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Intern With Us

Brighter Bites offers unpaid internships to students and non-students interested in public health, nutrition, and nonprofit work. We invite you to join our program staff in the field or work behind the scenes building our brand and developing relationships. Our interns are exposed to all components of Brighter Bites to gain a well-rounded understanding of how a public health community nutrition nonprofit operates.

Program Internships

Brighter Bites offers three types of internships that support our city programs in three cohorts: fall, spring, and summer. Please be aware that not all intern positions are always available in every city or in every cohort.

 

If you would like to be considered for an internship, please review the position descriptions below for more details and requirements. Then fill out the online application. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. We will begin interviewing select candidates before the application deadlines.

Dietetic Intern

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  • Exclusively for students enrolled in a dietetic program requiring a community nutrition internship rotation.
  • Length of internship is flexible with dietetic program requirements.
  • A mix of fieldwork and some small projects.

Fieldwork Intern

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  • Ideal for those who want to gain experience working with a public health nonprofit and may need to fulfill fieldwork hours required by their school/program.
  • Mostly fieldwork and possible small projects.

Graduate Intern

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  • Exclusively for graduate students needing a practicum, capstone, or other project to satisfy a degree requirement.
  • Excludes students who only need fieldwork hours.
  • Available in select cities on an as-needed basis.
  • One large project and some fieldwork.

The Brighter Bites Program Internships Application is now open!

Cohort Application Deadline
Summer 2020 Limited Availability
Fall 2020 August 28, 2020
Spring 2021 January 8, 2021

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Other Internships

Brighter Bites offers internships as they become available with our non-program departments in Houston, Dallas, and Austin only. These internships are offered to students and non-students interested in working with public health, nutrition, and nonprofit organizations.

 

Houston: Human Resources, Development, Finance
Dallas: Produce Sourcing, Strategic Partnerships
Austin: Marketing and Communications

 

These internships are not available at this time. Please check back later to see when new positions ripen!

Meet Our Interns

Say hello to a few of our Summer 2019 and School Year 2019-2020 interns!

Laura Aguilar- Fieldwork Intern, New York City "During my time interning at Brighter Bites, my most enjoyable moments were interacting with the children and their families to provide cooking methods and recipe ideas during their encounters with new fruits and vegetables."
Alex Turner - Dietetic Intern, Austin "In addition to the amazing team that works at the Austin Brighter Bites office, what I most enjoyed was when I was given the opportunity to use my nutrition knowledge to educate children and adults about the importance of nutrition. The children at distribution sites were also something that made me smile every day."
Evangelina Vaghefi - Fieldwork Intern, Austin "I was eager to be part of a dynamic team whose primary goal is to expand health in my local community. I knew that interning with Brighter Bites would allow me to grow in a way I never had before while allowing my passion for nutrition and fighting health disparities to flourish."
Michael Tran - Dietetic Intern, Houston "Brighter Bites is a unique experience that you cannot get anywhere else. The best part is the community and staff. You really do get to know them as if they were your own family."
Elisa Rosas - Dietetic Intern, Dallas "I wanted to intern with Brighter Bites because of its mission to provide fresh produce to families for free! My favorite part about working with Brighter Bites was seeing how dedicated parents were to contribute to the mission. I also loved seeing how eager children were to get their bags of fresh produce."
Su Min Yoon - Summer Fieldwork Intern, Dallas "My favorite part about interning at Brighter Bites is working with diverse communities and watching the kids jump with excitement as they see the colorful vegetables and fruits."
Julia Baker - Summer Dietetic Intern, D.C. "The team at BB works to ensure that every person is welcomed warmly into the work of the organization. BB is the type of place where the accumulation of small, yet meaningful interactions create in a long-term positive impact evident among the entire community."
Alicia Jones - Summer Fieldwork Intern, NYC "I’ve felt incorporated and welcomed with open arms into the Brighter Bites team since my first day. Everything is organized and planned out ahead of time before getting to the actual schools' sites. Everyone just jumps in and does their job to the best of their ability."
Dinorah Cano - Summer Fieldwork Intern, Austin "Brighter Bites gave me a chance to work with a diverse population, and I’ve gained knowledge and skills that I can use in the future."

It's National Linguini Day and we wanted to share our Pasta Primavera recipe, which we think is imPASTAble to resist! 🍝🍝🍝

INGREDIENTS
• 2 zucchini, diced
• 1 bell pepper, diced
• 1 onion, diced
• 2 cloves of garlic, minced
• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• Salt and pepper (to taste)
• 1 jar (32 oz) pasta sauce
• 1 lb uncooked whole wheat pasta

DIRECTIONS
In a large pot boil water and cook pasta according to package instructions. When ready, drain pasta and let sit. Sauté zucchini, bell pepper, onion and garlic in olive oil in a large pan over medium heat until vegetables are tender. Add the sauce and heat then serve over the cooked pasta. 🍝😋

#brighterbites #BrighterBitesBrighterHomes #nationallinguiniday #pasta #recipeoftheday #freshproduce #vegetables
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This might sound corny, but it has felt a-maize-ing 🌽 to be back in our communities and see all of our Brighter Bites families this week! 💛

That’s a wrap on our first week of fall programming in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and DC! 🎉📦🧅🥕🍎🥔🍋

#brighterbites #freshproduce #fruits #veggies #vegetables #nutritioneducation
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Want to be a part of the Brighter Bites volunteer community?
We think we'd make a great PEAR! 🍐 🍐 Join us this year in distributing our boxes full of fresh produce to our families. We have opportunities available in all of our cities! 🍉🍌🥕🌽🍊🥬

Distribution Volunteer Duties may include:
• Distributing boxes into cars in the drive thru line or directly into the hand of families in walk up lines 🚙🚗📦
• Lifting and moving produce boxes or moving pallets 🥦💪
• Tracking and checking in families ✔️📋
• Directing drive-thru or walk up lines🚦🚧
• Set up and break down of tents/tables 🎪
• Adding handouts/materials/stickers to the boxes ⭐

Hungry to help? 🍎
Sign up online ➡️www.brighterbites.org/volunteer
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Looking to squeeze in a little volunteering? 🍋 Our volunteers spots are open, and we are ready to GUAC-and-roll! 🥑 Today, we are highlighting our Produce Boxing opportunity located at the @houstonfoodbank ! It's all hands on deck to help package up all of the fruits and vegetables for our Brighter Bites families. 💚

During the boxing project, volunteers will help build produce orders for Brighter Bites schools at the Houston Food Bank. This includes sorting and boxing produce, then stacking the completed boxes of produce onto pallets. These pallets will then be delivered by the Houston Food Bank to Brighter Bites schools throughout the week.
 
Volunteer duties may include:
• Sorting a variety of fruits and vegetables into boxes 🥕🍓🍍🍊
• Lifting and stacking full produce boxes in order to build large pallets of packaged produce 📦
• Cleaning the work area by disposing of trash and recycling ♻️

Hungry to Help? 🍎 Sign up on our website ➡️ www.brighterbites.org/volunteer
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Fall programming has started today in many of our cities! We are staying safe 😷 and practicing social distancing ↔️ while distributing produce to our families 🚗 🚙 📦. And although you can’t see them, we have BIG smiles 😁 underneath our masks! It feels great to be back in our communities!! 🎉🍎🥦🥕🍍🧅🍌🧅🍋🍅
#brighterbites #BrighterBitesBrighterHomes #freshproduce #eathealthy #foodismedicine #nutritioneducation #childnutrition #fruits #veggies #vegetables
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August is #NationalPeachMonth and we are sharing some tips on how to enjoy this delicious summer fruit!

How do you like to eat peaches? On top of yogurt, tossed in a salad, or as a snack? Share your favorite recipe with us!

#BrighterBites #freshproduce #summerproduce #eatinseason #eathealthy #foodismedicine #fruit #summerfruit #JoyofFresh #HaveaPlant
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We're so proud of Jennifer Boone and Ragen Doyle for participating in ReFED's Food Recovery Accelerator this year. The learnings from the program may now be found in this new ReFED report, which is an essential resource for everyone interested in scaling innovative food recovery and hunger relief efforts. Download it here: https://bit.ly/AccelReport! ...

Looking for an easy snack to enjoy in this summer heat? Our Frozen Fruit Pops are the perfect treat! In honor of #nationalwatermelonday we are sharing this tasty recipe. All you need is a ripe watermelon, a blender or food processor, and popsicle molds (or small plastic cups and toothpicks!). It's a tasty treat that has tons of flavor and nutrition without any added sugar!
Visit our website for the full recipe.

#BrighterBites #BrighterBitesBrighterHomes #freshproduce #eathealthy #foodismedicine #fruit #JoyofFresh #HaveaPlant
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Because mac and cheese can be both delicious and nutritious! Our Crafty Mac 'n Cheese includes some hidden veggies in the creamy sauce. Can you guess what vegetables we use?
#nationalmacandcheeseday #macncheese #BrighterBites #freshproduce #eathealthy #foodismedicine #veggies #vegetables #JoyofFresh #HaveaPlant
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