Student Intern, NYC

By January 25, 2011General

The Sylvia Center values interns as an integral part of our organization. We offer our interns the opportunity to learn about the specific issues involved in our work and the chance to participate in the implementation of our programs. The Sylvia Center is seeking undergraduate and/or graduate students who are interested in internships in our innovative school nutrition programs. Qualified interns will work with The Sylvia Center staff to deliver services to NYC area schools and participating community based organizations. They will be responsible for developing and maintaining TSC’s presence on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn etc. and updating them with new and relevant content.
This internship will include writing for the various blogs and social media outreach tools that The Sylvia Center uses as well as various other tasks, as needed.  Hours are flexible, but the selected candidate should be able to commit around 15-20 hours per week.
Responsibilities Include:Managing and updating TSC’s social networking accountsTranslating Web content into relevant tweets, targeted Facebook messages etc.Assisting Chef Instructors with Nutrition Education classes, when neededUpdating TSC blogs, newsletters, e-blasts, etc.Assisting with fundraising eventsParticipating in planning meetingsDoing research and light clerical work when needed
Qualifications:The most qualified candidates will have a minimum of 2 years of college coursework, with a concentration in Environmental Studies, Food Justice, Nutrition Education or a related field. Must be proficient with programs such as Microsoft Office, and must be familiar with most Social Networking Forums. Must be comfortable working with children, and be able to pass a background check.
Additional Qualifications:•    Excellent writing skills and attention to detail•    Organizational skills and excellent verbal communication skills•    Excellent computer and research skills•    Self-motivated with ability to work independently and collaboratively when needed, while maintaining high professional standards.
•    Ability to establish and meet production schedules and deadlines.•    Ability to manage multiple projects at once.•    Excellent problem-solving, and teamwork skills.•     Ability to develop new, relevant technology skills if required.•     Project management experience a plus.
Hours:2 days per week (as intern’s school schedule permits.) Must be available between the hours of 10am-6pm
Start Date:IMMEDIATENote: this is an unpaid internship but college credit is available
To Apply:Please submit cover letter and resume along with a 500 word essay on why an internship with TSC would be beneficial to the organization and to your future. Send all materials to the Assistant to The Executive Director, Miranda Lievsay at miranda.lievsay@sylviacenter.org .