The World Food Prize Foundation

The World Food Prize Seeks Social Media and Writing Intern for Fall Semester

07/20/2018

The internationally renowned World Food Prize Foundation is accepting applications for a George Washington Carver Social Media and Writing Intern for the 2018 fall semester.

The Social Media and Writing Intern will support the efforts of the director of communications and events, and duties may include writing social media posts for a variety of platforms, analyzing online engagement with World Food Prize posts and drafting press releases.

The George Washington Carver Internship offers a way for highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students to increase their understanding of the global fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Interns learn first-hand both the public and private side of operating an international, non-profit organization.

“Interns at the World Food Prize play an absolutely indispensable role in the planning and implementation of all World Food Prize programs,” said Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation. “The success of our upcoming Borlaug Dialogue symposium, youth education programs, and Laureate Announcement is dependent on their input and performance.”

Successful candidates have a strong academic background, a solid work ethic, a capacity for analytical thinking, impeccable attention to detail, and excellent oral and written communication skills. They are enthusiastic and flexible learners, capable of both taking direction and working independently. Candidates for the social media position should have a working knowledge of a variety of social media platforms.

"Working as the social media and writing intern for the World Food Prize has allowed me to use social platforms to help our organization connect with others and stay informed and up-to-date on the current trends and issues,” said Melanie Van Horn, Social Media and Writing Intern for summer 2018. "Through this position, I have had the opportunity to develop my writing skills for a variety of mediums, all while learning about those who work to end food security around the world. I'm grateful to the World Food Prize for this opportunity, and I know this experience will help me develop as I continue in my professional career."

While the internship is an unpaid position, students may be eligible for course credit. The program provides flexibility for each intern’s schedule, but interns must work at least 12 hours per week and be available to work during World Food Prize week (Oct. 14-20).

More information and how to apply can be found at www.worldfoodprize.org/gwcintern.

PRESS CONTACT:

Nicole Barreca, Director of Communications and Events

515-245-3735, or by email at nbarreca@worldfoodprize.org

ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the World Food Prize has honored 48 outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. The World Food Prize annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium and a variety of youth education programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge global food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger.

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