Cambridge Sustainable Food


Volunteer • Full or Part Time 07773 862982 Bev Sedley

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Unpaid Intern Required for Period of 8 weeks or more

Cambridge Sustainable Food currently has an opening for an unpaid intern for a periods of 8 weeks or more, starting after Easter 2018 and then again in summer 2018 (June/July/August)

Interns work 4 days per week (including the occasional weekend day) and receive a free lunch on working days as well as help with reasonable travel costs (and sometimes accommodation). The internship would be very suitable for someone who lives in or near Cambridge, as accommodation costs are very high in the City and the help we can sometimes give is not sufficient to cover the costs.

Email bev@cambridgesustainablefood to find out more and to arrange an interview.

Cambridge Sustainable Food (CSF) was formed at the end of 2013 and is a network of public, private and community organisations in Cambridge, working to promote a sustainable local food system. We run campaigns and projects (cookery workshops for low-income families and a Sustainable Food Pledge for Businesses) and host a wide range of events ranging from festivals (including the Cambridge Pumpkin Rescue Festival focusing on reducing food waste) and stalls (22 during 2016) to talks and cookery clubs. We raise awareness about food waste, and the relationship between diet and the environment, as well as promoting sustainable practice among Cambridge businesses and educational institutions. CSF is a member of the national Sustainable Food Cities Network, holds their Bronze Award and is working towards their Silver Award. During 2016/17 CSF engaged with over 5000 people. CSF collaborates closely with Cambridge City Council and other public, private and voluntary bodies. We are developing our website as the “go to” place for information on sustainable food in Cambridge, incuding a sustainable food directory.

We are seeking a motivated and flexible intern to help with a wide range of activities, projects and campaigns. The internship is for a minimum of eight weeks, for four days a week. The intern would report to the CSF coordinator, but would also assist other workers on specific projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help organise and run events, such as public engagement stalls at fairs and our Cambridge Pumpkin Festival (focusing on food waste), coordinating venues and materials for this (depending on time of year)
  • Help recruit and coordinate volunteers
  • Research content for the website, create pages and blog posts and update events
  • Help publicise and promote projects, campaigns and events through press releases, social media and the creation of posters/flyers
  • Help organise and run our forthcoming Sugar Smart campaign, based on the national campaign and running for 6 months from January 2018
  • Help with the bimonthly e-newsletter, by writing entries and formatting the content
  • Update our Sustainable Food Directory
  • Help with family cookery workshops with low-income families
  • Help with administrative tasks such as record-keeping, updating membership lists and taking minutes at meetings
  • Other tasks depending on the demands of current projects. Work could be tailored to your interests to help build your experience and interests depending on current needs.

Find out more about CSF’s internships (including intern profiles).

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