The Campus Kitchen at UMass Boston seeks a summer intern to be a part of its Leadership Team. The Campus Kitchen repurposes food donated by dining services and local ‘food rescue’ agencies to create healthy meals for local children and youth in need. CKUMB has a strong focus on serving the Dorchester neighborhood. In addition to their meal program, they are developing community gardening and nutrition education efforts, which will be a primary function of this position. During the summer, they will be serving up to five client agencies, with as many as 550 underprivileged youth.
Weekly work is broken down into Food Resourcing, Cooking, and Delivery shifts conducted by volunteers and sometimes supervised by the Coordinator.
The responsibilities of a summer intern include, but are not limited to:
- Leading volunteers in shift operations.
- Administrative projects such as fundraising, marketing, etc.
- Community outreach efforts (ex: helping clients access SNAP – food stamp – benefits; building partnerships with other local food justice initiatives).
- Developing and leading programming initiatives, such as tending garden plots, working with community partners, teaching gardening skills to youth, building a nutrition education component, or building a partnership with another educational agency.
- Must be committed to the mission of The Campus Kitchens Project and to the fight against hunger.
- Prior experience or skills in gardening, nutrition education or working with children is preferred but not requisite.
- Knowledge in the areas of urban agriculture, health and nutrition, large-scale cooking, environmental science, or local food systems is a plus.
- Applicants should be reliable and flexible.
- Excellent communication and leadership skills
- Able to take initiative and work independently