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Internships

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.

Internship Sessions

Summer Session (June – August)

  • Application Deadline: May 20, 2017

Fall Session (September – December)

  • Application Deadline: August 19, 2017

Spring Session (January – May)

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2017

Communications Internship

As a startup non-profit with limited staff everyone wears multiple hats. Communications interns will be crucial to helping us meet our public outreach goals and amplifying our collective voice to help us fulfill our mission.

What’s required to become one of our amazing unpaid Communications Interns:

  • Detail oriented
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Basic interest in nutrition
  • Able to commit through entire session (Fall, Spring, or Summer)
  • Available occasional weekends and evenings for events (as needed with advance notice)
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Experience with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram preferred)
  • Experience with basic html or web design preferred 
  • Comfortable working with children & adults
  • Ability to multitask and take initiative when necessary
  • Capable of maintaining a joyful personality, even in times of “chaos”

Your Role:

You would work alongside staff and volunteers to draft communications, assist with research and continue the dialogue of food literacy within the community. The communications intern will assist with external communications for vendors, donors, restaurants and media, including follow up calls to media. In this position you will learn the basics of assisting with community relations, press outreach, and communications strategies used in the non-profit sector. Other duties will include public outreach at events and errands as needed. A communications intern who is passionate about educating children on how to eat healthy will amplify our collective voice and help us fulfill our mission.

Additional activities may include basic graphic design and amateur photography.

Please note: this is an unpaid internship.

Program Internship

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

What’s required to become one of our amazing unpaid Program Interns:

  • Experience with or desire to work with kids (pre-K-6th graders)
  • Basic knowledge of nutrition
  • Able to commit for whole session (Fall, Spring, or Summer)
  • Available Weekday Afternoons between 12pm-6pm
  • Have your own transportation
  • 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 “chaos”

Your role:

You will be assisting one or more Food Literacy Geniuses (our trained adult volunteers) at various schools or public libraries throughout Sacramento. We will be teaching a variety of lessons, many of which involve making a recipe which include a lot of preparation chopping and measuring ingredients. Many of the lessons require breaking into small groups; in these cases you will be proceeding with the lesson on your own and answering any questions that arise. You will also be shadowing the Food Genius. The more hands and positive attitudes we have, the more kids we will be able to reach!

Additional activities may include:

  • public outreach during fairs
  • farmers markets and events
  • assisting with planning activities for Food Literacy Month events.

Please note: this is an unpaid internship.

Sacramento Food Film Festival Internship

Created in 2012, the Sacramento Food Film Festival was born from the idea that we must educate the public about our food system, and work collaboratively to create positive change. We seek to bring educational films to our region that are otherwise ignored by traditional theaters – and to create a community dialog to improve food literacy and invoke action to improve our food system. 

Position Description

Under the direction of the Community Partnerships Director, Melissa Granville, the intern will assist with the planning, marketing and execution of the Sacramento Food Film Festival – a fundraising event for the Sacramento-based nonprofit Food Literacy Center.

General Responsibilities of Unpaid Sacramento Food Film Festival Interns:

  • Assisting with the planning and coordination of meetings and events
  • Assisting with event communications including press outreach and social media management
  • Assisting with venue scouting, onsite event management, set-up and breakdown
  • Working with volunteers on site for various events
  • Assisting with film review and filmmaker outreach
  • Assisting with sponsorship outreach
  • Assisting with external communications with vendors, restaurants and donors

Desired Qualifications

We are looking for self-starters and problem-solvers who are interested in film, event planning, and/or communications and want to work with a nonprofit film festival at the ground level.

  • Detail oriented
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and take initiative when necessary
  • Availability during the festival dates (April 1-8, 2017) required
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Experience with event planning preferred
  • Experience with social media management preferred
  • Experience with film, graphic design and amateur photography preferred
  • Capable of maintaining a joyful personality, even in times of “chaos”

Please note: this is an unpaid internship.

Apply Today!

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: info@foodliteracycenter.org.

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