Positions and Internships

Having an active and dedicated team is an essential part of Sprouts’ impact on the community. We welcome new ideas and energetic foodies onto our team! Taking action with Sprouts provides you with the opportunity to meet new chefs and restaurant owners, cook with kids, learn and taste delicious recipes, and explore future career options. By sharing your talents and energy with the kids and the team members at Sprouts, you will make a real difference in our local community.

How to Apply:

We can’t wait to review your application! Please fill out this Google Form, and then send the following to sasha@sproutscookingclub.org:
● Curriculum Vitae (resume)
● 300-400 word-count cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
Rolling Applications. Open until Filled.
Application Process: Initial phone/video interview. Written/in person trial assignment. Final in-person interview.
Letter of Recommendation: At the completion of the internship, the general director writes letters of recommendation for all outstanding interns.

Summer Positions

Job Posting:
See first-hand the inner core of a non-profit while hanging with local chefs, ​cooking with kids, and eating delicious food! Spend your summer with us as a Camp Counselor, and play an integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp!
Through this position you will gain inimitable first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit. Throughout your internship, you will have countless opportunities to meet impressive people in the culinary world including chefs, restaurateurs, and community members, develop your own ideas, and help execute Sprouts’ special mission of getting kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to cook and eat healthy, balanced meals!
Your role:
As a Camp Counselor, you will be super hands-on and involved with the immediate execution of the camps. The Summer Camp Counselors will have plenty of opportunities to show leadership and facilitate the flow of each day: from parent drop-off to morning exercises to help with each class. As a Summer Camp Counselor, you will work closely with the other counselors and the camp manager. You will also assist the chefs, from getting them settled in to helping them execute their class plan. One of your largest responsibilities will be to work closely with the chefs and children to facilitate the day’s itinerary. Your work will contribute to Sprouts’ mission to get kids cooking and empower them to make better decisions for their health. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
Sprouts wants you to have a meaningful experience, and we are happy to cater to your own goals and personal growth!
Your professional growth:
This position will provide valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, and further developing your communication and planning skills. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after!
Your team:
In this role you will be working with our growing team of 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working with our Summer Camp staff of 20 seasonal managers, interns and volunteers.
Your office:
You will also be working within the Summer Camp setting, heading to local restaurants, farms and markets. You will get the opportunity to work in real restaurants behind the scenes.
General work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Summer Camp hours subject to change to accommodate Summer Camp needs. **
Skills and Requirements:
Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology,  strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, driver’s license, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills. Culinary skills and comfort in the kitchen. Comfort and excitement for working with kids.
Commitments and Contract Period:
– Full-time
– 3 Month Commitment (end of May through August)
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. This position is unpaid. You will receive:
– a $550 transportation stipend for the full summer OR a $375 transportation stipend for part of the summer
– a signed Alice Waters cookbook
Job Posting:
Play an integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp as one of our Summer Camp Directors. You will act as a liaison for the Sprouts’ community and ensure camp runs smoothly through planning and logistics coordination. Through this position you will gain inimitable first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit. Throughout your internship, you will have countless opportunities to meet impressive people in the culinary world including chefs, restaurateurs, and community members, develop your own ideas, and help execute Sprouts’ special mission of getting kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to cook and eat healthy, balanced meals!
Your role:
You and the camp manager will be the official liaison between Sprouts’ community of parents, chefs and our team! You will help lead our summer camp team through weekly check-ins with Sprouts’ management and counselors, weekly counselor scheduling at camps, and making sure that camp logistics run smoothly.  Your ultimate goal is improve the camp experience for parents and kids. This will give you an in-depth experience behind the scenes of our growing nonprofit!
You will also have the opportunity to help with various design projects for Sprouts, including website strategy and direction.
One day per week, you will be working with the Camp Director to help run camp classes, farm days, and activities for our summer camp sessions, facilitating the flow of daily logistics. You will be teaching one cooking class per week. Your position is incredibly hands-on and rewarding as you are able to see the direct impact of Summer Camp and the individual progress of each camper! Your work will contribute to Sprouts’ mission to get kids cooking and empower them to make better decisions for their health. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
Sprouts wants you to have a meaningful experience, and we are happy to cater to your own goals and personal growth!
Your professional growth:
Your professional growth is incredibly important to us, and you will work closely with Sprouts’ Team and Program Director to outline your professional objectives. You will develop leadership, entrepreneurial, and project management skills as you work with Sprouts Director to build up our summer camps. As you gain experience, you will also have the opportunity to guide other team members and summer interns to assist you.
This position is designed to help individuals gain valuable experience in the culinary world and hone their culinary, professional, and leadership skills. You learn about various business models, partnership building, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You’ll learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample Tasks:
– Oversee that counselor intro emails are sent out to campers
– Handle donation logistics with other team members
– Check-in with team members
– Make sure scheduling and logistics run smoothly
– Meet parents and send out welcome and daily follow up emails.
– Oversee our team of interns
– Send out orientation emails to parents
– Working with your assistant, oversee daily logistics
– Maintain ingredient, equipment, and transportation checklists
– Set a positive, cheerful, energetic tone for your team of counselors, photographers, bloggers, bakers, children and parents
– Send out post-camp follow up, such as surveys
– Storage organization
*We want you to have a valuable experience and are happy to cater to your own goals and objectives. Please let us know in your cover letter what skills you would like to develop and grow so we can tailor the internship to meet your needs!
Your team:
In this role you will be working with our growing team of 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working with our Summer Camp staff of 20 seasonal managers, interns and volunteers.
Your office:
We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs. You will also be working within the Summer Camp setting, heading to local restaurants, farms and markets.
General work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Summer Camp hours subject to change to accommodate Summer Camp needs. **
Skills and Requirements:
Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology,  strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, driver’s license, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills. Culinary skills and comfort in the kitchen. Comfort working with kids and problem solving on the fly. Must be incredibly organized and have a positive attitude even under stress.
Commitments and Contract Period:
– Full time, end of May through August
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. This position is unpaid. You will receive a $550 transportation and $300 restaurant stipend, and a signed Alice Waters cookbook!
Job Posting:
Play an integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp as one of our Camp Director’s Assistants. You will assist the Camp Directors in running camp classes, farm days, and activities for our summer camp sessions, facilitating the flow of daily logistics. Through this position you will gain inimitable first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit. Throughout your internship, you will have countless opportunities to meet impressive people in the culinary world including chefs, restaurateurs, and community members, develop your own ideas, and help execute Sprouts’ special mission of getting kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to cook and eat healthy, balanced meals!
Your role:
You will be working directly with the Camp Directors to run camp classes, farm days, and activities for our summer camp sessions, facilitating the flow of daily logistics. After gaining experience with our Summer Camps, there will even be the opportunity to lead certain activities or camp days. You will receive the schedule and logistics for each week at a meeting with the Camp Directors, and be responsible for helping make it happen! Your position is incredibly hands-on and rewarding as you are able to see the direct impact of the camp week and see the progress of each camper. You will work closely with your team of counselors. You and the team leader will have the most influence on the experience of each camper, chef and parent alike! The manager, camp directors, and directors’ assistants will be in constant contact, meeting often and telephoning frequently so that communication stays very strong.
Sprouts wants you to have a meaningful experience, and we are happy to cater to your own goals and personal growth!
Your professional growth:
This position will provide valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, and further developing your communication and planning skills. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after!
Sample Tasks:
– Oversee that counselor intro emails are sent out to campers
– Handle donation logistics with other team members
– Check-in with team members
– Make sure scheduling and logistics run smoothly
– Meet parents and send out welcome and daily follow up emails.
– Oversee our team of interns
– Send out orientation emails to parents
– Working with your assistant, oversee daily logistics
– Maintain ingredient, equipment, and transportation checklists
– Set a positive, cheerful, energetic tone for your team of counselors, photographers, bloggers, bakers, children and parents
– Send out post-camp follow up, such as surveys
– Storage organization
*We want you to have a valuable experience and are happy to cater to your own goals and objectives. Please let us know in your cover letter what skills you would like to develop and grow so we can tailor the internship to meet your needs!
Your team:
In this role you will be working with our growing team of 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working with our Summer Camp staff of 20 seasonal managers, interns and volunteers.
Your office:
We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs. You will also be working within the Summer Camp setting, heading to local restaurants, farms and markets.
General work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Summer camp hours subject to change to accommodate Summer Camp needs. **
Skills and Requirements:
Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology,  strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, driver’s license, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills. Culinary skills and comfort in the kitchen.
Commitments and Contract Period:
– 16 hours/week in May
– 32 hours/week, June through August
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. This position is unpaid. You will receive a $550 transportation and $100 restaurant stipend, and a signed Alice Waters cookbook!
Job Posting:
If you are a culinary aficionado, aspiring chef or a culinary entrepreneur – this is the perfect opportunity to make a name for yourself in the culinary community and meet the right people! You will play an  integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp as you work directly with our Global and Project director. You will help to work out all the logistics for our cooking classes, farm days, and activities for our summer camp sessions, facilitating the day to day flow, all while gaining inimitable first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit. Throughout your time at Sprouts, you will have countless opportunities to meet impressive people in the culinary world including chefs, restaurateurs, and community members, develop your own ideas, and help execute Sprouts’ special mission of getting kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to cook and eat healthy, balanced meals!
Not only that, but you will be making a direct impact on Sprouts’ expansion in the Bay Area and work alongside Sprouts’ management and founder all the while making a difference in the lives of dozens of children. This position comes with a restaurant stipend and an opportunity to be hired on to the team afterwards!
Your role:
As Manager’s Assistant, you will be working directly with our Team and Program Director to make sure Summer Camp runs smoothly. You will be supporting the camp leader in their tasks of planning, logistics, and management, as well as helping with social media creation and execution. Your work will contribute to Sprouts’ mission to get kids cooking and empower them to make better decisions for their health. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
Sprouts wants you to have a meaningful experience, and we are happy to cater to your own goals and personal growth!
Your professional growth:
Your professional growth is incredibly important to us, and you will work closely with Sprouts’ Team and Program Director to outline your professional objectives. You will develop leadership, entrepreneurial, and project management skills as you work with Sprouts Director to build up our summer camps. As you gain experience, you will also have the opportunity to guide other team members and summer interns to assist you.
This position is designed to help individuals gain valuable experience in the culinary world and hone their culinary, professional, and leadership skills. You will learn about various business models, partnership building, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You will learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample Tasks:
– Make sure counselor intro and orientation emails are sent out to campers and parents
– Handle donation logistics with other team members
– Constant check-ins with our camp manager that ingredients, donations, lesson plans, and equipment lists are submitted, assigned, and organized
– Oversee daily logistics: maintain ingredient, equipment, and transportation checklists
– Support camp manager in creating and implementing schedules
– Create social media content and postings
– Execute camp follow-ups, such as surveys and storage organization
Your team:
As Manager’s Assistant you will be working primarily with our Team and Program Director and our growing team of 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working with our Summer Camp staff of 20 seasonal managers, interns, and volunteers.
Your office:
We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs. You’ll also have the potential to help out during our summer camp sessions when needed, heading to local restaurants, farms and markets.
General work hours: Monday-Friday 9-5PM
**Summer Camp hours subject to change to accommodate Summer Camp needs. **
Skills and Requirements:
Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology,  strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, driver’s license, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills. Culinary skills and comfort in the kitchen.
Commitments and Contract Period:
– Full-time
– Length of internship is 3 months (June through August)
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. This position is unpaid. You will receive a $350 transportation and $100 restaurant stipend, and a signed Alice Waters cookbook!
Job Posting:
Help us capture the magic of Sprouts’ work and our mission of providing inspiring youth cooking classes, as our Summer Camp Photographer! You will gain inimitable first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit, while honing in on your photography skills. Throughout your internship, you will have countless opportunities to meet impressive people in the culinary world including chefs, restaurateurs, and community members, develop your own ideas, and help execute Sprouts’ special mission of getting kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to cook and eat healthy, balanced meals!
Your role:
This internship will allow you to witness and capture the inspiring work Sprouts does. You will be snapping photos at our Summer Camp and other events with the purpose of capturing the fun and meaningful experience. In this internship you will help us convey, through photos, Sprouts’ mission to get kids cooking and empower them to make better decisions for their health. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
Sprouts wants you to have a meaningful experience, and we are happy to cater to your own goals and personal growth!
Your professional growth:
This position will provide valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, and further develop your photography portfolio. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after!
Sample Tasks:
– Attending and taking on-site photos of the Sprouts’ Summer Camp
– Editing photos
– Communicating with the team and sending photo files
– Organizing the photos for easy viewing in our database
*We want you to have a valuable experience and are happy to cater to your own goals and objectives. Please let us know in your cover letter what skills you would like to develop and grow so we can tailor the internship to meet your needs!
Your team:
As the Photography Intern you will be working with our growing team of 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working with our Summer Camp staff of 20 seasonal managers, interns and volunteers.
Your office:
We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. Primarily you will be working on-the-ground at our camp sites around San Francisco and the East Bay, and you will have the option to join us in the office or work remotely. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs.  You’ll also have the potential to help out during our summer camp sessions when needed, heading to local restaurants, farms and markets.
General work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Summer camp hours subject to change to accommodate summer camp needs. **
Skills and Requirements:
**You must have access to or your own photography equipment.**
Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology, strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Must have reliable access to a computer.
Commitments and Contract Period:
– 15-20 hours/week with flexible availability; weekend availability preferred
– Length of internship is 3 months (June through August)
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, and further develop your photography portfolio, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. This position is unpaid. You will receive a $200 transportation stipend and a signed Alice Waters cookbook!
Job Posting:
Play an integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp as our Programming Coordinator’s Assistant. You will support the planning and execution of Sprouts’ Summer Camp, all while gaining inimitable first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit. Throughout your internship, you will have countless opportunities to meet impressive people in the culinary world including chefs, restaurateurs, and community members, develop your own ideas, and help execute Sprouts’ special mission of getting kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to cook and eat healthy, balanced meals!
Your role:
In this role you will be working directly with our Programming Coordinator on the planning and execution of Sprouts’ Summer Camp. You will be supporting our Programming Coordinator in building relationships with local chefs and farmers, as well as organizing details and coordinating cooking class logistics. Your work will contribute to Sprouts’ mission to get kids cooking and empower them to make better decisions for their health. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
Sprouts wants you to have a meaningful experience, and we are happy to cater to your own goals and personal growth!
Your professional growth:
This position will provide valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, and further developing your program coordinating and planning skills. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after!
Sample Tasks:
– Assist in planning details and coordinating logistics for Summer Camps
– Check in with team departments to plan class details including inventory for ingredients for classes, team volunteers, and team instructors to lead classes
– Reaching out to chefs through solicitation emails, schedule follow up chef visits, and assist in coordinating class details
– Checklist structuring
– Creating Mailchimps and promotional materials to promote classes and camps
– Assisting in execution of classes for camps and weekend events
– Help forge new and maintain old partnerships and relationships with chefs, restaurants, kitchen venues, farmers, markets, and community members
– Develop resources, templates and tools such as lesson plan templates and activity templates
*We want you to have a valuable experience and are happy to cater to your own goals and objectives. Please let us know in your cover letter what skills you would like to develop and grow so we can tailor the internship to meet your needs!
Your team:
In this role you will be working primarily with our Programming Coordinator and our growing team of 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working with our Summer Camp staff of 20 seasonal managers, interns and volunteers.
Your office:
We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs. You’ll also have the potential to help out during our summer camp sessions when needed, heading to local restaurants, farms and markets.
General work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Summer Camp hours subject to change to accommodate Summer Camp needs. **
Skills and Requirements:
Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology,  strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, driver’s license, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills. Culinary skills and comfort in the kitchen.
Commitments and Contract Period:
– Full time
– Length of internship is 3 months (June through August)
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. This position is unpaid. You will receive a $350 transportation and $100 restaurant stipend, and a signed Alice Waters cookbook!
Job Posting:
Play an integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp as our Operations Summer Intern! You will work closely with our Inventory and Operations Manager on inventory, ingredient preparation, and outreach to ensure that the kiddos have an amazing experience. Through this position you will gain inimitable first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit. Throughout your internship, you will have countless opportunities to meet impressive people in the culinary world including chefs, restaurateurs, and community members, develop your own ideas, and help execute Sprouts’ special mission of getting kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to cook and eat healthy, balanced meals!
Your role:
You will be working directly with the Operations and Inventory Manager on inventory, ingredient preparation, fundraising, and outreach. You will be soliciting for, picking up, and organizing Sprouts’ inventory of beautiful, organic pantry items and produce. While acquiring inventory through donations, you will gain great outreach and fundraising experience. You will gain insight on how inventory is run for a nonprofit, as you oversee preparation of ingredients and equipment for classes. You will strengthen your outreach and networking skills as you build relationships with our community partners and sponsors. You may contribute in the management of social media platforms. You will also participate in direct impact service filling in for team members in cooking classes! Your work will contribute to Sprouts’ mission to get kids cooking and empower them to make better decisions for their health. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
Sprouts wants you to have a meaningful experience, and we are happy to cater to your own goals and personal growth!
Your professional growth:
Your professional growth is incredibly important to us, and you will work closely with Sprouts’ Operations Manager to outline your professional objectives. You will develop leadership, entrepreneurial, and project management skills as you work with Sprouts Operations team to build up our summer camps. As you gain experience, you will also have the opportunity to guide other team members and summer interns to assist you.
This position is designed to help individuals gain valuable experience in the culinary world and hone their culinary, professional, and leadership skills. You will learn about various business models, partnership building, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You’ll learn the basics of business, accounting, expansion, and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample Tasks:
– Soliciting for, picking up, and organizing Sprouts’ inventory of beautiful, organic pantry items and produce!
– Preparation of ingredients and equipment for classes
– Relationship building and outreach with our community partners and sponsors
– Partial management of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Sprouts’ blog)
– Occasional assistance with cooking classes
*We want you to have a valuable experience and are happy to cater to your own goals and objectives. Please let us know in your cover letter what skills you would like to develop and grow so we can tailor the internship to meet your needs!
Your team:
In this role you will be working with our growing team of 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working with our Summer Camp staff of 20 seasonal managers, interns and volunteers.
Your office:
We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs. You will also be working within the Summer Camp setting, heading to local restaurants, farms and markets.
General work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Summer camp hours subject to change to accommodate summer camp needs. **
Skills and Requirements:
Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology,  strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, driver’s license, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills. Culinary skills and comfort in the kitchen.
Commitments and Contract Period:
– 15-20 hours per week
– 3 Month Commitment (June through August)
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. This position is unpaid. You will receive a $350 transportation and $100 restaurant stipend, and a signed Alice Waters cookbook!
 
Job Posting:
This is the perfect opportunity to make a name for yourself in the culinary nonprofit community and gain some invaluable marketing experience! Not only that, but you will be making a direct impact on Sprouts expansion in the Bay Area AND New York. You will also work right alongside Sprouts’ Marketing Team. Your contribution to Sprouts will be helping to make a difference in the lives of dozens of children.
Your role:
As the Summer Marketing Intern, you will never be bored; you will learn how to promote Sprouts’ classes, fundraisers, and programs as well as facilitate Sprouts’ expansion within the Bay Area and NYC. You will be working directly with our Marketing Team to help execute our marketing strategy and create excitement around events. By the end of the internship, you will be an expert in multiple marketing strategies and techniques, and will be skilled in technical writing and content creation. Most importantly, your voice will be heard, and you will have constant opportunities to contribute your ideas into our strategy and global marketing plan.
This internship is hands-on and action packed! You will get the chance to learn about the behind-the-scenes of a nonprofit, and be able to voice your ideas and opinions to the entire team and Sprouts founder alike. You will even get the opportunity to implement your ideas and execute our marketing materials. You will have the important role of sharing the stories of our Chef-in-training interns with the community, the team, and our Board of Advisors, including Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
Your professional growth:
Your professional growth is extremely important to us! As Summer Marketing Intern, we will work closely with you on your professional growth, helping you draft specific goals and a timeline of action items to achieve your professional objectives. You will work closely with our Marketing Team and Social Media Intern to promote Sprouts’ programs and communicate Sprouts’ mission to the community. We will have you working directly with some of the sharpest talent in the Bay Area, as you collaborate with our marketing partners at Google and sponsors such as GoPro and Method. You will forge personal relationships with an array of nonprofit directors, sponsors, and foundations such as Kaiser, Salesforce and Wells Fargo. You will also develop leadership and project management skills as you work with Sprouts global director and management team to spearhead video and marketing projects.
You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You will learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample Tasks:
As the Summer Marketing Intern, you will contribute to marketing promotion and materials. This includes things such as:
– Execute Sprouts’ global communication plan incorporating social media, Mailchimp campaigns, facebook ads, informational videos, and cooking videos.
– Maintain Sprouts’ website updates
– Standardize Mailchimp campaigns and templates
– Create and execute style guidelines for Sprouts voice and image
– Write up newsletter updates on Sprouts’ achievements and highlights to share our growth with our community
– Review and improve our current advertisement action plans for our various programs: fundraisers, classes, after school cooking program, Chef-in-Training program, classes for Girls Inc and youth with special needs
– Create and post content weekly on Sprouts’ blog
– Promote Sprouts’ fundraising events
– Increase Sprouts’ presence in national and local magazines, blogs, and publications
– Review and improve our current communication strategy to share new videos,
– Create strategy and gameplan to build up our Facebook, community and youtube channels
– Generate publicity and hype around Sprouts’ impact and our Chef-in-Training program. (Reach out to bloggers, freelance writers, radio talk shows, and magazines to talk about the work we are doing!)
Your team:
As Summer Marketing Intern, you will be working directly with our Marketing Team to create and execute marketing materials for Sprouts. You will also be working with our Social Media Intern to create content for our social media platforms. You will have the opportunity to work directly with Google’s marketing team to help strategize Sprouts’ marketing efforts. You’ll be working alongside a team of 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and 25 volunteers working to realize Sprouts’ mission.
Your office:
We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs. You will also be heading to restaurants to promote Sprouts’ programs, as well as meetings with Google’s marketing team in SF.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Wednesday and Friday Remote work days**
Restaurant sites in San Francisco and East Bay
Skills and Requirements:
Strong organizational skills, cheerful and social disposition, enthusiasm for Sprouts mission, initiative, independence, ownership of tasks. Social media and marketing experience preferred. Website maintenance experience, specifically with WordPress, desired.
Commitments and Contract Period:
This is a full-time internship starting May 15th and goes until the end of August.
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. This position is unpaid. You will receive a $350 transportation and $100 restaurant stipend, and a signed Alice Waters cookbook!
 

Internships

 
Job Posting:
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see first-hand the inner core of a nonprofit! You will gain first hand experience working with QuickBooks Online and hone in on your Excel skills, all while working on a real, live budget. You will get the valuable experience of working with a small accounting team for a fast-growing nonprofit, and have the opportunity not only to learn directly from our accounting professionals, but to help initiate important structure and modifications to the budget and accounting processes. This is a great opportunity for students to gain first-hand accounting experience while still in school.
Your role:
As the Budget Analyst Intern, you will be working closely with the Founder/Director of Sprouts as well as Sprouts’ nonprofit accounting team of specialists. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our Bookkeeper and gain behind-the-scenes budgeting and accounting experience first hand. This position will offer the inimitable experience of accounting for a small nonprofit and serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts! It will also offer you the opportunity to develop your own skill set and your career.
Your primary responsibilities will include maintaining our budget spreadsheet with event profit/losses, keeping track and filing receipts and invoices, issuing reimbursements, creating and emailing invoices, and issuing tax deductible donation receipts. There are many fast-paced assignments, and you will gain great experience working on a live working budget. Your contribution will allow Sprouts to expand its’ programs and create more opportunities for our students to attend classes through scholarships.
Your professional growth:
You will gain valuable experience in maintaining and overseeing a budget and working with Quickbooks. You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You will learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample Tasks:
– Record Keeping In Quickbooks
– Submitting Quarterly P/L’s
– Submitting Annual P/L’s
– 1099 Payments to Contract Workers
– Monthly Accounts Reconciliation
– Paying Monthly Payroll Tax Payments
– Submitting Quarterly Tax Forms
– Issuing end of year 1099`s and W-2s
– Electronic and Physical Filing of documents and receipts
– Creating Budget Projections for Events
Your team:
As the Budget Analyst Intern you will be working directly with our bookkeeper and other accounting professionals at Bregante Accounting, as well as our Sprouts team of 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and 25 volunteers.
Your office:
You will have the option to work remotely or in our office. We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Wednesday and Friday Remote work days**
Skills and Requirements: 
– Past Excel experience required.
– Quick turnover on assignments is required.
Commitments and Contract Period:
– Respond to texts within 1 hour and emails in 4 hours
– 3-day turn-over for all general tasks (enumerated on the bullet-point list above)
– Reliable access to a PC
– Minimum of 10-15 hours of weekly time commitment
– Length of internship is 8 months
– The option of working remotely or in the office
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable experience in accounting for a small nonprofit and serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. It will also offer you the opportunity to develop your own skill set and your career! This position is unpaid.
Your role: As CIT Ambassador, you will be working directly with the Americorps Program and Event Manager to expand and execute the Chef-in-Training program to help at-risk youth turn their lives around as they work with real chefs in real restaurants to train to become chefs. You will get the opportunity to interview interns and work out the behind the scenes logistics to place interns at respective restaurants. You will be working right alongside the Program and Event Manager on key logistics of Sprouts’ Chef-in-Training Program and will help to organize dinners, events, and online campaigns to raise money for these internships. You may even get to plan an auction for a benefit dinner supporting the CIT program by reaching out to community members and organizations to donate. You’ll get valuable experience writing and submitting grants to support the program, and learn the behind-the-scenes of working in a fast-growing nonprofit.
Your position will have a direct impact in the lives of over 20 young adults; you will be personally helping at-risk and underserved youth change their lives around by setting them up with structure and guidance. During their internships, you will get to see their progress firsthand and be able to realize the effects and value of your work. You will help support the Program and Event Manager to share their stories with the community, the team, and our Board of Advisors, including Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver. It’s not everyday that you get to work with real chefs in real restaurants, helping at-risk youth make huge changes to their lives and get back on the right track. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
Your professional growth: Your professional growth is of the utmost importance! Our Program and Event Manager, along with the rest of our team, will work closely with you on your professional growth, helping you draft specific goals and a timeline of action items to achieve your professional objectives. We will have you working directly with some of the sharpest talent in the Bay Area, as you collaborate with top chefs in the area and foster strong relationships with restaurants. You’ll forge personal relationships with an array of nonprofit directors, sponsors, and foundations such as Kaiser, Salesforce and Wells Fargo. You will also develop leadership and project management skills as you work with Sprouts global director and management team to spearhead fundraising campaigns and programs.
As a small nonprofit, you will also have very steep potential for growth on the team. Many team members have started with Sprouts and received promotions. There is a strong opportunity to be hired on and promoted after your position has finished.
You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You’ll learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample projects include:
  • Work with chefs and restaurants to build up the support and network of Sprouts CIT program
  • Work with community activists, local wraparound programs, and movers and shakers
  • Work with Googledocs, surveys, and online tools to establish structure and systems that will standardize our CIT recruitment, hiring and training process
  • Work with popular chefs and restaurants to organize dinners, benefit events, and cocktail hours to raise awareness and fundraise for the Chef-in-training program
  • Interview Chef-in-Training candidates for placement
  • Interview head chefs and restaurants for placing CIT interns
  • Work with Media Americorps to promote CIT program and CIT intern stories
  • Complete a grant for funding a CIT internship
  • Give presentations at schools about the CIT program
  • Outreach to new restaurants to create new partnerships
  • Complete a grant to secure funding for the program
Chef-in-Training Program Overview: After partnering with Jamie Oliver and his team in 2012, Sprouts founded the Chef-in-Training Internship Program in the San Francisco Bay-Area. The Chef-in-training internship was directly modeled after his London-based Apprenticeship Program, Fifteen. Sprouts offers youth in need of a jump start the culinary vocational training needed to secure stable jobs in the food industry. This internship targets disadvantaged Oakland youth between the ages of 16 – 23, providing them with a paid opportunity to gain real-time, real-life culinary job training. Interns work two, 8-hour shifts every week, and their training is both reinforced and monitored with weekly check-ins led by a Sprouts’ advisor and their mentor chef so that each intern reaches his or her fullest potential. Not only do they work directly with their Sprouts’ chef mentor throughout the entire internship, but the Sprouts team and chef mentors also facilitate the interns’ job placement post-graduation.
An Overview of our CIT program: HERE
Chef-in-training Video Documentary (Has won international awards!)
Your team: As CIT Ambassador, you will be working directly with Bay Area chefs and restaurants to structure and expand the Chef-in-Training program. You’ll also have the opportunity to work directly with Google’s marketing team to help strategize Sprouts’ marketing efforts. You will be working alongside a team of 12 full-and-part-time team members, several interns, and 25 volunteers working to realize Sprouts’ mission, as well as with 20 CIT Interns as you watch their growth.
Your office: We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs. You’ll also be heading to restaurants to promote Sprouts’ CIT program and check in on current interns, as well as to meet with head chefs to set up the Chef-in-Training program in new restaurants.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Wednesday and Friday Remote work days**
Restaurant sites in San Francisco and East Bay
Commitments and Contract Period:
Flexible start date, 8 month posting, 20 hr/week minimum
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Volunteer position
  • Transportation stipend offered to assist with commute to the office
 
Job Posting:
Don’t miss this special opportunity to work directly with the Founder and Global Director of Sprouts as you gain inimitable first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit. Throughout your internship, you will have countless opportunities to meet impressive people in the culinary world including chefs, restaurateurs, and community members, develop your own ideas, and help execute Sprouts’ mission of providing inspiring youth cooking classes.
Your role:
This internship will allow you to work primarily with Sprouts’ Founder/Global Director, gaining first-hand experience in a growing non-profit!  Your efforts will directly support our mission of providing inspiring culinary experiences to children of all backgrounds. You will also have the opportunity to see your contributions firsthand by assisting with one of our cooking classes, where you will work directly with the kids to provide a fun and meaningful experience. Through this direct impact service you will realize Sprouts’ mission to get kids cooking and empower them to make better decisions for their health. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
This position will expose you to the inner workings of a fast-growing nonprofit including programming, finances, partnership development and many more. Sprouts wants you to have a meaningful experience, and we are happy to cater to your own goals and personal growth!
You will assist in proposal writing and reaching out to potential participating schools to form new partnerships. Sprouts is growing to new cities, and you will be working along the Director’s side to support this expansion. This position will be an amazing and rewarding opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a non-profit organization, straight from the Founder herself!
Your professional growth:
This position will provide valuable experience working closely with the founder of a successful nonprofit. You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You will learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample Tasks:
– Behind the scenes organizing and creating structure for programs
– Direct impact service (i.e. help with an after school cooking class)
– Research and executing ways to reduce daily operations costs (i.e. low cost alternatives such as TechSoup)
– Complete and submit grants for project funding (i.e. post-office grant for subsidized mailing)
*We want you to have a valuable experience and are happy to cater to your own goals and objectives. Please let us know in your cover letter what skills you would like to develop and grow so we can tailor the internship to meet your needs!
Your team:
As the Founder’s Assistant you will be working primarily with Sprouts’ Founder and our growing team of 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You will have the opportunity to be a part of our team and learn from each team member’s experience.
Your office:
We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Wednesday and Friday Remote work days**
Skills and Requirements
Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology, strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills. Must have reliable access to a computer.
Commitments and Contract Period:
– Minimum of 10-15 hours/week with flexible availability
– Length of internship is 8 months
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable knowledge of the inner workings of a successful nonprofit, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. This position is stipended at $60/month.

Gain Experience! Make a Difference! Eat Delicious Food!

This is the perfect opportunity for full-time students and professionals alike to give back to the community all the while garnering graphic design and nonprofit experience. See first-hand the inner core of a non-profit while hanging with local chefs, cooking with kids, and eating delicious food! You will create flyers for classes, take occasional photos at cooking classes, manage our website and help with promotional strategy! Spend two days in the office per week, hanging with our team of young professionals at The Hub Oakland (right near BART!). You will never be bored! This is the perfect internship for people that want to apply their skills to a great cause!
You will work closely with a team of motivated young professionals and Sprouts’ founder, who started out her career working with Alice Waters!
Location: The Impact Hub (2323 Broadway, Oakland right near 19th BART)
Time Commitment:
appx. 10-12 hours a week during the weekday at our Oakland office (can be scheduled for weekends depending on applicant’s schedule)
Optional opportunities to help cook with kids on the weekends!
Extend your internship by 2 months, and receive a personal thanks from Alice Waters herself! She will show her gratitude by signing one of her cookbooks personalized to your name!
Requirements:
Must have the know-how to assist with graphic design management
Must have a love for kids and cooking!
Time Span: Rolling application, 6 months
 
Job Posting:
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see first-hand the inner core of a nonprofit! You will gain first hand experience working with QuickBooks Online and hone in on your Excel skills, all while working on a real, live budget. You will get the valuable experience of working with a small accounting team for a fast-growing nonprofit, and have the opportunity not only to learn directly from our accounting professionals, but to help initiate important structure and modifications to the budget and accounting processes. This is a great opportunity for students to gain first-hand accounting experience while still in school.
Your role:
As the Hard Accounting Intern, you will be working closely with Sprouts Bookkeeper as well as Sprouts’ accounting team of specialists. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our Founder/Global Director and gain behind-the-scenes budgeting and accounting experience first hand. This position will offer the inimitable experience of accounting for a small nonprofit and serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts! It will also offer you the opportunity to develop your own skill set and your career.
Your primary responsibilities will include an array of accounting tasks including updating Quickbooks, creating invoices for customers, processing payroll, and working directly with our Bookkeeper and accounting team to maintain the budget. There are many fast-paced assignments, and you will gain great experience working on a live working budget for a growing nonprofit. Your contribution will allow Sprouts to expand its’ programs and create more opportunities for our students to attend classes through scholarships.
Your professional growth:
You will gain valuable experience in maintaining and overseeing a budget and working with Quickbooks. You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You will learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample Tasks:
– Record Keeping In Quickbooks
– Submitting Quarterly P/L’s
– Submitting Annual P/L’s
– 1099 Payments to Contract Workers
– Monthly Accounts Reconciliation
– Paying Monthly Payroll Tax Payments
– Submitting Quarterly Tax Forms
– Issuing end of year 1099`s and W-2s
– Electronic and Physical Filing of documents and receipts
– Creating Budget Projections for Events
Your team:
As the Budget Analyst Intern you will be working directly with our Bookkeeper and other accounting professionals at Bregante Accounting, as well as our Sprouts team of 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers.
Your office:
We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs. You’ll even have the opportunity to work remotely on tasks.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Wednesday and Friday Remote work days**
Skills and Requirements:
– Past Excel experience required.
– Quickbooks experience preferred.
– Quick turnover on assignments is required.
Commitments and Contract Period:
– Respond to texts within 1 hour and emails in 4 hours
– 3-day turn-over for all general tasks (enumerated on the bullet-point list above)
– Reliable access to a PC
– Minimum of 10-15 hours of weekly time commitment
– Length of internship is 8 months
– The option of working remotely or in the office
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable experience in accounting for a small nonprofit and serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. It will also offer you the opportunity to develop your own skill set and your career! This position is unpaid.
As Operations Coordinator Intern, you will work with our Operations Manager on the following projects:
  • Inventory Management (Soliciting for, picking up, and organizing Sprouts’ inventory of beautiful, organic pantry items and produce!)
  • Preparation of ingredients and equipment for classes
  • Relationship building and outreach with our community partners and sponsors
  • Partial management of social media platforms
  • Occasional cooking classes with children!
Scope 1: Inventory and Ingredient Preparation
Growth and Learning Points
Operational Management
Food safety and storage
Production
  • Picking up and storing Sprouts’ inventory
  • Organizing and maintaining clean inventory space
  • Preparing Ingredients for classes, camps, and events
Scope 2: Direct Service
Growth and Learning Points
Classroom control and leadership
Food safety and preparation
Cooking skills
  • Occasionally teach and assist on culinary classes on weekdays and weekends
Scope 3: Community Partner Management
Growth and Learning Points
Friendly Professionalism
Relationship Building
Marketing
  • Create and maintain sponsor relationships and donations
  • Manage Sprouts’ inventory
  • Manage donation logistics and delivery
Scope 4: Social Media and Marketing
Growth and Learning Points
Social Media Tools such as Facebook, Insta, Twitter
Corporate professionalism
  • Manage Sprouts’ social media platforms to thank our sponsors and chefs, and to garner interest for our classes and events
Location:
Sprouts’ offices are located at the Impact Hub Oakland and our kitchen and storage space is located just a few blocks away at Girls Inc in downtown Oakland.
Sprouts’ Mission and Programming: Founded in 2005, Sprouts’ mission is to get kids, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, jazzed about nutrition through hands-on cooking programs right alongside real chefs inside real restaurants.
http://www.sproutscookingclub.org
Commitments and Contract Period:
Part-time position, 10-15 hours per week, flexible schedule
9-month internship
Qualifications:
Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology, strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills. High energy, optimism, enthusiasm for Sprouts’ mission, initiative, independence, ownership of tasks.
Candidate must live in the Bay Area.
Perks:
Access to any excess organic produce
Chance to meet celebrity chefs and expand your culinary network!
Great team dynamic and office culture!
An opportunity to have a say in the growth and mission of our nonprofit (you won’t just be a number like in the corporate world!)
Opportunity to work directly with Sprouts’ founder
 
Job Posting:
Help us capture the magic of Sprouts’ work and our mission of providing inspiring youth cooking classes, as our Photography Intern! You will gain inimitable first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit, while honing in on your photography skills. Throughout your internship, you will have countless opportunities to meet impressive people in the culinary world including chefs, restaurateurs, and community members, develop your own ideas, and help execute Sprouts’ special mission of getting kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to cook and eat healthy, balanced meals!
Your role:
This internship will allow you to witness and capture the inspiring work Sprouts does. You will be snapping photos at our youth cooking classes and other events with the purpose of capturing the fun and meaningful experience. In this internship you will help us convey, through photos, Sprouts’ mission to get kids cooking and empower them to make better decisions for their health. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
Sprouts wants you to have a meaningful experience, and we are happy to cater to your own goals and personal growth!
Your professional growth:
This position will provide valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, and further develop your photography portfolio. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after!
Sample Tasks:
– Attending and taking on-site photos of the programs we offer (i.e. after school classes, in-restaurant classes, Chef in Training Program, birthday parties, etc.)
– Editing photos
– Communicating with the team and sending photo files
– Organizing the photos for easy viewing in our database
*We want you to have a valuable experience and are happy to cater to your own goals and objectives. Please let us know in your cover letter what skills you would like to develop and grow so we can tailor the internship to meet your needs!
Your team:
As the Photography Intern you will be working with our growing team of 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers.
Your office:
We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. Primarily you will be working on-the-ground at our class sites around San Francisco and the East Bay, and you will have the option to join us in the office or work remotely. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs.
Work hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Wednesday and Friday Remote work days**
Skills and Requirements:
**You must have access to or your own photography equipment.**
Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology, strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Must have reliable access to a computer.
Commitments and Contract Period:
– 5-10 hours/week with flexible availability; weekend availability preferred
– Length of internship is 6 months
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, and further develop your photography portfolio, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. This position is unpaid.
Job Posting:
Help us share Sprouts’ work and our mission of providing inspiring youth cooking classes, as our Social Media Intern! You will gain inimitable first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit, while honing in on your communication and outreach skills. Throughout your internship, you will have countless opportunities to meet impressive people in the culinary world including chefs, restaurateurs, and community members, develop your own ideas, and help execute Sprouts’ special mission of getting kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to cook and eat healthy, balanced meals!
Your role:
This internship will allow you to work with our dynamic team, developing and executing our social media content, all while gaining first-hand experience in a growing non-profit! This position can be performed remotely or at our office at Impact Hub in downtown Oakland.This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
This position will expose you to the inner workings of a fast-growing nonprofit including programming, finances, partnership development and many more. Sprouts wants you to have a meaningful experience, and we are happy to cater to your own goals and personal growth!
Your professional growth:
This position will provide valuable experience working within a successful nonprofit. You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You will learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample Tasks:
– Creating content for and posting on our website blog
– Updating our social media accounts with new information and photos (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
– Using Sprouts event templates to create event flyers for our website
– Posting eventbrite tabs to our website
– Answering questions from our Facebook page
– Updating Sprouts website postings
– Uploading media, articles, and videos into Sprouts website
– Creating mailchimp ads
– Uploading profiles of our chef in training interns
*We want you to have a valuable experience and are happy to cater to your own goals and objectives. Please let us know in your cover letter what skills you would like to develop and grow so we can tailor the internship to meet your needs!
Your team:
As the Social Media Intern you will be working with our growing team of 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You will also be working with our professional marketing team and consultants, and have the opportunity to be a part of our team and learn from each team member’s experience.
Your office:
We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. You have the option to join us in the office or work remotely. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Wednesday and Friday Remote work days**
Skills and Requirements:
Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology (especially different social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills. Must have reliable access to a computer.
Commitments and Contract Period:
– Minimum of 10-15 hours/week with flexible availability
– Length of internship is 9 months
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable knowledge of the inner workings of a successful nonprofit, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. This position is unpaid.
Sprouts is looking for a tech-savy applicant that wants to build up their website maintenance experience. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills all the while contributing to our mission of getting kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to cook and eat healthy, balanced meals! This position can be performed remotely or at our office at Impact Hub in downtown Oakland.
Sample tasks include:
Using Sprouts event templates to create event flyers for our website
Posting eventbrite tabs to our website
Answering questions from our Facebook page
Updating Sprouts website postings
Improving the user interface and experience of our website
Uploading media, articles, and videos into Sprouts website
Analyzing Sprouts website traffic and developing strategy around user preferences and patterns
Creating mailchimp ads
Uploading profiles of our chef in training interns
Candidates do not need prior experience although it is recommended!
Work with a dynamic team!
Work alongside Sprouts Founder, Programming Director, Execution Director, Americorps, Operations Director, Afterschool Director, UC Berkeley part-time office interns, afterschool teacher assistants, Accounting intern, bookkeeper, IT assistant, volunteer budget analyst
Some of Sprouts supports and advisory board members!
Build up your skills and experience all the while making invaluable connections! We are proud to have some amazing supporters!
Alice Waters, Jamie Oliver, Traci Des Jardins, Charlie Hallowell in addition to local chefs and restaurant owners. Cooley Law Firms, Farrel and Braun Martel Law Firm, Bregante Accounting. Jessica Sullivan of Delfina, Matt Paine of Wingtip
Location: The Impact Hub (2323 Broadway, Oakland right near 19th BART)
This position can be performed remotely.
Time Commitment: 7-9 hours a week
Time Span: 8 months long

Paid Positions

Your role: As Video and Media Manager Americorps, you will be responsible for executing a marketing campaign to promote awareness of the Chef-in-Training program that will lead to funding to ensure the sustainability of the program. Your work will directly help at-risk youth turn their lives around as they work with real chefs in real restaurants to train to become chefs. Using video, photography, and our social media tools, you will highlight the at-risk Chef-in-training trainees. Your role is to inspire our community by showcasing their individual stories and their progress as they train to become professional chefs. You will have the important role of sharing their stories with the community, the team, and our Board of Advisors, including Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver.
You will also communicate Sprouts’ general mission to the community through media focusing on Sprouts’ after school classes, camps, weekend cooking classes and birthday party fundraisers, bringing to light the impact these varied programs have on the lives of community youth. As a result, you will film, photograph, interview and forge relationships with various chefs, community activists, nonprofit directors, and diverse youth.
Your position will have a direct impact in the lives of over 20 young adults; you will be personally helping at-risk and underserved youth change their lives around by sharing their inspiring stories with the community. You will get to see their progress firsthand and be able to realize the effects and value of your work. It’s not everyday that you get to work with real chefs in real restaurants, helping at-risk youth make huge changes to their lives and get back on the right track. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.
Your professional growth: Your professional growth is extremely important to us! As an Americorps team member, we will work closely with you on your professional growth, helping you draft specific goals and a timeline of action items to achieve your professional objectives. You will work closely with our founder and management to promote Sprouts’ programs and communicate Sprouts’ mission to the community. We will have you working directly with some of the sharpest talent in the Bay Area, as you collaborate with our marketing partners at Google and sponsors such as GoPro and Method. You will forge personal relationships with an array of nonprofit directors, sponsors, and foundations such as Kaiser, Salesforce and Wells Fargo. You will also develop leadership and project management skills as you work with Sprouts global director and management team to spearhead video and marketing projects.
As a small nonprofit, you will also have very steep potential for growth on the team. Many team members have started with Sprouts and received promotions. There is a strong opportunity to be hired on and promoted after your position has finished.
You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You’ll learn the basics of business and accounting, expansion and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.
Sample Tasks:
  • Filming with GoPro Equipment
  • Coordinating with GoPro’s Marketing Team
  • Working under the tutelage of Google’s Marketing Team
  • Conducting Video interviews of chef, trainees, and prominent community members
  • Uploading materials and promotions
  • Creating video campaigns for Sprouts’ Chef-in-Training program
  • Developing social media marketing campaigns and strategy
Your team: As Video and Media Manager through Americorps, you will be working directly with Bay Area chefs and restaurants to get captivating footage for Sprouts’ promotional materials. You will also have the opportunity to work directly with Google’s marketing team to help strategize Sprouts’ marketing efforts. You will be working alongside a team of 12 full-and-part-time team members, several interns, and 25 volunteers working to realize Sprouts’ mission, as well as with 20 CIT Interns as you watch their growth.
Your office: We are based at the Impact Hub Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. The office space is a wealth of interesting people, community-forward individuals and entrepreneurs. You will also be heading to local restaurants, schools, community centers and farms to film and photograph Sprouts’ classes.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in Downtown Oakland
**Wednesday and Friday Remote work days**
Restaurant sites in San Francisco and East Bay
Commitments and Contract Period:
Starting April to May 10th, 2017, and ending July 15, 2018. 12-month commitment, 40 hours per week.
Skills and Experience Required:
Must have experience with videography and editing
Must be able to film, edit, and compile videos from start to finish independently
Preference to candidates with own equipment
Compensation and Benefits:
  • $18,180 for the year, plus End-of-Service benefit of educational stipend ($5,815) or end-of-service cash stipend ($1,500)
  • $400 Monthly Housing assistance (or $200 transportation stipend)
  • Health care stipend
  • Instant social, professional, and support network and community
  • Direct service and hands-on experience
More information on renumeration and terms of the Vista programming!
Be a Sprouts Chef Instructor!
Share your passion for cooking with the next generation of chefs!
Do you have experience teaching to kids? Do you have professional cooking experience? Do you love working with kids, and want to give back to your community? Come teach cooking classes with Sprouts!
We are currently looking for Chef Instructors that are passionate about Alice Water’s mission to educate kids about the importance of nutrition and cooking! You’ll get to work hands-on with our chef kiddos who are so excited to get cookin’ in the kitchen with you! It’s a super rewarding way to use your culinary chops in a fun and exciting environment!
We are looking for motivated, personable instructors interested in nutrition and passionate about cooking. Strong leadership, an appreciation for community service, quick thinking and adaptability to new environments are all key qualities that we look for as we interview potential team members.
We hope you join us for a season of delicious food and tons of cooking with fun and energetic kid chefs!
Dates and Time Commitment:
Full time
Some weekend availability required
Requirements:
Personal car
Teaching experience
Cooking experience
Afternoon availability
Must live in the Bay Area!
Details:
$15/hour, 12 month commitment
Location:
We work with schools throughout SF, the East Bay, and Marin!
Class Details:
Class size range from 7-12 kids
Ages range between 7-12
Lesson plans and ingredients will be provided!
This fellowship focuses entirely on direct service to Bay Area youth and At-Risk young adults in need of change through a culinary career. The ideal candidate is a confident individual who believes in nutritional education for youth in SF and Marin, and giving At-risk young adults a second chance. As Sprouts Direct Impact Fellow, you will be leading afterschool classes for children at schools in Marin and SF and mentoring an at-risk young adult enrolled in our Chef-in-training program. You will also be leading culinary camp classes during our summer and winter camps, which take place at farms such as Frog Hollow and restaurants such as Boulevard, Chez Panisse, The Boulevard, and more!
Afterschool Culinary Instructor for Bay-Area Youth
You will work directly with diverse youth as you teach afterschool classes at schools in the Bay Area! You will plan your lessons around Sprouts’ pantry of organic produce and local donations.
Culinary Leader at camps and classes!
You will lead cooking classes and camp days with diverse youth from all over the Bay Area. You will have the opportunity to work with well-known chefs and develop recipes that emphasize nutrition and sustainability! You will also have the opportunity to work with the kids in gardens and on farms! Camps run all summer long and during winter break.
This is the perfect position for someone that has a charismatic personality, leadership, positive attitude, street smarts, confidence in the kitchen, and a knack for classroom control!
You will be working with scads of fun, Bay-Area chefs, mission-focused partner non-profits, Girls Inc, Seneca Center and a team of 15+ young, social-minded gals! Sprouts`offices are located at the Impact Hub Oakland and our kitchen and storage space is located just a few blocks away at Girls Inc in downtown Oakland. Our classes and camps run from Bay-Area schools, farms, and restaurants!
Time Commitment:
Full-Time Position
40 hr work week
Car is highly recommended, but not mandatory!
Must live in the Bay Area
$1320 per month (breakdown: $120 transportation, $40 restaurant stipend, $1160 living stipend)
Any surplus local , organic produce and pantry items from classes (huge perk!)
Dynamic Work Culture: Team dinners and dates!
Fridays are work-from-home!
Time Span: August/September 2017 to the end of May 2018
Host Site: Sprouts Cooking Club, Schools in SF, East Bay, and Marin (depending on our needs and your location), Pickups in East Bay, SF, Oakland Office
Host Site Supervisor: Karen Rogers (Founder, Global Vision)
Focus Area(s): 
  • Teach/assist after school classes (up to 5 classes per week)
  • Communicate with parents (class follow-up, answer questions, primary contact for parents)
  • Orchestrate and manage ingredient pick-ups from our partners
  • Keep physical inventory clean and organized
  • Keep inventory log up to date
Honorary Stipend: $1600 per month (breakdown: $120 transportation, $40 restaurant stipend, $1440 living stipend)
Team Structure: Sprouts Founder, Programming Director, Team Director, After School Manager, Programming Coordinator, Operations Director, Americorps, Office Interns, After School Teacher Assistants, Accounting Team, Bookkeeper, IT Assistant, Budget Analyst
Supporters and Mentors: Alice Waters, Jamie Oliver, Michael Pollan, Traci Des Jardins, Charlie Hallowell in addition to local chefs and restaurant owners, like Jessica Sullivan of Delfina, Matt Paine of Wingtip. Cooley Law Firms, Farrel and Braun Martel Law Firm, and Bregante Accounting.
Overview of Sprouts Cooking Club: 
Mission and Programming: Founded in 2005, Sprouts’ mission is to get kids, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, jazzed about nutrition through hands-on cooking programs right alongside real chefs inside real restaurants. We empower children to live healthier lifestyles and be active members of their food community by teaching them the skills they need to create nutritious, delicious meals for themselves and their community. We believe that if you bring creativity and fun back into the cooking process with chefs that have dedicated their careers to the cause, that kids will be inspired to cook at home on a daily basis for themselves and their community. To achieve our mission, we organize farm visits, in-restaurant cooking classes, youth cook-offs, grocery shopping challenges, market runs and purveyor meet-and-greets. We keep cooking REAL — the children cook, side-by-side, with local, culinary heroes — real chefs from acclaimed restaurants like Chez Panisse, Tartine Bakery, Jardinière, The Slanted Door, and 25Lusk.
After School Enrichment Program: Combining farm fresh ingredients, instruction from Sprouts’ trained chefs, and creative recipes highlighting seasonal offerings from around the Bay Area, Sprouts’ after-school enrichment program provides interactive, hands-on cooking classes right in your classroom or community center.
Chef-In-Training Program For Troubled Youth: We run a Chef-In-Training Program for Troubled Youth in the Bay-Area where young adults ages 17 to 22 train to become chefs right under the tutelage of renowned chefs.
Scholarship Program: We run a scholarship program that allows children from all socioeconomic backgrounds participate in all programs no matter their social or financial standing. We average 10% in event scholarships throughout the year.
Commitments and Contract Period: 9-month fellowship, with the opportunity to apply for a 3-month extension
Qualifications and Requirements: Strong organizational skills. Familiarity and comfort with technology. Strong interpersonal skills. Interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills. Culinary skills and comfort in the kitchen. Driver’s license.
  • Inventory
  • Car necessary
  • Weekend availability, up to 4 weekends per month
Resources: Sprouts’ car, storage space for Sprouts’ equipment and inventory at Girls Inc, communal office space in Downtown Oakland
Physical Locations: Bay Area Schools, shared work space in Oakland, Oakland-based mailing address and storage
Tools: Zoho, Googledocs, Mailchimp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Perks: access to Sprouts’ car + gas, access to all excess farmers’ market produce and product donations unneeded for classes or inventory, meeting and working with amazing chefs and restaurants, team dinners
Office and Programming Hours: 
General Work Hours
Monday through Friday: 9AM to 5PM, paid lunch Monday, Tuesday and Thursday  
  • When working weekend hours (need-based, when Sprouts events are scheduled), these hours will be taken from Friday morning.
  • Up to four weekend events per month commitment
Pickup Schedule (included in regular working hours):
Mondays – Imperfect Produce and Hodo Soy (9-10AM)
Tuesdays – Full Belly Farm @ Farmers Market (4-5PM)
Wednesdays – every other week Straus @ Grocery Store (9AM)
Thursdays – Imperfect Produce (9AM), possibly Acme (1PM)
Saturdays – Whole Foods Oakland (8 – 9 AM)
Holidays:
Winter Break
1-week Winter Camp, Monday – Friday, 10 to 5p.m. (+1 hr of set-up,
wrap-up)  
Spring Break
1-week Spring Camp, Monday – Friday, 10 to 3p.m. (+1 hr of set-up,
wrap-up)
Summertime
9-10 weeks of summer camp, 9 to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday (+1 hr of
set-up, wrap-up)
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