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.
Intern: Food and Farm Policy (Remote)
Duration: 3-6 months (generally spring, summer and fall semesters)
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 Good, Clean, and Fair Food for All – 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. We advocate for public policy that aligns with our beliefs and principles and against policies that do not. Slow Food is active in over 160 countries around the world. The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit organization with headquarters in Brooklyn, NY and with over 150 chapters nationwide.
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We’re seeking an outgoing, community-minded intern to join and support our efforts to change our food system in the United States. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, strong enthusiasm for our work, and interests in food and farm policy making and nonprofit work. You’ll support the activities of the SFUSA Food and Farm Policy Steering Committee, schedule, attend, and document policy meetings (virtual), engage in food policy research and analysis, prepare policy papers and blog posts, help maintain the SFUSA Policy webpage, and develop and coordinate calls to action to our grassroots network. You’ll learn valuable communications, data management, and community organizing skills while supporting Slow Food USA’s work to promote good, clean, and fair food for all. This is a great opportunity to gain important food policy experience, be a productive part of a small but mighty team, and connect with the national and global Slow Food network! The position generally entails 16 hours/week, but we are flexible with the exact schedule.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Work closely with the Policy Committee and SFUSA staff supervisors to strategize and develop means for our network to engage with national and international campaigns
- Help to create network communications materials through writing and content building
- Help create policy resources for our network
- Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
- Creativity and willingness to take initiative
- Demonstrated interest in food and farming issues – sustainable and regenerative food production, fairness for small and mid-scale family farmers, ranchers, fishers, farmworkers, and food chain workers, and the right to access healthful food
- Commitment to food system equity, inclusion, and justice, especially regarding race, class, and gender
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Ability to manage multiple projects at once and work well independently
- Experience researching and writing
- Experience with graphic design and use of Adobe Creative Suite software
- Experience managing and analyzing data, with attention to detail
- Previous experience working with databases
Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit and will receive a monthly unlimited MetroCard.
To apply: Please submit your application via the form below.