We’re hiring Fall 2021 advocacy interns!

We’re hiring for two advocacy interns for Fall 2021! Roles include a National Advocacy Intern and Pennsylvania Advocacy Intern. See below to learn more about both roles and apply by July 30.

Looking for additional opportunities in the #FUELHigherEdPA movement? Swipe Out Hunger is looking for a Central and Western Pennsylvania organizer for Fall 2021! Head to swipehunger.org to learn more or reach out to Robb at [email protected] 

Stay tuned for other intern opportunities with Challah for Hunger!

Pennsylvania Advocacy Intern – Fall 2021

About Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger is a national nonprofit that trains thousands of young people to combat hunger in their communities and on their college campuses. Since 2004, we have grown from one chapter to more than 100 college and community based chapters in 30 states. In 2016, we launched the Campus Hunger Project to focus our efforts on supporting one of the hidden populations facing food insecurity: college students. Researchers estimate 39% of students at four-year universities and half of community college students don’t have regular access to nutritious food. The impacts of COVID-19 have only exacerbated the issue, with 3 out of 5 college students facing basic needs insecurity (food and housing) since campus closures. 

Our current national initiative is the #FUELHigherEd campaign, a movement of individuals and organizations committed to advocating for fundamental, universal, equitable, and long-term state and federal policy solutions to college hunger. This year, we’ve seen and built a movement to get Hunger Free Campus Grant (HFCG) legislation passed in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Advocacy Intern will spend the semester focused on helping bring HFCG over the finish line by moving partners and students to take action.

Role Description

    • The Pennsylvania Advocacy Intern will support in these main areas:
      • Build student leadership: Reach out to students in PA to bring advocacy trainings, events, and actions to student-led organizations. Support in building a network of student organizations
      • Support digital advocacy: Create time-relevant actions on EveryAction to mobilize existing and new supporters
      • Tracking: updating relevant reporting tools to track campaign progress, legislative status, and impact of actions over time
      • Communications: support with writing newsletters and social media posts relating to PA HFC advocacy actions, wins, and educational materials
      • Partnership management: Support and prepare meetings with coalition partners, support with individualized follow up to state organization partners, and seek new organizational support
    • Summarize progress and wins in end of semester report for staff and board
    • Meet every other week with Pennsylvania organizers at Swipe Out Hunger to build campaign synergy
    • Reports to Challah for Hunger’s Director of Advocacy, Miriam Lipschutz
    • Time commitment:
      • Approximately 5-6 hours per week or 20-25 hours per month. Schedule is flexible to meet scheduling needs.
      • Approximate Start Date: August 30
      • Approximate End Date: December 17

Desired Qualifications

  • Current Pennsylvania college student based in the Philadelphia region
  • Some familiarity with the policymaking process and Pennsylvania political landscape, especially in Southeastern Pennsylvania 
  • Can work in a remote environment, access to internet and computer
  • Experience with Google Drive, Canva, Mailchimp, Instagram, EveryAction and Zoom a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Passion for community organizing and food insecurity policies

Benefits

  • $280 / month stipend
  • Potential to earn college credit
  • Opportunities to network with leading national anti-hunger nonprofits 
  • One-on-one mentorship and professional development
  • Flexible scheduling

How to Apply and Timeline

  • Please submit a resume and short letter of interest to Miriam Lipschutz (she/her/hers), Director of Advocacy, at [email protected] by July 30.
    • Please use the subject line: PA Advocacy Intern: [YOUR NAME]
    • In your letter of interest, please address the following questions: Why are you passionate and invested in addressing food insecurity on college campuses? What is one quality about you that you hope to bring to this role? Why are you interested in working on this issue in Pennsylvania?
  • We’ll reach out to candidates for phone interviews to learn more about you and share about the role by August 3.
  • Final candidates will be invited to a second round of interviews over Zoom and asked to complete a short assignment by August 11. During this stage, we may ask for 1-2 references. Professional and academic references are both acceptable. 
  • We’ll reach out about our final candidate selection by August 16.
  • Our start date is flexible and hoping for a stellar student to start August 30.

National Advocacy Intern – Fall 2021

About Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger is a national nonprofit that trains thousands of young people to combat hunger in their communities and on their college campuses. Since 2004, we have grown from one chapter to more than 100 college and community based chapters in 30 states. In 2016, we launched the Campus Hunger Project to focus our efforts on supporting one of the hidden populations facing food insecurity: college students. Researchers estimate 39% of students at four-year universities and half of community college students don’t have regular access to nutritious food. The impacts of COVID-19 have only exacerbated the issue, with 3 out of 5 college students facing basic needs insecurity (food and housing) since campus closures. 

The Campus Hunger Project (CHP), Challah for Hunger’s national initiative to combat campus food insecurity, has a mission to build and train a movement of people who act to end campus food insecurity. Our vision is that no college student is forced to choose between food and their education. Our current national initiative is the #FUELHigherEd campaign, a movement of individuals and organizations committed to advocating for fundamental, universal, equitable, and long-term state and federal policy solutions to college hunger. 

Role Description

    • The National Advocacy Intern will support the Campus Hunger Project in four main areas:
      • Research: conducting frequent research and synthesizing new data on basic needs in higher education 
      • Tracking: updating weekly tracking reports on participation in Acts of Advocacy and impact of advocacy actions over time
      • Communications: support with writing newsletters and social media posts relating to CHP research and advocacy actions
      • Community building: individualized emails to campus network and relationship building with new organizational partnerships and volunteers
      • Digital Action: Support managing digital action tools in EveryAction and help coordinate a national week of action in November
    • Summarize trends in end of semester report for staff and board
    • Reports to Challah for Hunger’s Director of Advocacy, Miriam Lipschutz
    • Time commitment
      • Approximately 5 hours per week or 15-20 hours per month. Schedule is flexible to meet scheduling needs.
      • Approximate Start Date: August 30
      • Approximate End Date: December 17

 

     

      Desired Qualifications

      • Current U.S. college student
      • Can work in a remote environment, access to internet and computer
      • Experience with Google Drive, Canva, Mailchimp, Instagram, EveryAction and Zoom a plus
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills
      • Passion for community organizing and food insecurity policies

      Benefits

      • $240 / month stipend
      • Potential to earn college credit
      • Opportunities to network with leading national anti-hunger nonprofits 
      • One-on-one mentorship and professional development
      • Flexible scheduling

      How to Apply and Timeline

      • Please submit a resume and short letter of interest to Miriam Lipschutz (she/her/hers), Director of Advocacy, at [email protected] by July 30.
        • Please use the subject line: National Advocacy Intern: [YOUR NAME]
        • In your letter of interest, please address the following questions: Why are you passionate and invested in addressing food insecurity on college campuses? What is one quality about you that you hope to bring to this role? Why are you interested in working on this issue with Challah for Hunger?
      • We’ll reach out to candidates for phone interviews to learn more about you and share about the role by August 3.
      • Final candidates will be invited to a second round of interviews over Zoom and asked to complete a short assignment by August 11. During this stage, we may ask for 1-2 references. Professional and academic references are both acceptable. 
      • We’ll reach out about our final candidate selection by August 16.
      • Our start date is flexible and hoping for a stellar student to start August 30.

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