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Slow Food USA now accepting internship applications

Slow Food USA is now accepting applications for summer internships based in its Brooklyn, New York headquarters. Available positions are below. Minimum hours per week: 15 – 20. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to the contact listed for the internship you are interested in. Note: If you apply to more than one internship, please indicate which internships you are applying for in your cover letter. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2012.

Development Internships
The Development team is looking for interns to assist with resource generation, including membership, individual giving and institutional giving. Projects will include conducting research for major donor prospects; helping create development communications materials; assisting with appeals for donors at the middle donor level; and negotiating various discounts and promotions for members. Interns may be involved with editing grant proposals and reports, stewardship pieces, compiling food news briefings and blog posts and with designing development communications pieces, as needed. Through this experience, the Development interns will learn valuable fundraising and grassroots outreach skills, while supporting our work to promote good, clean and fair food. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Aimee Thunberg at aimee@slowfoodusa.org

Qualifications:
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Previous experience working with databases
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Research experience
Ability to manage multiple projects at once
Outstanding attention to detail
Experience with graphic design and use of Adobe Creative Suite software preferred

Terra Madre and International Congress Internship
The Programs team is looking for an intern to help organize the U.S. delegation to Terra Madre , a biennial international event that celebrates good, clean, and fair food worldwide, and International Congress, a global gathering of Slow Food leaders that happens every 5 years. The Terra Madre and International Congress intern will work with staff to coordinate housing, travel, and food logistics for 200+ U.S. delegates to (30%); design, create and distribute 200+ pre-event informational and fundraising kits (30%); design and create 200+ welcome packages for delegates (30%); and research and recommend readings and mixed media on international food & farming issues (10%). Recommended internship is 25 hours per week. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Hnin W. Hnin at hnin@slowfoodusa.org

Qualifications:
Thrives in a collaborative environment
Is creative and takes initiative
Strong graphic design, communication, and writing skills
Knowledgeable of international food & farming issues
Experience coordinating pre-event logistics
Ability to manage many moving pieces while having an attention to detail
Commitment to cross-cultural exchange and anti-oppression, specifically around issues of nationality, race, class, and culture

Public Relations & Marketing Internship
The PR & Marketing team is looking for an intern to assist our PR & Marketing Manager in supporting Slow Food USA communications. Responsibilities will include monitoring and analyzing media coverage, researching trends, building media lists, drafting press releases and pitches, conducting select media outreach, updating the Slow Food USA press kit, participating in brainstorming sessions, and contributing to the development of new ideas and projects. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Emily Walsh at emilyw@slowfoodusa.org

Qualifications:
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to manage multiple projects at once
Outstanding attention to detail
Interest in public relations, journalism and/or media

Network Development Internship
The Programs team is looking for an intern to assist with developing and supporting our local Slow Food network and chapters. Responsibilities include helping to develop and beta test new chapter orientation (25%); helping to develop and pilot chapter performance management system (25%); monitoring new chapter inquiries and guiding people through the process of starting a chapter (20%); interviewing chapters that are doing amazing projects and drafting spotlights on them for emails and blog posts (20%); cleaning and maintaining chapter and leader database (10%). To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Hnin W. Hnin at hnin@slowfoodusa.org

Qualifications:
Thrives in a collaborative environment
Is creative and takes initiative
Strong communication, phone, and writing skills
Experience developing leadership, especially youth/student leadership
Experience managing and analyzing data, with attention to detail
Knowledgeable of food & farming issues
Commitment to anti-oppression, especially with regard to race, class, gender, culture

Programs Administrative and Leadership Support Internship
The National Programs Director is looking for an intern to assist with general administrative support, scheduling, and project management. Responsibilities include working with the Director to manage the Slow Food USA Governor Committee (agendas, note taking, communications), managing the schedule of the Director and Program staff, light filing, managing email and phone communications, and supporting the network engagement project. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Sung E Bai after April 15th to jsb@slowfoodusa.org

Qualifications:
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Outstanding attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple projects at once

Executive Support Internship
The Executive Office is looking for an intern will work closely with the Assistant to the President & Manager of Special Projects to manage both day-to-day activities and longer-term projects, and to ensure successful preparation of materials for the President’s meetings and events. Primary responsibilities will include: coordinating logistics for a 10-week educational program on America’s food system; helping to organize and prepare the President for daily meetings and out-of-town travel; conducting research and analysis to support organizational and executive projects; and assisting with administrative tasks as necessary. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Vanessa Arcara at vanessa@slowfoodusa.org

Qualifications:
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Experience with scheduling
Outstanding attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple projects at once

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