This is a project involving more than just myself and the amazing people who donated to make the journey happen. With your help, Fifty Sandwiches can be a living, breathing movement that can affect society on a grand scale.
Fifty Sandwiches doesn’t end with the release of the book. This is an ongoing effort to change perspectives for the better by encouraging civilians interviews and spreading the word of Fifty Sandwiches through online platforms and speaking opportunities.
Erica Chappell, Project Development Intern
“When I read the description of Fifty Sandwiches online, I knew I had to be involved. Justin was kind enough to offer me an internship. I had been naive enough to think that many of the stories would be similar: relating to substance abuse or lack of sufficient savings when losing a job. What I heard when I was transcribing the interviews completely erased those predispositions. No story was the same. And while most told of extreme hardships that I have been fortunate enough not to experience, there were also parts that I related to. These parts resonated with me the most. The parts that showed just how human the situation is.
I am so thankful to have worked with Justin, who is making tremendous progress in the conversation about homelessness. He is extremely insightful and resourceful, and an incredible listener. Being his intern taught me so much about myself and the world. It is an opportunity one should not pass up.”
Whether you are a college student or just a motivated member of the public, we are always in search of Fifty Sandwiches Ambassadors to go out and conduct their own interviews. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteering for Fifty Sandwiches looks great on a resume and Fifty Sandwiches will ALWAYS be happy to be used a reference for your volunteer efforts.
Sharing the stories of America’s homeless is essential in reshaping the way our society views the issue of homelessness. Beyond that, forming personal connections and hearing the stories of struggling strangers is an incredible and mutually beneficial experience.
All you need is a recorder, a camera, and a shelter near you! Check out the interviews on the website or our Instagram page to get an idea of what we are looking for. Send your completed interview to firstname.lastname@example.org with a few photos and, if you like, post the interview on your Instagram page with #FiftySandwiches to encourage more people to do their own interviews! You will be credited for your interview on Facebook, Instagram, and the website. Together, we can bridge the gap between public perception and reality.
Fifty Sandwiches also offers credited internships to the college students who are interested in having a real impact in their community and on a national scale. A credited internship for a registered nonprofit does wonders for one’s resume and future career aspirations. Roles may vary by major, year, and location.
As a Fifty Sandwiches intern, you may learn & practice:
-Media outlets and journalists
-Nonprofits to donate to
-Grants and the grant application process
-The interview process and how to approach shelters and interviewees
-Transcribing, editing, and posting interviews
Nonprofit Work & Networking:
-Marketing on Linkedin
-Reaching out to shelters and homeless advocacy programs
-Social media strategy
Your role in Fifty Sandwiches will be determined by what fits best with your major and career aspirations. Your current responsibilities and role as a student will be taken into consideration. In other words, you will have a say into what your duties are and will be in control to a certain extent of what you learn. Your roles are not limited to this list, Fifty Sandwiches is an open-minded organization, always accepting new ideas and methods to grow. In other words, creativity and innovation are highly encouraged!
To apply for an internship, email email@example.com with your resume and a short passage describing why you would like to intern for Fifty Sandwiches and we will get back to you as soon as possible!