Apply to intern in Immokalee!

We recently received a message from the Student Farmworker Alliance (SFA) looking for interns who are passionate about their mission of fighting for justice with and for the countless men and women who work as laborers on farms under poor conditions while being paid far below minimum wage. We support their mission and want to pass on this valuable opportunity.

The following is taken from their website & email:

The Student Farmworker Alliance (SFA) is a national network of students and youth organizing with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields. Interfaith Action is a network of people of faith and religious institutions that works in partnership with the CIW. Just Harvest aims to build a more just and sustainable food system with a focus on establishing fair wages, humane working conditions and fundamental rights in collaboration with farmworkers. The CIW is a membership-led organization of mostly Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian low-wage migrant workers based in Southwest Florida.

Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA), Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida (IA), and Just Harvest USA (JH)are currently seeking full-time interns for Spring 2014. Applications are due Saturday, November 30, 2013.
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The Student/Farmworker Alliance, Interfaith Action, and Just Harvest are looking for interns to live and work in Immokalee alongside farmworkers and allies who are organizing around the CIW's national Campaign for Fair Food.

Applicants should be flexible to organize with each of the three organizations -- in partnership with the CIW -- in a variety of tasks including logistical support for the CIW, office support, and national and local campaign organizing.

Exact dates are determined on an individual basis, though applicants should be prepared to commit to a period of four to five months: early January to mid-May. Interns are provided a modest monthly stipend and free housing.

Intern responsibilities
MarchSpringtime in Immokalee is among the most exciting times to be working on the Campaign for Fair Food. Most of our energy is squarely focused on the national mobilization, an undertaking that requires many hours of dedication to logistical planning, strategy, education, and outreach. We are looking for candidates ready to commit themselves to this high level of discipline and help us create something powerful.

Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assist with office duties such as phones, copying, databasing, mail, and accounting
  • Provide on-the-ground support to CIW (translation, technical assistance, driving, etc)
  • Tour, conference, and mobilization logistics
  • Learn first-hand about sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields
  • Create campaign strategy with a team of farmworkers, students, and faith-based organizers
  • Develop a wide range of organizing skills such as coalition building, campaigning, media work, materials production, database management, mobilization planning, and fundraising

For more information, including how to apply, please visit their website here.


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