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WASHINGTON, D.C. INTERNSHIPS

Washington D.C. (ON HOLD 2017) MIDDLEBURY STUDENTS CAN FIND SOME OF THESE JOBS ON MOJO

fellows will be housed at George Washington University located in the exciting Foggy Bottom district. The apartment are across from the Metro for easy transportation to internship sites. There is also a weekly farmer's market across the street and several fun restaurants. You will meet the movers and shakers of D.C.'s dynamic urban food system.

  • Bread for the City
  • World Resources Institute
  • Capital Area Food Bank
  • CentroNía Charter School
  • Common Good City Farm
  • DC Central Kitchen
  • DC Greens
  • EatsPlace
  • Food & Water Watch
  • Food Tank
  • National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)
  • Neighborhood Farm Initiative
  • Planet Forward Thrive
  • DC Union Kitchen
  • Washington Youth Garden 

Organization:TheNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is the leading advocacy organization in Washington, DC for federal policy that supports sustainable agriculture and food systems. With over 100 grassroots member organizations nationwide, we organize around and advocate for our shared vision of a safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply produced by diverse family farmers who make a decent living pursuing their trade, while sustaining the environment and contributing to the strength of their communities.

  • Internship Title:Grassroots Intern
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Policy and Government, Organizing and Outreach, Marketing, Research, Finance, Food & Agriculture. Writing/Editing

Organization:Union Kitchen is a food incubator, helping small food businesses launch, grow, and sustain. Union Kitchen lowers the barriers for food businesses in order to catalyze the growth of small business, jobs, and culture. We provide space for production and opportunities for sales. Our mantra is create, contribute, and prosper. 

  • Internship Title:Growth Development Intern
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Economic Development, Marketing, Customer Service, Finance, Food & Agriculture. Writing/Editing

Organization: The Capital Area Food Bank is a mission-oriented organization with passionate people working to end hunger in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. It is the largest nonprofit hunger organization in our area and touches the lives of thousands of families-including children, adults and seniors--in the community.

  • Internship Title:Direct Distributions Assistant
  • Website:http://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Customer Service, Project Management; Food Justice; Nonprofit. 

Organization:THRIVE DC works to prevent and end homelessness by providing vulnerable individuals with a comprehensive range of services to help stabilize their lives.  Thrive DC seeks to provide healthy meal options for individuals and families through the provision of hot meal services as well as emergency food pantry services.

  • Internship Title:Pantry Assistant
  • Relevant Skills and Interests:  Marketing, Project Management; Customer Service, Food & Agriculture. Writing/Editing

Organization:Neighborhood Farm Initiative works to increase opportunities for Metro DC residents to grow food and participate in the diverse communities that thrive in shared urban gardening spaces.  We accomplish these goals through our organic food gardening courses, our demonstration/volunteer garden, our herbal wellness program, and our community events.  

  • Internship Title:  Community Gardening Intern 

Organization:Washington Youth Garden provides a unique, year-round environmental science and food education program for D.C. youth and their families. Using the garden as a living classroom, we teach participants to explore their relationships with food and the natural world. Website:  www.washingtonyouthgarden.org

  • Internship Title:  Garden Education Intern

Organization: Food Tank aims to build a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We pursue environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways to alleviate hunger, obesity, and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change. Website: www.foodtank.com

  • Internship Title: Research and Writing Intern 

Organization: DC Greens connects communities to healthy food in Washington, D.C.. The K St. Farm is a ¾ acre property located in the heart of the city. It features over 5,000 sq ft of organic vegetable production, fruit trees, perennial berry production, an herb garden, a pollinator garden, compost system, and rainwater harvesting system.

  • Internship Title: K Street Farm Intern 

Organization: Common Good City Farm (CGCF) is an urban farm and education center growing food for and with low-income residents and providing educational opportunities that contributes to food security, health, and environmental sustainability.  We provide hands-on training in food production, healthy eating and sustainability. 

  • Internship Title:  Small Enterprise Intern

 Organization: Bread for the City provides vulnerable residents of Washington, DC, with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. We promote the mutual collaboration of clients, volunteers, donors, staff, and community partners to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and to rectify the conditions that perpetuate it.

Organization: Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment. Website: www.foodandwaterwatch.org

  • Internship Title: Food Policy Intern 

Organization:World Resources Institute (WRI) is an action-oriented global organization focusing on the intersection of the environment and socio-economic development. Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protects Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for current and future generations.  WRI has offices in the US, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, and Europe, and active projects in more than 50 countries, focused on Climate Change, Energy, Food, Forests, Water, Cities & Transport, Business, Finance, and Governance. WRI’s Food Program develops and advances solutions to the world’s food production and consumption problems, through analyses, partnerships and strategies to secure a sustainable food future.

Organization:CentroNía is a nationally recognized, multicultural learning community with a pioneering approach to bilingual education. We promote wholesome lifestyles as a way to achieve academic and social success. Our Food and Wellness Department provides nutrition education workshops and classes, in the communities that need it most, to encourage informed food choices. One “Eat Healthy, Live Healthy” campaign includes a detailed curriculum for our youngest students in Early Childhood Education centers.

Organization: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides evidence for country- and region-led policies that help ensure that all people have access to safe, sufficient, nutritious, and sustainably grown food.

Organization: EatsPlace is the world's first pop-uppery, a neighborhood restaurant and bar that runs on the platform of a food incubator with a marketplace and commercial kitchen rentals. We’re a community commercial kitchen and marketplace with dining space to host pop-up restaurants and guest chef residencies. We aim to be an evolving culinary enterprise that lives, breathes, and changes according to what’s in season, what chefs are dreaming up and what neighbors crave.

  • Internship Title:Food Incubator and Pop-uppery Internship

Organization: Planet Forward is a project of the Center for Innovative Media that engages young people and innovators in search of the solutions to the biggest challenges facing our planet. Through media, teaching and convening we empower new voices and elevate compelling ideas. We distribute our content via planetforward.org, our Bloomberg TV segments and partnerships with other news organizations. We also convene a series of expert salons, town halls, lectures and other events on campus and across the country throughout the year leading up to a yearly day-long innovation summit.

Five areas of internship are available, each described below. All Planet Forward internships are dynamic, creative positions – be a full member of the Planet Forward team with your own assignments and areas of responsibility.

  • Internship Title: Editorial Intern
  • Internship Title: Research Intern 
  • Internship Title: Video Production Intern
  • Internship Title: Online Communications Intern
  • Internship Title: Graphics/Interactives Intern