Member Communications Intern

Chefs Collaborative seeks an intern to help with coordination, outreach, and promotion of our members and their sustainability-related activities locally, regionally and nationally. We have hundreds of members across 47 states, and a key part of our work is leveraging our members’ voices to foster change in the food system. The Membership Communications intern will gather news from our members and post it via various media channels, evaluate success of member communication tactics, and assist with member recruitment and stewardship activities.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the sustainable food community and get hands-on experience working closely with a small team in a national membership organization in communications and development capacities. The intern will gain communication and administrative skills, familiarity with common tech applications like Google Apps, and database maintenance experience (using Salesforce CRM).

This is an unpaid 12-15 hour-per-week position, beginning in mid-February and ending in late May (some flexibility available). Ideal internship length is 4 months. The intern will work out of our office in downtown Boston, MA.

The intern will:

  • Manage Google alerts and news round-ups for CC members
  • Analyze response rates to email and snail mail campaigns
  • Draft communications to members, including our monthly newsletter and emails
  • Provide personal outreach to members for program participation, member spotlights, and blog posts
  • Assist with administrative work, including data entry and mailings to members


  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, and ability to communicate in a professional tone via phone and email
  • Must be organized and strongly detail-oriented
  • Previous experience with Facebook, Twitter, blog (WordPress) and email platforms (Constant Contact) in a professional capacity is preferred
  • Familiarity with Google Apps helpful, but not required
  • Interest in the non-profit sector and the sustainable food movement a plus

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Gillian Gurish, Membership Coordinator, by February 1st, 2014.

To find out more about Chefs Collaborative, check us out at and @chefscollab on Twitter & Instagram.