The states with the highest farmworker population are California, Texas, Washington, Florida, Oregon, and North Carolina.
Alliance for Fair Food Internship Program
The Alliance for Fair Food (AFF) accepts applications for summer, fall and spring internships. Exact internship dates are determined on an individual basis, though applicants should be prepared to commit to a period of 3-5 months. Interns are provided a modest monthly stipend and free housing.
We are looking for candidates ready to commit themselves to this high level of discipline and help us create something powerful together.
Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assist with office tasks such as phones, copying, databasing, mail, and accounting
- Provide on-the-ground support to CIW (translation, technical assistance, driving, etc.)
- Tour, conference, and mobilization logistics
- Learn first-hand about the Campaign for Fair Food, uniquely successful Fair Food Program, sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields, etc.
- Create campaign strategy with a team of farmworkers and student- and faith-based organizers
- Develop a wide range of organizing skills such as coalition building, campaigning, media work, materials production, database management, mobilization planning, and fundraising
Ideal candidates should possess:
- Strong commitment to social and economic justice and working as part of a collective
- Prior organizing experience
- (At least) conversational in Spanish
- Prior experience living in or working with immigrant communities
- Willingness to work long and unpredictable hours, including late nights and weekends
- Self-motivated and skilled at juggling multiple tasks
- Basic computer proficiency and communication skills
- Availability of at least 4-5 months
TO APPLY Carefully review the above criteria. Send in a completed application along with a resume, a letter in Spanish addressed to CIW, an optional letter of recommendation, and a 1-2 page cover letter responding to the following questions:
- What previous involvement have you had with the Campaign for Fair Food?
- Why are you interested in interning in Immokalee?
- What strengths do you bring to the position?
- Do you have prior experience living in or working with immigrant communities?
- What motivates you to participate in the fight for social justice?
Application materials must be submitted via email in Word or PDF format to email@example.com by the specified deadline for the internship period for which you are applying: April 15 for summer internship, April 15 for fall internship, and November 15 for spring internship. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We look forward to receiving your application!