September, 2015

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all intern cycles. Fall and spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit.

Please send cover letter and resume with "Development Internship" in the subject line to Caroline Morris at internships@slowfoodusa.org by August 15, 2015.

Slow Food USA is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


School Garden Program Intern

Slow Food USA seeks a passionate and dynamic School Garden Intern to join and support our efforts to change the food system in the United States. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, strong enthusiasm for our work, and a willingness to learn new skills.

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Location: Denver, CO

Reports to: Program Manager, National School Garden Program

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in over 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. We were founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures. Today, we coordinate local, national and global programs and campaigns to achieve our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for them, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet.

The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with a small staff split between Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO and over 150 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. Slow Food USA’s National School Garden Program is currently run from the Denver office. The School Garden Intern will assist with developing and supporting Slow Food USA's network of local and campus chapters in their efforts to support school garden projects in their communities. This intern must be based in Denver.

Responsibilities:
  • Help maintain our database of school garden contacts and Google map of gardens
  • Work with our partner organizations to share Slow Food USA garden resources
  • Assist Slow Food USA chapters with collecting data via surveys or phone interviews
  • Help to develop, design, and maintain resources on our web page
  • Conduct research on grant opportunities, partnerships, and other school garden resources
  • Help coordinate on-line orders of school garden materials from our website
  • Continue a survey of Slow Food chapters to determine their level of school garden activities
  • Generally support the Program Director and Program Manager as needed
Qualifications:
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Creativity and willingness to take initiative
  • Strong communication, phone and writing skills
  • Experience with Google Drive (Gmail, Google Docs, etc.)
  • Experience managing and analyzing data, with attention to detail
  • Knowledge and skills in website coding and basic HTML (preferred)
  • Knowledge of food and farming issues
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system

Start Date: September 2015

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all intern cycles. Fall and spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit. This internship is to provide general office support for the chapters that we are engaged with. This internship is not a research-based project.

Please send cover letter and resume to Lauren Howe, Manager of the National School Garden Program with "School Garden Program Intern" in the subject line to internships@slowfoodusa.org by August 30, 2015.

Slow Food USA is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


School Garden Communications and Marketing Intern

Slow Food USA seeks an energetic and tech-savvy intern to join the School Garden team and support our work through communications, marketing, and public relations. The ideal candidate will have a strong enthusiasm for Slow Food USA’s work, excellent communication and design skills, and a creative entrepreneurial spirit.

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More specifically, the intern will focus on the Slow Food USA-Chipotle partnership around school gardens, which involves the promotion, coordination, and evaluation of Chipotle resources to school gardens across the United States. The intern will also help develop communications material for the National School Garden Program such as one pagers and resource guides, as well as some social media activity.

Location: Denver, CO

Reports to: Program Manager, National School Garden Program

The ideal candidate for this internship will have a strong enthusiasm for Slow Food USA’s work, excellent communication and design skills, and a creative entrepreneurial spirit.

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in over 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. We were founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures. Today, we coordinate local, national and global programs and campaigns to achieve our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for them, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet.

The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with a small staff split between Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO and over 150 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. Slow Food USA’s National School Garden Program is currently run from the Denver office. The School Garden Communications and Marketing Intern will assist with liaising to and supporting Slow Food USA's network of over 200 local and campus chapters in their efforts to support school garden projects in their communities. This intern must be based in Denver.

Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a liaison between Slow Food USA’s National School Garden Program and the Chipotle Marketing Team in Denver
  • Communicate regularly with Chipotle Marketing Strategists (MSs) from across the US
  • Coordinate the promotion of Chipotle resources (school fundraisers, food donations, Chipotle currency/gift cards, Grow Activity Books, and Grow Kits) to Slow Food USA chapters and schools
  • Develop and maintain a system of communication, tracking and fulfillment for resource requests between chapters, schools, and Chipotle MSs
  • Follow up with schools before and after events to collect stories and photos for evaluation purposes
  • Assist in developing a creative social media strategy for promoting the Slow Food USA-Chipotle school garden partnership
  • Develop and design Slow Food USA school-garden themed one pagers and other visually appealing guides as needed
Qualifications:
  • Background in communications or marketing highly desired
  • Experience in graphic design highly preferred
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Creativity and willingness to take initiative
  • Strong communication, phone and writing skills
  • Experience with Google Drive (Gmail, Google Docs, etc.)
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Experience collecting, managing, and analyzing data
  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Knowledge of food and farming issues
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system

Start Date: September 2015

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all intern cycles. Fall and spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit. This internship is to provide general office support for the chapters that we are engaged with. This internship is not a research-based project.

Please send cover letter and resume to Lauren Howe, Manager of the National School Garden Program with “School Garden Communications and Marketing Internship” in the subject line to internships@slowfoodusa.org by August 30, 2015.

Slow Food USA is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Global Garden Exchange School Garden Intern

Slow Food USA seeks a motivated, globally-minded intern to join the team and support our international school garden work. The ideal candidate for this internship will have a strong enthusiasm for Slow Food USA’s work, excellent communication skills, an affinity for international issues, and a strong sense of cultural sensitivity.

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More specifically, the intern will assist with the development and launch of the Global Garden Exchange (GGE) international pen pal program. GGE aims to connect schools in the US with each other and those around the world through cultural exchange and shared learning around school gardens. Participating teachers will be able to send and receive emails, photos, and lessons learned with their “sister garden.” This program could turn into a traditional recipe exchange, an opportunity for students to build their foreign language skills, or perhaps lifelong friendships and travel abroad.

Location: Denver, CO

Reports to: Program Manager, National School Garden Program

Slow Food USA seeks a motivated, energetic intern to join the team and support our international school garden work. More specifically, the intern will assist with the development and launch of the Global Garden Exchange (GGE) international pen pal program. GGE aims to connect schools in the US with each other and those around the world through cultural exchange and shared learning around school gardens. Participating teachers will be able to send and receive emails, photos, and lessons learned with their “sister garden.” This program could turn into a traditional recipe exchange, an opportunity for students to build their foreign language skills, or perhaps lifelong friendships and travel abroad.

The ideal candidate for this internship will have a strong enthusiasm for Slow Food USA’s work, excellent communication skills, an affinity for international issues, and a strong sense of cultural sensitivity.

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in over 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. We were founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures. Today, we coordinate local, national and global programs and campaigns to achieve our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for them, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet.

The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with a small staff split between Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO and over 150 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. Slow Food USA’s National School Garden Program is currently run from the Denver office. This intern must be based in Denver.

Responsibilities:
  • Help develop an application process for teachers both in the United States and abroad
  • Solicit teacher applications via email and do email follow up when necessary
  • Organize and maintain individual contacts
  • Pair up schools in the United States with those abroad and facilitate initial communication
  • Assist in the development of an evaluation process for the program
  • Collect stories and photos to help document and evaluate the program
  • Brainstorm other ways to connect school gardens and youth around the world
  • Generally support the National School Garden Program Manager around GGE
Qualifications:
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Creativity and willingness to take initiative
  • Strong communication, phone and writing skills
  • Experience with Google Drive (Gmail, Google Docs, etc.)
  • Graphic design experience (preferred)
  • Spanish or other foreign language skills (hugely preferred)
  • Knowledge of food and farming issues
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system
  • Interest in global issues and a strong sense of cultural sensitivity

Start Date: September, 2015

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all intern cycles. Fall and spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit. This internship is to provide general office support for the chapters that we are engaged with. This internship is not a research-based project.

Please send cover letter and resume to Lauren Howe, Manager of the National School Garden Program with “Global Garden Exchange School Garden Internship” in the subject line to internships@slowfoodusa.org by August 30, 2015.

Slow Food USA is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Network Support and Outreach Intern

Slow Food USA seeks an outgoing and community minded intern to join and support our efforts to change the food system in the United States. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, strong enthusiasm for our work and an interest in non-profit management.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, Megan Larmer

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in over 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. We were founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures. Today, we coordinate local, national and global programs and campaigns to achieve our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for them, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet.

The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with a small staff split between Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO and over 150 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. The Network Intern will assist in communicating with, coordinating, and building our grassroots network. He or she will learn valuable communications, data management, and community organizing skills while supporting Slow Food USA’s work to promote good, clean and fair food.

Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with staff supervisors to strategize and develop means for local leaders to engage with national and international campaigns such as: The Ark of Taste, Slow Meat, and the Slow Food Youth Network
  • Respond to inquiries and support requests from members and local leaders of the Slow Food movement
  • Help to create network communications materials through writing and content building
  • Interview local leaders that are doing amazing projects and draft spotlights on them for emails and blog posts
  • Clean and maintain membership database
  • Support the September Membership Drive
Qualifications:
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Creativity and willingness to take initiative
  • Customer service experience
  • Demonstrated interest in food and farming issues, both nationally and internationally
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and work well independently
  • Interest in how a nonprofit works and how it sustains and expands programming through fund development (preferred)
  • Experience with graphic design and use of Adobe Creative Suite software (preferred)
  • Experience managing and analyzing data, with attention to detail (preferred)
  • Previous experience working with databases (preferred)

Start Date: August 31, 2015

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all intern cycles. Fall and spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit.

Please send cover letter and resume with “Network Support and Outreach Internship” in the subject line to Megan Larmer at internships@slowfoodusa.org by August 15, 2015.

Slow Food USA is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Campaigns Intern

Slow Food USA seeks an enthusiastic and tech-savvy intern to join and support our efforts to change the food system in the United States. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, strong enthusiasm for our work and an interest in non-profit management.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY (preferred); Remote (possible)

Reports to: Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, Megan Larmer

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in over 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. We were founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures. Today, we coordinate local, national and global programs and campaigns to achieve our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for them, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet.

The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with a small staff based in Brooklyn, NY and over 200 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. The Campaigns Intern will assist in promoting and furthering our campaigns and initiatives at the local and international level. The intern can expect to work on some combination of the following initiatives: The Ark of Taste, Slow Meat, Slow Cheese, Slow Fish, Slow Wine, and Indigenous Terra Madre. He or she will learn valuable communications, research, and website building skills while supporting Slow Food USA’s work to promote good, clean and fair food.

Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the Assoc. Dir. of Strategic Initiatives to coordinate campaigns between grassroots and global leaders in support of Slow Food’s mission
  • Conduct independent research in support of biodiversity initiatives, specifically the Ark of Taste
  • Maintain the Ark of Taste online catalog of endangered foods as new foods are added to it in both analog and digital formats
  • Help to create campaign communications materials through writing and content building
  • Support logistical needs of the North American delegation to Indigenous Terra Madre
Qualifications:
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Creativity and willingness to take initiative
  • Customer service experience
  • Demonstrated interest in food and farming issues, both nationally and internationally
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system
  • Patience and willingness to accommodate the needs of leaders within the Slow Food movement with variable time resources, language abilities, and digital communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and work well independently
  • Interest in how a nonprofit works and how it sustains and expands programming through fund development (preferred)
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook. Twitter, etc.)
  • Spanish, Italian, or other language skills besides English (preferred)
  • Experience with html coding (preferred)
  • Experience with graphic design and use of Adobe Creative Suite software (preferred)
  • Experience managing and analyzing data, with attention to detail (preferred)
  • Previous experience working with databases (preferred)

Start Date: August 31, 2015

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all intern cycles. Fall and spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit.

Please send cover letter and resume with “Campaigns Internship” in the subject line to Megan Larmer at internships@slowfoodusa.org by August 15, 2015.

Slow Food USA is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


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