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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 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.

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Location: Denver, CO

Reports to:Slow Food Nations Event Director

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in over 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. The organization was 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. Denver is the site for Slow Food Nations, a festival to celebrate good, clean and fair food. The event will gather leaders and eaters, farmers and chefs, educators and families for a weekend of tastings, tours and talks. For three days in July 2018, Denver, CO will become the center of the North American food universe when innovation meets tradition during exciting culinary workshops, seminars, dinners, tours, taste pavilions and informal eating, drinking and connecting.

Responsibilities:
  • Liaise with partners and food leaders around Slow Food Nations programming design and content, including culinary workshops, tours and talks
  • Support event planning details related to programming, including venue confirmation, participant management, relevant communications, etc.
Qualifications:
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the Slow Food mission
  • Ability to thrive in a small but collaborative office environment and event planning team
  • Creativity, willingness to take initiative, and ability to work independently
  • 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 with Word, Excel and Google Apps (e.g. Gmail, Drive, Sheets, Docs)
  • 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
  • Event planning and logistics experience a plus
  • Spanish or other foreign language skills a plus
  • Knowledge of Salesforce CRM a plus

Start Date:January 2018

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 are open to non-student volunteers!

Please send cover letter and resume with “Slow Food Nations Internship” in the subject line to: manda@slowfoodusa.org by December 15, 2017.

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 Nations PR Internship

Slow Food USA is seeking an intern to support the public relations effort and press management for our 2018 Slow Food Nations event, a festival to celebrate good, clean and fair food. We are a small team running a big event so be prepared to have a hands-on learning experience. No boredom here!

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Location: Denver, CO or Brooklyn, NY

Reports to:Director of Communications & Campaigns, Anna Mulé

Responsibilities:
  • Manage press pass applications for Slow Food Nations
  • Identify local CO editors and publications to pitch
  • Assist with strategy and relationship building with local bloggers and influencers
  • Track media coverage
  • Help write press releases
  • Assist in managing event July 13th-15th
Qualifications:
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the Slow Food mission
  • Ability to thrive in a small but collaborative office environment and event planning team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Word, Excel and Google Apps
  • Organized and self-motivated

Start Date:January 2018 (flexible)

End Date:July 2018 (flexible)

Please send cover letter and resume with “Slow Food Nations PR Internship” in the subject line to: internships@slowfoodusa.org by December 11, 2017.

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.



Communications Interns

If you want to sit around and do filing, or need a lot of direction in order to produce, this is not the internship for you. We are a small team, and everyone pitches together to move the organization forward at fast pace. This internship will give you plenty of hands-on experience.

We require two days/week, but are flexible with the exact schedule. You’ll report to Anna Mulé, director of communications and campaigns.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Director of Communications & Campaigns, Anna Mulé

Digital Media Intern

The digital media intern will work to create a dynamic social media presence (with over 750,000 followers), produce multimedia material, and manage web content. 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.
  • Comfort with social media.
  • Excellent grammar and copyediting skills.
  • Organized and self-motivated.
Main Responsibilities:
  • Manage SFUSA Facebook, Twitter, Instagram accounts
  • Produce video stories
  • Manage website content
  • Assist with weekly email newsletters
Editorial Intern

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.
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.

Start Date:January 2018

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.

Please send cover letter and resume with “Communications Internship” in the subject line to: internships@slowfoodusa.org by December 11, 2017.

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 Outreach 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.

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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
  • Maintain membership and leadership 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 2018

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.

Please send cover letter and resume with “Network Support and Outreach Internship” in the subject line to: internships@slowfoodusa.org by December 11, 2017.

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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