Growing Cities Blog

APPLY Today, Fall Screenings and Social Media Intern!

August 9th, 2013


GROWING CITIES is a grassroots documentary film about urban farming in America. The goal is to inspire people to engage more deeply with their local food system and empower them to create growing cities of their own—places that are healthier, more sustainable, and socially just.

We’re looking for a “Screenings and Outreach Intern” this fall … please read description below and let us know if you’re interested!

START DATE: August 2013 (length flexible, 4 – 6 months)

HOURS: 8-10 hours/week, unpaid internship

POSITION GOAL:  To help carry out film’s audience engagement strategy by reaching out to and engaging individuals and good food organizations across the country around screenings, events, urban farming news, and tips.


  • Monitor latest happenings in urban farming world by reading blogs, research, newspaper articles, and mainstream news media
  • Manage social media and outreach platforms (e.g. facebook, twitter, blog, youtube) including creating content & networking with other organizations through these outlets
  • Reaching out to various urban farming and good food organizations to let them know about screenings and to help plan new screenings
  • Maintaining website, including adding resources, updating national urban farm map, and videos


  • Schedule flexibility, ability to multi-task, self-motivation, and good organization skills
  • Basic MAC/PC skills important (ex. Proficiency with MS Office, Excel, WordPress)
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Previous experience working with social media platforms (beyond personal use)
  • Ideal candidates are passionate, resourceful, ready to learn, and enthusiastic about our mission – interest in sustainable farming is a BIG PLUS, even if you’ve not had much experience with outreach

HOW TO APPLY:  Send an email to with your resume, a short letter detailing your interest, and writing sample. Please put “OUTREACH INTERNSHIP” in subject line.