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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.

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.


Editorial Intern

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The Editorial Intern will help produce content for a range of media including our magazine, blog, website, and social media channels. He or she will develop our relationships with freelance journalists and photographers, and will have opportunities to pitch, write and edit for our platforms.

Responsibilities include:
  • Wrangle, prod and keep track of contributing journalists
  • Research, pitch, outline, write and edit stories related to our local chapters
  • Help develop our network of freelance writers around the country
  • Assist with various online communications and administrative tasks
Qualifications:
  • College junior/senior or graduate student
  • Interest and experience in journalism or content development
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, Adobe Indesign experience a big plus
  • Familiarity with the food movement and food-related organizations
  • Ability in and comfort with working independently

Start Date:TBD (sooner is better)

A minimum of 10 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 your resume and a cover letter with a short pitch for a story you’d like to write for our blog to Lloyd Ellman, Communications Manager: lloyd@slowfoodusa.org (Include subject line “Editorial Internship”)

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.


School Gardens Intern

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

Slow Food USA is a national nonprofit with a small staff based in Brooklyn, NY and over 200 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. Slow Food USA’s National School Garden Program is currently run from Denver, CO. The School Garden Intern will assist with developing 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. The successful intern for this position can work out of either the Brooklyn or Denver offices.

Responsibilities include:
  • Assist chapters with collecting data via surveys or phone interviews
  • Help to develop and maintain resources on our Web page
  • Help maintain school garden contact databases
  • Help coordinate on-line orders of school garden materials from our website
  • Help develop a monthly newsletter for school garden leaders
  • Conduct a survey of Slow Food chapters to determine their level of school garden activities
Qualifications:

Required:

  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Creativity and willingness to take initiative
  • Strong communication, phone and writing skills
  • 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:March 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 in. This internship is not a research-based project. Please send cover letter and resume to Andrew Nowak, Director, National School Garden Program at Andrew@slowfoodusa.org by February 28, 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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