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As a small, start-up nonprofit, we rely on wonderful watercress interns to help us with various tasks. Help us inspire more kids to eat their vegetables by joining our team today!

Please note: our internships are currently unpaid.

Program Internship 

We believe that food education should be fun, approachable, and practical. We want to empower kids to explore more foods and make healthy choices on their own. Program interns are vital in preparing for and assisting with food literacy programs throughout the Sacramento area. 

Term, Hours, and Program Length

Food Literacy Program Interns must be able to commit to:
5  Hours a day, 1 day a week for the full semester
And 4  Hours every month for data and evaluations 

TERM: Spring Semester 2020
PROGRAM LENGTH: 4 Months (February-May)
HOURS: 90  Hours Total (5 hours/week + 4 hours/month)

Position Description Summary & Activities:

You will be assisting one or more staff at Sacramento-area schools and in the community. The more hands and positive attitudes we have, the better our students’ experience will be!

As a Food Literacy Program Intern, you’ll engage and gain experience in the following activities:

  • Program Preparation: Prep tables & food using food safe techniques. 
  • Classroom support: You will be shadowing the Food Genius staff instructor and helping with class preparation. You’ll be responsible for helping elementary-aged students make a recipe, lead small-group activities and answer kids’ questions.
  • Data collection & data entry: Collect data about program success, including student surveys and assessments. Assist with data entry, evaluations, and a variety of team-based tasks.
  • Weekend events and outreach 
  • Complete Food Handler Certification

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Able to commit for the whole session (Fall, Spring, or Summer)
  • Have your own reliable transportation
  • Available weekday afternoons between 1pm-6pm
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to pass a 3-tier background check (State, FBI, Sex Offender)
  • Must complete food handler certification 
  • Strong interest or experience in youth, nutrition, cooking, or community health
  • Ability to work in a team environment, while being able to work independently

Bonus Points: 

  • Experience with or desire to work with underserved and diverse audiences
  • Experience with or desire to work with kids (pre-K to 6th graders)
  • Experience in the food or food access industries
  • Basic knowledge of nutrition
  • Comfortable public speaking
  • 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


  • January 15th: Application deadline
  • January 16-January 24th: Evaluate & Interview
  • January 31st: Orientation & Onboarding
  • First Week of February: Start 
  • Last Week of May: End

What you can expect from the internship:

  • Training in classroom management
  • Training and materials to prepare for each class
  • Regular feedback to help you improve
  • Reimbursement for fingerprinting costs after serving for 4 weeks and if using our recommended vendor
  • Reimbursement for online food handler certificate via recommended vendors

Program Internship Description

Please note: this is an unpaid internship.

Apply now!

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