Are you a college student interested in working to create a more just and sustainable food system? Are you looking for a deeper understanding of social issues and your place as an advocate in the movement? Would you like to be part of a supportive community of like-minded changemakers? If so, consider applying to Factory Farming Awareness Coalition’s Student Advocates program.
All interns in the program will participate in:
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition educates and empowers individuals and communities to support a more just and sustainable food system.
Agility: Our program is informed by current thought on behavior change, and we are prepared to change course in light of scientific advances and societal changes.
Compassion: We oppose the institution of factory farming, but have compassion for individuals who (willingly or not) participate in the system. We meet people where they are, recognizing that changing attitudes and behaviors is a long-term process. We support our team and others doing this emotionally challenging work.
Collaboration: We can best serve FFAC’s mission by working together. We always strive to complement existing resources rather than duplicate them. We recognize that systems of oppression are interconnected and affect both human and non-human life. We invest in meaningful relationships with each other and with other organizations and groups advocating for social and environmental justice.
Self-Awareness: We acknowledge our unearned privileges and strive to amplify minoritized and oppressed voices.
Knowledge: We prioritize sharing information from peer-reviewed sources and regularly update our materials. While our programs are focused on making changes in the broader U.S. population, we are sensitive to indigenous and non-Western perspectives.
Academic year term program dates:
Student advocates celebration:
In order to successfully complete this program, interns are required to attend: (1) an interview, (2) the mandatory orientation, (3) all program meetings, and (4) the student advocates celebration.
The time commitment for this internship program is a minimum of 12-15 hours per week for 8 weeks.
FFAC will provide each intern $200 toward the cost of internet and phone over the period of the term via check (unless otherwise requested).
College interns who complete all program requirements are eligible for letters of recommendation.
Obtain a broader understanding of available career paths and be exposed to job and networking opportunities.
Gain long-lasting friendships and mentors through immersion in a like-minded, supportive community.
Admissions are competitive. Above all, we look for commitment to our mission and values. We look for candidates who will actively engage in our community and, later on, our alumni network. There are no specific experience or GPA requirements.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis!**
**Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You are welcome to submit an application now for a future term. Please note which term you are applying for on the application.
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