Now Hiring: Two Local Food Summer Internship Opportunities

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Illinois Stewardship is now hiring for two part-time internship positions: Local Food and Policy Outreach Intern and Local Food and Sustainable Agriculture Outreach Intern. To be considered, please email isa@ilstewards.org with a cover letter and resume no later than April 17, 2015. 

Local Food and Sustainable Agriculture Outreach Intern

Approximate Time Frame: May – August
Location: 230 Broadway, Springfield, IL
Hours TBD depending on availability
Start date no later than June 1, 2015

Summary
Illinois Stewardship Alliance (ISA) seeks an Outreach Intern to assist with coordinating communications for local food and sustainable agriculture programs. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to increase skills, knowledge and abilities in community outreach and organizing. An understanding of local food systems and sustainable agriculture issues is preferred. The Local Food Outreach Intern works with the Program Director and Conservation Associate to carry out duties within local food and sustainable agriculture programs.

Supervision and Hours
The Program Director will supervise the position. Estimated average weekly commitment is 15-20 hours, and includes communication with staff and members, coordination of outreach, and tabling.

Responsibilities

  • Assist Program Director and Outreach Coordinator with promotional materials, publicity and mailings for local food programs;
  • Assist with tabling at events, field days and farmers markets, including, but not limited to: set up and break down; talking about ISA’s work; conducting educational activities and selling promotional materials;
  • Research year-round and indoor farmers markets to better understand existing models;
  • Reproduction and distribution of fliers and other promotional material for both local food and sustainable agriculture programming; and
  • Other duties related to the project.

Skills and Abilities Desired

  • Ability to communicate organizational goals clearly and positively.
  • Ability to perform a variety of administrative tasks from clerical to Internet research and excel spreadsheet management.
  • Ability to provide a high level of social interaction with the public at community events and speak to them about the organization’s activities.
  • Word processing skills, Excel, Publisher and social media experience desirable.
  • Some travel is required.

The internship will be approximately 12-16 weeks and pays $9/hour.

 

Local Food and Policy Outreach Intern

Approximate Time Frame: May – August
Hours TBD depending on availability
Start date no later than June 1, 2015

Summary
Illinois Stewardship Alliance (ISA) seeks an Outreach Intern to assist with coordinating communications for local food and policy programs. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to increase skills, knowledge and abilities in community outreach and non-profit advocacy work. An understanding of local food systems and policy issues is preferred. The Local Food and Policy Outreach Intern works with the Executive Director and Program Director to carry out duties within local food and policy programs.

Supervision and Hours
The Program Director will supervise the position. Estimated average weekly commitment is 15-20 hours, and includes communication with staff and members, coordination of outreach, and tabling.

Responsibilities
Assist with tabling at events, field days and farmers markets, including, but not limited to: set up and break down; talking about ISA’s work; conducting educational activities and selling promotional materials;

  • Coordinate public events and speaking engagements regarding food and farm policy;
  • Research policy issues, create educational materials and develop online content for local food and sustainable agriculture policy; and
  • Other duties related to the project.

 Skills and Abilities Desired

  • Ability to communicate organizational goals clearly and positively.
  • Ability to perform a variety of administrative tasks from clerical to Internet research and excel spreadsheet management.
  • Ability to provide a high level of social interaction with the public at community events and speak to them about the organization’s activities.
  • Word processing skills, Excel, Publisher and social media experience desirable.
  • Some travel is required.

The internship will be approximately 12-16 weeks and pays $9/hour.