Join the Small Planet Team

We're always looking for talented individuals from all backgrounds to join our team. Our current openings are listed below.

Intern with Small Planet

2014-2015 Internships

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.

The 2014-15 period will be a thrilling one- Frances and her co-author Joe Collins will be finalizing a revised and updated edition of World Hunger: 12 Myths, our team will work to create a public, web-based database of facts and figures related to our work, and we'll begin a new initiative aimed to bring stories of hope and solutions into public conscientiousness.

Work area opportunities may include:

  • Research assistance, including fact checking, citation management, and research for articles, blogs and publications;
  • Supporting academic and partner outreach campaigns, for example, events around Food Day;
  • Social media, web content, and web analytics involvement;
  • Copy-editing, including reviewing grammar and spelling;
  • Graphic design, and
  • General office support

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 in late August/early September. 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 strongly preferred.

Although this internship is unpaid, we're pleased to offer our interns the following benefits:

  • An in-office supply of fresh, healthy snacks;
  • Optional participation in our bike/walk to work rewards program;
  • Occasional team outings, potlucks, and parties (including the opportunity to attend the Small Planet Gala in New York in December!);
  • Professional development opportunities, such as green-bag lunches, that often include our neighbors from EcoLogic;
  • Exposure to and connection with many organizations doing incredible work;
  • Receiving a letter of recommendation from a highly recognized name in the food movement world;
  • And, of course, the chance to work one-on-one with Frances!

Apply online here

Please email with any questions throughout the process

Best of luck!

Volunteer at Small Planet

An opportunity to help bring democracy to life: focusing on food, farming, the environment, and citizen empowerment.

Thank you for your interest in Small Planet Institute! We are appreciative of your willingness to donate your time and we hope to have the opportunity to work with you.

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!