Hiring for two internship positions!

The Worcester Food & Active Living Policy Council is hiring two interns! We are looking to receive applications for, interview, and hire for a 1. Local Policy Action Intern and an 2. Electronic Communications Intern as soon as possible.   See the descriptions below and feel free to pass this on.  

Local Policy Action Intern

Hours: 10 hours/week

Status: Unpaid internship

The Worcester Food & Active Living Policy Council seeks an undergraduate or graduate level intern to support local policy understanding and participation in Worcester as it relates to our mission and work plan. 

Duties include:

  • Review past agendas and minutes of City Council and Standing Committee and relevant City of Worcester Board and Commission Meetings and summarize outcomes/decisions. 
  • Review City Council and Standing Committee calendars and City of Worcester Commission Meetings for items that relate to our work and goals. 
  • Attend appropriate meetings and develop short summary reports, making note of topics, attendance, meeting style, outcomes, etc.
  • Develop system for keeping track of meeting notices, Committee/Commission membership, etc.
  • Develop Action Alerts for dissemination to our email list and social media sites.
  • Identify newsworthy items for our blog, e-newsletter, social media, etc. 
  • Research local policy initiatives as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate (3rd or 4th year) or Graduate student in public policy, political science, community development, urban studies, or related field.
  • Strong interest in local government and public policy.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to be a self-motivated, self-starter, keeping track of multiple tasks.
  • Excellent writing, analyzing and reporting skills.
  • Strong interest in issues related to food, health, built environment, biking/walking, a plus. 

 

Please send resume and cover letter to Liz Sheehan Castro at hungerfree@worcesterfoodpolicy.org.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and position will be filled when appropriate candidate is identified.  Start date is ASAP. 

About Us:  For more information on the Worcester Food & Active Living Policy Council, visit:  http://www.worcesterfoodpolicy.org/  or find us on Facebook: Worcester Food & Active Living, or Twitter: @FoodnActiveLivin

Electronic Communications Intern

Hours:  10 hours/week

Status: Unpaid internship

 

Duties:

The Worcester Food & Active Living Policy Council is seeking an Electronic Communications Intern for an unpaid position for roughly 10 hours a week during spring semester 2012 with the possibility for extension. Duties will include:

  • Updating and monitoring electronic communications (including social media, website and search engines).
  • Creating and posting unique content on a regular basis for the organization’s blog.
  • Collecting and synthesizing news from pertinent organizations/news services.
  • Maintaining and expanding social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter including tracking blog activity, and social media hits.

 

Qualifications:

  • 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student or graduate students.
  • Outstanding writing skills.
  • Excellent computer skills in a variety of software including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proven experience with social media, online communications, and WordPress blog site necessary.
  • Strong interest in issues related to food, health, built environment, biking/walking, a plus. 
  • A motivated self-starter who is looking to build their portfolio with real on-the-job experience.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • There is flexibility to take on and coordinate projects based on interest as well.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to Liz Sheehan Castro at hungerfree@worcesterfoodpolicy.org.    

 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and position will be filled when appropriate candidate is identified.  Start date is ASAP. 

About Us:  For more information on the Worcester Food & Active Living Policy Council, visit:  http://www.worcesterfoodpolicy.org/  or find us on Facebook: Worcester Food & Active Living, or Twitter: @FoodnActiveLivin.

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