Friday, April 18, 2014

Part-Time Paid Internship - Food Tank (Chicago, IL)

Duration: Part-time (20 hours/week)
Start Date: Immediate (flexible). Based in Chicago.
Position Summary: This internship with Food Tank is a unique and exciting opportunity to support and participate in research that drives health, nutrition, and environmental policy. The intern will work closely with Food Tank staff on the following: writing articles for major blogs, newspapers, websites, and magazines, researching and developing content for projects and the Food Tank website; research and fact-checking; and assisting in writing and outreach that will contribute to and help to promote the ongoing mission of Food Tank.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications.
  • Ability to self-manage and stay organized while maintaining multiple assignments and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues—and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision-making.
  • Strong attention to detail as well as creativity.
  • A strong work ethic combined with flexibility to adjust as priorities change.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Danielle Nierenberg with “Food Tank Paid Internship” in the subject line. Please do not call regarding the position. The recruitment process is open until the position is filled. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview. This position is paid $10/hour.