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Slow Food USA offers three internship cycles: Fall (September-December), Spring (January-April), and Summer (June-August) located in either of the national offices (Brooklyn, NY or Denver, CO), in addition to some remote opportunities. A minimum of 15 hours per week is required.

Internships are unpaid; however students may earn academic credit. Summer internships will be posted in February. Applications submitted before the internships open to application will not be considered. Available internships are posted below.

Strategic Initiatives Intern

Slow Food USA seeks a motivated, energetic and conscientious intern to join and support our efforts to change the culture of food. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail and enthusiasm for our work.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Director of Strategy and Community Engagement, Megan Larmer

Date: March to May

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 initiatives 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 Strategic Initiatives Intern will support the Ark of Taste program and assembly of the USA delegation to Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto 2016. He or she will gain knowledge and skills in the areas biodiversity, event planning, data management, and website maintenance.

Duties:
  • Work closely with staff and supervisor to recruit and evaluate applicants to the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 (TMSdG) USA delegation
  • Respond to inquiries and requests from local leaders and the public about TMSdG
  • Assist in creating communications and materials related to TMSdG and the Ark of Taste through writing and content building
  • Prepare new entries to the online Ark of Taste catalog
  • Participate in general office operations such as attending staff meetings, answering the phone, etc.
Qualifications:
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work efficiently both in a group and independently
  • Customer service, community organizing, or similar experience
  • Some experience with html is preferred
  • An interest in biodiversity and global food and farming issues is preferred
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system

Start Date: March 1 (flexible)

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all intern cycles. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit.

Please send cover letter and resume with “Strategic Initiatives Internship” in the subject line to Megan Larmer at internships@slowfoodusa.org. Applications accepted until position is filled.

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.


Slow Food Program Interns (Denver)

Slow Food seeks motivated, energetic interns for our Denver, CO office to support our efforts to change the world through food that is good, clean and fair for all. The ideal candidates will have a strong enthusiasm for our work and willingness to learn.

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Location: Denver, CO

Reports to: Program Manager, National School Garden Program and Director, Slow Food Denver

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 a network of over 150 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. The Denver office is also the base for Slow Food USA’s National School Garden Program and our biennial North American Slow Food event. These interns will assist with program support for Slow Food Denver, the North American Slow Food event and the National School Garden Program.

Responsibilities could include:
  • Help maintain our database of school garden contacts and Google map of gardens
  • Help to develop, design, and maintain resources for our web page
  • Assist Slow Food USA chapters with collecting data via surveys or phone interviews
  • Assist with managing the Ark of Taste Gardens project (process applications, and ship seed packets)
  • Maintain email accounts for projects like the Global Garden Exchange international e-pen pal program
  • Conduct research on grant opportunities, partnerships, and other school garden resources
  • Provide hands-on leadership for Slow Food Denver’s school garden programs, such as garden project coordination, cooking classes and Youth Farmers Markets
  • Provide support for Slow Food Denver’s community programs and events such as preserving workshops, community outreach, and producer tours
  • Assist with planning for the 2017 North American Slow Food event
  • Generally support the Director and Program Manager as needed
The ideal candidates will possess the following knowledge, skills and characteristics:
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm about the Slow Food mission
  • Ability to thrive in a small but collaborative environment
  • Creativity, willingness to take initiative, and ability to work independently
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms, specifically Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and follow-through with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Google Drive
  • Knowledge of food and farming issues
  • Flexibility and good humor
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system
  • Graphic design experience a plus
  • Spanish or other foreign language skills a plus
  • Proficiency in website coding and basic HTML a plus

Start Date: April 2016 or June 2016

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for either cycle. Internships have a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit. 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" and which cycle you are applying for (April or June) in the subject line to internships@slowfoodusa.org by March 15, 2016.

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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