Our 2017 summer interns will deliver nutrition education and outreach and cooking demonstrations at Virginia farmers markets that accept SNAP.
Our Summer Internship Program is a valuable learning experience for HNFE students, who are exposed to the realities of working in community-based settings.
During the program, interns participate in community nutrition education and outreach around the state in farmers markets in the counties of Augusta, Fairfax, Montgomery, Prince William, Roanoke, Spotsylvania, and King George, as well as the cities of Richmond, Roanoke, and Salem.
During their employment, interns offer food experiences and educate the public about basic nutrition information that includes storing and preserving fresh produce and food safety. Students also conduct outreach to SNAP participants and will typically interact with several hundred people over the course of the summer.
FNP recruits rising junior and senior HNFE students during the previous academic year. 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.”