Are you passionate about food sovereignty and local economic justice? Want to build your outreach, organizational, communications, networking, and nonprofit management skills, or your catering resumé? CAGJ is seeking strong communicators to join our team! All positions are open to students seeking internships, or CAGJ members and supporters just wanting to get more involved!
To apply for an internship, please send an email to [email protected] with your resume, and short answers to the questions below. Students are welcome to apply for one or more quarters for credit. Applicants who are not students can apply at any time. Please indicate which of the below internships you are interested in.
- Why are you interested in an internship with CAGJ?
- What are your current life goals?
- Are there specific skills you want to use?
- Are there specific skills you want to develop?
- What are your dates of availability and how many hours per week are you interested in?
All internships require a weekly commitment of a minimum of 3 – 5 hours. We seek persons who possess strong communication and organizational skills, who are enthusiastic about CAGJ’s mission, who are dependable, and follow-up without constant supervision. Internships are unpaid.
Communications & Social Media Support
Communications Intern: The Communications Intern’s primary responsibilities include content creation and campaign amplification. This role will work to strengthen CAGJ’s narrative shift work in close collaboration with CAGJ staff, volunteers, and other interns, using CAGJ’s style and identity guides. The intern will develop activist design skills, produce visual, video, and audio content using graphic design software Canva, and will learn about managing multiple communications platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blog accounts, website, etc. Interns will also assist with CAGJ’s online database, using CiviCRM.
SLEE Event Organizers
We want you to help Community Alliance for Global Justice organize our 17th annual SLEE Gala taking place on October 14th! SLEE, or Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere, is a powerful community-building fundraiser that makes our organizing possible. This year, we are very excited to highlight the centrality of salmon to local Native food sovereignty with our keynote Willie Frank III, Chairman of the Nisqually Tribe! Willie is a fisherman, and son of iconic environmental and tribal treaty rights activist Billy Frank Jr. You’ll build your leadership and political engagement while having access to mentorship. At the end, you’ll be able to attend this fabulous event for free to witness the fruits of your efforts! This unpaid internship will run approximately through late October with a flexible time frame to suit your schedule. It will require a minimum of 5 hours per week. We are happy to work with students to fulfill academic credit.
Organizing SLEE is an excellent opportunity to get connected to food justice and food sovereignty networks in the Seattle area.
- Head Chef/Kitchen Coordinator: The SLEE head chef has two primary responsibilities: planning the menu working with Fair Trade and seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, and preparing the dinner for 300 people working with volunteers the day of SLEE. Must have experience working with volunteers of all abilities, including youth, and creating a supportive and fun environment. (Experienced chefs will be among the volunteers.) Donations will be procured by CAGJ. The chef is responsible for preparing wild salmon, vegan side dishes and salads, (a vegetarian entrée is usually donated).
- Silent Auction Coordinator: Silent Auction Coordinator responsibilities include tracking donations and outreach, conducting follow-up and communicating with donors as needed, and creating packages of items received. Coordinators will work with the Publicity coordinator to highlight items and create posts about the auction and encourage participation. You’ll develop your political analysis about our food system through facilitated round-table discussions with other interns. Past interns say that this is the most enriching part of the internship!
- Volunteer Coordinator: Using established systems, the Volunteer Coordinator recruits 70 volunteers to help the week of and especially the day of SLEE. The primary role of the Volunteer Coordinator is to assign volunteers into specific roles/time-slots. Ideally the Volunteer Coordinator is available to co-coordinate volunteers with the SLEE Coordinator the day-of the event as well.
Community Alliance for Global Justice strengthens the global food sovereignty movement through community education and mobilization.
We build solidarity across movements through grassroots, community-based organizing, and a commitment to ending all forms of oppression. We work to transform unjust trade and agricultural policies and practices imposed by corporations, governments, and foundations. We promote alternatives that embody values of racial, social and environmental justice, collective liberation, solidarity, community self-determination, and ecological health.
Community Alliance for Global Justice envisions a future free from oppression, where people and the planet flourish, and communities control the decisions affecting them. Global justice has been achieved through the realization of an equitable economy, encompassing fair trade, wealth redistribution, and land reform. All are nourished by a just and decolonized food system grounded in principles of food sovereignty and agroecology.
Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.