Remote College Intern

FFAC - Remote

 Are you interested in combating climate change?  Do you want to build professional skills to advocate for social justice?

 The Factory Farming Awareness Coalition Remote 2019-2020 School Year Internship program is for college students located outside the Bay Area, Seattle, Chicago, New York City, and Salt Lake City that are interested in educating the public about the impacts of our food choices. Through administrative work, mentorship and hands-on learning, interns gain valuable tools to become compassionate leaders.

Responsibilities

Students who are selected will be trained to:

  • Give presentations regarding the health, social justice and environmental impacts of animal agriculture

  • Prepare plant-based foods for community events

  • Promote Green Mondays

  • Table/Leaflet to raise awareness about factory farming (leaflets will be sent to you via mail)

  • Plan fundraising events

  • Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper for publication

Book Club

In addition to administrative responsibilities, interns will be expected to prepare for and attend a 2 hour Sunday book club meeting and check-in with other college interns every other week via Google Hangouts (Google Meet if using phone) from 6-8 pm PST. The dates for the check-ins are 10/27, 11/10, 11/24, 12/1, 12/15, 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/1, 3/15, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3.

Subcommittees

Interns work in subcommittee groups that focus on everything from from organizing events to social media. The 4 primary subcommittees are listed below.

  1. Green Monday: Working on passing legislation and bringing Green Mondays to their own communities.

  2. Social Media: Facebook and Instagram. Social media will meet over monthly calls.

  3. Admin: Improving presentations and follow-up, overseeing different programs, photography, budget, collecting names for sustainability managers at different companies, transferring slides to Google Slides, creating more interactive tabling. The Admin Subcommittee will meet via Google Hangouts every other week.

  4. Events: Planning Teacher Appreciation, Veggie Grill fundraiser, and other upcoming events. Events will meet via Google Hangouts at least once a month.

Interns can be on as many subcommittees as they would like. All interns are required to table, leaflet, and present at least once.

The Changemaker Project

During the school year, all interns will be participating in the Changemaker Project curriculum through the Teachable platform. There are five sections related specifically to factory farming (Animal Abuse and Exploitation, Intersectionality of Animal Rights and Social Justice, Plant-Based Diets and Human Health, Business and Marketing of the Food Industry, and Environmental Impact of Animal Agriculture). Each section contains about 5 short lessons. At the end of the curriculum, interns will be working in teams of 4-5 to design a project to address these issues and will be pitching these ideas to receive funding for their projects. Further information will be discussed in the interview. 

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills — verbal and written. Interns should reply to all correspondence within 24 hours on weekdays, actively respond to emails, utilize the Slack channels and join the Facebook group.

  • Ability to balance commitments

  • Strong organizational skills. All events are stored in Google Calendar.

  • Attention to detail

  • Positive attitude

  • Creative and critical thinking

  • Perseverance

  • Punctuality

* The application for this internship are ongoing. Successful college interns will be awarded Certificates of Completion and are eligible for awards and letters of reference at the end of the school year.