We are currently accepting applications for internships at our office in Harvard Square. The full job description is pasted below. Feel free to pass the information along to anyone who may be interested!


With gratitude for your interest and work,




The Small Planet Institute is currently seeking energetic and motivated interns to join our dynamic team. This is a unique opportunity to work directly with Frances Moore Lappe, author of 18 books, including best-selling Diet for a Small Planet, in a small organization doing groundbreaking work on hunger, agriculture, poverty, sustainability, and living democracy.


This next academic year will be a thrilling one; Frances will be working on a revised and updated edition of World Hunger: 12 Myths, our team will be promoting our new EcoMind workshop, and we'll be plenty busy with actions and collaborative initiatives around Food Day!


Work area opportunities may include:


  • Research assistance, including fact checking, citation management, and research for articles, blogs and publications;
  • Supporting academic and partner outreach campaigns, like our upcoming Real Food Heroes initiative;
  • Social media, web content, and web analytics involvement;
  • Copy-editing, including reviewing grammar and spelling;
  • Graphic design
  • General office support


A passion for social democratic movements and the mission of the Small Planet Institute is required. The ideal candidates have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Superb copy-editing abilities are a plus. S/he is equally comfortable with teamwork and individual work. S/he excels even with minimal direction and supervision and is also able to follow directions when given. Our interns contribute substantially to the programming of Small Planet. All majors are encouraged to apply.


This internship will formally begin September 3, 2013. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please apply early as our internships are usually competitive.


Scheduling is flexible-we're willing to work around school schedules, vacations, and other commitments. We ask for a minimum commitment of 12-15 set hours per week in our Harvard Square office. Applicants who are able to commit to a full academic year are preferred.


Although this internship is unpaid, we're pleased to offer our interns the following benefits:


•             A bi-weekly supply of organic fruits delivered to our office;

•             Optional participation in our bike/walk to work rewards program;

•             Occasional team outings, potlucks, and parties (including the opportunity to attend the Small Planet Gala in New York in December!);

•             Professional development opportunities, such as green-bag lunches, that often include our neighbors from EcoLogic;

•             Exposure to and connection with many organizations doing incredible work;

•             Receiving a letter of recommendation from a highly recognized name in the food movement world;

•             And, of course, the chance to work one-on-one with Frances!


Apply online at:

Please email with any difficulties with the process. Questions are encouraged, too!

Harvard Square, Massachusetts
Publicaton Date: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 12:00am
Company Name: 
Small Planet Institute