Summer Food Service Program Internships

Internship Specifics 

Community specific internships are listed below and vary based upon location and potential duties. Internships may be compensated and others may not. Because each sponsor runs a slightly different program, internship experiences will vary in regards to job description, compensation, and schedule. However, most programs operate on weekdays during the hours of 8AM and 2PM, throughout July and August. For more information on a specific internship of interest and to apply, please contact the supervisor whose contact information is listed within each post with a resume and cover letter.

Milford: The Hockomock Area YMCA’s Healthy Food Access Initiative is seeking a summer intern to help with operations management and programming for a summer meal program in the community of Milford, MA. Responsibilities will include supporting the program coordinator with meal counts, facilitating programming (including nutrition education), and working closely with volunteers at each of the three summer meal sites. Interested interns could also assist our team with marketing/social media communication throughout the summer. Interns are needed Monday-Friday from roughly 11am-2pm, and a car will be required to travel to meal locations in Milford. This is an unpaid internship opportunity, but we are happy to work with you to fill out any required paperwork if you are looking to receive academic credit for the internship. To apply, please contact Marykate Bergen, Director of Community Wellness, at 774-571-8029 or marykateb@hockymca.org.


·    Gardner-Seeking an intern to assist with administrative duties. These include performing meal counts, monitoring of sites, and creating outreach materials. A vehicle is required. Compensation is being offered. Interns are needed Monday-Thursday during lunch and breakfast or dinner. Interested candidates should email Angele Goss at agoss4@mwcc.mass.edu or call 978-630-9448.·1.

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     Worcester- Seeking an intern to assist with program implementation and administrative duties. These include implementing a nutrition education toolkit, recreation toolkit activities as well as performing meal counts, monitoring sites and creating outreach materials. Access to a vehicle is preferred and no compensation is being offered. Interns are needed Monday-Friday at meal times (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Interested candidates should email Gaelyn Hastings at hastingsg@youinc.org or call 774-232-4786.

Waltham-The Waltham Public Schools Food Service Department is seeking an intern to help with school nutrition program development, farm to school initiatives, school garden planning, recipe development and nutrition education related activities for the school community of Waltham, Ma. Responsibilities will include working closely with the food service director and school site managers to enhance current program operations through marketing, social media and team training. Interns are needed Monday-Friday, but the days can be flexible as well as the hours per day. A stipend is available and we are happy to work with you to fill out any required paperwork if you are looking to receive academic credit for the internship. The opportunity is for summer but also can be extended through the school year if applicable. To apply, please April Liles, RD: Food Service Director at 617-756-0198 or AprilLiles@k12.waltham.ma.us.  

Qualifications for All Internships 

  • Outgoing and Independent
  • Comfortable speaking and working with the public
  • Interest in nutrition education or public health
  • Access to a car or public transportation
  • Interest in public or community health and/or nutrition
  • The Child Nutrition Outreach Program (CNOP) is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with the support and collaboration of Project Bread. Project Bread is an equal opportunity provider and employer.