The Real Food Challenge is a youth-driven initiative. College and high school students and other youth activists run the whole show from the grassroots organizing to the national coordination. We are looking for inspired, motivated, and imaginative individuals to join the effort and help us shape the future of this young movement. As an organization we strive to be transparent and accountable to our base and work actively to dismantle all forms of oppression in our structures and relationships. Working with the Real Food Challenge is a great leadership development experience--learn from experienced young organizers and flex your muscles!
Regional Field Organizers
Regional Field Organizers (RFOs)
are responsible for supporting local student leaders and RFC campaigns, increasing RFC visibility and student participation, building key relationships with regional partners, and planning an annual training & summit in their region. It is a volunteer position, with a stipend of $500-$1,000. Read more about our current RFOs
and check out the full job description
are project-based and last one semester/trimester or an entire summer. Current internship projects available include food systems and policy research, design and multimedia work, and relevant event-planning and outreach. We’re also open to crafting an internship specifically tailored to your skills or passions. These are unpaid positions. Read more about available positions here
National Working Groups
National Working Groups: the Administrative Team (the A-team) and multiple Working Groups form the national nucleus of the Real Food Challenge. Working Groups come together to tackle a wide range of projects--from looking at anti-oppression/diversity issues within the organization to developing new materials for student campaigns. Find out more about Working Groups here. Applications for both of these opportuniites are accepted on a year-long rolling basis.
We are not currently accepting applications for these positions.