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 Spring 2019 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 food-shed as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Course credit will be offered through the student’s home department or if necessary, through SBS 393. Each intern will receive 1-3 units of academic credit and the Student Engagement notation on their academic transcript.
All of these positions will require at least 10 hours of work per week, and some local travel in and around downtown Tucson. 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 or minoring in Communication, Information Science, 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 or minoring in Food Studies, Anthropology, Geography, History, Mexican American Studies).
Journalist: Use photos, videos, and text to create unique content for TCoG website, blog, newsletter, and print publications. Assist with community outreach and provide information about TCoG at special events. (Especially suited for students majoring or minoring in Information Science, Journalism, and Communication).
Application Process: Complete the Tucson City of Gastronomy Internships Application. You will be required to upload your resume and a cover letter discussing why you are interested and qualified for one or more of these positions. Finalists will be contacted within 1-2 weeks for an in-person interview.
If you are accepted for this internship you must apply for internship credit through your major or minor department. If you do not qualify for internship credit through your major or minor department, then you can apply for SBS 393 internship credit.