2013 Fall Internship at Lovin’ Spoonfuls

While we don’t have regular volunteer opportunities, we are looking to bring on an intern this fall to help with planning for our annual Tailgate fundraiser. Please take a look at the description below and let us know if you’re interested or if you know someone who might be!

 

Lovin’ Spoonfuls is an organization that facilitates the recovery and distribution of healthy, perishable food that would otherwise be discarded. Lovin’ Spoonfuls works efficiently to deliver this food directly to the community organizations and resources where it can have the greatest impact. Lovin’ Spoonfuls is committed to addressing the health, environmental and economic impact that food waste has on our community. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Lovin’ Spoonfuls is a 501c3, non-profit organization.

Each year, Lovin’ Spoonfuls hosts an annual fundraiser, the Tailgate party.  The event is scheduled to take place this year in early November.  Planning and execution of the event involves a huge amount of time and energy on behalf of the Lovin’ Spoonfuls staff.  As such, we are seeking an intern with flexible availability to assist the staff in the weeks leading up to the event.

Lovin’ Spoonfuls seeks a dedicated individual for approximately 10 hours per week.  The schedule of those hours can be flexible dependent upon the intern’s availability, and do not necessarily need to be completed at the Lovin’ Spoonfuls office.  The intern will work with the current Operations Director and Lead Development Officer to assist with the following projects associated with the event:

  • Signage and other printed material production
  • Registration tracking and management
  • Logistics management, including chef needs, AV needs, rental needs, etc.
  • Permitting
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Silent auction & live ask support
  • Other tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience in nonprofit (preferred) or small business operations
  • Experience with event planning and coordination preferred
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willing and able to use public transportation or own means of transportation to get around Boston for various permitting and administrative tasks

This is an unpaid internship starting September 1 but academic credit can be arranged for graduate students.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter indicating qualifications and interest in the position to info@lovinspoonfulsinc.org. In the subject line of your email, please type “2013 Tailgate Intern”.