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Internships

Slow Food USA offers three internship cycles: Fall (September-December), Spring (January-April), and Summer (May-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 we provide a monthly unlimited metro card and students may earn academic credit. Available internships are posted below.

Fall and Spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. 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.

Slow Food Nations Intern

Slow Food seeks a motivated, energetic intern for our Denver, CO office to support the planning, development and programming of Slow Food Nations, a festival to celebrate good, clean and fair food. The ideal candidate will have a strong enthusiasm for our work, attention to detail, and willingness to learn and work in a collaborative environment.


Communications Interns

From website editing to video production, media relations and copyediting, the comms team has a broad portfolio of media to handle. These internships give you lots of hands-on experience and can be customized when we match up our needs and your goals. We are a small team, and everyone pitches together to move the organization forward at a fast pace. We require two days/week, but are flexible with the exact schedule.

Digital Media Intern

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Reports to: Director of Communications & Campaigns (Anna Mulé)
Dates: January-May 2019

The digital media intern focuses on multimedia production, website management, and other digital communications platforms. If you want to work on something specific, or learn particular new skills, we can get that in.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Excellent grammar and copyediting skills.
  • Familiarity with WordPress or similar CMS.
  • Organized and self-motivated.

Bonus Skills & Experience:

  • Great interest in and some experience with food and agriculture
  • Spanish speaker

Main Responsibilities:

  • Produce video stories
  • Manage website content
  • Assist with weekly email newsletters

Editorial Intern

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Reports to: Director of Communications & Campaigns (Anna Mulé)
Dates: January-May 2019

The editorial intern will publish interesting and inspiring stories. This will involve interviewing food activists from the Slow Food USA network, writing blog posts, and writing press releases. If you want to work on something specific, or learn particular new skills, we can get that in.

Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting interviews and writing journalistic stories.
  • Excellent grammar and copyediting skills.
  • Ability to pitch story ideas and generate content for blog and magazine.
  • Organized and self-motivated.
  • Familiarity with blog publishing.

Bonus Skills & Experience:

  • Great interest in and some experience with food and agriculture
  • Spanish speaker

Main Responsibilities:

  • Write press releases about the Slow Food USA network and our upcoming event, Slow Food Nations.
  • Manage the Slow Food USA blog, including writing original posts.

Social and Digital Media Intern

Location: Denver, CO
Reports to: Marketing & Outreach Coordinator (Giselle Kennedy Lord)
Dates: January-May 2019

The digital media intern will play a crucial role in our dynamic, consistent social media presence (with over 750,000 followers), produce multimedia material, and manage multimedia content. If you want to work on something specific, learn particular new skills, or have story ideas, there is plenty of space for your creativity.

Qualifications:

  • Very savvy and experience with social media platforms, specifically Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro and/or Premiere Pro
  • Experience with and Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Illustrator and Lightroom
  • Excellent grammar and copyediting skills
  • Excellent people and communication skills; unafraid of getting out in the world and meeting/interviewing/photographing new (to you) people!
  • Organized and self-motivated

Bonus Skills & Experience:

  • Great interest in and some experience with food and agriculture
  • Familiarity with chefs and producers in the Denver area
  • Spanish speaker

Main Responsibilities:

  • Publish content to SFUSA Facebook, Twitter, Instagram accounts
  • Produce video stories with Communications team
  • Meet and engage with Denver food industry pros participating in Slow Food Nations ‘19

 

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 we provide a monthly unlimited metro card (for NYC) or parking (for Denver) and students may earn academic credit.

internships@slowfoodusa.org by December 15, 2018.

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 Development 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.

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Ian McHugh

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 Terra Madre Network
  • Respond to inquiries and support requests from members and local leaders of the Slow Food movement
  • Help to keep digital assets and the organization’s website current by: writing, coding, copyediting
  • Assist in acknowledging and thanking donors
  • Helping to maintain donor records and data hygiene in donor database
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
  • Familiarity with Google platforms (preferred)
  • Previous experience in website maintenance (preferred)
  • Previous experience working with databases (preferred)

Start Date:January 2019

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.

internships@slowfoodusa.org by December 13, 2018.

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.


Public Advocacy + Policy Intern

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.

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Ian McHugh and Ed Yowell of the SFUSA Policy Steering Committee

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.

Goals
  • To facilitate and steer SFUSA’s advocacy work during the Farm Bill season.
Work Plan
  • positively impact the Farm Bill in accordance with the SFUSA policy statement;
  • to provide opportunities for the SFUSA network to experience civic engagement and feel powerful; and
  • to provide support to the SF Policy Committee (so as to build their capacity via regular meetings, processes for making decisions) and to serve as a liaison between the volunteer network, partners, and the SFUSA office -- to deliver on calls to action;
  • to provide some internal communications support to the planning of the advocacy and food justice programming at Slow Food Nations.
Professional Expectations
  • While it may not be necessary to report to and work out of the office in every instance, it is important for there to be some office presence (in order to plan and collaborate with others on the team). We ask that the SFUSA email address be used exclusively for this work and that the work produced becomes the product of SFUSA.

Start Date:January 2019

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.

internships@slowfoodusa.org by December 13, 2018.

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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