Contributing your time and energy is valuable to us! Do you have a passion for the environment and a valuable skill that you are willing to share? The Missouri Coalition for the Environment is always looking for dedicated people to devote their time, energy, and talents to our organization. Some of the volunteer skills we are looking for are:
- Data entry and office work
- Events assistance (including working at the MCE booth at environmental events)
- Website content management (joomla)
- Social media promotion
- Graphic Design
- Outreach and networking
Internships are located in our St. Louis headquarters at 3115 S. Grand Blvd., Ste. 650, St. Louis, MO 63118 and are unpaid, unless otherwise specified. We can work with students to obtain college credit and are usually an eligible entity for public service stipends. Our office is accessible by metrolink and metrobus and there are bike racks up and down the street. There is free parking across the street on Hartford behind the Commerce Bank Building.
FALL 2018 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Farm to Table Intern
Be at the center of an exciting collaboration between the Green Dining Alliance and the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition as their joint Farm to Table Intern!
Internship tasks will include:
Regularly communicate with the GDA's chef network to determine what produce and products could potentially be sourced from STLFPC's network of farmers. Communication will include phone, email, and in-person communication
Presenting information to restaurants about the economic viability of buying these 5-10 products that are price competitive
Assessing the unmet demand for animal products in restaurants and determine whether animal producers in STLFPC network can meet that demand - including meat cuts, price, delivery service, and volume.
Assessing barriers restaurants have to sourcing more locally generally
Communicating with STLFPC’s network of farmers to determine what products they may have available for these restaurants or to determine what they could plan to grow for the restaurants in the next season. This includes phone and email communication.
Brainstorming with restaurants how to best communicate the local fare they have available in a given week in the midst of changing availability of product
Background or strong interest in food service, food systems, and/or environmental stewardship is preferred
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience in outreach is a plus
Detailed note taker
Comfortable and confident meeting one-on-one with new people
Ability to work independently and take initiative
Ability to travel to restaurants as needed