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California Food and Justice Coalition Internships

The California Food and Justice Coalition has alerted us to the availability of two internships. Details below and in the downloadable files:

1. Organizing and Outreach Intern (see this description for more details):

Responsibilities: The intern would work with the staff in the Los Angeles office on a wide range of activities related to outreach, organizing and communications. Depending on the intern’s interests and skills projects could include: updating and possibly redesigning the Coalition website; assist in coordination of CFJC steering committee meetings and communications; support strategic planning taking place summer 2006; translating CFJC outreach materials and website into Spanish; and assisting with member communications through the CFJC e-newsletter, print newsletter, action alerts and possible mailings. The intern will also offer general administrative support when needed.

Skills and Qualifications: Excellent writing and editing skills – Web design or content management experience or interest – Good phone skills – Attention to detail – Experience with all Microsoft programs, including Excel and PowerPoint – Data analysis and researching – Enthusiasm for food justice issues.

Apply by Monday, May 29, 2006: Send a one-page letter stating your interest and availability, along with a sample of your own writing, to heather [at] foodsecurity [dot] org or fax to 310.822.1440.

2. Intern for Land Access Membership Action Team (see this description for more details)

Responsibilities: The intern would work with the Land Access committee to complete and compile case studies on land tenure models. This could include doing interviews, follow-up research and compiling case studies for an on-line publication. The intern will also assist in the committee’s efforts to develop recommendations for a future campaign. This may include: researching policy issues and programs related to land tenure; assisting co-chairs to convene meetings and conference calls; taking meeting notes; or drafting recommendations based on in put at meetings and research findings. Specific duties will be decided depending on the intern’s interest and availability and the most pressing tasks.

Skills and Qualifications: Compiling the case studies will require putting different voices and concerns into one cohesive and compelling publication, therefore we are looking for someone with excellent writing and editing skills. Candidates should be well versed with Microsoft applications and be comfortable doing most of their communication on the case study drafts through email and telephone calls.

To Apply: Please send a one-page letter stating your interest in the project, along with a sample of your own writing, to heather [at] foodsecurity [dot] org and Neelam [at] csuinc [dot] org or fax to 310.822.1440.

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