WE ACT Food Justice Intern Wanted
WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) is a 20 year old, community–based, non profit environmental justice organization dedicated to building community power to fight environmental racism and improve environmental health, protection and policy in communities of color. WE ACT accomplishes this mission through community organizing, education, advocacy, research, and public policy development.
WE ACT seeks an intern to help develop our Food Justice Campaign. The Intern will report directly to the Sustainability Coordinator towards the long-term goal of improving access to healthy and affordable food in Northern Manhattan.
Research on the accessibility of healthy food in Northern Manhattan neighborhoods
Policy research and policy platform development
Support for coalition building with New York City and state food advocates
Curriculum development for food justice workshops
Organizing in Northern Manhattan Schools
The most qualified candidates will have a minimum of 3 years of college coursework, with a concentration in environmental studies, political science, urban studies, public policy, or a related field. Must be proficient with MS Word and Excel. Experience and knowledge in community organizing and/or the local political system is beneficial. Bilingual (English/Spanish) individuals are encouraged to apply.
Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
Superb organizational skills and excellent verbal communications skills
Excellent computer and research skills
Demonstrated work ethic and ability to enjoy working with a smart, creative and enthusiastic team
Hours: 10 to 20 hours per week.
Start Date: As soon possible.
College credit available.
Calls will not be accepted. Please send a cover letter and resume to
James Subudhi, firstname.lastname@example.org or 271 West 125th Street, Suite 308, New York, New York 10027