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

 

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!

 

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. We have two available internships for fall 2018. One will work to further engage and educate students on the changes to and benefits of their school lunches that frequently incorporate local food items. The other internship will be focused on bridging gaps and developing partnership and initiatives to connect FCPS school gardens with the Fayette County Farm to School Program. Find out more about these internships here or email reena@foodchainlex.org
 Snacks in the Kitchen Internship
This internship will coordinate, plan and execute providing healthy snacks with local ingredients to elementary students getting off at the bus stop near our kitchen once a week throughout the fall. Find out more here or email reena@foodchainlex.org.
 Processing Kitchen Internship
This opportunity is for interns interested in exploring the world of local food processing, from receiving fresh farm produce to marketing lightly processed products, such as dehydrated chips, frozen, blanched veggies, and purees. Interns will get to learn about HACCP plans, record keeping, current regulations, as well as do recipe testing, market research, surveys, and sampling for many different locally produced fruits and vegetables! This is a wonderful chance to gain experience for anyone interested in starting their own food business, especially in manufacturing (small scale!) or retail! For details please contact leandra@foodchainlex.org and please fill out our form!