Food Tank Interns

Food Tank GWU Summit Interns

Duration: Through January 22, 2012, three part-time (10-20 hours per week) positions, stipend offered

Start Date: Immediate (flexible). Based in Washington DC (preference for students at GWU).

Food Tank ( is the fastest growing nonprofit organization around food and agriculture issues, focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty, and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.

Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington University (GWU), is excited to announce the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit. This two-day event will feature more than 75 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policymakers, government officials, and students will come together for TEDx style panels on topics including food waste, urban agriculture, family farmers, farm workers, and more.

Confirmed speakers already include;

•       Tom Adkins, Open Organize

•       Jonathan Bloom, Author, American Wasteland

•       Steve Brescia, Executive Director, Groundswell International

•       Diana Donlon, Director of the Cool Foods Campaign, Center for Food Safety

•       Brian Halweil, Editor and Publisher, Edible Manhattan; Author, Eat Here

•       Karen Hansen Kuhn, Director of International Strategies Program,Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

•       Wenonah Hauter, President, Food and Water Watch

•       Pamela Hess, Executive Director, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture

•       Nancy Hirshberg, Chief Catalyst, Hirshberg Strategic

•       Nabeeha Kazi, Chairperson, Community for Zero Hunger; President & CEO, Humanitas Global

•       Ivy Ken, GW Sociology Professor, Urban Sustainability

•       Ralph Loglisci, Director of Digital Engagement & Outreach, The Food & Environment Reporting Network

•       Jeremiah Lowery, Research and Policy Coordinator, ROC-United DC

•       Aaron McCloud, Chef, Cedar Restaurant Rooftop Garden

•       Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director, GW Sustainability Institute

•       Brad Nelson, Corporate Chef, Marriott Corporation

•       Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank

•       Bernie Prince, Co-Executive Director, FreshFarm Markets

•       Sara Scherr, President, EcoAgriculture Partners

•       Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media & Public Affairs, GW University

•       Baldemar Velasquez, President, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO

•       Emily Broad Leib, Director of Food Law and Policy Clinic; Deputy Director of Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard Law School

Food Tank is looking for three high-energy, high-enthusiasm, talented, and committed interns to help us with on-the-ground planning.

GWU Fellows will:

•       Run logistics and create a team of volunteers to assist with the Summit.

•       Coordinate with nonprofits around tabling at the event, assisting in outreach to local businesses for in-kind donations, producing program materials, assisting with the free livestream, sound and production logistics, graphic design, etc.

•       Coordinate with the GWU Office of Sustainability and various GWU departments.

•       Assist with fun and engaging campus visibility at GWU and all the DC Consortium Schools.

•       Assist with outreach to campus and local media.

•       Assist in planning our DiscoSoup event.

•       Ensure strong student participation in the Summit.

•       Support the agenda, planning, and staging of the conference itself.

•       Be responsible for logistics of Disco Soup event 

The ideal candidate will have:

•       Excellent writing and communication skills.

•       Ability to self-manage and stay organized while maintaining multiple assignments and deadlines.

•       Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues—and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision-making.

•       Coursework reflecting interest and knowledge of communications, media, social media, and website design. Work in media and communications fields is a plus. The work requires attention to detail and creativity.

•       Skills in event management are a major plus.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Sarah Small at with “Food Tank GWU Summit Internship” in the subject line. The recruitment process is open until positions are filled.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview. This is a paid internship position.



Sarah Small

Food Tank Research Associate


Washington, D.C.
Publicaton Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00am
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