Rates of food and nutrition insecurity are rising. At Food Literacy Center, we combine immediate food assistance with resilience skill-building, and we haven’t let the crisis stop us. We're working with Title 1 elementary schools in Sacramento that include healthy recipe ingredients that students can cook at home with our STEM-based curriculum.
Food Literacy Center is searching for interns to support our mission by increasing access to fresh and healthy foods to students and their families.
Food Literacy Program Interns must be able to commit to:
5-10 Hours a week
TERM: Fall 2021
PROGRAM LENGTH: 4 Months (Sept-Dec)
HOURS: 80-150 Hours Total
You will be assisting one or more staff and providing access to healthy food in the community. As a Food Literacy Program Intern, you’ll engage and gain experience in the following activities:
Recipe kit Preparation: assemble ingredients into kits for students and families.
On-site distributions/classes: You will be assisting staff by safely disturbing recipe kits at school sites to students and families or working with students directly.
Volunteer outreach: Assist the volunteer coordinator with scheduling volunteers and tracking volunteer hours.
Assist in program community projects.
Community Outreach: Weekly evening events at farmers markets.
Complete Food Handler Certification
Must be 18 years or older
Complete fingerprinting and pass a 3-tier background check (State, FBI, Sex Offender)
Adhere to organization’s Social Distancing Policy and use PPE at all times.
We require all staff and interns to be fully vaccinated ( COVID-19 vaccine)
Able to commit for the whole session (Fall, Spring, or Summer)
Have your own reliable transportation: You will be traveling to different sites on a weekly basis and transporting materials in your car.
Must be able to complete food handler certification. (bonus if you already have one)
Strong interest or experience in youth, nutrition, cooking, or community health
Ability to work in a team environment, while being able to work independently
Experience with or desire to work with underserved and diverse audiences
Experience in the food or food access industries
Basic knowledge of nutrition
Strong communication skills
Ability to work as a team with adult leaders
Ability to work independently as leader of a small group (consisting of children and their parents)
Ability to multi-task and take initiative when necessary
Capable of maintaining a joyful personality, even in times of stress
Aug 6th by 5:00 PM: Application deadline
Aug 9th -13th: Evaluate & Interview
Aug 23rd: 9:30-11:30: Orientation & Onboarding
End date: Last Week of Aug
What you can expect from the internship:
Training in safe food handling
Experience in community nutrition
Regular feedback to help you improve
Reimbursement for fingerprinting costs after completing entire internship if using our recommended vendor
Reimbursement for online food handler certificate via recommended vendors
Please note: This is an unpaid internship.
Join the broccoli best team ever by filling out our Internship Application
If you are experiencing difficulties filling out the form, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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