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Jobs + Internships

Thank you for your interest in working with Slow Food USA! The national team is a close-knit unit, with HQ in Brooklyn, NY and team members in Portland and Denver. We collaborate closely with the Slow Food mothership in Italy and other Slow Food communities around the world. While the work is fast-paced and intense, we have a lot of fun and always look for ways to live the Slow values that we champion.

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. See more about EIJ at Slow Food USA.

Current Openings:

Internship: Digital & Social Media (Remote)

Location: remote
Duration: 3-6 months, beginning mid-November

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization that was born in Italy 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 pursue our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for us, good for the environment, and good for those who grow, harvest and prepare it. Slow Food is active in over 160 countries around the world. The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with headquarters in Brooklyn, NY and over 150 chapters nationwide.

Who we’re looking for

The digital media intern will assist in managing our social media platforms (with over 750,000 followers, cumulative across platforms) ans digital communications for campaigns and special projects. This is a great opportunity to gain specific work experience, be a productive part of a small but mighty team, add to a portfolio and connect with the global Slow Food network! The position entails about 8 hours/week.

What you’ll do

  • Work with supervisor on editorial calendar for social platforms that integrates campaigns, summits, chapter happenings, special projects and current, food-related topics
  • Organize, write and schedule posts for Slow Food USA Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts
  • Maintain and moderate social media accounts—comments, messages, edits and network engagement
  • Monitor and manage communications e-mail inbox

Skills

  • Proven experience with social media platforms, specifically Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Ability to recognize on-brand aesthetic and design
  • Excellent grammar and copy editing skills
  • Proficiency with or ability to learn scheduling platform
  • Excellent people and communication skills, comfortable connecting virtually with team and community members
  • Great time management and quick turn-around on time-sensitive content
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and creative
  • Great interest in and some understanding of food, agriculture and community-based advocacy

Bonus skills:

  • Photo editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Spanish language

Students may earn academic credit.

To apply: Please apply via the form below. Please include examples of your work—this can be links to social media channels you manage (including your own), a portfolio, or links to other digital media work you have done that lives online—in your cover letter.

Internship: Editorial (remote)

Location: remote
Duration: 3-6 months, begins mid-November

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization that was born in Italy 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 pursue our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for us, good for the environment, and good for those who grow, harvest and prepare it. Slow Food is active in over 160 countries around the world. The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with headquarters in Brooklyn, NY and over 150 chapters nationwide.

Who we’re looking for

The Slow Food USA editorial internship is all about bringing strong and dynamic voices to the forefront of Slow Food USA communications. The editorial intern engages with people both inside and outside of the Slow Food USA network to tell timely and important stories. You’ll also help us tell the story of campaigns and events through the people who are involved. This process involves interviewing, writing, and copy editing. You may also contribute to writing press releases, editing our biannual magazine, and drafting email newsletters. This is a great opportunity to gain specific work experience, be a productive part of a small but mighty team, add to your portfolio and connect with the global Slow Food network! The position generally entails 16 hours/week, but we are flexible with the exact schedule.

What you’ll do

  • Create and manage a blog schedule
  • Outreach to and management of guest writers
  • Post blog posts to Slow Food USA blog
  • Write copy for campaigns, special projects and virtual events
  • Join webinars hosted by Slow Food USA and affiliates; write synopses and overviews of discussions and topics
  • Work with the Slow Food USA Youth Network, Food and Farm Policy Committee, Slow Fish North America and Slow Food International to publish content to the Slow Food USA blog

Skills

  • Excellent grammar and copy editing skills
  • Comfortable and excited to reach out to guest writers and work with content crestors in the network
  • Experience conducting interviews and writing journalistic stories
  • Ability to pitch story ideas and generate content for blog
  • Organized, self-motivated and able to troubleshoot independently
  • WordPress; proficiency with or ability to learn technical aspects of posting to blog on WordPress

Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit

To apply: Please submit your application via the form below and include/attach at least one writing sample with your application.

Internship: Virtual Programming and Video (remote)

Location: remote
Duration: 3-6 months, beginning mid-November

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization that was born in Italy 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 pursue our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for us, good for the environment, and good for those who grow, harvest and prepare it. Slow Food is active in over 160 countries around the world. The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with over 150 chapters nationwide.

Who we’re looking for

The virtual programming intern will assist in managing and processing digital media and communications related to Slow Food Live and Slow Food USA virtual summits. This is a great opportunity to gain specific work experience, be a productive part of a small but mighty team, add to a portfolio and connect with the global Slow Food network! Workload fluctuates, is dependent on current virtual programming.

What you’ll do

  • Attend and provide tech support for all webinars and meetings
  • Edit and process webinar and meeting recordings
  • Work with editorial intern to post recordings and pertinent info to Slow Food USA blog
  • Craft follow-up e-mails to participants and registrants
  • Monitor and manage inquiries related to virtual programming in communications e-mail inbox

Skills

  • Video Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro)
  • Media Management
  • Tech support and troubleshooting (Zoom)
  • Great people and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Comfortable working with a remote team and communicating with programming partners 

Internships are unpaid but students may earn academic credit.

To apply: Please apply via the form below. Please include links to examples of your video editing work, if applicable.