Communications and Events Intern

Employer
DC Central Kitchen, Inc.
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 17, 2017
Closes
Mar 30, 2017
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
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 (www.campuskitchens.org) 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[[http:campuskitchens.org|campuskitchens.org]]
  • 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

Details:

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