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Small Planet Intern — Cambridge, MA

Organization: Small Planet Institute

Job Title: Small Planet Intern

Location: Cambridge, MA

Hours and Compensation: part time (15 hour minimum) and unpaid

Application Deadline: Dec. 10, 2012

Position Dates: Jan. – May 2013

Posted On: Nov. 14, 2012

Organization Overview

Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé, co-authors of the best-seller Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet, founded the Small Planet Institute to bring to light the emergence of “living democracy,” a rewarding, inclusive, learned practice that creates communities that work for all. In Frances’ newest book, Getting a Grip, she empowers readers with how people are bringing this democracy to life by discovering their power to act on their values. At the Institute we further this historic transition through books, articles, speeches, and other media. The Small Planet Institute receives no support from corporations. We are grateful for the generous contribution of the time and talent of dedicated volunteers.

The Lappés also founded the Small Planet Fund. The Fund supports movements around the world showing how we can re-embed economic life in community, ensure we all eat healthfully, and heal our relationship to the earth. Moved by the courage of millions of everyday change-makers around the world, the Lappés wanted to support their much-needed work through grant-making and public education. They also hoped the Fund would encourage other artists and authors to consider ways to connect their work with support for those who inspire it.


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 Lappé, author of 18 books, including best-selling Diet for a Small Planet, in a small organization doing groundbreaking work on hunger, agriculture, poverty, sustainability, and living democracy


General duties may involve:

  • Research assistance, including fact checking, citation management, and research for articles, blogs and publications;
  • Social networking activities (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and blogging).
  • Administrative and communications assistance, such as database management, correspondence, and website updates; and,
  • Assistance with academic and partner outreach campaigns

Depending on the skill set of the chosen interns, s/he may have the opportuntity to co-manage a special project like,

  • Promotion of Frances’ newest book (papareback to be released around Earth Day 2013)
  • Graphic design
  • Website content management and Drupal module development


The ideal candidates have excellent verbal and written communication skills and superb research abilities. A passion for social democratic movements and the mission of the Small Planet Institute is required.

How to Apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please apply early as our internships are usually competitive.

Send a cover letter and your resume to

We encourage you to call or email with any questions.

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