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Lexington, KY

DEADLINE -  April 30th

About

The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program is dedicated to improving the opportunities for college students wishing to pursue a career in the field of equine management. KEMI offers a comprehensive educational experience for students enrolled for academic credit through a sponsoring college or university, or for recent graduates of such institutions.

Position Description

Through the internship, students integrate academic studies with practical experience, leadership and responsibility as a contributing participant on a Central Kentucky horse farm. Aside from farm commitments, students are introduced into a network of equine professionals representing multifaceted careers in the equine profession. During the first week of the course, students participate in Orientation activities as a group. After the first week, students are employed full-time by participating farms where they become familiar with the day-to-day management of horses on commercial thoroughbred farms.



Requirements

  • Completed atleast 2 years of college curriculum with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Previous hands-on experience in the equine industry
  • A strong work ethic and personal character and be dependable 

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate:  N/A 

Start Date: June 17, 2019

End Date: November 29, 2019

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Online application
  • Original Official Transcripts 
  • 3 Letters of Recommendations
  • Application Fee ($35)

Additional Information 

  • Letters must be written on letterhead and/or have the appropriate contact information(authors name, company or business, mailing address, phone number, and email address) MUST BE SIGNED
  • These letters must be the ORIGINAL letter, they should be specifically written for the applicant for this internship
  • Letters of Recommendation cannot arrive seperately from the application form and cannot be emailed 
  • Letters must include the authors credential(why they are an appropriate person to submit a letter on behalf on the applicant) and the authors relationship to the applicant
  • Letters should address the applicants suitability for the internship including academic achievement, personal character, and horse-handling experience.
  • Do not staple papers together, paperclips are acceptable
  • Do not submit application in a folder/binder
  • All applicants will receive an email when applicatio has arrived and been processed

 

Champaign, IL

DEADLINE -  April 30th

About

The Poultry Science Association (PSA) is a professional organization consisting of approximately 1,800 educators, scientists, extension specialists, industry researchers, administrators, producers, and college students who are committed to advancing the poultry industry.

 

Since 1908, the Poultry Science Association has maintained a level of prestige that ranks it among the top professional organizations in the field. For over a century, PSA’s member scientists have contributed through their research to the growth of the poultry industry and the development of safer and more nutritious food products for the consumer. Throughout this period, PSA has served – and it continues to serve – as the premier clearinghouse and publisher of basic and applied poultry research in the world.

 

Position Description

The Andrew F. Giesen III Poultry Science Undergraduate Internship Program is designed to promote the education and development of undergraduate students interested in considering a career in Poultry Science. It provides companies in the poultry industry an opportunity to employ interns with assisted funding through the Poultry Science Association Foundation.



Requirements

  • Be a PSA Member (Student Membership is Free)
  • Be entering his/her junior or senior year.
  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with a declared major in any area of life sciences.
  • Write a letter of application (details below) and provide a letter of support (from an advisor, instructor, or past employer with the perspectives of the applicant's qualifications).
  • Apply through the PSA Foundation Application
  • AND must also apply to the internship position listed through the internship opportunities

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate:  No less than $10/hour

Start Date: N/A (program lasts between 8-12 weeks)

End Date: N/A

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send




Additional Information 

 

Woodside, CA

DEADLINE -  TBA

About

The estate was purchased in 1937 by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Roth, owners of the Matson Navigation Company. Under the Roths’ supervision, the property was maintained and the formal garden gained worldwide recognition. Mrs. Roth made Filoli her home until 1975 when she donated 125 acres, including the House and formal Garden, to the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the enjoyment and inspiration of future generations. The remaining acreage was later gifted to Filoli Center.

Position Description

 

  • Planting and Soil Preparation: Use of hand tools and equipment to prepare and amend soil, plant bulbs, annuals, perennials, woody plants and follow a formal planting plan;
  • Pruning & Hedging: Prune and train trees, shrubs, hedges, topiary, and vines in accordance with landscape design specifications;
  • Irrigation: Check soil moisture and hand water;
  • Turf Care: Mow, edge, dethatch and aerate;
  • Pest, Weed and Brush Control: Weed, cultivate, rough-cut, vertebrate pest control and poison oak control;
  • Fertilizing: Use broadcast and rotary spreaders and composting;
  • Clean-up & Grooming: Leaves, debris, deadhead and groom pots and beds;
  • Harvesting: Fruit, cut flowers, herbs and foliage;
  • Structural Maintenance: Repair header board and plant support structures, monitor and clean pools and drains, control algae on brick paths;
  • Equipment Care & Maintenance: Provide basic care and some maintenance for tools and equipment;
  • Safety: Follow safety standards regarding equipment use, pesticide use, and ergonomic safety;
  • Assist with special events: set-up tables and chairs, assist with parking, put up holiday lights, etc.;
  • Interact daily with Filoli visitors and share information about our historic horticultural landscapes and displays;
  • Ability to provide the highest quality service to all customers in every interaction;
  • Uphold all Filoli's policies, procedures, guidelines and standards;
  • Maintain flexibility and perform other duties as assigned to respond to the needs of the organization;
  • Attendance and punctuality are essential to work and all work-related functions

Requirements

  • Current student or recent graduate (within 2 years) with a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Horticulture, Botany, Plant Science, Environmental Science, Landscape Preservation or Landscape Architecture or other related field;
  • Should have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or better;
  • Ability to learn, understand and apply the basic principles of horticulture, plant science, and botany;
  • Mechanical abilities necessary to safely operate a range of power equipment, vehicles and tractors;
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  • Proficiency with email and basic MS Office applications;
  • Communicate (listening and speaking) effectively and respectfully with Filoli employees and volunteers;
  • Work independently, and demonstrate wise decision-making within the bounds of the area of responsibility and authority;
  • Take direction, multi-task and work effectively in a team environment;
  • Ability to interact with Garden Staff, volunteers, members and visitors.
  • Stand, walk across uneven terrain, climb ladders (extensive use of orchard and extension ladders up to 16’ and scaffolding up to 25’) and stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, handle, lift, carry, push and bend frequently;
  • Possess strength sufficient to exert force up to 60 lbs. occasionally and/or up to 35 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. constantly to lift, carry, push and pull or otherwise move objects;
  • Perform repetitive motions up to 50% of time using tools and equipment;
  • Able to drive vehicles and large garden equipment

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate:  N/A (this is a paid internship)

Start Date: June 17, 2019

End Date: August 23, 2019

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (outline background and related experience)

Additional Information 

  • No phone calls
  • Possession of minimum requirements does not gurantee an interview 
  • A valid drivers license is required

 

Kenya, Africa

March 31, 2019
More Info

DEADLINE -  March 31st, 2019

Mission Statement

As Maryland’s first historically black public university, Bowie State University empowers a diverse population of students to reach their potential by providing innovative academic programs and transformational experiences as they prepare for careers, lifelong learning, and civic responsibility. Bowie State University supports Maryland’s workforce and economy by engaging in strategic partnerships, research, and public service to benefit our local, state, national, and global communities.

 

About

Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. It is also a diverse university whose 5,600 students, along with faculty and staff, represent many ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Position Description

 

Students spend the first week at BSU for an intensive boot camp on safety, ethics and the responsible conduct of research, the history and culture of Kenya, and basic scientific principles to prepare for the research project. The next 8 weeks are dedicated to research at Egerton University and University of Nairobi (Kenya) followed by a concluding week at BSU where students present the results of their research. Students will learn how research is conducted, analyzed, and communicated. Many will present the results of their work at scientific conferences, and some will publish the results in peer-reviewed journals.


 

Requirements

(1) Atleast 18 years old by June 1, 2019

(2) A U.S. citizen or permanent citizen of the U.S. and its territories

(3) Students in good standing at an undergraduate degree program who will not have graduated by the end of this REU program

(4) Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher

(5) Unofficial transcript

(6) Two-page personal statement that includes responses to the following questions

  • Why are you interested in participating in this program (1-4 paragraphs)?
  • What specific research area you are interested in and why?
  • What relevant work or class experiences have prepared you for this program? Have you had previous research experiences? If so, please describe them.
  • What are your career objectives?
  • Are there any relevant details about your background that you wish to provide?

 

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate: $575 per week

Start Date: May 29, 2019

End Date: July 31, 2019

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Candidates must complete and submit an online application
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor, or project/research mentor although two letters are preferred. Please ask your letter-writer to email their letter to aosano@bowiestate.eduwith GE REU somewhere in the subject line. Each applicant will be contacted soon after the application deadline

 

Application Tips

  • Recruitment and participant selection will focus on students with outstanding research potential with special emphasis on students from underrepresented groups from schools with limited research opportunities

Additional Information 

  • Students will be required to obtain passports for the international travels which they will be responsible for including the expenses. Visas must be obtained before any travel plans can be completed. It takes approximately one month for visa issuance after receipt of documentation.
  • The students will be housed at the Nairobi Safari club hotel. The hotel is very secure with 24-hour security and is a walking distance to the University of Nairobi, Chiromo campus where the students will be based at the College of Biological and Physical Sciences. The hotel has complementary free internet and Wi-Fi facilities with rooms which have air conditioning and are well sprayed against insects, especially mosquitoes. At Egerton University, the students will be accommodated at the ARC hotel, a 3-star hotel on campus, which also has Wi-Fi facilities. Both hotels have shuttles.
  • Food is guaranteed to be different from what students are used to but they will be encouraged to experiment and enjoy some of the world’s best cuisine. While adjusting, include some familiar foods, Kenya has many restaurants that serve American food.
  • After submitting the online application, you must email your supplementary documents to Dr. Anne Osano at aosano@bowiestate.edu.

Pittsburgh, PA

April 15, 2019
More Info

DEADLINE -  April 15th, 2019

Mission Statement

Diversity in the scientific workforce promotes the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all ethnic groups, and improves the ability to recruit subjects from diverse backgrounds into clinical trials, collectively helping to address and eliminate health disparity. Our mission is to promote an interest in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences in college students from minority backgrounds.  

Our three goals are:

      1. (1) To enhance the competitiveness of underrepresented minority undergraduates to enroll in MD/PhD and PhD programs by enriching their portfolios with cutting edge mentored research experiences

      1. (2) To help underrepresented minority undergraduate students master the critical skills needed to navigate the application process for graduate and other health profession careers

    1.            (3) To provide an intensive didactic and group study course in the fundamentals of     biomedical research

 

About

The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Diversity Program (PURDIP) is open to minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino American, or Native American) undergraduate students interested in biomedical research.  The 10-week summer program is held on the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus. Students will work with a designated faculty member for 8-10 weeks. Training will incorporate didactic lectures, seminars, workshops, group homework, hands-on research and presentations by the trainees.

Position Description

(1) Participants will be matched with innovative researchers at Pitt and will be expected to work in the laboratory full-time throughout the 10-week program

(2) Participants will learn some fundamental principles of research ethics and regulations, different types research studies, and how these studies are applied to addressing health disparities 

(3) Participants will also attend weekly lectures, seminars, or workshops to learn about Graduate School application process, PhD programs and careers in biomedical sciences



  1.  

Requirements

(1) Must have completed at least one year at an accredited university or school

(2) Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or non-citizen national

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate: $4,000 

Start Date: May 29, 2019

End Date: July 31, 2019

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Candidates must complete and submit an online application

 

Application Tips

  • Recommended for students from underrespresented  groups considering a career in biomedical sciences

Additional Information 

  • Free housing, travel allowance, and food allowance

Champaign, IL

About

 

Position Requirements

 
1. Perform and develop molecular biology and cell culture research techniques, including collection,
processing, and storage of tissues, cell isolation, purification, and maintenance in culture, cellstaining, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, and qPCR.
2. Collect, analyze, evaluate, and summarize empirical data including formulation of recommendations and implementation of improvements and planning to facilitate research goals.
3. Cooperate with Research Coordinator to manage and facilitate procurement of commodities and
resources necessary for optimal operations and maintenance of comparative genomics laboratory.
4. Keep abreast of new methodologies, techniques, equipment, materials, and ongoing projects in the biomedical research field.
5. Design and develop research protocols to facilitate projects and experiments.
6. Maintain and support research protocol standards along with the Research Coordinator to assure compliance procedures.
7. Coordinate on-going teaching and/or training in any areas of human resources, environmental
management, animal-care, safety, etc. which effect the on-going regulatory requirements of the unit.
8. Contribute to research projects including publishing data in peer reviewed scientific journals.
9. Oversee collection of research data, assist with grant applications, and generate progress reports
for funded studies.
10. Hire, train, and supervise hourly lab personnel.
11.Collaborate with colleagues and associates at national and international laboratories.
12.Other duties as assigned to enhance the mission of the department. 

Qualifications

Education:
Required:
Bachelors in animal sciences, genomics, cell and molecular biology or a related field.
Preferred:
Masters in biomedical related field.
 
Experience:
Required: Two years of experience working in a research laboratory.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
Required: Familiarity with database analysis, animal handling (both laboratory and livestock animals), molecular biology, cell culture, and general laboratory management practices. Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to work efficiently in a team
environment. Good oral and written communication skills.
 
Preferred: Proficiency in organizing complex research initiatives and understanding of research design and statistical analysis. Strong interest in developing porcine cancer models.
 
Environmental Demands:
Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground.
In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may
frequently weigh up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally weigh up to seventy-five (75) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the Department of Animal Sciences by contacting cdthoma2@illinois.edu
.

Benefits & Compensation

Commensurate with qualifications and experience 

 

Additional Information

The University of Illnois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, andcontact information of three professional references by March 6, 2019. All requested information must be submitted via the online system for your application to be considered. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position. For further information please contact Carolyn Thomas, Department of Animal Sciences, cdthoma2@illinois.edu. Additional information about the laboratory can be found at http://comparativegenomics.illinois.edu

 

Dover, DE

Deadline: March 31st, 2019

About

Agriculture is a major industry in Delaware and on the Delmarva (Delaware-Maryland-Virginia) peninsula. In this region, poultry, grain crops, fresh market vegetables, and processing vegetables are the primary agricultural commodities. This position is based in Kent County, Delaware, which has over 800 farms with 170,000 acres in production and agricultural sales over $250 million. Main field crops are corn (50,000 acres, 21,000 irrigated), soybeans (65,000 acres), wheat and barley (42,000 acres). Kent County is in the top 2 percent of 3,079 U.S. counties in value of vegetables sold with sweet corn, lima beans, peas, and cucumbers being major crops (17,000 acres). There are 200 poultry farms that raise over 7,000,000 chickens yearly for meat. Kent County also has 6,000 acres of forage crops supporting dairy, beef and equine operations. The state capital (Dover) and a major US Air Force base are located in the county. It is home to one university (Delaware State) and one college (Wesley) and branch campuses of the Delaware Technical and Community College, the University of Delaware, and Wilmington University. It has a population of 176,000 (2017).

Position Requirements

  • Identify critical areas of concern related to commerical crop production in Kent County, Delaware. Plan, develop, and implement educational programs using science-based information to help address and resolve issues in the areas of commercial field crop production (corn, soybeans, small grains),commercial vegetable crop production (sweet corn, lima beans, and other vegetables), and forage crop management (hay and pasture).
  • Employ a variety of educational delivery methods to help clientele (farmers, agriculture industry) understand and adopt new practices, procedures, and skills based on current science. Delivery methods include on-site visits, newsletters, fact sheets, field demonstrations and tours, field trials, educational meetings, workshops, short courses, the Delaware Agronomy Blog and the UD Extension website.
  • Collaborate with other county -based Extension staff and with the various agricultural Extension Specialists in Delaware and the region. Responsibilities may include conducting applied field research and participating in educational meetings and workshops such as Delaware Agriculture Week and Mid Atlantic Crop Management School.
  • Work closely with various state and federal agencies including the Delaware Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Kent Conservation District, Farm Service Agency, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The Agent will also work with the local Farm Bureau, Delaware Soybean Board, and other producer organizations.
  • Document and track program impact based on stated objectives, develop effective evaluation techniques, and enter this information into internal tracking software.
  • Continue to develop own professional expertise and mentor less experienced Extension staff.
  • Implement initiatives in support of the affirmative action plan;ensure equal opportunity and access to Extension programs for all individuals.
 

Qualifications

  • Grant writing experience preferred
  • Proficient computer and technological skills including use of software for word ptocessing, spreadsheets, presentations and website updates
  • Knowledge of exntension programming which involves responding to clientele and community needs
  • Effective communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
  • Successful record of forming strong working relationships with producers, agricultural organizations, academic colleagues, and the public
  • Evidence of service and demonstrated leadership skills working with the agricultural private sector, trade organizations, universities, and state and federal agencies
  • Experience in developing and delivering  educational programs to the public
  • Ability to conduct applied research related to environamentally and economically viable agricultural production
  • Bachelor's degree plus four years experience or Master's degree plus tow years experience, in extension teaching, research or closely related field in agronomy, soils, crops, or other related area 

Benefits & Compensation

30E

Additional Information

This position requires some irregular work hours, such as occasional nighttime and weekend work.

Access to private reliable means of transportation. If using personal vehicle, mileage will be reimbursed. 

Long Island, NY

About

The McConnell Group, a health science company, has an opening for a full-time Lead Animal Care Technician I to provide support at Plum Island Animal Disease Center.  PIADC is located just off the northeastern tip of New York's Long Island.  This position supports the Department of Homeland Security Research and Development Program vaccine studies by caring for large animals in accordance with established procedures.

Position Requirements

      1.  Assigns daily tasks to animal caretakers and conveys work instructions from the AC Supervisor.
      2.  Ensures work is assigned in a manner to prevent possible cross contamination between animal isolation rooms.
      3.  Monitors work in progress and evaluates work at completion.  Reports to supervisor on status and progress of work, and any problems that developed.
      4.  Orders and monitors inventory of animal feed, supplies, and equipment.
      5.  Helps ensure environmental, occupational and safety rules are followed, and that work with animals is conducted as safely as possible.
      6.  Determines amounts and types of feed for different animal species, feeds daily, and records on VMR.
      7.  Observes daily appearances and behaviors of experimental animals (both sick and healthy), records these in VMR, and reports to higher level employee.
      8.  Captures, restrains, holds and positions animals for procedures, examinations, and treatments.
      9.  Dispenses and administers medications (e.g. analgesics, anesthetics and antibiotics) and enters into VMR.
      10. Collects blood and other tissues, labels them correctly, and delivers expeditiously to PI.
      11. Euthanizes animals following prescribed protocols.
      12. Dispenses carcasses and body parts following established PIADC safety procedures.
      13. Cleans, decontaminates, and maintains animal wing spaces and cages in accordance with ARB SOPs.  Operates autoclaves, pressure sprayers and misters.
      14. Uses appropriate PPE and equipment as described in ARB SOPs to protect self and fellow workers from contamination, infection or injury.
      15. Enters/exits animal isolation rooms and moves between animal rooms in strict accordance with ARB and Safety SOPs to prevent cross contamination.
      16. Reviews and approves ACT timesheets.
      17. Participates in ACT performance reviews.
      18. Submits information for deliverables.
      19. Participates in interviews and candidate selection.
      20. Assists with new employee on-boarding procedures.
      21. Mentors and trains employees

Qualifications

1.  AA or BS degree in animal science or related science preferred.
      2.  AALAS ALAT certification or have the equivalent training and experience to achieve certification.
      3.  Fundamental knowledge of animal research facility operations, animal behavior, and species specific requirements.
      4.  Fundamental knowledge of supervision and management
      5.  Ability to train and mentor animal care staff.
      6.  Effective verbal and written communication.
      7.  Employee is often required to lift and carry feed materials weighing up to 75 pounds and to handle such items as feed trays weighing up to 20 pounds.
      8.  Work requires continuous standing and walking on concrete and/or a slippery floor due to nature of the work with animals.
      9.  Employee must have strength and agility to restrain strong and very active animals which weight approximately 500 pounds or more
10. Must be able to receive and maintain a Personal Security Level 3 (PSL-3) clearance and participate in the Occupational Health/Safety Programs.

Benefits & Compensation

 

 TMG offers competitive pay and benefits packages including health insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and PTO; EAP; 401(k) and College Savings Plan.

Additional Information

Candidate MUST pass a government background investigation (NAC), employment physical and drug/alcohol screening. As required by law, TMG participates in E-Verify, a service of the Department of Homeland Security(DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), to verify the identity and employment eligibility of persons hired to work in the United States. 

Long Island, NY

About

The McConnell Group, a health science company, has an opening for a full-time Animal Care Technician to provide support at Plum Island Animal Disease Center.  PIADC is located just off the northeastern tip of New York's Long Island.  This position supports the Department of Homeland Security Research and Development Program vaccine studies by caring for large animals in accordance with established procedures. Ferry services to the island are provided from Old Saybrook, CT and Orient Point, NY.

Position Requirements

  •       1.  Provide animal husbandry in an ABSL III environment
  •       2.  Perform daily health observations
  •       3.  Monitor animal room environmental conditions
  •       4.  Capture, restrain, hold and position animals
  •       5.  Dispense and administer treatments
  •       6.  Collect samples (tissue and serum)
  •       7.  Complete and maintain documentation accurately
  •       8.  Maintain the cleanliness of the vivarium
  •       9.  Properly use and maintain all equipment
  •       10. Receive and store vivarium supplies
  •       11. Exercise proper containment techniques
  •      12. Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  •  Bachelor's Degree in animal science or equivalent, Associate's Degree in veterinary technology, or High School Diploma with specialized animal experience.
  •   Certified as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) with AALAS or eligible for certification (and obtain certification within 12 months).
  •  Background knowledge of working with research animals.
  •  Capable of performing basic animal care duties with guidance. Training is provided.
  •  Effective verbal and written communication.
  •  Employee is often required to lift and carry feed materials weighing up to 75 pounds and to handle such items as feed trays weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Work requires continuous standing and walking on concrete and/or a slippery floor due to nature of the work with animals.
  • Employee must have strength and agility to restrain strong and very active animals which weight approximately 500 pounds or more.
  • Must be able to receive and maintain a Personal Security Level 3 (PSL-3) clearance and participate in the Occupational Health/Safety Programs.

Benefits & Compensation

 

 TMG offers competitive pay and benefits packages including health insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and PTO; EAP; 401(k) and College Savings Plan.

Additional Information

Candidate MUST pass a government background investigation (NAC), employment physical and drug/alcohol screening. As required by law, TMG participates in E-Verify, a service of the Department of Homeland Security(DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), to verify the identity and employment eligibility of persons hired to work in the United States. 

Capitol Hill, DC

March 4, 2019
More Info

DEADLINE -  March 4th, 2019

Mission Statement

NSAC was founded upon two shared, integrated, and equal priorities.  These are:

  • to support, build, develop, and engage the grassroots of sustainable agriculture for the health and vitality of the sustainable agriculture movement; and
  • to research, develop, and advocate federal policies relating to farm, food, and environmental issues, appropriations, and implementation to support and advance sustainable agriculture.

 

About

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

Position Description

  • Assisting NSAC staff and coalition members with national grassroots outreach campaigns using social media, email, and other advocacy tools;

  • Developing creative, impactful engagement tools for farmers and consumers – including digital and multimedia materials – around a range of issues and campaigns, including local and regional food systems, working lands conservation, beginning farmer issues, sustainable ag research, and much more;

  • Conducting research, analysis, and interviews to support advocacy campaigns;

  • Assisting with planning and execution of NSAC events, including farmer/advocate lobby days in Washington,

    DC;

  • Drafting blog posts, social media posts, advocacy messages, and other materials;

  • Supporting NSAC’s Diversity Committee & furthering our racial equity efforts – assisting with monthly calls and

    other endeavors.

  • Assisting with other projects and assignments as needed.

 

 

Requirements

  • An understanding of and passion for sustainable food and farms

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with community organizing and grassroots capacity building efforts

  • Experience working with diverse communities & willingness to apply an equity lens

  • Ability to both work independently and be a good team player

  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to stay on task when managing multiple projects

  • Multimedia skills – including Adobe CreativeSuite and video development / editing (Final Cut Pro or

    equivalent) – a plus

  • Preferred but not required – bilingual fluency in a language other than English

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate: N/A

Start/ End Date: N/A

Days Off:  N/A 

 

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (including your interests in sustainable agriculture and grassroots organizing)
  •  The names and contact information for two references in one combined document to applications@sustainableagriculture.net with “Summer Grassroots Intern” in the subject line.

 

 

Application Tips

  • Students that are underrepresented, including, but not limited to, women and people of color.

Additional Information 

  • NSAC can work with the applicant’s school or program to make the internship fit criteria for academic credit or field placement experience.

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