Summer Internships for Current Scholars

FoodShare, Inc

Title: Foodshare Intern
Location: Bloomfield
Dates: Monday through Friday with some flexibility. Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Started in 2001, Mobile Foodshare is a pantry-on-wheels that brings fresh produce and other food to our neighbors in need at community sites throughout Hartford and Tolland counties. The program increases access to healthy food and nutrition throughout the region serving an average of 16,000 visitors each month.

Over the summer Foodshare will be gathering information directly from the people served by Mobile Foodshare in order to strengthen our understanding of how this program helps the people we serve and fits within the context of other charitable food in the area (food pantries and community kitchens). Our goal is to collect information from a representative sample of clients across our 70 Mobile Foodshare sites. The American Savings Foundation intern will provide assistance to Foodshare’s staff in every aspect of the survey project including organizing materials, assisting with surveying clients and entering survey data from paper surveys into the computer so that the data can be analyzed.

While this is the primary project the intern will work on, other departments at Foodshare including volunteer services, communications and partner program services can use assistance over the summer and the intern can expect to be involved in these areas as well.

Career Experience:

The Intern will gain valuable experience in nonprofit communication and operations at the neighborhood, town and regional levels. At the same time, s/he will earn about the day to day operations of a community-based, nonprofit social service agency.

Applicant Requirements:

Excellent people skills, comfortable working with diverse populations, good organizational skills and attention to detail. Access to a car to travel to and from survey locations– Foodshare will reimburse mileage at the current IRS rate. Bilingual in Spanish a plus, but not required.

Suggested College Major:

Majors preferred in the fields of social sciences, communications, public health, marketing, nutrition or nonprofit management. All other majors can still apply.