Real Time Farms is currently hiring interns for the Fall 2011 Food Warrior Internship Program, which will run from September 12th to December 15th. We are hiring Food Warriors in Asheville, Austin, Nashville, Portland and San Francisco.
Food Warrior interns will document farms, farmers’ markets, and food artisans in their areas to work towards the greater goal of bringing transparency to the food system. They will have the opportunity to interact directly with producers, take photos and video, collect information on growing practices and personal stories of producers, and contribute to the Real Time Farms blog.
Food Warriors will work approximately 15-20 hours each week and will be responsible for uploading all the information, photos, and video compiled to the Real Time Farms website. They will check in regularly through email and with weekly Skype meetings. There is possibility of receiving academic credit for completing the internship.
Interns are able to choose their own schedules, but should be available for one meeting each week between 10am and 5pm eastern time Monday through Thursday. Internet access is essential.
Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and passion for food transparency are a must. Writing and photography experience are a plus.
Please attach a copy of your resume and answers to the following questions:
1) Why do you care about food transparency?
2) Why do you want to be a Food Warrior for Real Time Farms?
3) Sample blog post on a related topic (be creative!)
Please give me any relevant information on previous experience with blogging, journalism, photography, or other related work. Also please let me know if you have a camera and/or access to a car (Not necessarily required, but we need to make sure at least one intern in each area has a car to travel to farms. We have a limited number of spare cameras that can be loaned to interns who do not have one).
Applications are due by August 27th, and they are being considered on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the greater your chances of acceptance to the program.
Kernel Colonel: Food Warrior Program