RI Food Policy Council is hiring a Community Engagement Intern

The RI Food Policy Council seeks a part-time paid Community Engagement Intern. The primary objectives of the person in this role are to:

  • Increase visibility of RIFPC’s mission in communities across Rhode Island
  • Foster meaningful connections with individuals, organizations and agencies in communities that represent a more diverse Rhode Island
  • Develop resource materials and a ready-to-go kit for community events, pop-ups, and other community-based opportunities that make RIFPC stand out and speak up

The ideal candidate for this position will be:

  • A kind, confident communicator. Someone who listens first, and possesses verbal and written skills that can excite and engage audiences from all walks of life. A person who is empathetic, and meets people where they are in a conversation.
  • A relationship-builder. Someone whose genuineness is apparent and welcomes social interactions. A person who makes an effort to reach out, ask thoughtful questions and keeps in touch.
  • An accountable teammate. Someone who manages time well, and can be counted on to work either independently or cooperatively. A helpful-in-nature person who enjoys “owning” projects, but also understands the importance in checking in often and being responsive to the team.
  • A good thinker. Someone who brings ideas to the conversation and tries to remain open minded. A person who genuinely enjoys learning and contributing.
  • A true believer. Someone who has a genuine interest in creating a just and resilient local food system. A person who wants to do the work.

This internship is part time (10-15 hours per week) at $15 per hour.

Read the full job description and application instructions here.