The Oakland Food Policy Council is seeking interns (apply here) to help with communications, evaluation, research, and advocacy. This is a great way to get involved in the OFPC’s work, and get hands-on experience in food policy and the food justice movement.
Due to the autonomous nature of the OFPC internship, we desire interns who are resourceful, creative, enthusiastic and self-directed. As an OFPC intern, you will work independently but will meet regularly with the Council Director for planning and collaboration.
If you are interested this internship, please fill out an application.
A few things you should know about all OFPC internships:
- Interns are not paid for their services.
- This is a highly autonomous role that requires self directed problem solvers with excellent communication skills.
- Some interns wish to receive college credit for their work. We will do whatever possible to insure that your internship meets those requirements.
- Interns are not required to work in an office setting.
- Time commitments are flexible depending on your work or school schedule and the nature of the project. However, interns should be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week for at least two months.
- All intern work becomes the property in perpetuity of OFPC/Earth Island Institute.
- All interns are required to provide content for the OFPC blog.
Qualifications desired in one or more of these areas: Experience in research, social media, communications and marketing, fundraising and event, and/or familiarity with the online tools WordPress, SaleForce and Kintera Sphere.
Our project areas are:
- Designing and carrying out independent research projects on some aspect of the Oakland food system
- Working closely with the OFPC Council Director and OFPC members to track a variety of metrics related to food system health + equity
- Analyzing and summarizing data gathered on the structure, operations, and activities of the OFPC
- Creating content for our website, blog, e-newsletter and facebook page
- Helping with community engagement and events
- Designing informational materials and hands-on activities for use at public events
- Contributing written content to the OFPC blog
OUTREACH & ADVOCACY
- Working closely with the OFPC’s work groups to organize and implement advocacy efforts in support of the OFPC’s policy priorities
- Helping organize workshops on a wide variety of food system topics