Positions and Internships

JOIN OUR TEAM


We wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for our team of passionate team members that work hard to make an impact in the lives of our youth! We offer a wide range of paid positions – from teaching cooking classes to human resources to event planning. We are committed to teaching our team members as much as possible about the nonprofit sector, youth, and the culinary arts.

HOW TO APPLY

We can’t wait to review your application! Applications with are on a rolling basis, so apply now! Please fill out this Google Form, and then send the following to sasha@sproutscookingclub.org.
Required Materials:
  • 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
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.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST INTERNS/VOLUNTEERS

  • “Volunteering with sprouts was an awesome experience. Very smooth volunteer process, I’ve done it several times and get the right amount of reminders. Upon arrival, their operations director provides an overview of the program and then kids start arriving. The chefs always are excited to work with the kids and we always make such delicious foods and learn so much about cooking and health. It’s always awesome to see a shy or nervous child’s personality emerge while cooking. Sprouts is doing really amazing and necessary work in our community.”

    Casey A
    Event Assistant
  • “I felt that even in my short summer with this organization, I had made a large impact for many. My time with Sprouts Cooking Club has been challenging, equipping, and growing.  As an intern, I enjoyed dipping my hands in the many moving parts of this living and growing organization. It was a real joy and I hope to collaborate with Sprouts in the future!”

    Tiffany Xu
    Founder's Assistant
  • “The summer I spent interning with Sprouts was an extremely formative and engaging. Being able to enter a workplace where people are just as passionate and excited about food and the power it has in bringing people together as I am was amazing and really exciting. As soon as you join the team you are trusted with responsibilities and are made to feel like your opinions and work count for something in the larger organization. Working with a collaborative team was very helpful as I was able to gain real-time feedback and work through my tasks with the diverse perspectives of my team. Working with Sprouts has not only provided me with working experience but a community with a network that I know I can rely on.”

    Isabel Ling
    Office Assistant

PAID POSITIONS

Your Role

As After School Program Director, you get to take the reins of Sprouts’ biggest and most impactful program – our After School Program! Sprouts mission is in your hands! You will be orchestrating hands-on, nutritional culinary classes to hundreds of diverse, Bay Area children each season, empowering them to create healthy meals for themselves and their families! You will never be bored as you outreach to new schools and develop personal relationships with parents, principals and teachers. With over 20 cooking class sessions each season, you will become a guru of Google sheets and logistic planning, all the while keeping things fun and interactive as you work closely with our fun-loving and passionate team of culinary instructors, inventory staff, and Sprouts’ founder. This is the perfect position for someone that loves details, project expansion, social impact, and working with team members on a meaningful mission with clear results.

Personal & Professional Growth

Both your personal life balance and professional growth are incredibly important to us. We believe that one needs to be fulfilled and happy in order to make a positive impact in the community. We will work closely with you to draft a set of specific personal and professional goals and a timeline of action items so that you grow through your work within the community.  Additionally, we keep our work hours from 9-5 p.m, with remote Fridays, so that you maintain a healthy balance between your personal and professional life.

Not only will your leadership and project planning skills be honed, but you you will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations. You will share your work and progress with our entire team at weekly meetings, and receive direct feedback from Sprouts’ founder and Sprouts’ Team Director. 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.

Sample Tasks

  • Planning details and coordinating logistics for Sprouts’ After School Cooking Classes
  • Collaborate with our head chef instructors to create delicious new recipes and nutrition curriculum
  • Check in with team departments to plan class details such as, inventory for class ingredients, volunteers to assist instructors, and chef instructors to lead classes
  • Reaching out to new local schools, recreation centers, youth organizations, etc. through solicitation emails, follow up visits, and coordinating class details
  • Event timeline submission and checklist structuring
  • Creating Mailchimps and promotional materials to promote classes and in-school camps
  • Strengthening systems and tools to set structure for success pertinent to our lineup
  • Assisting in execution of classes as needed
  • Forge new and maintain old partnerships and relationships with local schools, recreation centers, youth organizations, etc.
  • Develop resources, templates and tools such as lesson plan templates and activity templates

Your Team

As After School Program Director, you will be working directly with our head chef instructors and operations team to create fun and engaging classes for kids in the community. You will be working alongside a team of 12 full-and-part-time team members, 6+ seasonal instructors, several interns, and 30+ active community volunteers all working to realize Sprouts’ mission!

Locations and Hours

Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5, Remote Fridays

Sunny Office Loft in West Oakland

School sites in San Francisco, East Bay, Walnut Creek, and Marin

Skills and Requirements

Qualified candidates will have strong organizational skills, cheerful and social disposition, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology, strong interpersonal skills, detail oriented, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Looking for candidates with leadership skills and experience in the industry. Must have high energy, optimism, enthusiasm for Sprouts mission, initiative, independence, and ownership of tasks.

Car highly recommended.

Commitments and Contract Period:

Full-time, 12-month minimum commitment

Compensation and Perks:

  • $19/ hour
  • Weekly organic farmer’s market produce, baked goods and pantry items left over from classes!
  • Remote Friday Office Day (Team Members are welcome to work from the office, if they prefer)
  • 5 paid half-days for vacation days

Office Perks:

  • Complimentary healthy snacks, fruit and vegetables, baked goods, coffee and teas (Gotta keep our staff well-fed and happy! (; )
  • Full kitchen for preparing or cooking up lunch. We’re a culinary nonprofit, after all!
  • We work from a beautiful, sunny office loft in West Oakland featuring a tree-filled courtyard and a view of City Slicker Farms. We are just a skip away from the Mandela Park running path, cafes (Kilovolt is our favorite!) and restaurants like Oakland’s renowned Brown Sugar Kitchen.  Plus – our favorite taco truck is just a block away!

How To Apply

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to our Team Director at sasha@sproutscookingclub.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position

Your Role

As Chef and Partnership Coordinator, you get to work on the ‘bling bling’ side of things as you meet and develop relationships with fun-loving Bay-Area chefs, funders, board members, farmers, sponsors and non-profit partners. This is a super social and … delicious position (: You will serve as the primary point of contact for all of Sprouts’ partnerships. You will also work with our Chef-in-Training Program for at-risk youth, organizing events and community updates for the program. Event planning will take up quite a bit of your time. You will create the itinerary for winter, spring and summer camps as well as an occasional fundraising dinner or community event. This position also includes communicating our impact to our supporters. This includes tasks such as writing Chef-in-training and general impact updates, working with our media manager, and organizing occasional events for our board of directors, advisors and community members.

Through your work, you will get to develop personal relationships with our Chef-in-training interns and chefs, dozens of restaurants, local artisans, sponsors and board members from various fields of expertise. Inspiring chefs and culinary businesses in our community to join us in making an impact will be the underlying theme of your time with Sprouts! As Chef and Partnership Coordinator, you get to make Sprouts mission a reality – and see the direct impact that we have in the community!

Personal & Professional Growth

Both your personal life balance and professional growth are incredibly important to us. We believe that one needs to be fulfilled and happy in order to make a positive impact in the community. We will work closely with you to draft a set of specific personal and professional goals and a timeline of action items so that you grow through your work within the community.  Additionally, we keep our work hours from 9-5 p.m, with remote Fridays, so that you maintain a healthy balance between your personal and professional life. Exceptions can be made for chef meetings.

You will be working directly with some of the sharpest talent in the Bay Area, as you collaborate with our top restaurant partners including restaurants like Boulevard, One Market, Tartine, and Penrose. You will also have the opportunity to work 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 programs.

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

  • Organize and maintain our advisory network
  • Reaching out to Chef-in-training interns and chefs participating in the program to organize events and special classes
  • Reaching out to and working with chefs through solicitation emails, follow up chef visits, coordinating future class details, restaurant media
  • Create restaurant-packed itineraries for winter, spring and summer camps
  • Event timeline submission and checklist structuring
  • Creating Mailchimps and promotional materials to promote classes and camps
  • Strengthening systems and tools to set structure for success pertinent to our lineup
  • Forge new and maintain old partnerships and relationships with chefs, restaurants, kitchen venues, farmers, markets, and community members

Your Team

In this position you will be able to work with an array of Bay Area restaurant chefs, local farmers, and mission-focused partner nonprofits including Girls Inc. You will be working alongside a team of 12 full-and-part-time team members, several motivated interns, and 30+ active community volunteers working to realize Sprouts’ mission.

Locations and Hours

Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5, Remote Fridays

Sunny Office Loft in West Oakland

Restaurants and venues in SF, Oakland and beyond

Skills and Requirements

Candidates must have strong organizational skills, cheerful and social disposition, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology (specifically Google Docs), strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Strong leadership skills and experience in the industry are helpful. Must have high energy, optimism, enthusiasm for Sprouts mission, initiative, independence, and ownership of tasks. Experience in sales and partnership development is preferred.

Car highly recommended. Preference to candidates with chef and restaurant contacts.

Must live in the Bay Area (based in Oakland) and be willing to travel throughout SF and East Bay.

Commitments and Contract Period:

Full-Time Option:

Full-time, 12-month minimum commitment

 

Compensation and Perks:

  • $17.50/ hour
  • Weekly organic farmer’s market produce, baked goods and pantry items left over from classes!
  • Remote Fridays

Office Perks:

  • Complimentary healthy snacks, fruit and vegetables, baked goods, coffee and teas (Gotta keep our staff well-fed and happy! (; )
  • Full kitchen for preparing or cooking up lunch. We’re a culinary nonprofit, after all!
  • We work from a beautiful, sunny office loft in West Oakland featuring a tree-filled courtyard and a view of City Slicker Farms. We are just a skip away from the Mandela Park running path, cafes (Kilovolt  is our favorite!) and restaurants like Oakland’s renowned Brown Sugar Kitchen.  Plus – our favorite taco truck is just a block away!

As Recruitment and Volunteer Manager, you will have one of the most influential positions on the team! You will work directly with Sprouts team director and founder as you recruit for Sprouts team members and volunteers. Season after season, program by program, you will seek out and select the pool of talent and experience that make Sprouts mission a reality! In addition to being visionary, this position is incredibly social and rewarding as you develop personal relationships with each member of our team, from interviews to announcing their acceptance, to orienting them onto the team so that they can be successful in their positions.  You will also have the opportunity to recruit and welcome interns, team members and volunteers from all over the world thanks to internship partnerships with French universities and UC Berkeley. You will also have time to explore and add on new recruitment resources such as online forums and forge partnerships with nationwide organizations, public schools and French universities.

As a fast-growing nonprofit that depends on community support, you will always be part of Sprouts growth and progress. One of the most exciting elements of your position is detecting talent and gauging compatibility. You will become the voice and face of Sprouts as you meet dozens of prospective team members. Hearing about the work and passion from so many people will only inspire you more about Sprouts mission to empower youth to lead healthier more sustainable lifestyles.

Personal & Professional Growth:

Both your personal life balance and professional growth are incredibly important to us. We believe that one needs to be fulfilled and happy in order to make a positive impact in the community. We will work closely with you to draft a set of specific personal and professional goals and a timeline of action items so that you grow through your work within the community.  Additionally, we keep our work hours from 9-5 p.m, with remote Fridays, so that you maintain a healthy balance between your personal and professional life.

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.

Sample Tasks:

As Recruitment and Volunteer Manager, you will be growing our team and expanding our reach. This includes tasks such as (but not exclusive to):

  • Forge relationships with organizations that have a pool of talented and inspired students and community members
  • Recruit and orient new volunteers that are passionate about youth and food!
  • Respond to candidate’s questions and emails
  • Set up phone interviews, trial assignments, and in-person interviews with final candidates
  • Refer strong candidates to Sprouts team director and/ or founder for second opinions
  • Draft contracts for new team members using Sprouts template
  • Organize onboarding files
  • Brainstorm ideas with the team to improve each member’s experience!
  • Foster community among our volunteers and interns!
  • Research and add on exciting new sources for recruitment, including colleges, interest groups, organizations, etc.
  • Grow our network for new candidates for volunteers and interns

 

Your Team:

You will be working alongside 12 full-and-part-time team members who will help shape the mold for who you’re looking to hire. We pride ourselves on our strong team dynamic, and you will not only experience this firsthand, but also help to grow and make the team culture stronger. In your recruiting efforts you will also meet several like-minded community members from all different backgrounds.

Locations and Hours:

Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5, Remote Fridays

Sunny Office Loft in West Oakland

Restaurants and venues in SF, Oakland and beyond

 

Skills and Requirements

Strong organizational skills, cheerful and social disposition, enthusiasm for Sprouts mission, initiative, independence, ownership of tasks. Strong communication skills, must be a people person!

Commitments and Contract Period:

Part-time, 12-month minimum commitment

20 hours per week

Compensation and Perks:

  • $16/hour
  • Weekly organic farmer’s market produce, baked goods and pantry items left over from classes!
  • Remote Friday Office Day

 

Office Perks:

  • Complimentary healthy snacks, fruit and vegetables, baked goods, coffee and teas (Gotta keep our staff well-fed and happy! (; )
  • Full kitchen for preparing or cooking up lunch. We’re a culinary nonprofit, after all!
  • We work from a beautiful, sunny office loft in West Oakland featuring a tree-filled courtyard and a view of City Slicker Farms. We are just a skip away from the Mandela Park running path, cafes (Kilovolt  is our favorite!) and restaurants like Oakland’s renowned Brown Sugar Kitchen.  Plus – our favorite taco truck is just a block away!

 

How to Apply:

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to our Team Director at sasha@sproutscookingclub.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position

As Chef-in-Training Program and Event Coordinator, you will have one of the most coveted and rewarding positions at Sprouts! You will gain unparalleled professional experience and on-the-job skills that can’t be taught in the classroom. Your time with Sprouts will focus on direct impact and helping in-need youth change their lives around by setting them up with a job in the culinary industry.  Every day, you will be helping Oakland-based, at-risk youth turn their lives around as they train to become chefs right alongside Sprouts’ partner chefs, right in their restaurants. This position includes recruitment, interviews and thoughtful intern placements at Bay-Area restaurants. This is a great opportunity to make friends with local chefs and try out new restaurants! You will get to know each intern personally, as you create their website profiles, learn about their stories and life challenges, organize photo shoots, and offer support to them throughout their internship. Your work will involve check-ins and constant collaboration with Sprouts founder, Sprouts team director, and our event and partnership coordinator. You will have the opportunity to share your highs and lows, ask for feedback, recount achievements and describe projects with our entire team at weekly team meetings and monthly team lunches. Dinners, special CIT classes with our youth, photo shoots, and grants will all be projects that will keep you growing and learning.

 

As the primary point of contact for our Chef-in-Training Program, you will have an enormous influence on the interns as they progress through their in-restaurant training. You will have the honor of sharing their stories with the community, the team, and our board, including Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver.

 

Personal & Professional Growth

Both your personal life balance and professional growth are incredibly important to us. We believe that one needs to be fulfilled and happy in order to make a positive impact in the community. We will work closely with you to draft a set of specific personal and professional goals and a timeline of action items so that you grow through your work within the community.  Additionally, we keep our work hours from 9-5 p.m, with remote Fridays, so that you maintain a healthy balance between your personal and professional life.

Not only will your leadership and project planning skills be honed, but you you will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations. You will share your work and progress with our entire team at weekly meetings, and receive direct feedback from Sprouts founder and Sprouts team director. 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 even be invited to participate in all of Sprouts programs, so that you may have a rounded idea of our impact.

As a small nonprofit, there will be countless opportunities to step up and be heard. At the end of our Americorps term, you will be considered for a full-time, paid position based on the skills and interests you develop.

Sample Tasks

  • Maintain current and forge new partnerships with chefs and restaurants
  • Collaborate with community nonprofit organizations and local wraparound programs that provide additional life support to interns.
  • Work with Google Docs, surveys, and online tools to improve our current CIT structure and systems for recruitment, hiring, training, and gathering stats
  • Help our event coordinator 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
  • Learn how to write grants for funding a CIT internship
  • Present at schools and youth development centers about the CIT program
  • Create a marketing strategy to raise awareness of the CIT program in the community

Your Team

In this position you will be able to work with an array of Bay Area restaurant chefs, local farmers, and mission-focused partner nonprofits including Girls Inc. You will be working alongside a team of 12 full-and-part-time team members, several motivated interns, and 30+ active community volunteers working to realize Sprouts’ mission.

Locations and Hours

Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5, Remote Fridays

Sunny Office Loft in West Oakland

Restaurant and community center sites in San Francisco and East Bay

Skills Needed

A VISTA Americorps candidate needs excellent time management and organizational skills so that they can balance multiple projects. They must have good written and verbal communication, attention to detail, and proficiency with Google Drive.

 

Commitments and Contract Period

Start Date: November 10th

Full-time, 40 hours per week

12-month commitment

 

Compensation and Perks

  • $18,180 annual living stipend from AmeriCorps
  • $400 monthly housing stipend
  • Weekly organic farmer’s market produce, baked goods and pantry items left over from classes!
  • Remote Friday Office Day (Team Members are welcome to work from the office, if they prefer)

 

Office Perks:

  • Complimentary healthy snacks, fruit and vegetables, baked goods, coffee and teas (Gotta keep our staff well-fed and happy! (; )
  • Full kitchen for preparing or cooking up lunch. We’re a culinary nonprofit, after all!
  • We work from a beautiful, sunny office loft in West Oakland featuring a tree-filled courtyard and a view of City Slicker Farms. We are just a skip away from the Mandela Park running path, cafes (Kilovolt  is our favorite!) and restaurants like Oakland’s renowned Brown Sugar Kitchen.  Plus – our favorite taco truck is just a block away!

 

Additional Benefits:

  • End of Service Award: Either a $5,815 for educational classes (at any Title IV school) or $1500 cash stipend once completing the full year of service
  • Health care allowance up to $7,150 in 2017 to cover out-of-pocket health care expenses (can include your annual deductible, coinsurance, copayments, and other charges for qualified medical expenses and limited dental and vision services)
  • More information on remuneration and terms of the VISTA

 

How to Apply:

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to our Team Director at sasha@sproutscookingclub.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
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:
Weekday Afternoons, Flexible with your schedule
Preferred Qualifications:
Personal car
Teaching experience
Cooking experience
Afternoon availability
Must live in the Bay Area!
Details:
$50/class, 6-8 week commitment
Mileage reimbursed
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!
Class Schedule located here: Fall 2017 Class Schedule

 

Job Description:
Do you enjoy cooking for yourself, or want the chance to put your untapped chef potential to the test? Do you love working with kids, and being involved in your community? Make a child’s birthday that much more special and share your passion for cooking with the next generation of chefs as one of Sprouts’ Birthday Party Chef Instructors!
Your Role:
We are currently looking for motivated, personable instructors that are passionate about Alice Water’s mission to educate kids about the importance of nutrition and cooking! You will get to work hands-on with our chef kiddos who are so excited to get cookin’ with you! This position is a super rewarding way to use your culinary skills in a fun and exciting environment!
We are looking for candidates who are natural leaders, quick thinkers, and problem solvers. We hope you join us for a season of delicious food and tons of cooking with fun and energetic kid chefs!
You will be responsible for each group of little chefs, addressing safety, sanitation, and knife skills when necessary to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy. You will also be in charge of organizing the menu with the parents beforehand, coordinating ingredients with the inventory staff, and scheduling volunteers to work with you. We usually block out 3 hours for each party, to allow time for you to set up ingredients, prepare the dish, eat, and clean up afterwards. The 3 hour window does not account for the time needed to stop by the inventory space in Oakland to pack ingredients.
Class Details:
Party groups are up to 16 kids
Ages range between 7-12
Lesson plans and ingredients will be provided!
Your Professional Growth:
If you are a culinary aficionado, aspiring chef or a culinary entrepreneur, this is the perfect opportunity to get your foot in the door within the culinary community and meet the right people! This position will provide valuable experience working within a successful nonprofit. You will have the opportunity to hone in on your organizational skills, time management, and leadership.
Your Team:
As Sprouts’ Birthday Party Chef Instructor you will have the support of our growing team of 13 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers.
Your Office and Schedule:
Your office space will be different birthday party venues across the Bay Area! You will also be in and out of our inventory space in downtown Oakland.
General work hours: weekends
You will work with families throughout SF, the East Bay, and Marin!
Your hours will be based on the parents’ preferences, but allow 3 hours for setting up, cooking, and clean-up.
Skills and Requirements:
You must have:
Personal car
Teaching experience
Cooking experience
Weekend availability
Live in the Bay Area!
Flexible schedule
Commitments and Contract Period:
4 month commitment
4-8 hours/week

Compensation and Benefits:

$70 per birthday party

INTERNSHIPS

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 12 full and part-time team members, several interns, and 30+ volunteers.

 

Locations and Hours:

You will have the option to work remotely or in our office.

Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5, Remote Fridays

Sunny Office Loft in West Oakland

 

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, but we are happy to offer academic credit.

 

Office Perks:

  • Complimentary healthy snacks, fruit and vegetables, baked goods, coffee and teas (Gotta keep our team well-fed and happy! (; )
  • Full kitchen for preparing or cooking up lunch. We’re a culinary nonprofit, after all!
  • We work from a beautiful, sunny office loft in West Oakland featuring a tree-filled courtyard and a view of City Slicker Farms. We are just a skip away from the Mandela Park running path, cafes (Kilovolt  is our favorite!) and restaurants like Oakland’s renowned Brown Sugar Kitchen.  Plus – our favorite taco truck is just a block away!
 

How to Apply:

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to our Team Director at sasha@sproutscookingclub.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the internship
 
Your role
As Chef-in-Training Program Ambassador, you will be working directly with the Americorps VISTA Program and Event Manager to expand and execute the Chef-in-Training (CIT) program to help underserved Bay Area youth turn their lives around as they work in local restaurants training to become chefs. You will be working right alongside the Program and Event Manager on key logistics of Sprouts’ CIT Program. Your role will be to help organize online campaigns to raise money for these internships, writing grants to support the program, supporting youth through personal advising and in-restaurant check-ins, and visiting community partners to raise awareness of our program. You will play a key part of fostering strong relationships with Sprouts network of funders and securing support in our community. Overall, learning the behind-the-scenes of working in a fast-growing nonprofit.
Your position
As CIT Ambassador, you 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 on a path of 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 underserved youth make huge changes to their lives and get on the right track.
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 the 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 popular chefs and restaurants – expanding our outreach of restaurant partners, facilitating in-restaurant check ins with interns and mentor chefs
-Work with Americorps Filmmaker and volunteer photographer to organize media resources used to share the CIT intern’s culinary journeys with the community
-Plan and implement CIT program marketing strategy to raise awareness of the program within the community by sharing intern’s progress
-Complete a grant to secure funding for program expansion
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 underserved communities a chance to fuel their passion to become a chef through this culinary vocational training. It provides youth the skills needed to secure stable jobs in the food industry. This internship targets disadvantaged Bay Area youth between the ages of 16 – 24, providing them with a paid opportunity to gain real-time, real-life culinary job training. Interns 16 hours in their host restaurant 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M08u1jzci58&t=4s
A CIT Success Story: Adrian Aguilar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEpLwx9hAlY&t=6s
Chef-in-training Video Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLkAO94OWYs (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 will be working alongside a team of 12 full-and-part-time team members, several interns, and 25 volunteers working to realize Sprouts’ mission. On top of this you will be working with the 10-20 CIT interns whose lives you are directly impacting.
Your office:
We are based in an office space in West Oakland, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with Sprouts’ fast-growing and dynamic team. You’ll also be heading to restaurants and other community organizations to promote Sprouts Chef-in-Training program.
Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Sprouts office space in West Oakland
**Friday is a Remote work day**
Restaurant sites and community organization 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 and off-site visits
 
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.
 
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.
 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 12 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:
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:
– 10-15 hours/week with flexible availability
– Length of internship is 6 months
Compensation and Benefits:
This position has a $60 monthly stipend. 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. 
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

SUMMER POSITIONS

Job Posting:
Take off that formal business attire and get ready for a summer packed with celebrity chefs, delicious food, and fun-loving kids. Plus – earn some cash while you’re at it! As Camp Director, you will delve into the delicious inner core of a culinary non-profit as you act as a liaison and representative for the Sprouts community. Looking to get some experience as a leader? By the end of the summer, you will have successfully led a team of 15 camp assistants and counselors. You will also have worked directly with hotshot chefs right inside real restaurants. Join us for a slammin’ summer, and help us in our mission to get kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to lead healthier lives!
Your Role:
Play an integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp as one of our Summer Camp Directors. As Camp Director, you will be the behind-the-scenes camp rockstar as you make sure each day runs smoothly through planning and logistics coordination! This 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! Ultimately, you will be at camps overseeing the classes, summer camp team, and campers.
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 to 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.
You will be working with the Camp Manager to help run camp classes, farm days, and activities for our summer camp sessions, facilitating the flow of daily logistics. You will even have the opportunity to teach cooking classes for the campers. 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:
We believe that everyone has something to contribute! We will work with you individually to make sure that your skill set is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. Everyone has something to offer, and your opinion will be heard. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth .. we will develop tasks and roles for you that will highlight that. Let us help you brainstorm the best ways to maximize your summer with us!
Sample Tasks:
– Oversee that counselor intro emails are sent out to campers
– Handle class 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 15 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working very closely with our Summer Camp staff of 15 seasonal camp managers, operations interns, marketing interns, and counselors. Your team members will be there to support you in your role, and will quickly become your new friends! The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurant in town.
Your Workspace and Hours:
You will not be working in a typical office environment for your summer, you will be working behind the scenes at real 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, 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 seasonal role, 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. You will receive a $2,200 stipend for the full summer, and a signed Alice Waters book!
Job Posting:
Take off that formal business attire and get ready for a summer packed with celebrity chefs, delicious food, and fun-loving kids. Plus – earn some cash while you’re at it! As Camp Director’s Assistant, you will delve into the delicious inner core of a culinary non-profit as you assist our Camp Directors in running camp classes, farm days, and activities! By the end of the summer, you will have developed new cooking skills and become friends with a whole slew of restaurant owners and chefs. Join us for a slammin’ summer, and help us in our mission to get kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to lead healthier lives!
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 will have a substantial 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:
We believe that everyone has something to contribute! We will work with you individually to make sure that your skill set is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. Everyone has something to offer, and your opinion will be heard. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth .. we will develop tasks and roles for you that will highlight that. Let us help you brainstorm the best ways to maximize your summer with us!
Sample Tasks:
– Send out counselor intro emails are sent out to campers
– Schedule ingredient logistics with camp team
– Check-in with team members
– Help Director with team scheduling
– Help prepare emails to parents
– Help Director with all daily logistics
– Maintain ingredient, equipment, and transportation checklists
– Send out post-camp follow up, such as surveys
*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 15 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working very closely with our Summer Camp staff of 15 seasonal camp managers, operations interns, marketing interns, and counselors. Your team members will be there to support you in your role, and will quickly become your new friends! The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurant in town.
Your Workspace and Hours:
You will not be working in a typical office environment for your summer, you will be working behind the scenes at real 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, seasonal
– 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. You will receive a $1,300 stipend, and a signed Alice Waters book!
Job Posting:
Take off that formal business attire and get ready for a summer packed with celebrity chefs, delectable food, and fun-loving kids. Plus – earn some cash while you’re at it! As our Camp Manager’s Assistant, you will delve into the delicious inner core of a culinary non-profit. By the end of the summer, you will have developed new cooking skills and become friends with a whole slew of restaurant owners and chefs. Join us for a slammin’ summer, and help us in our mission to get kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to lead healthier lives!
Your Role:
As Manager’s Assistant, you will be working directly with our Team and Program Director, coordinating all the logistics for our cooking classes, farm days, and activities for our summer camp sessions! You will be supporting the Camp Director 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:
We believe that everyone has something to contribute! We will work with you individually to make sure that your skill set is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. Everyone has something to offer, and your opinion will be heard. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth .. we will develop tasks and roles for you that will highlight that. Let us help you brainstorm the best ways to maximize your summer with us!
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:
In this role you will be working with our growing team of 15 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working very closely with our Summer Camp staff of 15 seasonal camp managers, operations interns, marketing interns, and counselors. Your team members will be there to support you in your role, and will quickly become your new friends! The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurant in town.
Your Workspace and Hours:
You will not be working in a typical office environment for your summer, you will be working behind the scenes at real 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. You will receive a $1,300 stipend for the whole summer, and a signed Alice Waters book!
Job Posting:

Take off that formal business attire and get ready for a summer packed with celebrity chefs, delectable food, and fun-loving kids. Plus – earn some cash while you’re at it! As our Camp Operations Intern, you will delve into the delicious inner core of a culinary non-profit. By the end of the summer, you will have developed new cooking skills and become friends with a whole slew of restaurant owners and chefs. Join us for a slammin’ summer, and help us in our mission to get kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to lead healthier lives!

Your Role:

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! 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. 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!

Your Professional Growth:

We believe that everyone has something to contribute! We will work with you individually to make sure that your skill set is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. Everyone has something to offer, and your opinion will be heard. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth .. we will develop tasks and roles for you that will highlight that. Let us help you brainstorm the best ways to maximize your summer with us!
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 15 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working very closely with our Summer Camp staff of 15 seasonal camp managers, operations interns, marketing interns, and counselors. Your team members will be there to support you in your role, and will quickly become your new friends! The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurant in town.
Your Workspace and Hours:
You will not be working in a typical office environment for your summer, you will be working behind the scenes at real 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 paid (wahooo!). You will receive a $1,300 stipend, and a signed Alice Waters book!
Job Posting:
Take off that formal business attire and get ready for a summer packed with celebrity chefs, delectable food, and fun-loving kids. Plus – earn some cash while you’re at it! As our Program Coordinator’s Assistant, you will delve into the delicious inner core of a culinary non-profit. By the end of the summer, you will have developed new cooking skills and become friends with a whole slew of restaurant owners and chefs. Join us for a slammin’ summer, and help us in our mission to get kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to lead healthier lives!
Your Role:
In this role you will be working directly with our Program Coordinator on the planning and execution of Sprouts’ Summer Camp. You will get to work on the ‘bling bling’ side of things, as you support our Program Coordinator in building relationships with fun-loving, local chefs and farmers. 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:
We believe that everyone has something to contribute! We will work with you individually to make sure that your skill set is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. Everyone has something to offer, and your opinion will be heard. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth .. we will develop tasks and roles for you that will highlight that. Let us help you brainstorm the best ways to maximize your summer with us!
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 with our growing team of 15 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working very closely with our Summer Camp staff of 15 seasonal camp managers, operations interns, marketing interns, and counselors. Your team members will be there to support you in your role, and will quickly become your new friends! The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurant in town.
Your Workspace and Hours:
You will not be working in a typical office environment for your summer, you will be working behind the scenes at real 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! You will receive a $1,300 stipend, and a signed Alice Waters book!
Job Posting:
Take off that formal business attire and get ready for a summer packed with celebrity chefs, delectable food, and fun-loving kids. Plus – earn some cash while you’re at it! As camp counselor, we will help you explore different career options as you delve into the delicious inner core of a culinary non-profit. By the end of the summer, you will have developed new cooking skills, eaten a ton of delicious bites from hotshot restaurants, and made new friends with a whole slew of local chefs and restaurants! Join us for a slammin’ summer, and help us in our mission to teach kids about cooking and nutrition to lead healthier lives!
Your Role:
As a Camp Counselor, you will be working hands-on with a group of 17 elementary aged kids, alongside your team of counselors and camp staff. You will have the opportunity to work right inside real restaurants with real chefs, visit local farms and markets, and get a taste of the culinary scene here in the Bay Area. Which also means that you will be first in line for all of the delicious food that we cook up with our chef friends! The Summer Camp Counselors will have plenty of opportunities to show leadership and facilitate the flow of each day: from talking to parents to helping teach a class or two!
Your Professional Growth:
We believe that everyone has something to contribute! We will work with you individually to make sure that your skill set is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. Everyone has something to offer, and your opinion will be heard. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth .. we will develop tasks and roles for you that will highlight that. Let us help you brainstorm the best ways to maximize your summer with us!
Your Team:
In this role you will be working with our growing team of 15 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working very closely with our Summer Camp staff of 15 seasonal camp managers, operations interns, marketing interns, and counselors. Your team members will be there to support you in your role, and will quickly become your new friends! The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurant in town.
Your Workspace and Hours:
You will not be working in a typical office environment for your summer, you will be working behind the scenes at real 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, 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 paid (wahooo!):
$1,300 for full Summer
$700 for half Summer
Job Posting:
Take off that formal business attire and get ready for a summer packed with celebrity chefs, delectable food, and fun-loving kids. Plus – earn some cash while you’re at it! As our Summer Marketing Intern, you will delve into the delicious inner core of a culinary non-profit, while honing in on your marketing skills. By the end of the summer, you will have developed new cooking skills and become friends with a whole slew of restaurant owners and chefs. Join us for a slammin’ summer, and help us in our mission to get kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to lead healthier lives!
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:
We believe that everyone has something to contribute! We will work with you individually to make sure that your skill set is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. Everyone has something to offer, and your opinion will be heard. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth .. we will develop tasks and roles for you that will highlight that. Let us help you brainstorm the best ways to maximize your summer with us!
Sample Tasks:
As the Summer Marketing Intern, you will contribute to marketing promotion and materials. This includes tasks 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:
In this role you will be working with our growing team of 15 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working very closely with our Summer Camp staff of 15 seasonal camp managers, operations interns, marketing interns, and counselors. Your team members will be there to support you in your role, and will quickly become your new friends! The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurant in town.
Your Workspace and Hours:
You will not be working in a typical office environment for your summer, you will be working behind the scenes at real 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, 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. You will receive a $60/month stipend, and a signed Alice Waters book!
Job Posting:
Help us capture the magic of Sprouts’ work and our mission of providing inspiring youth cooking classes, as our Summer Camp Photographer! Get ready for a summer packed with celebrity chefs, delectable food, and fun-loving kids. Plus – earn some cash while you’re at it! As our Camp Photographer, you will delve into the delicious inner core of a culinary non-profit while honing in on your photography skills. By the end of the summer, you will have developed new cooking skills and become friends with a whole slew of restaurant owners and chefs. Join us for a slammin’ summer, and help us in our mission to get kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to lead healthier lives!
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:
We believe that everyone has something to contribute! We will work with you individually to make sure that your skill set is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. Everyone has something to offer, and your opinion will be heard. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth .. we will develop tasks and roles for you that will highlight that. Let us help you brainstorm the best ways to maximize your summer with us!
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:
In this role you will be working with our growing team of 15 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 25 volunteers. You’ll also be working very closely with our Summer Camp staff of 15 seasonal camp managers, operations interns, marketing interns, and counselors. Your team members will be there to support you in your role, and will quickly become your new friends! The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurant in town.
Your Workpace and Hours:
You will not be working in a typical office environment for your summer, you will be working behind the scenes at real 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.

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