Experience Opportunities (2/18/14)

The 2nd Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference will be here at Northeastern on Saturday March 8 from 8:30 to 4:30.  Pre-registration is required, get a ticket here.

Land’s Sake Farm in Weston, MA is looking for Field Crew members.  Full description here.

Allandale Farm is looking for Farmstand Retail Crew Members.  Full posting here.

Biodiversity for a  Livable Climate has a number of summer internships posted here.

The Food Loft and Branch Food are hosting a food related internship fair on March 18th. Be sure to register here if you’re interested in attending.

Experience Opportunities (1/27/14)

Become a FoodCorps Service Member!
     The application to be a FoodCorps service member is now open through March 30th! If you are looking for a position in which you can serve your community, help kids get excited about vegetables, learn new skills, and become part of a network of food changemakers around the country, then this opportunity is for YOU.
     FoodCorps is a nationwide team of leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. Positions are available in AR, AZ, CA, CT, HI, MA, ME, MI, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NM, OR and pending funding: Georgia and the District of Columbia.
     In Massachusetts, service members are with organizations in Boston, Cambridge, Lynn and Gloucester, and pending funding, we hope to expand to new communities, as well!
 In order to be considered for a FoodCorps service member position, you must:
  • Be 18 years or older by the start of service (September 1, 2014)
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
To apply visit: www.foodcorps.org/app
To see what’s going on in MA visit: https://www.facebook.com/FoodCorpsMA

Experience Opportunities (1/20/14)

Slow Money Boston is seeking an intern to work with our volunteer-led organization.

Slow Money Boston is a regional chapter of Slow Money, a national organization committed to changing our food system based on the principles of soil fertility, sense of place, care of the commons and economic, cultural and biological diversity. Slow Money Boston works to connect entrepreneurs, working within the local food system value chain, with investors who are committed to the Slow Money principles of patient/nurture capital.  Our goal is to foster dynamic partnerships that result in lasting impact.

We are seeking a person to continue the work of past interns who have helped develop a sustainable structure for our organization, allowing the leadership team to focus on longer term planning.  Specifically, we are looking for someone to:

–       Further develop of the Slow Money Boston website

–       Assist with the overall management and administrative functions of the organization

–       Participate in the planning and implementation of Slow Money events

–       Explore funding opportunities to convert this internship into a part-time job

We’re looking for an individual with strong communication skills – there is no central office and you will be working with several different steering committee members with full-time jobs. You should have a passion for building our local food system and we encourage your ideas as to how to further expand the impact of our organization. There will be flexibility on the specific tasks of this role, based on your strengths and areas of interest. We’re looking for someone to work approximately 5 hours a week and the length of the position is negotiable.

This position offers the opportunity to meet and learn more about the many entrepreneurs working to build our local food system as well as a chance to better understand the challenges and opportunities of “slow-money” investing.

If you’d like to learn more about this internship, please email your resume and cover-letter to Julia Shanks and Joel Moyer at gbslowmoney@gmail.com

 

Courses in Italy on Food!

Didn’t find a dialogue for for this summer? This isn’t run through Northeastern, but looks interesting!

“We have a few spots open in the Summer 2014 session of the Critical Studies on Food in Italy (CSFI) program in Rome, Italy. Please forward this information to any students that may potentially be interested in sending a pre-application form by JANUARY 31, 2014.
You will find more details below.
Brief description of the program
DURATION: 5-WEEK Full Immersion Summer Program
WHEN: 19 MAY 2014 – 21 JUNE 2014
WHERE: ROME, ITALY
The program is open to all majors, University of Massachusetts Amherst and non-University of Massachusetts Amherst students.
COURSES OFFERED:
Critical Studies on Food Culture (3 credits) COURSE:
Food media, communication and trends (3 credits) COURSE
Food, Nutrition and Culture in Italy (3 credits) COURSE
Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 110 (3 credits) COURSE and Intensive Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 126 (6 credits)* COURSE
Italian Lexicon for Food Studies (3 credits) COURSE
For more information about the program, tuition and cost of the program, please visit: http://issuu.com/gustolab/docs/umass_program_2014
Scholarships are available. To be eligible, students must apply by January 31, 2014. For more details and information on how to apply, please contact Gustolab Institute Director Sonia Massari at sonia.massari@gustolab.com
For more information about the program and a Pre-Application Selection form, please write to info@gustolab.com
 
Salem Paulos
GUSTOLAB INSTITUTE
Center for Food Studies

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS at Urbana-Champaign
Rome IL Center

office phone: + 39 06.68804073 – 06.83087975
mobile IT: + 39 338.5865573
fax: + 39 06.92912046

130, Via Giulia
00186, Rome, Italy