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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.

Campaigns Intern

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The Campaigns Intern will assist in the organization, communication, and implementation of our national campaigns. Specifically, these are Slow Meat and the Ark of Taste. He or she will gain knowledge and skills in the areas of the industrial meat industry and alternative models, conference planning, agrobiodiversity, and website maintenance.

Responsibilities include:
  • Create copy for the Slow Food USA website
  • Facilitate meetings of committees organizing or advising on campaigns
  • Copy edit text for online or print publication
  • Research information in support of campaigns (eg. current issues, historical issues, scientific reports, etc.)
Qualifications:

Required:

  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment.
  • Experience or interest in grassroots advocacy.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Basic comfort level in Microsoft Office and related applications.

Desireable:

  • Experienced with html, crafting emails for a large audience, graphic design.
  • Comfortable with social media platforms.
  • Hands-on agricultural experience.
  • High level research using a variety of traditional and non-traditional sources.

Start Date:Mid-January

A minimum of 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.

Please send cover letter and resume to Megan Larmer (megan@slowfoodusa.org) with “Campaigns Internship” in the subject line by December 23, 2014.

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 Intern

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Slow Food USA seeks a motivated, energetic Network 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 and strong enthusiasm for our work.

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 Network Intern will assist with developing and supporting Slow Food USA's network of over 200 local and campus chapters.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist with annual chapter reporting
  • Help to develop and beta test new chapter orientation
  • Monitor new chapter inquiries
  • Guide people through the process of starting a chapter
  • Interview chapters that are doing amazing projects
  • Draft spotlights on chapters for emails and blog posts
  • Clean and maintain membership database
  • Provide membership support
  • Research content for Slow Food Youth Network USA social media pages and newsletters
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

Start Date: February 2015

A minimum of 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. Please send cover letter and resume to Isabel Eljaiek, Network Engagement Manager: isabel@slowfoodusa.org by January 5, 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. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


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