Cooking Matters Internship
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
The Cooking Matters internship offers an opportunity to work in the field of nutrition and food insecurity while learning about basic program coordination and working as part of a team. Interns will work alongside the Cooking Matters Coordinator to organize and facilitate classes.
- Coordination of Cooking Matters classes, curriculum implementation, research and data entry, and organization of supplies and ingredients for nutrition classes and events.
- Facilitation of program demonstrations and activities for the Cooking Matters curriculum
- Planning and leading the program with other volunteers - leading group discussions (for audiences ranging from seniors to children) on topics of nutrition, healthy shopping, and cooking - recording feedback about IFFS’s Nutrition Education Programs.
- Must have own transportation - Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds
- Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal relations skills: the ability to work effectively to motivate volunteers.
- Solid organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks.
- The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm for connecting with diverse community members, be comfortable with public speaking, have strong organizational skills, good time-management, flexibility, and the ability to think on his/her feet. Nutrition and/or culinary experience is required. Experience in education is preferred. Knowledge of the Spanish language is helpful, but not required.
TIME COMMITMENT: 6-8 hours per week. This internship is September 1st through December 1 st.
COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid/volunteer internship.
TO APPLY: Submit an application, cover letter, and resume to Susan Meador, Director of Volunteer Services, Susan@foodshuttle.org
About Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
1001 Blair Drive, Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27603, US
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community.
As a member of Feeding America, the Food Shuttle distributes nearly 6 million pounds of food per year, 35% of which is fresh produce. From BackPack Buddies and School Pantries; Community Health Education and Mobile Markets; Catering and Culinary Job Training; and Urban Gardening and a 10-acre Farm; we go directly to the point of need to empower people. We feed, teach, and grow to create a healthy and hunger-free North Carolina.