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Food Tank Paid Research Opportunities

Food Tank, a non-profit organization, publishes original research daily and is working to build a better food system. Food Tank works with more than two dozen partners worldwide including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Slow Food USA, Oxfam America, the McKnight Foundation, and the James Beard Foundation. Food Tank also has publishing relationships with the Christian Science Monitor, Thompson Reuters, About.com, the Huffington Post, and many others. 

1. We are hiring three fellows to help us with three upcoming research reports (graduate level only). These reports are part of our “Food Tank by the Numbers” series and will require intensive research. We are looking for a minimum commitment of 20 hours a week (PAID). Fellows can work remotely. 

2. Research and Writing Internships (undergraduate or graduate). We are looking for students who are strong researchers and writers to commit to writing one article a week (potentially PAID) for Food Tank as research interns. We expect a three-month commitment (a minimum of 12 articles). Candidates should have excellent writing skills. Interns will conduct interviews with major thought leaders, have the chance to get their names published, work with our partners, and much more. Interns can work remotely. 

3. DC Based Interns to Help Coordinate our Upcoming Food Tank Summit at The George Washington University (undergraduate or graduate). On January 21-22 we are hosting the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit in partnership with The George Washington University, which will be a two-day event bringing together 75 speakers from all sectors of the food system. We are looking for three interns (PAID and UNPAID) to commit a minimum of 20 hours a week helping us to coordinate logistics for the summit. Must be DC-, MD-, or VA- based. 

Interested applicants should send an email to research associate Sarah Small at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and include a brief cover letter explaining interest, a resume, and official/unofficial transcript. 

Brines Farm - Part or full time help

Brines Farm is looking for part to full time help starting now through the end of October, and then possible continuation part-time help through winter. Optional housing available. Work hours are flexible within a 9-5 Mon-Fri window. Some weekend hours possible for those with lots of farming experience. Pay is $8-$10 per hour based on experience. Please contact Shannon Brines at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or fill out the internship form at brines.net. Brines Farm is a diversified fruit & vegetable permaculture farm on over 80 acres in northern Webster Township, 12 miles from downtown Ann Arbor.

Position Opening - Sustainable Food Systems - School of Natural Resources and Environment

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan (UM) seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. The position is part of a cluster of hires in the area of sustainable food systems, which brings together a number of faculty from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the School of Public Health, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning within the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and SNRE in a cross-disciplinary teaching and research effort.

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Hand Sown Farm - part or full time help

Hand Sown Farm is looking for part to full time help starting now through the end of September or October. Hours are flexible, housing option available. Pay is based on experience. Please contact Megan DeLeeuw at 734.718.5506 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To learn more about the farm, please visit their website at: handsownfarm.com

Greening of Detroit - Environmental Education Assistant

POSITION: Environmental Educator

DEPARTMENT: Green Infrastructure

FLSA: Part Time, Seasonal

REPORTS TO: Environmental Education Manager

SUMMARY:

The Greening of Detroit’s Green Infrastructure Department has developed the Our LAND program which targets and introduces Detroit elementary and middle school students to the natural environment. Taking place at both in class and outdoor locations, Our LAND strives to introduce children to diverse habitat types, make connections between the urban and natural world and foster the adoption and stewardship of Detroit’s parks and open spaces. The position will extend from September 1st, 2014-June 1, 2014. The ideal candidate will be available 20 hours per week. The internship will be paid at $11/hr, and credit may be available under the terms of the college or university attended by the intern. The Environmental Education intern will be responsible for assisting the Environmental Education Manager with a variety of activities related to Our LAND programming.

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