Our Summer Internship Program is a valuable learning experience for HNFE students, who are exposed to the realities of working in community-based settings.
We recruit rising junior and senior HNFE students to deliver nutrition education to youth at USDA sponsored Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites and other organizations that work with limited-resource youth audiences.
The internship program also delivers nutrition education and cooking demonstration programs at Farmers Market that accept SNAP (food stamps).
We start recruiting HNFE students for the each summer in the previous fall and send out a notice through email and class announcements. Interested students should contact Ashley Songer, the summer internship program coordinator.
One past intern said, “The internship was an amazing experience. I greatly improved my public speaking skills and changed the views many kids have on nutrition.”
Another student said, “Interning with FNP was one of the best experiences for me professionally and personally in college. I learned an incredible amount about working in community nutrition and about myself. It was a challenging and eye-opening experience that I am very grateful to have before graduating.”