DEMOCRACY INTERNSHIP - SPRING 2019

Academic Credits

Yes

Wage

$100/week

Hours per week

12-15 hrs/week

Published

10/12/2018

Application Deadline

01/01/2019

Start Date

01/02/2019

End Date

05/01/2019

Address

12 Eliot Street
Cambridge
Massachusetts
02138
United States

Description

The Small Planet Institute is currently seeking energetic and motivated interns to join our dynamic team. This is a unique opportunity to work directly with Frances Moore Lappe, author of 19 books, including best-selling Diet for a Small Planet, in a small organization doing groundbreaking work in living democracy. Small Planet Institute democracy mission is to inspire and empower passionate action for democracy system reforms in the United States. 


This academic year will be a thrilling time at Small Planet. After having spent the last year writing about democratic movements in the U.S. culminating in our newest book Daring Democracy, we are excited to continue our democracy movement work through social media, research, writing, and our current project, the Field Guide to the Democracy Movement in partnership with the Democracy Initiative.

Benefits

INTERN OPPORTUNITY OVERVIEW

This academic year will be a thrilling time at Small Planet. After having spent the last year writing about democratic movements in the U.S. culminating in our newest book Daring Democracy, we are excited to continue our democracy movement work through social media, research, writing, and our current project, the Field Guide to the Democracy Movement in partnership with the Democracy Initiative.


TIME COMMITMENT

Scheduling is flexible—we're willing to work around school schedules, vacations, and other commitments. We ask for a minimum commitment of 12-15 set hours per week in our Harvard Square office.  Applications are being accepted and are considered on a rolling basis year-round.


DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The percentage of time you might spend on each work area below will vary by semester depending on whether or not Frances has a book deadline. The focus will be mainly on social media, but Frances has been brainstorming with interns about a new idea for a book that she is “percolating”. Work area opportunities may include:

  • Creating and posting social media and web content;
  • Research assistance for articles, blogs, fact sheets, the Field Guide, and other publications;
  • Copy-editing print and web pieces for publication;
  • Supporting academic and partner outreach campaigns;
  • Graphic design;
  • General office support.


BENEFITS

  • Stipend of $100 per week;
  • Academic credit available;
  • An in-office supply of fresh, healthy snacks;
  • Occasional team outings and pie;
  • Exposure to and connection with many organizations doing incredible work, currently particularly focused on democratic movements and campaign finance reform;
  • Receiving a letter of recommendation from a highly recognized name in the democracy and food movement world;
  • And, of course, the chance to work one-on-one with Frances!


QUALIFICATIONS

A passion for social democratic movements and the mission of the Small Planet Institute is required. The ideal candidates have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Superb social media content creation and scheduling skills are a plus, including familiarity with Hootsuite, iMovie, and Canva. They are equally comfortable with teamwork and individual work. They excel even with minimal direction and supervision and are also able to follow directions when given. Our interns contribute substantially to the programming of Small Planet. All majors are encouraged to apply.


FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT

https://www.smallplanet.org/

https://www.facebook.com/SmallPlanetInstitute/

How To Apply

info@smallplanet.org
https://www.smallplanet.org/join-our-team

TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter including your dates of availability to info@smallplanet.org. Applications are being accepted and are considered on a rolling basis.


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