Cambridge Sustainable Food


Volunteer • Part Time 07773 862982 Bev Sedley

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Cambridge Sustainable Food

Unpaid interns required for period of 8 weeks or more

Cambridge Sustainable Food has openings for unpaid interns for a period of 8 weeks or more, one starting at the beginning of March 2019 and one at the beginning of April.

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.

To find out more and to arrange an interview, email with a copy of your CV and a letter explaining why you would like an internship with CSF.

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 (currently the Veg Cities campaign) and projects (including cookery workshops and holiday lunches for low-income families) and host a wide range of events ranging from festivals (Veg Cities Festival in July 2019) to stalls at public events. 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 and holds their Bronze Award. CSF regularly engages with over 5000 people per year and has campaigned on food waste reduction and sugar reduction. CSF is a community interest company and collaborates closely with Cambridge City Council and convenes the Cambridge Food Poverty Alliance. We are developing our website, which includes a much-used sustainable food directory, as the “go to” place for information on sustainable food in Cambridge.

We are seeking motivated and flexible interns to help with a wide range of activities, projects and campaigns. The internships are for a minimum of 8 weeks, for four days a week. The interns will work in the CSF office in the centre of Cambridge and report to the CSF coordinator.

Examples of specific tasks undertaken by interns:

  • Help organise and run events, such as public engagement stalls at fairs and festivals, coordinating venues and materials for these
  • Help recruit and coordinate volunteers
  • Help publicise and promote projects, campaigns and events through press releases, social media and the creation of posters/flyers
  • Help with the CSF e-newsletter, by writing entries and formatting the content
  • Update our Sustainable Food Directory
  • 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. There are many different needs and work could be tailored to your interests to help build your experience and interests depending on current needs

See here for a report on CSF’s activities during 2017/18. Find out more about CSF’s internships (including intern profiles).

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