VERMONT FOODBANK Food Access and Nutrition Outreach Internship – Chittenden County (Vermont Foodbank)
33 Parker Road
Barre, VT 05641
Food Access and Nutrition Outreach Internship – Chittenden County
Part-time, nonexempt, grant-funded, paid internship
The Vermont Foodbank is seeking a Food Access and Nutrition Outreach Intern in Chittenden County. This is a grant-funded position.
This position will be based out of the Burlington area. Primary responsibilities involve conducting VT Fresh cooking demonstrations and nutrition education activities at partnering food shelves and mobile food pantry locations within Chittenden County.
VT Fresh is a nutrition education program of the Vermont Foodbank that aims to increase utilization of fresh foods by our Network Partner food shelves and food shelf visitors. The intern would have primary responsibility for implementing the cooking demonstrations at 1-2 sites each week during the internship experience.
Additionally, the intern will work on one or more special projects identified by supervisor, including but not limited to researching best practices and systems around distributing culturally appropriate foods in Chittenden County
The intern will maintain proper tracking and reporting procedures specific to the VT Fresh program. Position will require some instate travel and occasional weekends and evenings. This is a physical position that involves lifting, bending and driving a personal vehicle.
They work closely with the Agriculture and Community Outreach Manager to promote community wellness as it relates to access to fresh produce, nutrition education, and food security. They will be expected to ensure that program goals are met and assist with program development, implementation and evaluation.
The internship is a total of 300 hours, approximately 8-12 hours/week, with varied days/times throughout the week. On occasion, other days, evenings and/or weekends may be requested. Approximately 1 – 2 hours of each week will require travel utilizing a personal vehicle. Mileage reimbursement will be provided.
A total of 300 hour; approximately 8 – 12 hours a week; beginning early October (flexible start date) – ending June 1st 2019
· Required Monthly Schedule:
· Flexible Weekly Schedule: (approximately 1 visit per month per site):
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
· Positively contribute to an organizational culture of safe and secure food handling, warehousing and distribution.
· The Foodbank relies on volunteers every day to fulfill our mission. All Foodbank employees must support our culture of philanthropy by treating every volunteer with appreciation and respect.
Education and/or Experience:
Other Skills and Abilities:
· Interest in community-based food systems, and nutrition education
A complete job description is available upon request. Please submit application on-line at: https://www.vtfoodbank.org/employment; be sure to include a cover letter & resume by September 14, 2018. Attention: Human Resources Department. The Vermont Foodbank is an EEO.
|Date Posted||August 22nd, 2018|
|Deadline||Open until filled|
|# of Positions Available||1|
|Categories||Food Access and Nutrition|