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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.


Communications Intern

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.

Editorial Intern

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Reports to: Executive Director (Anna Mulé)
Dates: September - December 2019

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.

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 will provide an unlimted monthly Metro card and students may earn academic credit.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to anna@slowfoodusa.org

Digital Media Marketing Intern

Location: Portland, OR
Reports to: Marketing & Outreach Coordinator (Giselle Kennedy Lord)
Duration and Hours:

  • Fall 2019 // September 1 - December 15
  • 2 days/16 hours per week
  • 1 day per week at co-working site in Portland, 1 day remote

Slow Food USA is a mission-driven organization and part of a global network in over 160 countries working for a food system that is good, clean and fair. The digital media intern will assist in managing and producing dynamic, consistent, on-brand content for our social media platforms (with over 750,000 followers, cumulative across platforms).

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with supervisor on editorial calendar for social platforms that integrates campaigns, chapter happenings and current topics
  • Write, schedule and publish content to SFUSA Facebook, Twitter, Instagram accounts
  • Brainstorm, plan and produce media with Communications Team to support campaigns, communities and membership

Qualifications:

  • Savvy and experienced with social media platforms, specifically Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Ability to recognize on-brand aesthetic and design
  • Excellent grammar and copyediting skills
  • Excellent people and communication skills, comfortable connecting virtually with team and community members
  • Organized and self-motivated

Bonus Skills & Experience:

  • Great interest in and some experience with food, agriculture and community-based advocacy
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Illustrator and Lightroom
  • Experience with video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Spanish speaker

 

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 will provide compensation for transportation to the work site and students may earn academic credit.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume and examples of your work—this can be a portfolio, links to social media channels you manage (including your own) or links to other work you have done that lives online—to giselle@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.


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. They 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.
  • 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:September 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 we will provide an unlimted monthly Metro card and students may earn academic credit..

Please submit a resume and cover letter to ian@slowfoodusa.org by August 26, 2019.

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:August 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 July 19, 2019.

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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