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 is working to design and build a vertical rooftop garden. This internship opportunity has spots available for highschoolers, college students, as well as professionals in the fields of construction, design, engineering, sustainable food systems, urban farming, or community development. To find out more info about how you can be involved email leandra@foodchainlex.org

Capacity Building Internship

We are planning on 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

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