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JOBS

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Internships

Communications Editorial Intern

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, executive director.

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

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Anna Mulé, Executive Director

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 campaigns.
  • Manage the Slow Food USA blog, including writing original posts.

Duration & Hours:
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 and will receive a monthly unlimited metrocard.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume with Editorial Internship in the subject line to Anna Mulé at anna@slowfoodusa.org by September 20, 2019.

Food and Farming Policy Intern

Engagement Period: September, October, December (with opportunities to renew)

Introduction: Slow Food USA (SFUSA) supports a food chain is Good, Clean, and Fair for All.  We believe that everyone has the right to enjoy ample, culturally meaningful, sustainably and humanely produced food that is good for human health and well-being, the planet, and those who work to bring food to our tables.

We know that our individual, informed choices can support good, clean, and fair food for all.  We also know that public policy, at federal, state, and local levels, greatly influences what food is produced, how it is produced, with what impact on the environment, and who has access to that food.  We know too that we must advocate for policies that support our principles and against policies that undermine them. 

Goal: To facilitate SFUSA’s policy development and advocacy regarding national and local public food and farming policy, including, nationally, the Farm Bill, the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR), and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) Reauthorization and federal food-related regulations, programs, and policies.   

Responsibilities:  Working with stakeholders (SFUSA executive management, the SFUSA Food and Farm Policy Steering Committee, the SFUSA Network (members and supporters), and like-minded and allied organizations) the Policy Fellow will

  1. develop SFUSA policy priorities to positively impact federal and local legislation, policy, programs, and regulations
  2. help develop, educate, and empower the SFUSA Network to engage in food and farming policy advocacy
  3. provide strategic opportunities for the SFUSA network to engage on specific policy issues; facilitate and execute periodic network calls to action
  4. develop and maintain SFUSA Policy Web Page content and maintain policy records and
  5. support the development and execution of policy programming at Slow Food Nations

Report: Ian McHugh, SFUSA Network + Operations and Ed Yowell, Chair of the Policy Steering Committee 

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.  The products produced during this engagement are the property of SFUSA.

Digital Media Marketing Intern

Location: Portland, OR

Reports to: Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

Slow Food is a mission-driven organization with 150 local chapters throughout the country, and part of the global Slow Food network working for a food system that is good, clean and fair in over 160 countries. 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), campaigns and communications with our network. 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!

Main Responsibilities:
  • Work with supervisor on editorial calendar for social platforms that integrates campaigns, chapter happenings and current, food-related topics
  • Research, write, and schedule content for Slow Food USA Facebook, Twitter, Instagram accounts
  • Maintain and moderate social media accounts—comments, messages, edits and network
  • 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
Duration & Hours: 
  • Fall 2019
  • 16 hours per week
  • 1 day per week at co-working site in Portland, 1 day remote
  • Flexible to your school schedule!

Compensation:  Valid for school 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.

Network + Development Intern

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Ian McHugh, Network + Operations

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 nonprofit management.

The Network and Development 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.

Main 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 create network communications materials through writing and content building
  • Help create resources for chapter leaders
  • Monitor new chapter inquiries and guide people through the process of starting a chapter
  • 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
  • Experience with graphic design and use of Adobe Creative Suite software (preferred)
  • Experience managing and analyzing data, with attention to detail (preferred)
  • Previous experience working with databases (preferred)


Duration & Hours: 

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 and will receive a monthly unlimited metrocard.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume with Network + Development and Internship; in the subject line to Ian McHugh at ian@slowfoodusa.org by September 19, 2019.