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Overview | Internship Positions | Qualifications


Interns are crucial to the advancement of our campaign, providing concrete and meaningful contributions to a diverse range of projects.  Internships are also a great opportunity to extend your network, build your resume, and support the growth and development of a powerful student movement for just and sustainable food systems.
Upon the start of the internships, all interns will co-develop a more specific internship action plan and scope of work document with their supervisor.  This document will include goals, benchmarks and evaluation standards.  All interns will be expected to engage in weekly check-ins with their supervisor, and either work remotely or at the Real Food Challenge office in Boston, MA.

Typical Internship Positions

All project specifics will be discussed in the interview stage. We are interested in placing interns in the correct position according to skills, experience and interests and accomodating special requests. 

Research Intern (2)
Research Interns will support one of two areas: the development of the Real Food Calculator Guide and Appendix or Campaign Research.  Research in both areas will involve examining the relationship between food systems and higher education. Interns should be able to work independently and have experience with the Real Food Calculator and/or Real Food Challenge campaigns.
Event Planning Intern (2-3)
Event Planning interns will develop skills in coordinating large-scale events, focused on planning for the National Summit to take place in Fall 2013. Interns will assist in sourcing food donations, finding conference space, arranging housing for participants, and managing back-end details such as registration and travel assistance. Interested interns may have the chance to work on content development for the Summit in addition to working on these areas. Interns must be detail-oriented and highly organized.
Resource Development and Design Intern (1)
Resource Development and Design Interns will assist with creating and refining a body of RFC resources on everything from the Calculator to fundraising. Interns will have the chance to exercise creativity in designing visually-appealing resource handouts that will eventually be available on our website and used in Campus Visits. Basic graphic design skills are required for this position.


We encourage you to apply for the internship(s) that you feel most qualified for.  For all interns, we are seeking the following qualities:
·      Ability to work 10-30 hours a week for Real Food Challenge
·      Demonstrated interest in food systems and food justice
·      Demonstrated interest in campus organizing and national movement-building
·      Strong written and verbal communication skills
·      Ability to work independently and as part of a team
·      Current college or university students preferred
·      Familiarity with Word, Googledocs, Facebook, and other online and social media tools preferred
Internships are unpaid part-time positions, although universities occasionally provide funding for students. 
Please contact with questions about specific internship positions.