Founded in 2001, The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) is a national organization that empowers student volunteers to fight hunger in their community. On 33 university and high school campuses across the country, students transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers’ markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need. By taking the initiative to run a community kitchen, students develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, along with a commitment to serve their community, that they will carry with them into future careers. Each Campus Kitchen goes beyond meals by using food as a tool to promote poverty solutions, implement garden initiatives, participate in nutrition education, and convene food policy events.
The Intern’s primary role (60 -70% of Internship) is to manage and create a sustainable support structure for the Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga College High School (CKGCHS), one of the local affiliate chapters of the Campus Kitchens Project. In addition to the direct management of CKGCHS, the Intern will assist in the development and implementation of projects that will improve the resources available to Campus Kitchens nationally. The Intern will take on leadership responsibilities, learn valuable networking and project management skills and will be asked to participate in many aspects of the administration of this non-profit organization.
- Manage the Campus Kitchen’s operations. Be willing to be trained and ServSafe certified to run a Campus Kitchen. This will include managing volunteers and producing about 100 meals weekly for two local Senior Client Agencies. The Intern will supervise and track kitchen safety paperwork, lead kitchen and delivery shifts and procure new food resourcing relationships.
- Cultivate a more formalized support system for the Campus Kitchen. This Campus Kitchen is in the process of transitioning from full staff supervision to a mostly student led organization. Thus the majority of the Intern’s work will be focused on creating systems and creating a network of stake holders that can maintain the Campus Kitchen beyond the summer work partnership. The Intern will work very closely with the national staff to identify and analyze potential options.
- Identify best practices and develop online training content . As you identify opportunities for our know-how to be shared in a more appealing video format, you’ll have a chance to create those. In some cases it may be a slideshow of photos with text overlay, or recording a video demonstrating a process taking place in a kitchen, or developing a live webinar attended by students from campuses across the country.
- Help us plan our Bootcamp training. Each August we have a Bootcamp training here in DC. We’re looking for you to help plan this event by creating some compelling training content, and helping with the logistical aspects. You might have an opportunity to present a training as well!
- Online Campus Kitchen Planner . We are focused on creating tools and resources on our website that will make it easy for students to start a Campus Kitchen at their school. As a student, you will be perfectly suited to review the usability and appeal of these resources to the college audience, and improve the format by adding a wider variety of multimedia assets to these pages. This will often take the form of reviewing written text, and identifying ways that it can be presented in a more appealing way as a slideshow, embedded video, etc.
- Research and develop an online Campus Kitchen store, and “Back to School” box. Currently the Campus Kitchens in our network print their own materials using our logo. We’d like for you to research online solutions like Zazzle and Cafepress to identify ways we could put pre-approved designs online. This will generate revenue for the national initiative when individual schools buy their gear through that site. To build excitement about this new resource and about the start of a new school year in general, we hope to send a “Back to School” box to each Campus Kitchen with fun and useful materials inside. We’d like you to research what we could include, working within a budget.
- Other duties as needed to help support a small staff of committed nonprofit leaders.
Required Qualifications (need to have)
- Attention to detail
- Takes initiative
- Ability to multi-task and be flexible
- Previous volunteer experience
- Experience/interest in the nonprofit sector and hunger
- Ability to work with people of all backgrounds
- Must be able to work in a fast paced environment
- Strong ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
Desired Additional Qualifications (great to have)
- Experience in developing curriculum, teaching, coaching or mentoring students
- Experience with WordPress or blogging
- Experience in planning events
- Comfortable with presenting to a group in person, or on an instructional video or webinar
Internship will run from July 1 st - August 9 th
*****Please upload resume and cover letter together*******
DC CENTRAL KITCHEN - 13 months ago