Community Connections Intern

Community Connections Intern (Primarily Remote) | Apply by Friday, August 19

Term: Fall 2016, September 15 – December 15, 2016 with possible opportunities to continue

Time: Up to 10 hours a week

Are you a connector? Passionate about food justice – and about transforming food justice? Interested in Black Diaspora foodways? Inspired by community building?

We’re seeking a Community Connections Intern who will help us grow and sustain our relationships with community members by maintaining day-to-day communications and coordinating events. Food for Black Thought promotes food justice through action education, community-based research, and consultancy. As a Community Connections Intern, you are a first point of contact for people and organizations interested in our growing work.

This is primarily a remote opportunity. Monthly check-ins and tasks are carried out remotely. For applicants who are invited to interview, interviews will take place face-to-face in Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9. Hired interns will be required to attend an orientation on Friday, September 16th. Interns also commit to assisting at one on-the-ground Food for Black Thought event during the semester. Both interviews and orientations will take place in Central/East Austin.

Applicants who identify as people of color encouraged to apply, including but not limited to Black/African descent, Latinx, Asian/Asian American, Indigenous, and/or Native American. LGBTQAI applicants of color encouraged to apply.


  • Respond to general e-mail inquiries about FFBT and route inquiries to proper channels
  • Assist with coordination, communications, and registration for on-the-ground and virtual events
  • Assist with printing of event flyers and communications
  • Identify potential community partners in Austin, Texas and beyond

Skills, Education, & Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the guiding principles of Food for Black Thought (here)
  • At least 1 year of experience and/or a Junior or Senior studying Social Work, Public Health, Geography, Food Studies, Urban Planning, Advertising/Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Cultural/Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Communications and/or a related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Passion for collaboration  
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression work, social justice, and/or critical race theory
  • Ready access to phone and Internet, including e-mail, Skype, and Google Hangout

Preferred: (one or more of the following)

  • Certification or training in anti-oppression work
  • 5-years experience community organizing
  • Desire to learn about social enterprise

How to apply:

Inspired to apply? Fill out this on-line application. Note: this application involves a reading and short reflection.


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