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Aug 30 / BARD CEP

National Young Farmers Coalition- Hudson, NY

Organization: National Young Farmers Coalition

Position Title: Fall Intern

Location: Hudson, NY

Hours and Compensation: 10 hours/week

NYFC does not provide stipends for internships, but will work closely with students to see that the internship meets credit requirements.

Application Deadline: not given

 

Organization Overview

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) is a network of young and sustainable farmers across the country organizing for our collective success: we’re defining the issues that beginning farmers face, fighting for the policy change that we need, and bringing farmers together in person and online to learn, share and build a stronger community. For more information check out our website at http://www.youngfarmers.org/

Description

We are currently seeking a fall intern to help build our national coalition. The intern will work approximately 10 hours per week in our Hudson, NY office. Interns will have the benefit of learning critical research, grassroots organizing and advocacy skills from experienced staff.

Responsibilities

• Administrative support • Outreach to members • Event planning • Blog Writing • Coordination of campaign events to engage farmers/ consumers and pressure targets • Representing NYFC and recruiting new members at community meetings, festivals, and other events • Researching emerging issues to move campaigns forward • Holding regular office hours and participating in weekly meetings with staff.

Qualifications

Strong interest in food and farming issues and commitment to social change. Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills. Desire to develop organizing skills. Cheerful and enthusiastic attitude!

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Sophie Ackoff, membership and development coordinator, at sophie@youngfarmers.org.

Contact

PO Box 292 Tivoli, NY 12583 * 917-318-1428

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