St. Louis Area Foodbank
  • 07-Jul-2020 to 05-Sep-2020 (CST)
  • Programs
  • Bridgeton, MO, USA
  • Full Time

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Youth and Mobile Programs Intern is a volunteer leader who supports St. Louis Area Foodbank's Programs Department. The Youth and Mobile Programs Intern will enhance our ability to provide quality support and organization of our Food Fairs, Mobile Market, School Market, and Higher Education programs. The Youth and Mobile Programs Intern will interact with program partners, partner agencies, residents of the 26 counties the SLAFB serves, and Food Bank staff. The intern may also work with other strategic direction initiatives that the SLAFB is spearheading for growth and success.

WORK LOCATION:

St. Louis Area Foodbank

70 Corporate Woods Drive

Bridgeton, MO 63044

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Program staff members to create and/or update logic models, program and project plans and other foundational materials.
  • Conduct client surveying of the mobile markets, food fairs, and school markets to collect necessary data and to develop thoughtful analytics for the communities that we serve.
  • Data entry into databases and Microsoft applications.
  • Work directly with program staff to serve clients. This includes, but is not limited to mobile distributions, education or nutrition programming, SNAP outreach both in person and over the phone, and distributing food to families during open hours at School Markets
  • Work with Youth Programs Coordinator to plan the Summer Family Food Program.
  • Assist in reaching out to additional higher education partners.
  • Attend site visits for youth and non-traditional partners as the intern's schedule allows.
  • Research best practices and theories for program outreach in urban and rural communities.

In Order to gain a full understanding of the Food Bank and our scope of work, the Youth and Mobile Programs Intern may participate in a variety of program areas including, but not limited to:

  • Food Fairs and Mobile Food Pantry.
  • School Markets
  • Higher Education Pantries
  • Summer Family Food program
  • Volunteer Center
  • SNAP Outreach team as they work in the community
  • Ride with a driver for food distribution.
  • Read or participate and reflect on selected articles or webinars related to hunger and food security issues, food bank programs, and advocacy.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from an accredited college or university.
  • Non-profit experience preferred
  • Strong written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities
  • Proficient with Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other web-based applications
  • Broad understanding of evaluation, programs and logic models
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Reliable transportation.  
  • Passion for the Foodbank mission and the ability to demonstrate SLAFB's Core Values: Stewardship, Teamwork, Agility and Respect
  • Preferred Availability on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays for Food Fairs and outreach events.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Employee is routinely required to lift 25 lbs.

 

TIME REQUIREMENTS

There is flexibility with this internship, and as an expectation, the Youth and Mobile Programs Intern will work with his/her supervisor to determine a schedule and hours to fulfill academic requirements or personal experience. This is subject to change if an individual needs to increase or decrease total hours of internship. As schedules are made and set, community events for the intern to attend will be scheduled.

 

YOUTH AND MOBILE PROGRAMS INTERN OBJECTIVES

  • In depth understanding of local and national hunger and poverty issues.
  • Involvement in the process of planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating several programs.
  • Learning to manage program resources efficiently.
  • Skills and knowledge in data collection and evaluation in communities with limited access to food.
  • Opportunity to connect with community members to provide support, compassion, and be able to identify which program best fits their needs.

 

 

TO APPLY: Go to https://stlfoodbank.aaimtrack.com/jobs/ or contact Molly Brown at Mbrown@stlfoodbank.org or Jessica Murphy at JMurphy@stlfoodbank.org.

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