Paid internship to work with the Center for Regional Food Systems Food Justice and Sovereignty workgroup on campus this spring!  Put those event planning, writing, and promotional skills to use!

Julie Cotton, M.S.

Academic Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
Michigan State University
A264 Plant and Soil Science Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

517-355-0271 ext. 1156



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CRFS Food Justice and Sovereignty Workgroup Coordinator Request for Applications

Job Description
This internship will involve a variety of tasks related to coordination and communication related to the MSU Center for Regional Food System (CRFS) Food Justice and Sovereignty workgroup, which is a forum for sharing, learning about, and conducting food justice research, education, and outreach. The diverse interests of workgroup members create the opportunity for interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary impact with a central of food justice within the race, class, and gender context. There is capacity to leverage funding for state and national projects on systemic food system injustices such as food insecurity, farmland rights in both urban and rural contexts, and migrant farm worker labor conditions. The internship will be based at the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and overseen by coordinators of the workgroup. Tasks could include grant proposal development, website maintenance and development, social media promotion, data entry, management and analysis, conference preparation, research, writing and outreach. Skills required include strong writing and communication skills as well as an ability to work independently and in a team. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Publisher, Excel, Facebook, Twitter and webpage maintenance software is desired.
Schedule and compensation:
This internship has a flexible schedule of approximately 12-20 hours per week from February 1, 2015 through May 31st, 2015. The hourly compensation is $10 per hour.
To apply, please submit the following by January 16, 2014.
1.     Cover letter including why you are interested in the position, your availability and at least two references
2.     Resume
3.     Writing sample (This should be something for which you were the primary author. It can be something written for school or through work. Please select something between one and five pages if possible.)
The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) brings together the applied research, education, and outreach expertise of faculty and staff at MSU to advance understanding of and engagement with regional food systems throughout Michigan, the United States, and the world. For more on the Center for Regional Food Systems, see
Please send complete application materials to:
Shakara Tyler
Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems
Email: [log in to unmask]
Mail: 480 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824