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

As the Chef-in-Training Fundraising Coordinator, you will focus on all things funding for Sprouts’ Chef-in-Training Program! Your work will help Oakland-based, underserved youth turn their lives around as they train to become chefs in professional restaraunts, right alongside Sprouts’ partner chefs. Your time with Sprouts will focus on fundraising and sponsorships, grant writing and management, and program statistics and analysis. You will have a variety of projects that will help you to grow and learn, including improving our Grant Database and Management System, tracking grants and follow-up, and recording program statistics.
Your work will involve check-ins and constant collaboration with Sprouts’ Founder, Team Director, Chef and Partnership Coordinator, and our CIT Program Manager VISTA. During weekly team meetings and monthly lunches, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts, ask for feedback, recount achievements and discuss projects with the entire team.

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 9am-5pm, with remote Wednesdays, 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 your Americorps term, you will be considered for a full-time, paid position based on the skills and interests you develop.

Sample Tasks

  • Forging new and maintaining old partnerships and relationships with chefs, restaurants, kitchen venues, farmers, markets, foundations, and community members, such as nonprofit directors, and sponsors
  • Working with our Chef and Partnership Coordinator to plan and execute fundraisers
  • Reaching out to Chef-in-Training interns and chefs participating in the program to organize fundraising events
  • Creating Mailchimps and other promotional materials for fundraisers
  • Draft, revise and submit grants for funding Chef-in-Training internship stipends and program support
  • Adding and organizing our internal Grant Database and Management System so it can be easily referenced and effectively transferred
  • Proactively managing and following up on awarded grants, and creating a status report to the board
  • Working with the CIT Program Manager and Sprouts’ Accountant to draft programmatic budgets for grants Compiling statistics regarding the effectiveness of our programs, including data collection on Chef-in-Training alumni
  • Compiling update statistics and information about the communities we serve
  • Collecting verbal and written testimonials of the program
  • Collecting and compiling information for a Sprouts Annual Report

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 15 full-and-part-time team members, several motivated interns, and 50+ active community volunteers working to realize Sprouts’ mission.

Locations and Hours

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

Sunny Office Loft in West Oakland

Restaurants and community center sites in San Francisco and East Bay

Skills and Requirements

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

Commitments and Contract Period:

Start Date: May 21, 2018
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 Wednesdays (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 2018 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 Recruitment and Volunteer Manager at sydney.grange@sproutscookingclub.org:

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

As Sprouts’ Video and Media Manager VISTA, you will be responsible for planning and executing a marketing campaign to promote and raise awareness of Sprouts’ Chef-in-Training program! The media content created will help Sprouts reach our funding goals to ensure the sustainability of the program. Your work will directly help disadvantaged youth turn their lives around as they work with real chefs in real restaurants to train to become chefs! Using video, photography, and social media tools, you will highlight the stories of low-income, underserved Chef-in-Training interns through a series of videos. Your role is to inspire our community by showcasing their individual stories and their progress as they train to become professional chefs! You will have the important role of sharing their stories with the community, the team, and our Board of Advisors, including Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver!
You will also communicate Sprouts’ general mission to the community through media focusing on Sprouts’ after school classes, camps, weekend cooking classes, and birthday party fundraisers, bringing to light the impact these varied programs have on the lives of community youth. As a result, you will film, photograph, interview, and forge relationships with various chefs, community activists, nonprofit directors, and diverse youth.
Your position will have a direct impact in the lives of over 20 young adults; you will be personally helping underserved youth change their lives around by sharing their inspiring stories with the community. You will get to see their progress firsthand, and realize the effects and value of your work. It’s not everyday that you get to work with real chefs in real restaurants, and help underserved youth make meaningful changes to their lives. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community.

Personal & Professional Growth

Your professional growth is extremely important to us! As a Sprouts team member, we will work closely with you on your professional growth, helping you draft specific goals and a timeline of action items to achieve your professional objectives. You will work closely with our founder and management to promote Sprouts’ programs and communicate Sprouts’ mission to the community. You will also develop leadership and project management skills as you work with Sprouts global director and management team to spearhead video and marketing projects.
As a small nonprofit, you will also have very steep potential for growth on the team. Many team members have started with Sprouts and received promotions. There is a strong opportunity to be hired on and promoted after your position has finished.
You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during our team meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after! You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving and evolving structure. You’ll learn the basics of business, accounting, expansion, and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.

Sample Tasks

  • Conduct video interviews of chefs, trainees, and prominent community members
  • Create video campaigns for Sprouts’ Chef-in-Training program
  • Develop social media marketing campaigns and strategy
  • Organize and promoting Sprouts Youtube Channel
  • Collaborate closely with Sprouts’ Founder and CIT Program Manager to help facilitate the creation of multimedia content
  • Script, storyboard, allocate resources, set deadlines and select optimal forms of media for projects
  • Develop production schedules
  • Evaluate and select scenes for dramatic pacing, entertainment value and continuity
  • Trim shots, edit content to specified lengths, and assemble segments in a way that presents a story with maximum effect
  • Record and edit video and sound projects, including selecting program format for final output, capturing/importing media, organizing raw media, editing footage and sound files, creating and inserting static and motion graphics, titling, adding music/voice-over/sfx, media management and archiving project media
  • Optimize videos based on social platforms (Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  • Assist in launching videos through appropriate channels
  • Review content for quality control and make corrections; technical and editorial
  • Modify video or audio levels as required by quality control standards
  • Develop and maintain post-production processes and guidelines
  • Evaluate analytics

Your Team

As Video and Media Manager VISTA, you will be working directly with Bay Area chefs and restaurants to get captivating footage for Sprouts’ promotional materials and intern highlight videos. You will work directly with our marketing team to help strategize Sprouts’ marketing efforts. You will be working alongside a team of 15 full-and-part-time team members, several interns, and 50+ volunteers working to realize Sprouts’ mission, as well as with 20 CIT interns.

Locations and Hours

Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5, Remote Wednesdays
Opportunity for this position to be remote
Sunny Office Loft in West Oakland

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

Commitments and Contract Period

Starting July 10th, 2018 and ending July 9, 2019. 12-month commitment, 40 hours per week.

Skills and Experience Required

Must have experience with videography and editing
Must be able to film, edit, and compile videos from start to finish independently
Must have own professional equipment

Compensation and Benefits:

    • $18,180 for the year, plus End-of-Service benefit of educational stipend ($5,815) or end-of-service cash stipend ($1,500)
    • $400 Monthly Housing or Transportation Stipend
    • Instant social, professional, and support network and community
    • Direct service and hands-on experience
    • More information on remuneration and terms of the Vista programming!

    How To Apply

    We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to our Recruitment and Volunteer Manager at sydney.grange@sproutscookingclub.org:

    • Resume
    • Cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
       
Job Description:
Take off that formal attire and get ready for a hands-on and delicious opportunity to create invaluable contacts within the culinary community. If you want to join a fast-growing organization that has endless room for growth and have your voice heard – this is the job for you! We are looking for an ultra-organized culinary aficionado that believes in community impact and quality ingredients. What’s the icing on the top? This position comes with perks like surplus organic ingredients and treats! After one year, you’ll be up for a promotion and raise!
Your Role:
As Sprouts’ Inventory Manager, you will be incharge of our incredible inventory space packed with top quality, organic ingredients. This involves acquiring, tracking, and organizing Sprouts’ inventory of beautiful, organic pantry items and produce. You will gain insight on how inventory is run for a small nonprofit, as you oversee preparation of ingredients and equipment for youth culinary classes. You will strengthen your outreach and networking skills as you work with our Operations and Partnership Director to build relationships with our community partners and sponsors like Imperfect Produce, Eden Organics, Straus Creamery and many more! You will also contribute to our marketing as you manage Sprouts’ social media platforms to thank our sponsors and chefs, as well as garner interest for our classes and events. All your hard 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:
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 Wednesdays, 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 expansion, accounting, and marketing strategy as you sit in on team meetings.

Sample Tasks

  • Pick up and process Sprouts’ inventory
  • Organize and maintaining a clean inventory space
  • Prepare ingredients and equipment for classes
  • Maintain sponsor relationships and donations
  • Help manage Sprouts’ social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter to thank our sponsors and chefs and to garner interest for our classes and events
  • Occasional assistance with cooking classes and transportation of materials

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 15 full and part-time team members, 10 chef instructors, several motivated interns, and 50+ active community volunteers working to realize Sprouts’ mission.

Locations and Hours

Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5, Remote Wednesdays
Sunny Office Loft in West Oakland
Restaurants and venues in San Francisco, Oakland and beyond

Skills and Requirements

Strong organizational and problem solving skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology, food-safety knowledge, strong interpersonal skills, friendly professionalism, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Driver’s license. Leadership skills. Culinary skills and comfort in the kitchen. *Priority given to applicants with access to a vehicle*

Commitments and Contract Period:

      • Part Time: 30 hours per week
      • Minimum 12 month commitment
      • We can work with your schedule!

Compensation and Perks:

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

How To Apply

 
We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to our Recruitment and Volunteer Manager at sydney.grange@sproutscookingclub.org:

      • Resume
      • Cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
         
Job Description:
Take off that formal business attire and get ready for a summer packed with celebrity chefs, delicious food, and fun-loving kids! As Camp Director, you get to take the reins of Sprouts’ Summer Camp, and delve into the delicious, inner core of a culinary non-profit. You will be running the show for Sprouts Summer Camp, being the on-the-grounds leader for your camp team of 5 camp counselors as you bring young chefs to delicious kitchens, beautiful farms, and interesting food shops. You will also be working directly with hotshot chefs right inside their restaurants. Join us for a slammin’ summer, and help us fulfill our mission to give kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to lead healthier lives!
Your Role:
Leader: As Camp Director, you will be the on-the-grounds camp rockstar and leader as you make sure each day runs smoothly through executing camp itineraries, directing your camp team, and assisting our professional chefs! This position is incredibly hands-on and rewarding as you facilitate and see the individual culinary and personal growth of each camper! You will help lead our summer camp team which will include team member check-ins, and staff scheduling. Ultimately, you will be running the show at camps, leading your team of counselors and chefs in various cooking classes and activities at restaurants, farms, parks and more! You will make executive decisions throughout the camp day using your best judgement and Sprouts’ support structure.
Liaison: You will serve as a critical liaison between campers and parents, Sprouts’ inventory and planning team, as well as counselors and chefs. You will meet with our management team to discuss the camp planner and details in the daily itinerary. You will interact with parents at drop-off and pick-up and communicate their feedback to the office. You will consult the inventory team to address ingredient and equipment needs. Your voice will be heard, and your ideas and feedback will be crucial for the smooth execution of camps. Your ultimate goal is to create a positive camp experience for the parents, kids, chefs, and team!
Tangible Impact: 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. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after!
You will be working directly with some of the sharpest talent in the Bay Area, as you collaborate with our top restaurant partners including Boulevard, One Market, Tartine, Penrose, and many more! You will also develop leadership and project management skills as you work with Sprouts global director and management team to make camp a success!

Sample Tasks

  • Running counselor-led activities such as knife skill exercises and blindfolded palate games
  • Assisting chefs run in-restaurant classes with the kids
  • Leading kids in culinary cook-offs
  • Handling class logistics with Sprouts’ camp planning team
  • Checking-in with camp counselors
  • Checking-in with management team
  • Making sure scheduling and logistics run smoothly
  • Meeting parents at parent orientation and camp drop-off and pick-up
  • Send out orientation emails to parents
  • Overseeing daily logistics
  • Assessing ingredient, equipment, and transportation needs
  • Setting a positive, cheerful, energetic tone for your team of counselors, campers, and parents

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 30 volunteers. Our Summer Camp staff of 8 seasonal camp counselors, operations interns, and marketing interns 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 about nutrition, kids, good food, restaurants, and service.

Locations and Hours

You will not be working in a typical office environment for your summer, but rather, behind the scenes at real restaurants, farms, and markets!
General Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5, Remote Wednesdays
Sunny Office Loft in West 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. Experience 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 Perks:

      • $19/hour
      • You will gain valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts.
      • Weekly organic farmers’ market produce, baked goods and pantry items left over from classes!

How To Apply

 
We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to our Recruitment and Volunteer Manager at sydney.grange@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
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 West 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, 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 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, 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 in West 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 in West 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 in West 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 in West 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 in West 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: West Oakland
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, delectable food, and fun-loving kids. Plus – earn some cash while you’re at it! As a Culinary Camp Counselor Intern, 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 directly with the Camp Directors to run camp classes, farm days, and activities for our summer camp sessions, facilitating the flow of daily logistics. 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. You will have a substantial influence on the experience of each camper, chef, and parent alike! The program manager, camp directors, and counselors will be in constant contact, meeting often and telephoning frequently so that communication stays very strong.
The Summer Culinary Camp Interns will have plenty of opportunities to develop and exercise leadership skills as you facilitate the flow of each day. You’ll interact with parents, help create lesson plans and potentially teach a class or two! In addition, you will also have one in-office day per week to work towards the completion of an intern project and assist Sprouts’ office team. The project will be a written report that discusses an observed area for improvement within our organization, a strategy for improvement, and a 12 month execution plan. The intern project will give you the opportunity to observe and meet with all Sprouts’ departments, think critically about current systems in-place, and create solutions to make a tangible, impactful change within our organization that will last long after your time at Sprouts.
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 that you continue to progress on your goals for personal and professional growth. 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 work with you to develop tasks and roles to keep your growing and engaged. 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 16 full and part-time team members, several interns, and over 30 volunteers. You’ll also be working very closely with our Summer Camp staff – the program manager, camp directors, 4 summer camp interns, and 3 exchange students from France. 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 culinary and farming enthusiasts, excited about helping others through wholesome foods and eager to support our local restaurants.
Your Workspace and Hours:
4 days out of the week, you’ll be living the Bay Area to its fullest as you work and cook with kids behind-the-scenes at real restaurants, farms and markets! Definitely not an average day at the office..
1 day of every week, you will have an office day. Your office day will be scheduled according to the camp schedule.
General work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5
Office space in West 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, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills. Culinary skills and comfort in the kitchen. Comfort and excitement for working with kids. Driver’s license.
Commitments and Contract Period:
Full-Day Summer Internship
– 4 camp days per week: 8:45am to 5:15pm (includes lunch break)
– 1 office day per week: 9am-5pm
– 3 Month Commitment (June 4th through August 31st)
– Internship start and end date are flexible, depending on circumstances.
Half-Day Summer Internship
– Mornings at camp: 8:30am to 1:30pm
– 1 office day every 2 weeks: 9am to 5pm
– 3 Month Commitment (June 4th through August 31st)
– Internship start and end date are flexible, depending on circumstances.
Compensation and Benefits:
You will gain valuable experience working with a successful, mission-driven nonprofit, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts.
This position is paid:
$2,000 for Full-Day Internship
$1,000 for Half-Day Internship
How To Apply:
We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to our Recruitment Manager sydney.grange@sproutscookingclub.org:
– Resume
– Cover letter that explains why your skill sets, interests, goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position.
– Two references, with a description of your relationship and their contact information.

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Oakland CA 94608

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