Local Food Connection Conference:
The Local Food Connection is an annual day-long conference that brings together food producers (farmers, ranchers and fishermen) with food buyers from restaurants and grocery stores, distributors, and food processors. The event features facilitated networking sessions, breakout workshops, a keynote presentation, and a fabulous Local Food Luncheon featuring ingredients donated by conference attendees.
Hours/Credits: 60 hours per term for two terms (Fall 2015, Winter 2016) for a total of 120 hours, or approximately 6 hours/week from September through February. Up to 4 credits available but not required for internship.
Start date & weekly schedule: Start date is the week of September 28th (first week of fall term). Weekly schedule will be negotiated depending on class schedules, and may ‘flex’ monthly.
Stipend: $400 educational stipend
Positions available: One 120 hour position
This is an unpaid internship, with a stipend provided to cover expenses incurred during the course of the internship (e.g. gas, supplies).
As an Outreach Intern, you will be directly assisting the conference planners with all aspects of event promotion and outreach. This will include, but is not limited to:
Helping prepare mailings of Save the Dates and Event Invitations
Managing online and social media promotion of the event
Performing targeted outreach- both in-person or via phone/email- to new food businesses in Eugene and Springfield
Where possible, attending event planning meetings with our Planning Committee
Participating in the full conference on Monday, February 1st 2016
This internship is a great opportunity for a student interested in local food, with a background in written communications and social media. Individuals who are comfortable making ‘cold call’s or in-person visits to recruit food businesses to the event will be a good fit for this position. Reliability, and a mature, professional demeanor are essential characteristics.
Core requirements of the internship are:
Complete monthly benchmarks for mailings and social media outreach
Attend twice-monthly meetings with conference planners
Complete targeted in-person outreach to food businesses
Available to work all day on Monday, February 1st 2016
1. Familiarity with or interest in public relations/communications
2. Experience managing social media outreach campaigns
3. Experience with event planning
4. Enjoyment of working and collaborating with others
Please send a resume and cover letter describing why you are interested in the internship to firstname.lastname@example.org. This position application period opens on Wednesday, August 26th and is open until filled.