Jobs and Internships

  • The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national organization working to improve public policy to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, analysis, training, technical assistance, advocacy, and public education to improve public nutrition programs and broaden their reach. FRAC and its anti-hunger partners throughout the U.S. work to alert the public and policymakers to the extent of hunger and its impact, and forge workable solutions at the national, state and community levels.

Current Openings and General Internship Information


Anti-Hunger Program Associate, D.C. Hunger Solutions
Focus Areas: SNAP and Senior Hunger

Position Available

D.C. Hunger Solutions seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual to join its staff as an Anti-Hunger Program Associate. This is one of two D.C. Hunger Solutions Program Associate positions posted currently. Through advocacy, research, coalition-building, outreach, technical assistance, public education and program monitoring, the Anti-Hunger Program Associate’s lead responsibility will be work to increase participation and improve benefits in the SNAP/Food Stamp Program in the District of Columbia. The Associate also will work on nutrition issues related to hunger among older residents. As part of the D.C. Hunger Solutions team, the Associate also will work to advance the overall goals of D.C. Hunger Solutions, to support the efforts of partner coalitions, and to address broader food security issues in Washington, D.C. The ideal candidate must be committed to addressing hunger and poverty in Washington, D.C. This full-time position reports to the Director of D.C. Hunger Solutions.

Organizational Background

As the hub of anti-hunger advocacy, outreach, research, and public education work in the District of Columbia, D.C. Hunger Solutions plays the lead role in improving public anti-hunger programs and developing, promoting and implementing stronger solutions to the problems faced by residents struggling with hunger. D.C. Hunger Solutions also partners with anti-hunger and anti-poverty groups and coalitions throughout the city. D.C. Hunger Solutions carries out its mission to reduce hunger and poverty and improve nutrition by: maximizing participation in the federal nutrition programs (SNAP/food stamps; WIC; school meals; summer, afterschool and child care meals; and senior nutrition programs); improving public policies to end hunger, reduce poverty, improve nutrition, and curb obesity; and increasing access to healthy, affordable food in low-income District of Columbia neighborhoods.

D.C. Hunger Solutions works to alert the public and policymakers about the extent of hunger and its adverse effects on health, learning, productivity and well-being; to forge and implement workable solutions; and to engage a network of partners to make the federal nutrition programs accessible to all those who are in need.

The Food Research and Action Center is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. D.C. Hunger Solutions is a separately staffed and funded initiative of the Food Research and Action Center. For more information on D.C. Hunger Solutions, visit: www.dchunger.org.

Responsibilities

  • Promote participation in and improvements to the SNAP/Food Stamp Program as a key defense against hunger and an important nutrition and income support strategy
  • Have ongoing responsibility for the development and implementation of strategies to increase participation in the SNAP/Food Stamp Program in the District. This will include site visits, outreach, presentations, training, research, technical assistance, public education, policy advocacy, assistance to partner groups, work in coalitions, media and social media outreach, and the development of materials.
  • Analyze policies and practices that foster or inhibit program participation in the SNAP/Food Stamp Program.
  • Coordinate SNAP/food stamp outreach in partnership with the D.C. EITC Campaign during tax season. This includes training and assisting 40+ volunteers, pre-screening potentially eligible clients, and coordinating the filing of SNAP/food stamp applications with the D.C. Department of Human Services.
  • Manage the collection and reporting of data related to SNAP/food stamp participation rates and outreach efforts (e.g., materials distributed, residents pre-screened) for quarterly reports required under work on the state SNAP outreach plan.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to address hunger among older residents and increase participation in federal nutrition programs available for seniors through site visits, outreach, research, technical assistance, public education, policy advocacy, work in coalitions, media and social media outreach, and the development of materials.
  • Work, as part of the D.C. Hunger Solutions’ team, to engage and educate the public and policymakers about the issue of hunger in the District of Columbia and to identify solutions to end hunger in D.C.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Commitment to working for social justice; background in anti-poverty work preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of one year relevant experience.
  • Strong oral, written and organizational skills.
  • Ability to reach out effectively to low-income families and community-based organizations eligible for program benefits.
  • Good conceptual, strategic thinking and creative skills.
  • Detail-oriented planning and implementation skills.
  • Willingness to work varied hours.
  • Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong teamwork capabilities.
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous leave, health and other benefits.

To Apply

Send resume, writing sample (not to exceed three pages), and cover letter providing a summary of accomplishments and experience to:

D.C. Hunger Solutions Anti-Hunger Program Associate: SNAP
Food Research and Action Center
1200 18th ST NW
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036

E-mail: employment@dchunger.org (please include “D.C. Hunger Solutions Anti-Hunger Program Associate: SNAP and Senior Hunger” in subject line.)
Fax: 202-986-2525
No phone calls please

Closing Date

When filled. However, FRAC/D.C. Hunger Solutions seeks to hire a qualified individual as soon as possible.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on sex, race, age, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.

Posted: 9/30/2014


Anti-Hunger Program Associate, D.C. Hunger Solutions
Focus Areas: Child Nutrition Programs

Position Available

D.C. Hunger Solutions seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual to join its staff as an Anti-Hunger Program Associate. This is one of two D.C. Hunger Solutions Program Associate positions posted currently. Through advocacy, research, coalition-building, outreach, technical assistance, public education and program monitoring, the Anti-Hunger Program Associate will be responsible for working to increase participation and improve benefits in the child nutrition programs (WIC; school meals; summer, afterschool and child care meals)  in the District of Columbia. As part of the D.C. Hunger Solutions team, the Associate also will work to advance the overall goals of D.C. Hunger Solutions, to support the efforts of partner coalitions, and to address broader food security issues in Washington, D.C.   The ideal candidate must be committed to addressing hunger and poverty in Washington, D.C. This full-time position reports to the Director of D.C. Hunger Solutions.

Organizational Background

As the hub of anti-hunger advocacy, outreach, research, and public education work in the District of Columbia, D.C. Hunger Solutions plays the lead role in improving public anti-hunger programs and developing, promoting and implementing stronger solutions to the problems faced by residents struggling with hunger.  D.C. Hunger Solutions also partners with anti-hunger and anti-poverty groups and coalitions throughout the city.  D.C. Hunger Solutions carries out its mission to reduce hunger and poverty and improve nutrition by: maximizing participation in the federal nutrition programs (SNAP/food stamps; WIC; school meals; summer, afterschool and child care meals; and senior nutrition programs); improving public policies to end hunger, reduce poverty, improve nutrition, and curb obesity; and increasing access to healthy, affordable food in low-income District of Columbia neighborhoods.

D.C. Hunger Solutions works to alert the public and policymakers about the extent of hunger and its adverse effects on health, learning, productivity and well-being; to forge and implement workable solutions; and to engage a network of partners to make the federal nutrition programs accessible to all those who are in need.

The Food Research and Action Center is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.  D.C. Hunger Solutions is a separately staffed and funded initiative of the Food Research and Action Center.  For more information on D.C. Hunger Solutions, visit: www.dchunger.org.

Responsibilities

  • Promote public nutrition program participation growth as a core strategy to address hunger and poverty, and improve health, early childhood development and education among children.
  • Analyze policies and practices that foster or inhibit program participation in child nutrition programs, with a focus on meals and other nutrition programs available for schools and child care facilities.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to increase participation and improve nutrition in federal child nutrition programs through site visits, outreach, research, training, technical assistance, public education, policy advocacy, media and social media outreach, and the development of materials.
  • Collect and report data on participation rates in public nutrition programs and analyze participation trends.
  • Provide assistance to key stakeholders and attend meetings/events to assure full implementation of the D.C. Healthy Schools Act of 2010 and the D.C. Healthy Tots Act of 2014. This will include responsibility for the content and maintenance of a Healthy Schools Act website and the development of promotional materials for both Acts.
  • Help promote and implement free school breakfast and breakfast served through alternative service models (such as “breakfast in the classroom”, “grab and go” breakfast, or “second chance breakfast”) in D.C. public and public charter schools.  This will include analyzing data trends and issuing reports; visiting schools to meet with principals, teachers, food and nutrition service staff, students, parents, and other school stakeholders to support and assess breakfast program implementation; connecting stakeholders to best practices; and creating and distributing breakfast- and nutrition-related materials.
  • Work with community groups, schools, and out-of-school-time and faith-based organizations to improve access to nutrition programs, with a focus on afterschool meals and summer meals.  This will include the development of a plan to help interested stakeholders sponsor more meal sites.
  • Work, as part of the D.C. Hunger Solutions’ team, to engage and educate the public and policymakers about the extent of hunger and its impact on District of Columbia residents and to forge workable solutions at the local level.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Commitment to working for social justice; background in anti-poverty work preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years relevant experience.
  • Strong oral, written and organizational skills.
  • Ability to reach out effectively to low-income families, school officials, and community-based organizations eligible for program benefits.
  • Good conceptual, strategic thinking and creative skills.
  • Detail-oriented planning and implementation skills.
  • Willingness to work varied hours.
  • Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong teamwork capabilities.
  • Experience with anti-hunger programs and/or with D.C. public schools and/or public charter schools a plus.
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous leave, health and other benefits.

To Apply

Send resume, writing sample (not to exceed three pages), and cover letter providing a summary of accomplishments and experience to:

D.C. Hunger Solutions Anti-Hunger Program Associate –Child Nutrition Programs
Food Research and Action Center
1200 18th Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036

E-mail: employment@dchunger.org (Please include “D.C. Hunger Solutions Anti-Hunger Program Associate –Child Nutrition Programs” in subject line.)
Fax: 202-986-2525
No phone calls please

Closing Date

When filled.  However, FRAC/D.C. Hunger Solutions seeks to hire a qualified individual as soon as possible.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on sex, race, age, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.

Posted: 9/30/2014


Communications Director

Position Available

The Food Research and Action Center seeks a talented and experienced communications professional for the newly created position of Communications Director. Reporting to the President and serving as part of the senior leadership team, the Communications Director will develop and lead an ambitious and comprehensive program that will advance FRAC’s communications strategy and institutional positioning. The Communications Director will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of FRAC’s marketing, communications, and public affairs and for communicating FRAC’s important work and institutional strengths to diverse audiences across varied platforms.

The position demands leadership, sensitivity to organizational culture, and a thorough understanding of best practices in contemporary communications. Broad experience in strategic communications planning, media and public relations, and social and digital media is a prerequisite. Leading candidates also will have demonstrated an ability to accurately grasp, articulate, and advance an institution’s mission and act effectively in collaboration with multiple stakeholders.

The individual will manage a team of experienced and talented staff and consultants.

Organizational Background

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve and implement effective public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition-building and an array of communications strategies. FRAC works in partnership with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger and food insecurity, and poverty as their root cause.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and implement a comprehensive communications, marketing and branding strategy for FRAC that will maximize FRAC’s policy and program impact and increase FRAC’s visibility and reputation.

  • Establish and implement an annual planning process to identify key communications objectives, target audiences, tactics, and communications evaluation methods.
  • Advise and support communications to key stakeholders.
  • Develop, write, and execute messaging and media outreach strategies to support the organization’s mission.
  • Provide vision and direction for a comprehensive, consultative branding and messaging project.
  • Lead a renewal of the overall online and digital presence.
  • Oversee the design of and adherence to branding and style guides.

Implement creative strategies to leverage traditional and social media platforms to reach all audiences.

  • Supervise and participate in the writing of content and editing, and building strong and productive relationships with both print and electronic media.
  • Ensure the organization is understood by the media and the media are interested in presenting FRAC’s information to the public.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the FRAC brand using traditional and social media techniques.
  • Use traditional and social media to enhance FRAC’s reach to current constituencies and new audiences.

Provide leadership and direction to the communications staff and consultants.

  • Review and assess FRAC’s communications staffing and resource needs.
  • Mentor and empower staff and provide opportunities for professional growth.
  • Collaborate with FRAC staff to use communications to advance the organization’s policy objectives.

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in communications.
  • Experience in non-profit, government or policy work strongly preferred.
  • A record of creative, visionary leadership and professional excellence in the development of communication, branding and marketing strategies and programs in collaboration with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically.
  • Knowledge of media relations and public relations strategies.
  • Knowledge of effective branding and marketing strategies.
  • Experience with the strategic integration of social media in communications plans.
  • Proven record of success in developing relationships at all levels of an organization and across functions as well as with members of the media.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to hire, mentor and motivate staff.
  • An ability to manage budgets and to align priorities and resources.
  • A record of success with innovative uses of emerging technologies.
  • Unquestioned integrity, a high level of energy, and a sense of humor.
  • A commitment to social justice.
  • An advanced degree or commensurate senior-level professional experience is preferred.

Salary/Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. Generous leave, health, retirement and other benefits.

To Apply
Send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (no more than four pages) to:

Communications Director
Food Research and Action Center
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Email: employment@frac.org (Please include “Communications Director” in subject line.)
Fax: 202/986-2525

No phone calls, please.

Opening/Closing Dates
The position is available immediately. It will close when filled. However, FRAC seeks to hire a qualified individual as soon as possible.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.

Posted June 25, 2014.


Government Relations Associate

Position Available

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), a nonprofit anti-hunger advocacy organization, seeks a highly motivated individual for a Government Relations Associate. The Associate provides programmatic and administrative support for FRAC’s legislative advocacy efforts, field outreach, policy conference planning and coordination, e-advocacy, and overall support for FRAC’s government affairs priorities. Broad experience in social and digital media is a prerequisite. Leading candidates also will have demonstrated an ability to accurately grasp, articulate, and advance FRAC’s mission and act effectively in collaboration with multiple stakeholders.

Organizational Background

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve and implement effective public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition-building and an array of communications strategies. FRAC works in partnership with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger and food insecurity, and poverty as their root cause.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with the development and implementation of FRAC’s legislative agenda, including extensive contact with and support to FRAC’s network of state and local anti-hunger organizations.
  • Maintains FRAC’s communications and scheduling with Capitol Hill offices.
  • Coordinates FRAC’s e-advocacy efforts, including developing action alerts.
  • Works closely with program and communications staff to develop fact sheets and other education, communications and legislative materials.
  • Represents FRAC at events on Capitol Hill and with national coalition partners, as needed.
  • Coordinates planning of FRAC’s annual policy conference.
  • Provides support to FRAC’s Director of Government Affairs.

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of nonprofit or legislative advocacy experience.
    • Strong analytic, written and verbal communication and research skills.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively both with outside partners and internally with communications, program and fundraising staff.
    • Solid computer and database management skills.
    • Experience in low-income program advocacy, e-advocacy and legislative process.
    • Event planning experience.
    • Commitment to working for social justice.

Salary/Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous leave, health, retirement and other benefits.

To Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (no more than four pages) to:

Government Relations Associate Search Committee
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Email: employment@frac.org (Please include “Government Relations Associate” in subject line.)
Fax: 202/986-2525

No phone calls, please.

Opening/Closing Dates

The position is available immediately. It will close when filled. However, FRAC seeks to hire a qualified individual as soon as possible.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.

Posted: August 15, 2014

 


Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps – VISTA members

Positions Available

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) has two openings for anti-hunger VISTA members in its state-based initiative headquartered in Washington, D.C. (D.C. Hunger Solutions) to help build capacity for the federal nutrition programs in the D.C. area.  This position is a one-year AmeriCorps/Vista placement.

Organizational Background

The Food Research and Action Center is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works in partnership with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty.  D.C. Hunger Solutions is a separately staffed and funded initiative of the Food Research and Action Center, (www.frac.org).

As the hub of anti-hunger advocacy, outreach, research, and public education work in the District of Columbia, D.C. Hunger Solutions plays a key leadership role in improving public anti-hunger programs and developing and promoting stronger solutions proposed by anti-hunger and anti-poverty groups and coalitions throughout the city.  D.C. Hunger Solutions carries out its mission to reduce hunger and poverty and improve nutrition by: maximizing participation in the federal nutrition programs (SNAP/food stamps; WIC; school meals; and summer, afterschool, and child care meals); improving public policies to end hunger, reduce poverty, improve nutrition, and curb obesity; and increasing access to healthy, affordable food in low-income District of Columbia neighborhoods.

D.C. Hunger Solutions works to alert the public and policymakers about the extent of hunger and its adverse effects on health, learning, productivity and well-being; to forge and implement workable solutions; and to engage a network of partners to make the federal nutrition programs accessible to all those who are in need.

Responsibilities

The full-year VISTA members will support FRAC’s work in the District of Columbia to build capacity to expand access to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  The members will help recruit and train volunteers to assist in SNAP outreach. They will help identify and engage community partners, faith-based organizations and local agencies to expand the number of organizations providing SNAP application assistance and will coordinate with partner organizations to develop innovative and targeted plans to reach special communities of interest (non-English speakers, seniors, rural populations and low-income workers). They will also create and update SNAP toolkit resources and investigate ways to better inform recipients of the SNAP Employment and Training Program. The VISTA members may also work with farmers’ markets to improve and expand the use of EBT at the markets and to provide outreach to ensure that recipients are aware that growing numbers of markets accept SNAP benefits.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; preference for a degree in a field related to social justice/ anti-hunger.
    • Good oral and written communications skills. Ability to present and speak in public on behalf of the organization.
    • Detail-oriented planning and implementation skills.
    • Willingness to work varied hours.
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Self-starter; ability to work independently.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; team orientation.
    • Evidence of commitment to social justice; experience with SNAP/food stamp program a plus.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite products with ability to use Excel for data collection.
    • Conversant in Spanish, a plus.
    • Ability to travel around D.C. for meetings and events.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation and benefits are provided by the AmeriCorps program (see http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps).  FRAC reimburses the VISTA member for reasonable commuting expenses to and from its offices, as well as any work-related travel expenses.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume, along with 2 references no later than September 12th to: employment@frac.org. Please include “VISTA member – DC” in subject line.

Also, Visit the AmeriCorps / VISTA website.  Select “Hunger” as your Interest, choose D.C. as your Location. From the resulting position list, select: Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps – VISTA member.


Desktop Publishing/Communications Intern

Position Available

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is looking for a Desktop Publishing/Communications Intern to support the communications department.

Organizational Background

FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, state and local public agencies, schools, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty.

Projects may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assist with design and formatting of FRAC publications, including reports, brochures, and other print materials.
  • Assist with the design of digital marketing materials, including presentations and web banners.
  • Assist with the development of graphs, charts, maps, and infographics to support FRAC data releases.
  • Assist with preparing orders and artwork files for print.
  • Monitor and update inventories for printed materials.
  • Organize and manage photography archives.
  • Other duties may be assigned as opportunities emerge.

Skills

  • Strong knowledge of desktop publishing and graphic design software and equipment, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator).
  • Ability to manipulate data and charts in Excel.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Resourcefulness, ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as a team are vital.
  • Knowledge of basic HTML and familiarity designing for the web is preferred.
  • Photography skills are a plus.
  • Creative approach to projects.

Goals of the Internship

This internship will provide key work experience in desktop publishing/graphic design and communications at a nonprofit organization.

Salary Details

This is temporary part-time position that pays $14 – $15 per hour, for up to 20 hours per week not exceeding 12 weeks.

To Apply

Email cover, resume, and examples of design work (print and online) to employment@frac.org. Include “Desktop Publishing/ Communications Intern” in subject line.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on sex, race, age, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.


Press/Communications Intern

Position Available

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is looking for a Press/Communications Intern to support the communications department.

Organizational Background

FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, state and local public agencies, schools, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the Communications Department with media outreach.
  • Maintain and update press database, targeted press lists, media hits, and news clippings (both historic and current).
  • Research potential blogs, online listings, and local press outlets.
  • Assist with writing press releases, email alerts, fact sheets, and online materials.
  • Help monitor news stories and external events.
  • Assist with branding and formatting of Word documents, (e.g. fact sheets incorporating variable data).
  • General administrative tasks as needed.

Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
  • Excellent research and writing abilities.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, and keen attention to detail.
  • Resourcefulness, ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as a team are vital.
  • Knowledge of basic HTML a plus.

Goals of the Internship

This internship will provide key work experience in communications and media outreach at a nonprofit organization.

Benefits

This internship may be done either on a volunteer basis or to meet course/program requirements. If this is done on a volunteer basis, FRAC will reimburse commuting expenses up to $500. Fall interns are expected to work at least 20 hours per week.

To Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no more than 3 pages) to employment@frac.org. Include “Press/Communications Intern” in subject line.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on sex, race, age, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.


MDHS Press/Communications Intern

Position Available

Maryland Hunger Solutions (MDHS) is looking for a Press/Communications Intern to expand the organization’s media work, including writing persuasive blog posts and op-eds, developing multimedia content for social networks, and supporting the organization’s communications strategies.

Organizational Background

Maryland Hunger Solutions is the lead research, public education, and advocacy group in Maryland dedicated to using public programs to end hunger. An initiative of the Food Research and Action Center, Maryland Hunger Solutions works with state and local nonprofit organizations, state and local public agencies, schools, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger and its root cause, poverty.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with writing blog postings, opinion pieces, press releases, fact sheets, online content, and other written materials.
  • Research potential blogs, online listings, and local press outlets.
  • Monitor news stories and external events to identify potential press opportunities.
  • Assist with developing content for Maryland Hunger Solutions’ Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Produce multimedia content, including videos and photos.
  • Maintain and update press database, targeted press lists, media hits, and news clippings (both historic and current).
  • General administrative tasks as needed.

Skills

  • Strong writing skills and news judgment.
  • Excellent research abilities, and communication and organizational skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
  • Resourcefulness, ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as a team are vital.
  • Experience with social networks, and knowledge of basic HTML.
  • Video editing skills a plus.

Goals of the Internship

This internship will provide key work experience in communications and media outreach at a nonprofit organization.

Benefits

This internship may be done either on a volunteer basis or to meet course/program requirements. If this is done on a volunteer basis, FRAC will reimburse commuting expenses up to $500. Fall interns are expected to work at least 20 hours per week.

To Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and three to five writing samples (no more than 3 pages each) to employment@frac.org. Include “MDHS Press/Communications Intern” in subject line.

MDHS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. MDHS is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on sex, race, age, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.