Work With Us
The Recirculating Farms Coalition has many ways for you to get involved with us. We always need assistance with research, writing, fish and plant science, outreach and more. Let us know if you would like to help. Watch here for internship, job opportunities and more.
Please see below for January 2014 opportunities. All of our internships are volunteer and unpaid, but we are happy to help you arrange to receive school credit, fellowships, work-study or any other form of compensation available through your school or other institution.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and short writing sample (or other applicable writing or design sample) to: email@example.com or mail to: 5721 Magazine St., #191, New Orleans, LA 70115.
Research and Writing Internship:
We are currently seeking 1 intern to research various topics relating to hydroponics, aquaponics and aquaculture and write and contribute to various products. You will increase skills to translate complex information into written and online outreach materials and learn methods of investigative research, advocacy writing and strategic thinking.
Responsibilities may include: track news and research about recirculating farming, fisheries, and related topics; write and contribute to assorted materials including web text, fact sheets, reports, blogs and more; conduct background research on companies and organizations affiliated with recirculating farming; and help to locate existing recirculating farms.
Requirements include strong passion for and commitment to both social and environmental justice; strong writing skills; some prior research experience; advanced degree or graduate student in science, policy or journalism a plus. Of course we welcome any post grads or others interesting in supporting the Coalition.
Public Relations, Grassroots Organizing and Advocacy Internship:
We are currently seeking 2 interns to help us connect with local communities and start a dialogue about recirculating farms. Interns will benefit from working with experienced staff, and will develop critical grassroots organizing and advocacy skills. Responsibilities may include: building strategic coalitions with fishermen, farmers, religious groups, elected officials, citizen activists, businesses and students, among others; coordinating campaign events to engage citizens and elected officials; recruiting new activists at community meetings, festivals, and other events; producing printed and online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and activist guides; and more.
Requirements include a strong interest in agricultural, food, health and environmental issues and commitment to social change; strong verbal and written communication and time management skills; desire to develop organizing skills; completed at least two years of undergraduate education. Of course we welcome any post grads or others interesting in supporting the Coalition.
Graphic Design/Web/HTML Internship:
We are currently seeking 1 intern to assist with keeping up the look and functions for our new website. We have a basic WordPress site developed, but need to really make it pop. Additionally, we are creating new materials – fact sheets, reports, and other educational and outreach items for various events. Responsibilities include: unique design, creating user-friendly formats, regular site updates, design and layout for print materials and more – use your own style and creativity! Requirements include a strong interest in graphic design, art, HTML coding and website design, an interest in agriculture, food, and health issues; excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail; at least two years experience (personal or professional); currently pursuing or holding a graphic design, communications or related degree a plus. Of course we welcome any post grads or others interesting in supporting the Coalition.
We are currently seeking 2 legal interns to do research, writing, advocacy, and legislative support for our Coalition. You will polish your research and writing skills with an experienced attorney in environmental law, and contribute to positive change in legislative and policy processes.
Responsibilities may include: legal and policy-oriented work, such as researching current case law, statutes, international law and more; writing memos, draft legislation, and government comment letters on rule-makings and bills; attend meetings and hearings; review regulatory comments, documents and rule-makings; and other tasks as appropriate relating to non-profit, government and environmental law.
Requirements include a strong interest in agricultural, food, health and environmental issues and commitment to social change; excellent research and writing skills and attention to detail; currently a 2L or above, or the equivalent work experience. Of course we welcome any post grads or others interesting in supporting the Coalition.
Grant Research/Writing and Fundraising:
We are currently seeking an experienced professional individual to assist in all aspects of fundraising, in particular grants research, writing, monitoring and reporting as well as fundraising events planning and coordination.
Responsibilities may include brainstorming and planning fundraising events, requesting donations from vendors and donors, speaking/meeting with potential donors, attending events, creating and giving presentations, researching grant opportunities, writing letters of inquiry, crafting grant proposals, and collecting supporting documentation for proposals.
Requirements include a strong interest in agricultural, food, health and environmental issues and commitment to social change; creativity; ability to craft, execute and monitor plans and events, excellent interpersonal, writing, organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work on short timelines; at least three years experience in fundraising and grant writing a must. Prior experience working specifically on environmental issues required. Understanding of food, farming and fisheries a big plus.
Contractor need not work from our office – telecommuting is encouraged – but we’d particularly like to work with someone in or near New Orleans, so we can be in touch in person as needed for example for local events, as well as by phone and e-mail.
Compensation based on experience. This contract position is likely to become a long-term arrangement.