Live and work in Immokalee!
Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA), Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida (IA), and Just Harvest USA (JH) are currently seeking full-time interns for Summer and Fall 2013; Applications for the summer are due Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Applications for the fall are due Saturday, June 1, 2013.
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.
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.
Carefully review the above criteria. Send in a completed application along with a resume, a letter of recommendation, a writing sample in Spanish, and a 1-2 page cover letter responding to the following questions:
Materials should be submitted by the end of Tuesday, April 30, 2013 for the summer and Saturday, June 1, 2013 for the fall via email in Word or PDF format to: organize(at)sfalliance.org.
SFA, IA and JH are committed to developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. People of color, women, working-class, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply. Free lodging and a modest stipend are provided to interns.
This position is based in Immokalee, Florida and requires a minimum two-year commitment. (We are currently NOT accepting applications for staff; Thanks!)
SFA is a national network of students and youth organizing with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields. We work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a membership-led organization of mostly Mayan Indian, Latino, and Haitian low-wage workers based in Southwest Florida.
Together with the CIW, SFA spearheaded national and local efforts the successful, precedent-setting Taco Bell Boycott (2001-2005), and played a crucial role in persuading McDonald's, Burger King, Subway, Whole Foods, Bon Appetit, and Compass Group to work with the CIW in campaigns spanning 2006-2009. SFA is a founding member of the Alliance for Fair Food. We also work in close partnership with Immokalee-based Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida.
National co-coordinators/Staff are chosen by and accountable to the SFA Steering Committee and the CIW. National co-coordinators/Staff are based in Immokalee and are responsible for SFA's day-to-day operations, including:
Send a completed application, resume, two letters of recommendation, a writing sample in English and one in Spanish, and a cover letter responding to the following questions:
SFA is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, working-class, LGBT and differently-abled persons are strongly encouraged to apply. In order to devote maximum resources to our organizing work, and in keeping with the CIW's philosophy of pegging staff salaries to typical farmworker wages, we offer a modest, livable salary; we do not currently offer benefits.
Application materials should be submitted via email in Word or PDF format to: organize(at)sfalliance.org
For more information, please contact us.
PO Box 603, Immokalee, FL 34143 :: (239) 657-8311 :: organize (at) sfalliance.org