California: Oakland Food Policy Council seeks Interns

19 May

The Oakland Food Policy Council is seeking interns to help with communications, evaluation, research, and advocacy. This is a great way to get involved in the OFPC’s work, and get hands-on experience in food policy and the food justice movement. 

We are looking for interns in four basic areas – you could focus on just one, or combine a few according to your interests:


  • Creating content for our websiteblog, e-newsletter and facebook page
  • Helping coordinate activities of each OFPC work group
  • Helping with community engagement and events
  • Designing informational materials and hands-on activities for use at public events


  • Analyzing and summarizing data gathered on the structure, operations, and activities of the OFPC


  • Working closely with the OFPC’s “Data Management + Research” work group to track a variety of metrics related to food system health + equity
  • Designing and carrying out an independent research project on some aspect of the Oakland food system


  • Working closely with the OFPC’s “Neighborhood Innovations” and “Outreach + Recruitment” work groups to organize and implement advocacy efforts in support of the OFPC’s policy priorities
  • Helping organize workshops on a wide variety of food system topics

If you are interested in any of these internships, please fill out an application on the Food First website, and in the “Areas of Interest, by priority level” box, write “Oakland Food Policy Council” and Communications, Evaluation, Research, or Advocacy.
Internships are unpaid, but do include a delicious lunch every day. Interns are based at the OFPC’s office at Food First in Oakland, CA, but will also spend time in many different areas of Oakland. Interns should be able to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week for at least two months.

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