Social Outreach and Blog Intern


Foodseum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting and growing the Chicago food community by providing a central voice that promotes food education, celebrates local food achievements and companies, and inspires a new generation of curious and passionate: eaters, food fans and creators.

Foodseum is searching for an outgoing and energetic self-starter with a passion for food, culture and education. The Social Outreach and Blog Intern will report to the Director of Marketing and the Blog Manager. They will be responsible for expanding content opportunities for the Foodseum blog and social media teams. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the documentation of the social media and blog growth strategy

  • Managing and/or building relationships with Chicago-based restaurants, venues, chefs, food influencers and PR representatives

  • Identifying, planning and executing outreach opportunities for the social media and/or blog teams including: unique tastings, interviews, food experiences, events, partnerships and media passes

  • Desire to stay up-to-date on local food events/happening

  • Ability to assist in creating engaging social media content as needed

  • Handling additional special projects as assigned

  • Communicating on an as-needed basis with the marketing team regarding project and priorities

  • Updating the team with weekly status reports of project

The Social Outreach and Blog Intern will be an integral part of the Foodseum team, and will be a key component to the growth of Chicago's first nonprofit food museum. This is an excellent opportunity to work with an innovative high-profile, high-growth nonprofit looking to make a significant impact on Chicago's future.


  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Strong desire to building relationships with local bloggers, chefs, restaurant groups, event hosts, organizations and food influencers 

  • Experience managing various social media outlets and tools

  • Experience successfully maintaining and organizing a network of key-individuals

  • Open mind and desire to learn and work closely with a multi-faceted team

  • Enjoyment in keeping up with the latest trends in the food industry and culinary arena

  • Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively

  • Solid understanding of Google Docs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Wordpress and Google Apps



This position is 10 hr / week commitment starting Nov. 1, 2016. This position is unpaid, class credit is available upon request.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Stacey Efstathiou at