Food Tank Summer 2021 – 50 State Tour City Coordinator 

Duration: 1 year, part-time or full-time (minimum 5 hours per week).

Start Date: Rolling (and ends October 1, 2021).

Location:Albuquerque, Anchorage, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Billings, Birmingham, Boise, Boston, Bridgeport, Burlington, Charleston (SC), Charleston (WV), Cheyenne, Chicago, Columbus, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Fargo, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Jackson, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Louisville, Manchester, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Newark, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland (ME), Portland (PA), Providence, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, Sioux Falls, St. Louis, Topeka, Washington DC, and Wilmington.

Position Summary:

We are the food movement and we are growing, organizing, and winning!
This coming summer 2021, Food Tank, the world’s fastest growing sustainable food non-profit, will be visiting all 50 states and every corner of the country to showcase the incredible individuals and organizations that are working to build a more sustainable food system.

All events will be completely free, and participants will hear incredible speakers, sing and dance together, break bread, watch performances, unify, conduct field experiences, and learn about and participate in some of the amazing work happening locally towards building a better food system!

As part of the celebration five visiting aliens from Planet Kepler 4B2b (named Sondazha, Ungayu, Liarra, Velo, and Aiza), brought together an Emmy, Tony, Oscar and Grammy award-winning creative and artistic team, will activate the attendees with a next-level immersive theatrical experience to inspire a revolution in the food system and beyond. The performance will also feature original songs from Rocky Dawuni, a Grammy nominated Ghanaian afro-beats star and United Nations celebrity ambassador. We will be announcing hundreds of global, national and local partners soon!

The Food Tank Summer 2021 City Coordinator will help us lead on the ground with logistics including scouting locations, local partnerships, coordination with food organizations and arts groups, local media outreach, event promotion, event awareness, food and beverage, managing a state-wide Facebook group, writing and research, social media, housing for performers, facilitation, etc.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for the food movement and/or performing arts.
  • Skills in event management.
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Communications, media, social media experience and work in media and communications field a plus.
  • The work requires attention to detail and creativity.
  • Ability to self-manage and multi-task.

The recruitment process is open until positions are filled. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview. A stipend may be available.

To apply, please send a resume to Bernard Pollack (Food Tank’s Co-Founder) at Bernard@foodtank.com with “Food Tank Summer 2021 – 50 State Tour City Coordinator” in the subject line.


Food Tank Research, Event, Advocacy, and Writing Internship

Duration: 3-6 months unpaid, part-time or full-time (minimum 15-25 hours per week).

Start Date: Rolling

Location: Remote

Position Summary:

Research, Event, Advocacy, and Writing Internships with Food Tank are a unique and exciting opportunity to support and participate in research that drives health, nutrition, and environmental policy. The intern will work closely with Food Tank staff on the following:  research and fact-checking; collecting, organizing, and managing web content; organizing resources and contacts; providing logistical and administrative support to on-the-ground research; assisting with the Food Talk podcast, weekly newsletter, planning and executing live events as well as attending major food conferences; and assisting in writing and outreach that will contribute to and help promote ongoing projects. Interns will also have the chance to have their name published on prominent food, nutrition, policy, and environmental websites and in major newspapers and columns around the world.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, digital media, and other publications.
  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agricultural issues – and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision making.
  • Coursework reflecting interest and knowledge of communications, media, social media, and website design. Work in media and communications field a plus. The work requires attention to detail and creativity.
  • Skills in event management.
  • Ability to self-manage and multi-task.

The recruitment process is open until positions are filled. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Elena Seeley at Elena@foodtank.com with “Food Tank Research and Communications Internship” in the subject line.


Freelance Writer

Location: Remote

Position Summary:

Food Tank is hiring freelance writers to contribute creative, high-quality, in-depth, and investigative articles and news stories. Professional writers with experience in food justice, food policy, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture are encouraged to join us. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to support and develop groundbreaking research driving health, nutrition, and environmental policy. This is a remote position, and international writers are encouraged to apply.

Payment is determined on a sliding scale pending on the length of article and depth of research.

If interested, please submit the following to Elena Seeley (elena@foodtank.com) with “Food Tank Freelance” in the subject line.

  1. Resume
  2. Three linked articles featured in reputable news sources.
  3. Three article pitches

Please provide detailed information in your article pitches, including bullet points on:

  • Why is this important and interesting to our readers?
  • How will you approach and investigate the topic – what is the point?
  • How is this relevant and timely? Ex: A couple lines including a link to a study, reliable source news article, etc.
  • Include potential sources: relevant reports, links, or articles that you will use as sources for the article.
  • Expert interview/opinions: please include idea/contact info for an interviewee(s).