Nutrition Program Intern
About Fresh Approach
The mission of Fresh Approach is to create long-term change in local food systems by connecting California communities with healthy food from California farmers and expanding knowledge about food and nutrition.
Fresh Approach works closely with Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association, California’s largest association of certified farmers’ markets, and community organizations throughout the Bay Area to connect the local and healthy food movements.
This position requires some work in an office environment and outside in all weather conditions
Must be comfortable speaking in front of groups and working with a wide range of people from all backgrounds
Some travel to class sites throughout the Bay Area is required
This position requires the intern to be able to lift equipment in and out of a vehicle
This position may require weekend or evening work
Gain significant experience developing and implementing nutrition education curriculum, outreach materials, and classes for a wide range of clients
Opportunity to shadow employees involved in wide range of food systems work including: nutrition educators, community outreach specialists, mobile farmers’ market route managers, farmers’ market chefs, and farmers’ market managers
Interns may be able to receive school or community-service credit
Interns will receive an evaluation upon completion of the internship and may ask for letters of recommendation
Additional travel beyond the intern’s commute to the office will be compensated
A stipend of $1,000
Working under the direction of the Volunteer Program Specialist, the Nutrition Program Intern will gain experience in the following:
Assist with developing nutrition curriculum and outreach materials
Assist with and eventually teach nutrition and agriculture education classes
Develop and deliver messages to encourage better informed choices about nutrition and local food systems
Conduct outreach to recipients of public benefits including WIC and CalFresh
Design educational and nutritional campaigns related to increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables
Evaluate and analyze program data
Promote program successes and partnerships through social media, newsletters, and other reports
Assist with other Fresh Approach programs as needed
The Nutrition Program Intern will work both ut in Richmond/San Pablo, Oakland, and/or Pittsburg/Bay Point, as well as in the Fresh Approach office in Concord.
Training or seeking a degree in public health, nutrition, or a related field
A passion for nutrition, cooking, and local food systems
Experience teaching or instructing classes or lessons
Ability to work on a team as well as independently
Experience working with diverse populations including recipients of public benefits
Experience with Certified Farmers’ Markets, California agriculture, nutrition education, or public benefits programs
Ability to communicate in Spanish is strongly desired
Applications are due by Tuesday, April 30th.
The internship will begin in late May or earlier, depending on the Intern’s schedule, and last for 7 weeks. Exact dates will be determined based on the intern’s schedule. Intern is expected to work at least 10 hours per week.
To be considered for this position, send a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to email@example.com.
If you are seeking the internship in order to fulfill a requirement for your degree program, please state that and include any specific requirements of your program in your cover letter (i.e. minimum number of hours required). Although this is listed as a part time internship, there may be some flexibility in order to help students meet requirements for their program.