California: The Chez Panisse Foundation seeks Event Support Intern

18 Jan

The Chez Panisse Foundation (CPF) and Chez Panisse Restaurant (CPR) are offering an unpaid internship to students or recent graduates wishing to gain experience in a stimulating and fast-paced work environment. The intern will support the Event Production staff as they prepare for this summer’s 40th Birthday of CPR, assisting with a variety of activities related to the logistics of organizing series of events. Responsibilities include day-to-day tasks and short-term projects.

About the Foundation
CPF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Alice Waters in 1996. CPF is committed to transforming public education by operating and supporting programs that use food traditions to teach, nurture, and empower young people.

About the Restaurant
CPR was started by Alice Waters and a group of friends in 1971. From the beginning, the restaurant championed fresh, organic and locally grown products. Although a novelty at the time, these values have been brought into the mainstream by Chez Panisse and Alice Waters.

Primary Responsibilities
Help maintain contact database
Draft and/or proofread various written materials such as letters, e-mails and proposals
Field information requests and assist in interfacing with supporters and the public
Assist in coordinating logistics and producing collateral for events and special projects
Conduct short research assignments

Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
General knowledge of the sustainable food movement
Creative and flexible
Work well independently and collaboratively

Duration & Compensation
Unpaid internship, Chez Panisse lunch provided
4 months, 4 days per week ( 25 hours)

Application Information
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jane White, Volunteer Coordinator, at, with “CPF 40th Intern” in the subject line. Please include your days & hours of availability in the letter.
Application deadline: January 30, 2011
Internship dates: early February 2011 – May 31, 2011
No phone inquiries please.

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