Community Food Education Internship
About Just Food
Just Food is a non-profit organization that connects communities and local farms with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all New Yorkers. Just Food provides regional farmers and food producers, CSA organizers and everyday eaters with the resources and support they need to establish and experience healthy food systems—in every neighborhood.
Since 1995, Just Food has pioneered and championed the proliferation of sustainable food programs, including CSAs, community-run farmers’ markets, and farm-to-food pantry programs. Just Food serves thousands of New Yorkers by forging partnerships between local farms, neighborhood groups, and consumers, and by providing urban communities with a framework for growing, and knowing, healthy food.
Community Food Education Internship Description (January 2013 – May 2013):
Just Food seeks an intern to assist with its community chef program. The community chef program trains community members from diverse backgrounds to facilitate interactive cooking demonstrations about how to prepare local, seasonal food. These workshops take place at Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) distribution sites, farmers' markets, community gardens, health fairs, and community events.
- Assist with the revision of Just Food’s “Veggie Tip Sheets” toolkit including gathering recipes, securing recipe reprint permissions, and editing content.
- Develop and write content for Just Food’s monthly newsletter including cookbook reviews and articles on local food and seasonality.
- Assist with the coordination of food education workshops for Just Food’s Annual Conference in late March
- Assist at community chef training meetings and cooking demonstrations
- Strong communication, writing, editing, research, and organizational skills;
- Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet research)
- Enthusiasm for local, seasonal eating and cooking; community health; food access, and small farm livelihood issues
- Cooking and/or nutrition background required
- Ability to work well in teams with diverse groups across race, class, and urban/rural divides and a desire to work with low-income community members
- Be flexible with a great sense of humor
- Exhibit self-motivation, creativity and direction
- Reliable, punctual, and able to work independently as well as collaboratively
- Spanish language skills a plus
- Begins early-mid January through May
- 15-20 hours a week
- Unpaid, college credit may be available