Real Time Farms is accepting applications for the Winter/Spring 2012 Food Warrior Internship Program, which will run from January 21st through May 7th. We are looking for Food Warriors in Atlanta, Austin, the Bay Area, and throughout Hawaii.
Food Warrior Interns for Real Time Farms will learn about their local food system while documenting farms, farmers markets, and food artisans in their area. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with producers, learn about and get hands-on experience with photography and videography, collect information on growing practices and personal stories of producers, and contribute to the Real Time Farms blog. You will be contributing to the greater goal of bringing transparency to the food system – we all deserve to know where our food comes from!
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. You will check in regularly through email and with weekly Skype meetings. Food Warriors can receive academic credit for completing the internship if coordinated with and accepted by their advisors.
Interns are able to choose their own schedules, but should be available for one 1-hour team meeting each Monday. 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 inform me of any relevant 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 December 30th and will be considered on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the greater your chances of acceptance to the program.