JOIN OUR TEAM
BECOME A DEMOCRACY INTERN
The Small Planet office and Frances happily working with interns.
THE SMALL PLANET INSTITUTE is currently seeking energetic and motivated interns to join our dynamic team for Spring and Summer 2021. This is a unique opportunity to work directly with Frances Moore Lappé, author of 19 books, including best-selling Diet for a Small Planet, in a small organization doing groundbreaking work to inspire and empower passionate action for democracy system and environmental policy reforms in the United States.
INTERN OPPORTUNITY OVERVIEW
Spring 2021 we are looking to fill five remote intern positions. It will be a thrilling time at Small Planet. In the spring we will be working on promoting and curating a new website DemocracyMovement.US that became live in fall 2020. We also will continue to support Frances’ writing of both articles and her new book, It’s Not Too Late, which offers a surprising and motivating new lens through which to see the causal connections among the climate crisis, our broken political system, and our economic distress. In addition, we will continue to share our message of Living Democracy via social media, academic outreach & Frances’ public speaking.
We ask for a minimum commitment of 12-16 remote hours per week between 9 am and 5 pm EST. Scheduling is flexible—we're willing to work around school schedules, vacations, and other commitments. Applications are being accepted for Spring 2021 semesters and are considered on a rolling basis year-round. All are encouraged to apply whether a student or not. NOTE: We are full for fall 2020.
A passion for social democratic movements and the mission of the Small Planet Institute is required. The ideal candidates have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Superb research and social media content creation are needed, and familiarity with Hootsuite, WordPress, WiX, and Canva are a plus. They are equally comfortable with teamwork and individual work. They excel even with minimal direction and supervision and are able to follow directions when given. Our interns contribute substantially to the programming of Small Planet. All majors are encouraged to apply, and all are encouraged to apply whether a student or not.
DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The percentage of time you might spend on each work area below will vary depending on whether or not Frances has a book deadline. The focus will be mainly on social media and democracy advocacy. Work area opportunities may include:
Creating and posting social media and web content;
Research and fact-checking assistance for articles, blogs, fact sheets, and other publications;
Copy-editing print and web pieces for publication;
Supporting academic and partner outreach campaigns;
Promotion and curation of website DemocracyMovement.US;
General office support
Two stipended internship positions available for $12/hour for 12 -16 hours/week;
Academic credit available;
Receiving a letter of recommendation from a highly recognized name in the democracy and food movement world;
Exposure to and connection with many organizations doing incredible work, currently particularly focused on democratic movements and campaign finance reform;
And, of course, the chance to work one-on-one with Frances
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HOW TO APPLY
Email your resume and cover letter including your dates of availability to . Applications are accepted and considered on a rolling basis.
INTERNSHIP CONTACT INFO:
12 Eliot Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 E:
"Working one-on-one with Frances has made me hopeful and empowered about the future of our democracy."
"At SPI I truly feel I am a part of a team that is working to make a difference in the world!"
JOBS AT SMALL PLANET
Small Planet Institute does not have any open job opportunities at this time.
Thank you for your interest!
VOLUNTEER AT SMALL PLANET
Thank you for your interest in Small Planet Institute! We appreciate your willingness to donate your time and we hope to have the opportunity to work with you. Please email email@example.com with your specific volunteer interests.
Please note that for our volunteer program we ask volunteers to work in our Cambridge office a minimum of
5 hours per week Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm for at least 3 months.