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12 Feb 2022

Internship CA Climate-Friendly School Food Intern (CA Resident Remote)

Friends of the Earth – Posted by FOEjobs Anywhere

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Job Description

Who We Are:

Friends of the Earth (FOE) is a national not-for-profit environmental organization that strives for a healthier and more just world. We push for the reforms that are needed. It’s an approach that has worked for five decades to produce important victories that help protect our planet and its people. We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in more than 70 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.

What We Look For: A talented and dedicated intern to help support Friends of the Earth’s California Climate-Friendly School Food program. A highly motivated, quick learner who is able to take initiative. Someone with strong marketing, communications, research, writing and editing skills. We’re looking for someone to play an integral role in supporting of the Food and Agriculture team with organizing resources needed to be successful in shifting school food services to climate-friendly menus. An innovative thinker who is able to support the program in connecting with school districts, creating new marketing materials, scheduling meetings and supporting internal data collection for the team.

Does this sound like you? If so, then this is the intern position for you. This is a paid, part-time internship. Intern must be able to commit to 15-20 hrs/week; (specific hours in the range of 15-20 hours per week to be negotiated) at the rate of $15/hour. The length of the internship is 5-7 months.

What the Role Needs:

Supportive contributor: You support and schedule meetings with school nutrition service teams, government and non-profit program partners across California. Support outreach with student, community-based healthy and environmental groups.

Detail Oriented: Take detailed meeting notes and help maintain our file organization to support our team with tracking school district information.

Data-driven: You will research plant-based products and vendors and create a new database/file systems for our team. Gather and track data from school food service directors on climate-friendly menu practices.

Marketing Support: You will help provide support with marketing new programming opportunities for school food service teams, including social media engagement, flyers and other communities on climate-friendly, plant based, organic school food.

Required Qualifications:  

  • Must be a California Resident.
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, Office and basic Microsoft programs.
  • Comfortable using Google Forms and MailChimp
  • Education and/or experience with public health, environmental studies, non-profit or community-based work.
  • Understanding of sustainable agriculture, the intersection between food and climate, the connection of food justice to racial justice, and the harms of the industrial agriculture system.
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills.
  • A highly motivated, quick learner who is able to take initiative and work independently.
  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • All candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.  FOE does not sponsor any employment related visas.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A background in environmental issues, public health, racial justice, food systems, environmental science, and/or public policy.
  • Experience with graphic design, marketing, and social media.
  • Skilled at MailChimp and/or creation of email newsletters or blog posts
  • Experience and familiarity with collecting, analyzing and summarizing reliable data in Excel Spreadsheets.

Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.

How to Apply

Click here to apply online.

Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Internship.

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