Summer High School Intern

FFAC - Bay Area

The Factory Farming Awareness Coalition Summer 2019 Internship program is for Bay Area students interested in educating the public about the impacts of our food choices.  The dates for the program are June 25 through Aug. 12. Through administrative work, mentorship and hands-on experiences, interns gain valuable tools to become compassionate leaders.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Students who are selected will be trained to:

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

  • Give presentations regarding the public 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

  • Plan fundraising events

GROUP ACTIVITIES

For interns selected, FFAC will be hosting a series of group activities for personal and professional development over the course of 8 weeks.  These include:

  • Resume workshops

  • Weekly book club meetings

  • Plant-based food demos

  • Film screenings and discussions

  • Field Trips to local businesses, nature preserves, and animal sanctuaries

EVENTS

In addition to internship responsibilities, interns will be expected to prepare for and attend a weekly 1 hour book club over Google Hangouts.  Our summer read is Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer.  Interns are also expected to attend a minimum of 6 all-day professional development events at the FFAC office in Oakland over the course of 8 weeks.  These events are held every Tuesday from 10 am to 4 pm from June 25th through Aug. 12th. Note that there is no PD on July 16th. Interns are also expected to work/shadow at the office at least 6 times (ideally a minimum of 1 day per week) during open office hours.

 Starting this semester, we are thrilled to offer interns a brand new opportunity!  Summer interns are eligible to attend YEA Camp for teens (Aug. 3-10 in CA) or YEA Camp for adults (June 30-July 6 in NY).  YEA camp was founded by former Southern California FFAC Director, Nora Kramer, in 2009. Over the course of a week, YEA Camp trains teens and adults to make a difference in activism and social justice.  *Participation in camp is optional for high school interns.

To more information, visit: https://yeacamp.org/   

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Excellent communication skills — verbal and written.  We ask interns to reply to all correspondence within 24 hours on weekdays.

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

  • Attention to detail

  • Positive attitude

  • Creative and critical thinking

  • Perseverance

*Successful high school interns will be awarded Certificates of Completion and be eligible for awards and letters of reference at the end of the summer. They may also receive small stipends to cover costs associated with the internship. It is a goal of FFAC to make this program more accessible to low-income students. Priority deadline to fill out this form is May 26, 2019 for the Summer 2019 Semester. Prospective interns will be contacted for their resumes and a 30 min informational interview over Google Hangouts. For more information, contact monica@ffacoalition.org.