Food Systems Network NYC (FSNYC) is a membership organization working toward universal access to nourishing, affordable food. Through collaboration, education, and advocacy, the Network is helping to establish a just and vibrant regional food and farm economy that promotes human and environmental health and prevents hunger.
FSNYC is currently seeking an energetic intern to provide communications and administrative support to the General Coordinator. Duties will include:
- Updating website and calendar with announcements and events (requires some research as well as posting what other people send us)
- Assisting Coordinator in putting compiling and sending out monthly newsletter on the first Tuesday of the month (using Constant Contact) with material provided by the communications committee
- Contributing articles to the FSNYC monthly newsletter and/or blog. Intern will have the opportunity to propose topics of interest.
- Assisting FSNYC in continuing to build and engage its online community on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter
- Tweeting during FSNYC events
- Answering general inquiries from members and e-mails from website
- Assisting FSNYC Coordinator in managing membership and maintaining membership database.
- As necessary, attending subcommittee meetings, usually during evenings, and taking notes. Read more about FSNYC subcommittees
- Attending and assisting with FSNYC program and fundraising events
This is a great opportunity to work with a dynamic non-profit focused on a community-driven approach to positive food system change and meet motivated, passionate advocates working across the food system.
Graduate students or undergraduate juniors or seniors are preferred.
- Knowledge of food systems issues
- Enthusiasm about educating the public and building community around food systems issues
- Strong interest in non-profit food organizations and collaboration
- Excellent communication and people skills.
- Self-motivation, creativity and direction
- Reliability and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
- Strong writing, editing, and organizational skills
- Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Drupal, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.)
- Experience in social issue organizing, communications, or journalism helpful
Hours: 10-15 hours per week
Compensation: modest monthly stipend, students may receive college credit
Dates: June – August (may start sooner and end later)
To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to the FSNYC Coordinator, Caitlin Salemi at email@example.com by May 20, 2012.
Read more about Food Systems Network NYC here.