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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.

Marketing and Events Internship

As a startup non-profit with limited staff everyone wears multiple hats. Marketing and Events 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 Marketing and Events 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 marketing and events 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 marketing strategies used in the non-profit sector. Other duties will include public outreach at events and errands as needed. A marketing and events 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.

Marketing & Events Internship Description

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 Development Director, 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 10-21, 2019) 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.

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 for the whole session of FALL 2019: September 9, 2019 through January 24, 2020. Interns typically serve 2 days/week, Monday through Thursdays, between 11am – 6pm, with occasional Fridays, weekends and evening events.

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 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.
  • Outreach: Participate in community events with the goal to engage more community volunteers. 
  • Data collection & data entry: Collect data about program success, including student surveys and assessments, volunteer outreach, and community events. Assist with data entry, evaluations, and a variety of team-based tasks.

Additional activities may include:

  • Farmers markets and community events
  • Assist with planning and prep for events

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Able to commit for the whole session (Fall, Spring, or Summer)
  • Have your own reliable transportation
  • Available weekday afternoons between 1pm-6pm, and some weekends
  • 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

Dates: 

  • August 28: Application deadline
  • August 29-September 6: Evaluate & Interview
  • September 2-6: Orientation & Onboarding
  • September 9: Start 
  • January 24: 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 
  • Please note: this is an unpaid internship.

Program Internship Description

Please note: this is an unpaid internship.

Apply now!

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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