IRC SPICE Kitchen Incubator Logistics Intern

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International Rescue Committee

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IRC

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading, nonsectarian,
a non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitation
assistance, resettlement services and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or
violent conflict. Domestically, our 22 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have
food, shelter and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.

SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: This intern will support the International Rescue Committee in
Salt Lake City’s Spice Kitchen Incubator program, a food business incubator program
supporting new American and low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs. The intern will
assist in planning and implementing "Spice To Go," a weekly hot meal pick-up service, as
well as work with Spice staff to help carry out daily tasks and focus group events. The
intern will also oversee the kitchen cleaning schedule, to ensure that all entrepreneurs
are participating in the maintenance of the program’s shared kitchen space.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work in the kitchen with entrepreneurs to ensure food quality and consistency for Spice To Go on Thursday afternoons and evenings 1-7pm
  • Oversee kitchen cleaning schedule, including assigning tasks to entrepreneurs, checking that work has been appropriately completed, and updating the schedule with new entrepreneurs and tasks
  • Work with Spice staff to complete other kitchen operational tasks as needed

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Suggested for candidates currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Experience in working under Utah Health Department food standards-must have Food Handlers Card
  • Customer service experience in the culinary industry or elsewhere
  • An interest in the food industry, business incubation, refugee communities and
  • Spice Kitchen Incubator is an important consideration for people interested in this position as is an understanding or willingness to learn about the issues confronting disadvantaged communities interested in entering the food industry
  • An outgoing personality and ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds

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About International Rescue Committee

Location:

221 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, US

Mission Statement

The International Rescue Committee serves refugees and communities victimized by oppression or violent conflict worldwide. Founded in 1933, the IRC is committed to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance. This commitment is expressed in emergency relief, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement assistance, and advocacy.

Description

Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom. Forced to flee conflict or persecution, many refugees have survived against incredible odds. Refugees step off the plane with next to nothing but their dignity, hope, and determination. In Salt Lake City, the IRC helps approximately 500 refugees each year to rebuild their lives.

WHEN

Wed Jul 24, 2019 - Tue Dec 31, 2019

WHERE

221 South 400 WestSalt Lake City, UT 84101

(40.76449,-111.90208)
 

SKILLS

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Organization
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 Hours per week for 10 weeks

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