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Feb 8, 2019, 7:16:31 PM2/8/19
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Lindsey Scalera

Food Systems Collaboration Specialist

MSU Center for Regional Food Systems

303 Natural Resources Building

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Visit https://foodsystems.msu.edu to learn more!


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From: Tiffany Guinn <tgu...@SUSTAINABLEAGRICULTURE.NET>
Date: February 8, 2019 at 4:30:15 PM EST
To: <FOOD...@LIST.MSU.EDU>
Subject: NSAC Policy & Grassroots Interns: Summer 2019
Reply-To: Tiffany Guinn <tgu...@SUSTAINABLEAGRICULTURE.NET>

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is currently seeking a Grassroot intern and Policy intern for Summer 2019!

NSAC Grassroots Intern: Summer 2019

Interested in learning what it takes to fix federal food and farms policy? Want to help build national grassroots campaigns around issues like farm to school, local food, beginning farmers, and more?

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is currently seeking a Grassroots Intern for the summer term beginning in late May 2019 and lasting until mid-August 2019. This position is paid, full time, and located at NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill.

NSAC is the leading advocacy organization for federal policy that supports sustainable agriculture and food systems. We work with our 100+ member organizations to empower grassroots voices – including farmers and eaters – for positive change. We work towards the vision of a safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply produced by diverse family farmers who make a decent living pursuing their trade, while sustaining the environment and contributing to the strength of their communities.

Position Description

NSAC’s Grassroots Fellow will work closely with NSAC’s grassroots and policy staff on a full range of daily activities in our fast-paced DC office. Tasks will include:

  • Assisting NSAC staff and coalition members with national grassroots outreach campaigns using social media, email, and other advocacy tools;

  • Developing creative, impactful engagement tools for farmers and consumers – including digital and multimedia materials – around a range of issues and campaigns, including local and regional food systems, working lands conservation, beginning farmer issues, sustainable ag research, and much more;

  • Conducting research, analysis, and interviews to support advocacy campaigns;

  • Assisting with planning and execution of NSAC events, including farmer/advocate lobby days in Washington, DC;

  • Drafting blog posts, social media posts, advocacy messages, and other materials;

  • Supporting NSAC’s Diversity Committee & furthering our racial equity efforts – assisting with monthly calls and other endeavors.

  • Assisting with other projects and assignments as needed.

Qualifications
  • An understanding of and passion for sustainable food and farms

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with community organizing and grassroots capacity building efforts

  • Experience working with diverse communities & willingness to apply an equity lens

  • Ability to both work independently and be a good team player

  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to stay on task when managing multiple projects

  • Multimedia skills – including Adobe CreativeSuite and video development / editing (Final Cut Pro or equivalent) – a plus

  • Preferred but not required – bilingual fluency in a language other than English

NSAC can work with the applicant's school or program to make the intership fit criteria for academic credit or field placement experience.

Application

Please send your resume, cover letter (including your interests in sustainable agriculture and grassroots organizing), and the names and contact information for two references in one combined document to applic...@sustainableagriculture.net with “Summer Grassroots Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Application deadline: Monday, March 4, 2019. 


NSAC Policy Internship: Summer 2019

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is currently seeking a Policy Intern for the summer term beginning in late May 2019 and lasting until mid-August 2019. This position is paid, full-time, and is located at NSAC’s Washington, D.C. office on Capitol Hill.

NSAC is the leading advocacy organization for federal policy that supports sustainable agriculture and food systems. NSAC’s collaborative work environment offers a unique career opportunity to advance federal sustainable agriculture policy as part of a dedicated and effective team. The Policy Intern will have the opportunity to work on a range of issues and campaigns, including local and regional food systems, working lands conservation, beginning and farmers of color, sustainable agriculture research, crop insurance reform and much more. The summer policy intern will have the opportunity to directly engage in NSAC’s 2018 Farm Bill implementation process.

Position Description

NSAC’s Policy Intern will work closely with NSAC’s policy team on the full range of daily activities in our fast-paced D.C. office, including the following responsibilities:

  • Support policy staff with outreach to Congressional offices

  • Attend meetings and Congressional hearings and report back to staff

  • Conduct research and data analysis to support policy development and evaluation

  • Write policy blog posts and contribute to Federal Register comments (as applicable)

  • Provide support for policy staff on monthly Issue Committee calls

  • Manage dissemination of NSAC’s Weekly Roundup e-newsletter

  • Work with NSAC staff on racial equity projects and initiatives

  • Provide support for incoming calls and other administrative duties

  • Provide support for coalition conferences and annual member meetings (including travel)

  • Assist with other projects and assignments as needed

Qualifications

  • An understanding of and passion for sustainable agriculture

  • Basic knowledge of the federal policy-making process

  • An appreciation for how federal policies may affect different constituencies, including historically under-represented communities, and willingness to apply an equity lens

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent research skills

  • Ability to both work independently and be a good team player

  • Willingness to work around a demanding congressional schedule and deadlines

  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to stay on task when managing multiple projects

  • Familiarity with Dropbox, Google Suite, and WordPress a plus

NSAC can work with the applicant’s school or program to make the internship fit criteria for academic credit or field placement experience.

Application

Please send resume, cover letter (including an explanation of your interests in sustainable agriculture), and the names and contact information for two references (all as a single PDF document) to applic...@sustainableagriculture.net with “Summer Policy Intern” in the email subject line. No phone calls, please. Application deadline: Monday March 4, 2019. 


NSAC is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from groups that have been historically under- represented, including but not limited to women and people of color. Please also see NSAC’s Statement on Racial Equity. NSAC makes hiring decisions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

For you any questions please contact applic...@sustainableagriculture.net

Best,

Tiffany
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Tiffany Guinn | Operations Coordinator
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)
110 Maryland Ave NE, Suite 209
Washington, DC 20002-5622
pronouns: she/her/hers

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