Farmlab Seeks Research Intern
Position: Research Intern
Hours per week: 20
Length of project: 2 months, July-August (possibly longer)
Internship: Paid/For Credit
Schedule: Flexible, but availability to attend Wednesday meetings and some Friday lectures (noon) is highly desirable.
The intern will work closely with the Resource Center Manager and other members of the Farmlab team. The intern’s primary responsibility will be the research and preparation of information in support of Farmlab’s initiatives. The majority of research is internet-based but occasional visits to research libraries or sites may be required.
Research topics may include but are not limited to alternative energy systems, the history of land use at specific sites, community resources and the work of specific artists and activists. You will gain knowledge on important current public policy, public art and agricultural issues.
• Strong research and writing skills
• Experience in using a variety of electronic databases
• Ability to synthesize complex topics to create succinct summaries
• Ability to multi-task and juggle shifting priorities
• Ability to contribute collaboratively in a dynamic environment
• Professional/Academic experience in one or more of the following:
Urban Planning/Policy, Land Use, Sustainability, Social and Environmental Justice, Art, Architecture/Design, Urban Agriculture/Food Issues, Alternative Energy
• Graduate students preferred
• Training/Experience in library research techniques, journalism or journalistic research/fact-checking/writing
• Experience working in a library, resource center or non-profit
• Web/Graphic Design Skills
To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and cut-and-pasted resume -- no attachments! -- to this address: info [at] farmlab [dot] org. Type "Research Intern" in the subject line of the e-mail.
Or send cover letter and resume to our near-downtown warehouse snail mail address: Farmlab / Not A Cornfield, Attn: Research Intern," 1745 N. Spring Street #4, LA, CA 90012.