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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 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.

Network Development Intern

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Reporting to Network Engagement Manager and based in Brooklyn, New York, the Network Development Intern will support our efforts to change the food system in the United States by assisting with the development and support of Slow Food USA's network of over 200 local and campus chapters.

Responsibilities include:
  • Help to develop and beta test new chapter orientation
  • Assist with annual chapter reporting
  • Monitor new chapter inquiries and guide people through the process of starting a new chapter
  • Interview chapters that are doing amazing projects and draft spotlights on them for emails and blog posts
  • Clean and maintain 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

Start Date: September 2014

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.

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

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Working closely with the Managing Director and Development Associate, the Development Intern will assist with resource generation through membership, individual donors and institutional donors. S/he will gain valuable fundraising, research, writing and grassroots outreach skills, while supporting Slow Food USA’s work to promote good, clean and fair food. Responsibilities include: researching prospective major donors, creating fundraising materials through writing and content generation, assisting with appeals for donors at the middle donor level, negotiating with companies for various discounts and promotions for Slow Food USA, editing grant proposals or reports and stewardship pieces, compiling news briefings and blog posts, and designing communications pieces, as needed.

Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and take initiative
  • Excellent phone 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
  • Outstanding attention to detail Experience with graphic design and use of Adobe Creative Suite software preferred
  • Happy, Friendly, helpful, attitude
  • Demonstrated commitment to Slow Food and interest in food movement issues

Minimum commitment: 15 hours per week. Start date: September 1.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Chloe@slowfoodusa.org by August 22.


Development Stewardship Intern

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Working closely with the Managing Director and Development Associate, this intern will assist with all things stewardship. Donor Stewardship is a vital aspect of fundraising and engages donors in our work with gratitude. The Stewardship intern would help create and manage communication strategies for our new Monthly Sustainers Program. He/she will research best practices, make weekly phone calls thanking donors, run acknowledgement letters, and renew and update donation records. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in pursing a career in Development or simply learning how non-profits grow and sustain themselves.

Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent phone communications skills required
  • Ability to work well independently and take initiative
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Research, design, or content building and writing experience preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Happy, Friendly, helpful, attitude
  • Demonstrated commitment to Slow Food and interest in food movement issues

Minimum commitment: 15 hours per week. Start date: September 1.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Chloe@slowfoodusa.org by August 22.


Marketing Intern

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Working closely with the Director of Communications, the Marketing intern will support multi-platform content development projects and promotional campaigns for Slow Food USA. Responsibilities include: drafting early morning food news briefings for internal audience; researching, producing and curating content related to Slow Food values for online communication through website, email and social networks, as well as in-person presentations.

Qualifications:
  • College junior/senior or graduate student
  • Interest in content development and distribution
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Familiarity with the food movement and food-related organizations
  • Ability and comfort working independently
  • Demonstrated commitment to Slow Food
  • Social media skills, including Facebook and Twitter, preferred

Minimum commitment: 15 hours per week; flexible start and end dates.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Gaby Lopez-Barry, gaby@slowfoodusa.org by September 15, 2014.


Public Relations Intern

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Working closely with the Director of Communications, the PR intern will support Slow Food USA’s promotional efforts with an emphasis on media relations and messaging. Responsibilities include: drafting early morning food news briefings for internal audience, fielding and vetting press inquiries, preparing spokespeople for interviews, sourcing and pitching local Slow Food stories, maintaining press clips and media lists.

Qualifications:
  • College junior/senior or graduate student
  • Relevant course work completed in communications, journalism or PR
  • Exceptional familiarity with the food movement news landscape
  • Superior phone skills and an ability to think before speaking
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to Slow Food
  • Social media skills, including Facebook and Twitter, necessary

Minimum commitment: 15 hours per week; flexible start and end dates.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Gaby Lopez-Barry, gaby@slowfoodusa.org by September 15, 2014.


Policy Intern

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Slow Food USA supports food that is good, clean, and fair.  We believe that everyone, every day, must have access to culturally meaningful, sustainably and humanely produced food that is good for their health and well-being and that food production must be good for the planet and good for those who bring food to our tables.

We know that our individual, informed choices and actions can support good, clean, and fair food. We also know that public policy, at federal, state, and local levels, greatly influences what and how food is produced and how the environment, and people at all ends of the food chain are affected by the production and availability of food.

We know too that to achieve and maintain good, clean, and fair food and farming, we must advocate for policies that support our principles and against policies that undermine them. The Slow Food USA Food and Farm Policy Steering Committee helps guide the work of the Slow Food USA Policy Task Force, which is a network of volunteers across the country that advocate in their communities for better food and farm policy.

Responsibilities:
  • Scheduling and attending at regular and ad hoc Policy Committee meetings (primarily via teleconference)
  • Taking and distributing Policy Committee meeting minutes, as necessary
  • Coordinating policy advocacy actions with SFUSA executive and other staff, Policy Committee members, Policy Task Force (Task Force) members, and others, as required
  • Maintaining a Slow Food Policy Advocacy Archive
  • Conducting research into policy issues, particularly gathering information about positions of ally organizations, as necessary
  • Writing policy position papers and blog posts related to Slow Food USA policy activity, as appropriate
  • Providing support to the Chair of the Policy Committee and Policy Committee members and SFUSA executive and other staff, as needed

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