Food Systems Network NYC seeking Summer Intern

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.

 

Internship Description:

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.

Qualifications:

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 caitlin@foodsystemsnyc.org by May 20, 2012.

Read more about Food Systems Network NYC here.

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