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Fannie Lou Hamer Food Justice Fellowship [VA]

  • 1010 W Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA 23227 (map)

Among other reasons, the realities facing many low-income candidates may prevent them from taking the unpaid internships that frequently lead to job opportunities. This paid fellowship seeks to eliminate a variety of barriers and provide individuals traditionally underrepresented in the field the opportunity to develop leadership skills, engage in community-based programming around healthy food access, and explore complex contemporary food justice issues. Fellows assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating key programs, and further develop and communicate an understanding of the need for a more equitable food system and a more equitable food justice sector. Fellows will support all aspects of Shalom Farms’ programming, as well as investigate and reflect on the systemic impact seen in marginalized communities as a result of leadership that often does not appropriately reflect these very communities.

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The ideal applicant for this position would have a strong interest in community programming and food accessibility as a social justice issue. The applicant would demonstrate experience and/or commitment to serving and supporting marginalized populations. Internship dates are flexible, beginning mid-May, and concluding as mid-late August. Fellows will receive a base stipend of $3,000 to support living expenses during the summer. Qualifying fellows may receive additional financial support. Transportation assistance available on a case-by-case basis.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and 2-3 references to Missy Botha at  Applications reviewed on a rolling basis; however, preference will be given to applications received by April 17, 2015.