Fall 2013: Call for CAGJ Volunteers & Interns!

Happy Fall!  This is the time of year we seek new interns, and we’re also looking for a few motivated individuals to join our team of organizers as volunteers leading important areas of our work.  We will provide training and support, and you will contribute in significant ways to the global fight for food sovereignty! All positions are available for volunteers or as Internships.

If interested in any of the below opportunities, please contact Heather Day, CAGJ’s Director: hred2011@gmail.com. Thank you!

Fundraising and Membership Committees seeking lead organizers, to work with our staff organizers and volunteers in these vital areas for our continued activism.  In addition to general support, we’re seeking a grants coordinator, and help using our new database (CiviCRM), to reach new members and volunteers.

AGRA/Gates Foundation Grants Research

You will work as a core member of the AGRA Watch committee, conducting activist research on the agricultural development projects funded by AGRA and the Gates Foundation. This information allows us to challenge the problematic agricultural development model being pushed by the Gates Foundation while building the movement for food sovereignty in the US and Africa. This position will receive considerable support from the committee and its co-chairs, but requires someone self-directed who is able to work both independently and collaboratively and who enjoys independent research. Intern tasks will include compiling information on Gates and AGRA grants and producing critical analyses of findings. Senior students or graduate students in African Studies, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology, Geography, Sustainable Development etc, especially encouraged to apply.  Suggested availability:  5– 8 hours/week, two quarters; (it is difficult to dig deeply into research in less than two quarters).

CAGJ Book Publicist: Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice

Raj Patel called CAGJ’s book “A cookbook with politics that can be as joyful as the food” – read more about our book here. We are seeking a publicist to replace Jessie Wesley, who (sadly for CAGJ!) is leaving at the end of October. Your role is to help us continue to get our book out into the world!  This is an opportunity to develop and execute a media and marketing plan, develop your skillset in event planning, and learn about wholesale marketing.

Food Justice Project Solidarity Campaign Point Person

FJP’S Solidarity Campaigns support local family farmers, farmworkers, food chain workers, the right to good food, and food justice everywhere.  Point people are needed to act as a liaison, connecting CAGJ and the Food Justice Project to ongoing mobilization for food sovereignty. As a point person, depending on the campaign and your interests, you will: track developments and actions for one of the campaigns we support; develop fliers, print pieces, newsletter articles, blogposts, or email alerts about the campaign; help mobilize members and organize actions to further campaigns led by allied organizations; report back to FJP’s organizing team, who will provide support and feedback.

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