Attention UA undergraduate students interested in local food systems, heritage foods, food traditions, heritage preservation, food security, food justice, culinary tourism, economic development, sustainability, and international relations. During the 2018 fall semester the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will offer academic credit for up to three student internships with the non-profit Tucson City of Gastronomy (TCOG). TCOG manages the international designation of metro Tucson and its southern Arizona foodshed as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy (website: tucson.cityofgastronomy.org). Course credit will be offered through the student’s home department or if necessary, through SBS 393. Each intern will receive 3 units of academic credit and the Student Engagement notation on their academic transcript. (http://ose.arizona.edu/100-engagement/how-it-works).
All of these positions will require at least 10 hours of work per week, and some local travel in and around downtown Tucson is also required.
Internships will be available in the following areas:
Multi-Media Coordinator: Help develop and manage social media, website, e-newsletter. Assist with community outreach and provide information about TCOG at special events. (Especially suited for students majoring in Digital Media, Communication, Information, or Journalism).
Food System Research: Conduct research on local food-related events, food traditions, heritage foods, artisanal food products, and food-related organizations and programs. Maintain “Calendar of Food Events” (Especially suited for students majoring in Food Studies, Food Systems and Nutrition, Anthropology, Geography, History, Mexican American Studies).
Graphic Design: Assist in design for website, newsletter, and print publications. Using Adobe software to manipulate images, text, and audio to fit needs of the platform. Assist with community outreach and provide information about TCOG at special events. (Especially suited for students majoring in Graphic Design, Communication, Digital Media).
Application Process: Here’s a link to the SBS 393 internship application: https://sbs.arizona.edu/sbs-393-internships. Download and complete the application and submit it to Rachael Ronald at email@example.com along with a cover letter.
The deadline to submit these materials is Friday, September 28th at 5pm. Finalists will be contacted within 2-3 weeks for an in-person interview.