Alliance for Fair Food

Immokalee, Florida

The Alliance for Fair Food is a national network of people working in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for farmworker justice.

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We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Internship program.

Internship Description

Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: – Assist with office tasks such as phones, copying, databasing, mail, and accounting – Provide on-the-ground support to CIW (translation, technical assistance, driving, etc.) – Tour, conference, and mobilization logistics – Learn first-hand about sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields, as well as the new day of rights transforming Florida agriculture – Create campaign strategy with a team of farmworkers, students and faith-based organizers – Develop a wide range of organizing skills such as coalition building, campaigning, media work, materials production, database management, mobilization planning, and fundraising.

  • Specific Skills Needed: Strong commitment to social and economic justice and working as part of a collective – Prior organizing experience – (At least) conversational in Spanish – Prior experience living in or working with immigrant communities – Willingness to work long and unpredictable hours, including late nights and  weekends – Self-motivated and skilled at juggling multiple tasks – Basic computer proficiency and communication skills
  • Number of Intern Placements: 1
  • Internship Time Frame: Ideal candidates are available for at least four months between May and September.
Know BEFORE You Apply

AFF provides free housing to all interns at the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ guest house.  It is a modest apartment about five minutes from the community center where interns work.

AFF has organizational vehicles that are available to interns for transportation needs. They also provide bicycles to all interns, which is sufficient for transportation around town.

All AFF interns are paid a stipend of $800/month. AFF will supplement the stipend received through UUCSJ to ensure that an intern coming down through the UUCSJ program would be paid that amount. This is to create parity among all interns.

Interns are eligible for a stipend of no more than $1,500 from UUCSJ to assist with food, local public transit, and incidentals, depending on a variety of factors. Applicants are encouraged to seek other sources of funding, including grants from colleges and foundations, congregational support, and Faithify fundraisers.

Given our commitment to developing a diverse leadership, we strongly encourage people of color, women, working-class, LGBQ*, trans* and gender non-conforming, and differently-abled/disabled people to apply for intern positions.

***In addition to UUCSJ’s application process, we would ask any applicants to the AFF internship to also submit materials to the AFF for consideration which can be found on this page***

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Heather Vickery is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UU congregations, State Action Networks, past UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) program participants, and regional staff in order to expand engagement in UUSC and UUCSJ’s work. As the Coordinator for Congregational Activism, she manages the workshop offerings and group visits to the UUSC/UUCSJ office and assists with communications for the Activism and Justice Education Team. Heather is an active member of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and a dedicated dog-mom to her rescue puppy Nova.

Heather may be contacted at and 617-301-4303