Want to get involved in the work that the Small Planet Institute is doing to help turn our planet towards life? We welcome interns and volutneers at Small Planet, and hope you can work with us!
The Small Planet Institute seeks an experienced research fellow to provide support to three authors working collaboratively on a sequel to World Hunger: 12 Myths. This is a unique opportunity to work directly with Frances Moore Lappé, Joseph Collins, and Peter Rosset, and in a small organization doing groundbreaking work on hunger, poverty, food sustainability, and living democracy.
This internship requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week at regular agreed upon times. The start and end dates are somewhat flexible. A commitment spanning August 2013-May 2014 is ideal.
The primary responsibility of the research fellow is to assist the authors with research queries on an as-needed basis. This person will have the capacity to think through complex arguments and issues pertaining to the themes of the book (listed below). This will include data-mining, fact-checking, mapping origins of sources, creating endnotes, analyzing reports, and compiling and summarizing materials. In-depth knowledge of one or more of the following subjects is required:
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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 Lappe, 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.
This next academic year will be a thrilling one; Frances will be working on a revised and updated edition of World Hunger: 12 Myths, our team will be promoting our new EcoMind workshop, and we'll be plenty busy with actions and collaborative initiatives around Food Day!
Work area opportunities may include:
A passion for social democratic movements and the mission of the Small Planet Institute is required. The ideal candidates have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Superb copy-editing abilities are a plus. S/he is equally comfortable with teamwork and individual work. S/he excels even with minimal direction and supervision and is also able to follow directions when given. Our interns contribute substantially to the programming of Small Planet. All majors are encouraged to apply.
This internship will formally begin September 3, 2013. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please apply early as our internships are usually competitive.
Scheduling is flexible-we're willing to work around school schedules, vacations, and other commitments. We ask for a minimum commitment of 12-15 set hours per week in our Harvard Square office. Applicants who are able to commit to a full academic year are preferred.
Although this internship is unpaid, we're pleased to offer our interns the following benefits:
Best of luck!
An opportunity to help bring democracy to life: focusing on food, farming, the environment, and citizen empowerment.
Please fill out the application here so that we may better gauge where your skills might fit with the work in which we are currently engaged. We’re available should you have any questions – (617) 871-6609!