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.

PAID POSITIONS

As Team and Project Manager, you will work closely with each of Sprouts’ team members, helping them identify and track personal and professional goals. You will also set objectives for each of Sprouts’ programs, collaborating with program directors as you assess respective program budgets, execution structures, organizational methods, and team models. Of these programs, you will get to work closely with the Chef-in-training program, which helps underserved youth train to become chefs.
In addition to vision and goal setting, you will assist the team in maximizing the efficiency of daily programming execution, help troubleshoot issues as they arise, and celebrate successes as goals are met. As expansion goals are defined, you will facilitate progress by reaching out to new, potential partners, and helping team members effectuate expansion action items. You’ll also have a hand in creating new systems and overseeing their implementation. As part of your team manager position, you will assist the HR team with recruitment and onboarding of team members. This can include anything from reviewing team documents with oncomers to filling out paperwork for a new Americorps team member. During the summer months, you will help manage a team of seasonal interns and camp team members.

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 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

  • Bi-monthly check-in meetings with all core team members
  • Meetings with the founder to discuss structure and set quantifiable expansion goals
  • Monthly progress reports with individual program directors
  • Approving team scheduling, sick time, vacations, and time-sheets
  • Overseeing and setting objectives for interns
  • Assisting HR coordinator with recruitment and onboarding
  • Drafting expansion plans with directors of each program
  • Reviewing budgets with directors of each program
  • Identifying areas of improvement within each program, and setting up clear action items for team members
  • Identifying inefficiencies within the organization and working with team members to implement creative solutions
  • Filling out paperwork for the VISTA Americorps fellows

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 (excluding summer months)

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, strong interpersonal skills, friendly professionalism, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Driver’s license. Strong leadership skills.

Commitments and Contract Period:

Full Time
32-40 hours per week
Minimum 12-month commitment
We can work with your schedule
Wednesday remote days, excluding summer months

Compensation and Perks:

  • $18/hour
  • Opportunity for a performance-based raise within 6 months of the position

 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
     

Don’t miss this first-time-ever internship opportunity to work directly with the Founder and Executive Director of Sprouts Cooking Club as you gain inimitable first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit. Throughout your internship, you will have countless opportunities to meet influential players within in the culinary world including chefs, restaurateurs, and community members.

This internship will allow you to work director with the founder of Sprouts, and have a direct hand in creating community-focused programs. Your main project will involve working in tandem with Sprouts Founder to organize a Sprouts benefit event featuring a line-up of celebrity chefs based in San Francisco. You will learn everything from event planning, to donor cultivation, to volunteer management. You will meet and mingle with high-profile community members and restaurant owners, as well as celebrity chefs during cultivation events and cocktail hours. While you will directly support Sprouts founder, you will also have the opportunity to interact with team members, board members, and core partners. 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 Sprouts mission in action by assisting one of our cooking classes, where you will work directly with the kids. 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. Your personal and professional growth is important to us – we will cater assignments and projects to highlight your skill set and interests. 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!

Personal & 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

  • Organizing a dinner benefit featuring a line-up of celebrity chefs in SF
  • Organizing and attending cultivation cocktails and events
  • Creating donor outreach systems
  • Behind the scenes organizing and creating structure for programs
  • Direct impact service (i.e. help with an after school cooking class)
  • Working with Benefit chefs to establish ingredient donation needs
  • Keeping event planning spreadsheets updated
  • Tasks catered to the skills set and professional goals of the intern

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.

Commitments and Contract Period:

Full Time
40 hours per week
Remote work 3 days per week
Two office days per week
Typically 9am-5pm Mon-Friday
We can work with your schedule!

Compensation and Perks:

  • $2,000 Summer stipend
  • June 10th – September 10th. Start and End Date are flexible
  • Weekly organic farmers’ market produce, baked goods and pantry items left over from classes!
  • You will gain valuable knowledge of the inner workings of a successful nonprofit
  • You will forge inimitable contacts with influential community members
  • You will directly serve the community

 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
     

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see, first-hand, the inner core of a nonprofit! You will become a pro working with QuickBooks Online and hone in on your Excel skills, all while gaining additional experience with budget projections and financial goal setting. As a small non-profit that is expanding quickly, you will have the chance to contribute to and be privy to all aspects of our accounting and bookkeeping. You will work directly with our head accountant, Sprouts founder and non-profit accounting specialists that advise our organization. Your voice will be heard and your opinion will count as you help decide on important changes budget and accounting processes. This is a great opportunity for candidates with basic accounting experience that would like to increase their accounting experience and skills.

As the Accounting Assistant, you will be working closely with Sprouts Accountant, Accounting Specialist, Sprouts Founder, and program leaders within the non-profits. You will never be bored as you work on an array of accounting tasks such as Quickbook entries and accounts receivable to processing payroll and helping team members to create budgets. You will also help the team track scholarships and subsidies, as well as track donations from the community. Tasks will change as our organization continues to grow – keeping your on-your-feet and constantly learning. Your hard work will pay off as you help Sprouts to expand its’ programs and create more opportunities for our students to attend classes through scholarships.

Personal & Professional Growth

Your professional growth is a priority for us! You will gain first-hand experience and be assigned responsibilities that would be inaccessible in other large organization. You will learn about various business models, accounting rules, and nonprofit regulations as you participate and voice opinions during team and management meetings. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after.

Sample Tasks

  • Record Keeping in Quickbooks Online
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Payroll Processing
  • Scholarship Tracking
  • Budget Meetings with various Program Leaders
  • Donation Tracking

Your Team

16 full and part-time team members, 10 chef instructors, and a team of motivated interns, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ local chefs

Locations and Hours

Remote (Optional Office Hours in Sprouts’ sunny, West Oakland Office)

Part time, 15-20 hrs per week

Skills and Requirements

Associate Accounting Degree at Minimum
1+ years of accounting experience, non-profit experience is a plus
QuickBooks Online experience a must, Quickbooks Pro Advisor certification is a plus
Reliable access to PC and Internet
Experience with Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Drive etc.)
Must be detail oriented
Able to work independently with limited supervision
Computer with a Windows-Operating-System (Possible Sprouts-issued computer available)

Compensation and Perks:

  • $15/hour
  • June 10th – September 10th. Start and End Date is Flexible
  • Remote position, with optional office hours with the team
  • Valuable experience in non-profit accounting
  • Room for growth and promotion

 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
     
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

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:
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.

As the Summer Marketing Intern, you will never be bored! You will learn and master the art of creating Facebook and Google ad campaigns, run Hootsuite, and design a 12-month marketing plan for the organization. You will be get to work directly with our Marketing Team as well as Sprouts founder as you create and diffuse marketing content around Sprouts celebrity chef partners, restaurants, and sponsors. You will even have the opportunity to work with photography video to add to your generated content. By the end of the internship, you will be an expert in marketing strategy and technique, and will have forged relationships with chefs, community movers and shakers, and business owners all across the Bay. Most importantly, your voice will be heard, and you will have constant opportunities to learn about and contribute to our global growth strategy.

This internship is hands-on and action packed! Your days at the office will be switched up with visits to our cooking camps, and marketing appointments with chefs. You’ll even have the opportunity to give a stab at website updates and design. Throughout the summer, you will also have the opportunity to work on a community newsletter, highlighting the successes of each program. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to help tell the story of a nonprofit that is truly making a difference in the community. This position has strong potential for a paid position after the internship.

Personal & 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 sub-interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth – we will develop tasks and roles within our marketing internship that will highlight that. Let us help you brainstorm the best ways to maximize your summer with us! At the end of the summer, a full-time position on the team will be up for discussion.

Sample Tasks

  • Help execute Sprouts’ summer marketing plan incorporating social media, chef profile highlights, Mailchimp campaigns, facebook ads, informational videos, and cooking videos
  • Draft a 12-month global marketing plan with the help of marketing team members
  • Execute website updates
  • Write up newsletter updates highlighting Sprouts’ achievements
  • Review and improve our current advertisement action plans for our various programs: fundraisers, weekend 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
  • Reach out to national and local magazines, blogs, and publications
  • Review and improve our current communication strategy to share new videos
  • Strengthen our Youtube presence
  • Write and post blogs featuring our partner chefs and restaurants

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 (excluding summer months)

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, friendly professionalism, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking.

Commitments and Contract Period:

Full Time
40 hours per week
9-5 p.m, Monday-Friday
May 25th -August 30th (end date is flexible, depending on fall commitment)

Compensation and Perks:

  • $2,000 for the summer

 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
     

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.

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

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.

GET IN TOUCH


BAY : (510) 680-3614 NYC : (929) 251-3359
Sprouts Office

3206 Hannah Street
Office #1
Oakland CA 94608

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