San Francisco: Seedling Projects seeks Campaign Intern – Pig Business

23 Dec
Dates: January-March 2011

Location: San Francisco, South Park Office

Compensation: Small stipend and copious edible perks

To Apply: Submit Cover Letter and Resume to shane@seedlingprojects.org

Seedling Projects is offering a full-time (40 hrs/week) internship designed for a passionate young person wishing to gain experience at the intersection of food, sustainability and film campaigning. The intern will work closely with Seedling Projects’ Executive Director, Sarah Weiner, and Community Engagement Coordinator, Shane Michalik to promote Pig Business, a documentary film examining the hidden costs of cheap pork products in the US and Europe. With the film currently being shown in the UK House of Commons and successfully resulting in policy change, Seedling Projects is managing a community involvement campaign to promote the film across the US through partnerships with NGOs and non-profit communities, and helping organize a screening of the film on Capital Hill in March. Outreach will be nationwide, with a concentration on Washington, DC.

Seedling Projects, as an action arm of the food movement, works with a wide and international community to increase the popular demand for and access to good food. For more information about Seedling Projects, visithttp://www.seedlingprojects.org

About Pig Bussiness:

Pig Business chronicles the journey of eco-campaigner Tracy Worcester, who set out to discover who was paying the true price for the cheap imported pork for sale in supermarkets. The documentary charts the rise of factory farms in the USA and the spread of their intensive farming model into Europe, specifically Poland. The film focuses on the world’s largest pork producer, US-based Smithfield Foods. With 52,000 employees processing 27 million pigs per year in 15 countries, accruing annual sales around $11 billion in 2010, it is the most formidable influence in the pork industry. Pig Business reveals how we should avoid buying meat from a system which damages human health, pollutes the environment, depletes water sources, contributes to green house gas emissions including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, denudes South American forest, abuses animals and destroys rural communities and economies. For more information about the film, visit http://www.pigbusiness.co.uk/

Intern Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in follow-up calls to NGOs and non-profit groups
  • Research and update outreach database
  • Manage website updates related to Pig Business
  • Manage duplication and mailing of Pig Business DVDs

Requirements:

  • Strong interest in food from an environmental, social justice and cultural perspective
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Professional and thorough
  • Good research skills
  • Excellent computer, written, verbal and organizational skills
  • Self-starter able to execute responsibilities with minimal direction

 

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