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Internship: Conscious Food Systems Alliance, UNDP, Remote

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Advertiser's description (via UNDP):

In 2023, The Conscious Food Systems Alliance:

  • Launched a series of activities among which: Collective Inquiry series on core areas of intervention (including, Conscious Local Communities and Cultures for Regeneration, Farmers well-being and psychological resilience, Traditional Wisdom for Conscious Food Systems); Consciousness Practice Sessions for food systems transformation (e.g., mindfulness, nature-connection, non-violent communication, etc.), and monthly meditations for farmers and food producers with Satish Kumar. 
  • In April 2023 CoFSA convened its community and held its first 3-day in person strategic retreat at Schumacher College, UK, which allowed members to experience the role of consciousness practices in transforming food systems, build connections and collaborations and frame the next stage of the alliance’s development. Some participants described this experience as profoundly transformative at both personal and professional levels.
  • Additionally, in July 2023, we launched a Call for Proposals, offering up to $20,000 in funding for four CoFSA member-led initiatives. These initiatives aim to demonstrate how consciousness-based approaches can strengthen inner capacities, accelerating the transformation of food systems towards regenerative, sustainable, and equitable models.  
  • Finally, in 2023, in partnership with the Inner Green Deal, CoFSA developed and successfully tested Conscious Food Systems Leadership, combining 6 online modules with a collaborative online platform and practice app.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support to the CoFSA Team in: 

  • Stakeholders mapping including donors, strategic partners, and grassroots networks with data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation in flowcharts, tables, or slides; 
  • Preparation and organization of calls, webinars, and virtual workshops to support donor and partner outreach; 
  • Maintain knowledge management tools / virtual collaborative tools for CoFSA working groups (e.g. Google Docs, Microsoft Teams, etc.); 
  • Drafting, designing, and updating communications content and support on social media promotion and website updates; 
  • Preparation of presentations, slide decks; briefing notes, project proposals, meeting minutes, and reports; 
  • Assist in research, including possible donors and fundraising opportunities, and on any other key CoFSA issues.
  • Maintaining the internal filing system up to date; including database management of COFSA Members. 
  • Other related tasks.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) such as environment, agriculture, sustainable development, economics, journalism, communications, international development, social/political sciences, or related fields; or 
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) such as environment, agriculture, sustainable development, economics, journalism, communications, international development, social/political sciences, or related fields; or 
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) such as environment, agriculture, sustainable development, economics, journalism, communications, international development, social/political sciences or related fields or related field and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Experience:

  • Experience in data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation.
  • Experience in communications, writing, and editing.
  • Experience in sustainability.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in Spanish is an advantage.

Internship conditions:

Applicants should become familiar with the internship conditions prior to signing an internship agreement. For information visit www.undp.org/internships/

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