Communications and Events Intern

DC Central Kitchen, Inc.
Washington, DC
Mar 17, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
Full Time

Are you passionate about ending food waste & hunger across the United States? Are you familiar with using social media to spark social change? The Campus Kitchens Project is seeking a summer intern with a passion for food/hunger-related issues, social media, and event planning!

About The Campus Kitchens Project:

The Campus Kitchens Project ( is a national organization that empowers students to fight food waste and hunger. Our mission is to use service as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds and build communities. We partner with high schools, colleges and universities to share on-campus kitchen space, recover food from cafeterias and engage students as volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to the community.

What you will learn:

We will ensure the intern has not just daily tasks, but can take ownership over engaging projects as well. Interns at CKP can stand to learn a great deal about food waste and what it means to go "beyond the meal"; gain a deeper understanding of nonprofit communications and event planning; a passionate and hardworking team who is eager to teach and learn; responsibility to and autonomy in completing tasks and projects; and hands on experience working with students to transform recovered food into meals for those in need and delivering those meals.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Find powerful stories from within the Campus Kitchens network, interview student leaders and write web stories for[[|]]
  • Craft engaging social media posts
  • Design infographics or images to be shared on social media that highlight food waste and hunger statistics in America
  • Research new social media platforms and how they could be used by The Campus Kitchens Project
  • Research and implement best practices for tracking and managing media mentions
  • Research and develop a cohort of members of the national media covering issues around food waste, hunger, student service, etc.
  • Research and develop the best methods for maintaining communication with Campus Kitchen alumni
  • Assist with planning and logistics for annual Boot Camp training for student leaders, held in Washington, DC
  • Assist with researching and designing materials for the annual Back to School Box campaign
  • Assist with reporting and tracking for Campus Kitchens
  • Research topics and resources for student development
  • Develop new communication strategy for Campus Kitchen leadership

Optional/dependent on weekly schedule:

  • Provide ongoing operations and reporting support for the Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga College High School

What We Require:

  • Ability to research topics ranging from food waste to food insecurity
  • Experience using social media platforms and ability to provide insight into what messaging, materials, and social media platforms will resonate with a college-aged audience
  • Some experience with event logistics and planning
  • Excellent writing skills appropriate for web copy, social media and printed communications
  • Interest in issues surrounding poverty, food systems and hunger in America (experience a plus)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Outlook, and PC familiarity


We would like the intern to begin June 5th and end August 11th. Minimum 20 hours/week, preferred 40 hours/week.

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