St. Louis Area Foodbank
  • 21-Oct-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Programs
  • Bridgeton, MO, USA
  • Other

RD Supervised Practice Dietetic Internship Job Description

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The RD Supervised Practice-Dietetic Intern is a volunteer leader who supports St. Louis Area Foodbank's Programs Department. The dietetic intern will enhance our ability to provide quality educational programming and provide support to the Food Bank's outreach efforts as well as supporting Food Fairs, Mobile Markets, and SNAP Outreach. The dietetic intern will interface with partnering agency, 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.

Develop and update nutritional educational materials and tools for programs team.

Research best practices and theories for nutrition education outreach in urban and rural communities.

Work directly with program staff to serve clients. This includes, but is not limited to mobile distribution, education or nutrition programming, and SNAP outreach both in person and over the phone.

Support and facilitate photo documentation and storytelling of the clients and the communities we serve during outreach programs and education facilitation.

Assist with the development of advocacy strategies, frameworks and materials. Assist with advocacy research, grassroots program, and execution of advocacy tasks including phone or email outreach, scheduling, etc.

In Order to gain a full understanding of the Food Bank and our scope of work, intern will volunteer in a variety of program areas including, but not limited to:

Nutrition Education/Training

ServSafe for Foodbanking Training

Food Fairs and Mobile Food Pantry.

Volunteer Center

SNAP Outreach team as they work in the community.

USDA Programs

Participate in outreach for nutrition and wellness education in various capacities

 

Dietetic Intern may participate in the following educational experiences:

Participate in Food Bank's Volunteer Center.

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 in an accredited higher college or university and seeking RD

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

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 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 need to increase or decrease total hours of internship. As schedules are made and set, community events for the intern to attend will be scheduled.

DIETETIC INTERN OBJECTIVES

In depth understanding of local and national hunger and poverty issues.

Strong grasp of community and government responses to hunger and poverty.

Opportunity to build or strengthen groups facilitation and leadership skills.

Skills and knowledge in nutrition education material development and outreach for communities with limited access to food.

Opportunity to connect with community members to provide support, compassion, and be able to identify their needs with nutrition education.

TO APPLY: Go to https://stlfoodbank.aaimtrack.com/jobs/ or contact Jenny Duez at jduez@stlfoodbank.org

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