INTERNSHIPS

FoodChain has a wide variety of intern opportunities for students. We would love to supplement your educational experience with real hands on work on our farm, developing curriculum, or learning the ins and outs of running and fundraising for a small nonprofit! In order to intern with us, we ask that you plan out a project for your time here that has accomplishable goals given the time frame of your internship and fits well within the frame of FoodChain’s mission and needs.

Apply to be an intern by filling out this form, and send us a cover letter and resume. We look forward to working with you!

Farm Related Internships:

FoodChain has a vertical rooftop garden! For this internship, students can work on projects around community involvement and volunteer recruitment for the garden, expansions, rainwater catchment, solar power, and more! This internship opportunity has spots available for highschoolers or college students to develop skills in sustainable food systems, urban farming, or community development. To find out more info about how you can be involved email jerry@foodchainlex.org

Capacity Building Internship

We are doubling in size by building a Teaching and Processing Kitchen as well as Neighborhood Green Grocery! Curious as to how a small nonprofit like us can afford this? Ever wonder what it takes to “keep the lights on” in the nonprofit world? Or simply enjoy event planning, talking to people, or social media? In this internship you will learn resume-boosting professional skills in nonprofit management and grant writing as well as gain experience in event organizing and solicitation strategizing.  Find out more about this internship here or email rebecca@foodchainlex.org

Marketing Internship

Have an interest in marketing, graphic design, event planning, or fundraising? We would love to have you come work with us and take on a lot of diverse and interesting projects! We are hosting events from free community meals to local food shows and farmer appreciation nights! We also have many opportunities to cut your teeth on a plethora of graphic design challenges. If you are interested in learning and working in this area, email rebecca@foodchainlex.org and fill out our internship interest form here!

Classroom Aquaponics Internship

Through our Classroom Aquaponics Program (CAP), we provide schools with small demonstration aquaponics systems as hands-on teaching tools. Educators use this system to teach many scientific fields including biology, ecology, agriculture, chemistry, and more! This internship would focus on expanding the program and providing more in-class educational opportunities! Here you will gain knowledge about the ins and outs of aquaponics as well as curriculum  development.  Find out more about this internship here or email reena@foodchainlex.org

Farm to School Internship

Our Farm to School Program focuses on bringing local food and accompanying education to schools in Fayette County. The program is comprised of an advisory council with representatives from our local health department, city government, school representatives, and various non-profit and for-profit businesses and organizations. This internship will expand educational opportunities for students, develop ways to increase school participation, and improve youth participation at farmer’s markets during the summer. Find out more about this internship here or email reena@foodchainlex.org

Cook.Eat.Grow

Our brand new cooking program focuses on teaching youth culinary skills, food safety and the nutritional benefits of eating fresh, whole foods. There are a variety of tracks this internship could take, including curriculum development, coordination of resources, and even facilitating lessons! Find out more here or email reena@foodchainlex.org