Positions and Internships

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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

Don’t miss this opportunity to work behind-the-scenes of a culinary non-profit that partners with hotshot chefs to train underserved young adults to become chefs and inspires kids all over the nation to cook healthy meals for their communities! Your marketing prowess will spread awareness for our programming so that we can continue to impact the lives of youth across the nation. 

Your Role: 

As Sprouts’ Marketing Manager, you will use WordPress to edit and improve Sprouts’ website and create MailChimp emails to promote classes and draft quarterly updates for our community. You will collaborate with team members to highlight our sponsors, donors, and celebrity chefs through Google ads, Facebook ads, and social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and website blogs. You will create flyers for special events and new class series, including design and wording. You will also work with the executive director to help reposition our 2-year marketing plan. 

Your Professional Growth: 

We believe that everyone has unique talents, passions, and interests to contribute! We will work with you individually to make sure that your skillset and interests are highlighted throughout your time with Sprouts and your goals for personal and professional growth are met.  Everyone has something to offer, and your opinion will be heard. We will do our best to incorporate your interests in the respective elements of the position. This contact opportunity offers you the chance to learn by doing and have the opportunity to achieve your own learning goals. 

Sample Tasks:
  • Construct email marketing templates and schedule/send campaigns with MailChimp
  • Generate, edit, publish and share content on the website using WordPress
  • Creating unique content for social media to promote blog and engagement
  • Conduct email or phone interviews with chefs and sponsors and write blogs for the website
  • Expanding Sprouts’ list of parent forums and online groups
  • Expanding Sprouts’ PR list
  • Giving guidance to Sprouts’ volunteer photographers
  • Maintaining Sprouts’ photography files
  • Assist with creating our chef and sponsor highlights
  • Creating unique content for social media to promote blog and engagement
  • Help brand and promote Sprouts’ all-new Virtual Dinner Series.  
    • Identifying and soliciting name-brand chefs for participation in our dinner series
    • Identifying Parent Groups and Facebook demographics to advertise classes 
Skills and Requirements:
  • Experience in Marketing
  • Excellent Skills in MailChimp
  • Excellent Skills in WordPress
  • Excellent skills in Social Media Outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Excellent Skills in Writing
  • Excellent Skills in Google Ads and Facebook Ads
  • Concise, Vibrant Writing and Design Style 
  • Experience with Zoom
  • Comfort with technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking 
Your Team: 

As Marketing Manager, you will report directly to the Sprouts’ Executive Director. You will work closely with Sprouts’ team, from overseeing marketing interns to working with our Bay Area and NYC team.  

Hours, Location, Compensation:

Work hours:  20-30 hours per week, Potential Full-time work the month of June

Sprouts General Work Hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5 PT

Start date: June 1st or ASAP
End date: August 15th. Based on performance, strong potential to join the year-round team come September
 

Location: Virtual, remote work

Compensation: $20-$25 hr, depending on location

How to Apply:

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skillset, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
  • Please be prepared to provide the contact of a recommender, upon request
Company Description: 

Sprouts is a nonprofit that teaches youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds what REAL food is all about. We do this through hands-on cooking with REAL chefs from mission-based restaurants in New York City, San Jose, Paris, and the San Francisco Bay Areas! With the support of Jamie Oliver and the endorsement of Alice Waters on our advisory board, we fulfill our mission through three main programs:

  • Chef-In-Training Internships for underserved young adults that want to change their lives around through a culinary career
  • Chef-In-Training Fundraiser Classes and Camps on weekends and school breaks for diverse Bay Area youth
  • Classes for children with special needs

Our Team: Executive Director and Founder, Culinary Programming Director, Accounting team, legal team, Marketing Manager, Office Manager/ HR, Chef-In-Training Manager, CIT NYC Ambassador, Marketing Interns, Culinary Instructors, Board of Directors,  Advisory Members, community volunteers and ambassadors, and professional chef partners.

Don’t miss this summertime opportunity to work behind-the-scenes of a culinary non-profit teaching diverse youth how to cook healthy meals for their communities as a culinary camp counselor! We are looking for energetic, culinary aficionados looking to gain inimitable, first-hand experience working within a mission-forward culinary nonprofit. Counselors will learn mouth-watering recipes, develop crucial leadership skills, gain important experience, and network with local culinary leaders. With Sprouts summer camps serving as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training program, your passion and hard work will help empower young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs. By the end of the summer, you will have been part of a summer camp team that helped both youth and young adults prepare for healthier futures. 

Your Role

Take off that formal business attire and get ready for a summer packed with celebrity chefs, delicious food, and fun-loving kids! As a Summer Camp Counselor, you’ll be assisting 13-16 kiddos during weeklong camps that take place at high end and Michelin-star restaurants in the Bay such as Saison, Mago, 3rd Cousin, and The Dorian. Each restaurant will host an entire week of camps, giving you the opportunity to build a relationship with each chef all week long as you help run cooking classes as well as restaurant workshops in marketing, menu design, photo styling, and customer service. As a counselor, you will serve as a liaison between the chef, child, parent, camp manager, and Sprouts office team. You will prioritize and ensure the safety of each camper! You will also help with set up, clean up and ingredient acquisition and prep throughout the week. At the end of each week, you will fill out a brief progress report for select campers. By the end of the internship, your cooking skills and professional network of chefs will be at an all-time high!  

Your Professional Growth

We believe that everyone has unique talents, passions and interests to contribute! We will work with you individually to help with your future job search opportunities whether it is within our community, our network of chefs, restaurants, or entrepreneurs or elsewhere based on performance and mutual desire. We will make sure that your skillset is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth – we will do our best to incorporate these respective elements into your position. The sky’s the limit! We want you to maximize your summer with us!  

Sample Tasks
  • Help run delicious and educational culinary classes and workshops (restaurant marketing and management, menu planning, budgeting, and customer service)  for 13-16 energetic campers. Camps take place in restaurants and occasionally on farms.
  • Facilitate Sprouts-run activities and culinary games such as pallet play, simple recipes, and farming/gardening.
  • Assist chefs during camp cooking classes
  • Camp set up and clean up
  • Communicate with parents when necessary
  • Prepare project and present to OFA as scheduled
  • Help out with the new Virtual Dinner Series if time allows.  This would include: identifying and soliciting name-brand chefs for participation in our dinner series, serving as in-person assistants to the chefs as they film their virtual sessions from their home or restaurant. assisting with managing the Zoom class call, moderating, and helping to answer any questions from the kids and parents; help maintain rules and expectations of attendees and helping the chef with clean up.
Your Team: 

In this role you will be working directly with our summer camp leaders, Bay Area director, inventory coordinators, partner chefs and fellow counselors. You will report directly to the Summer Camp Leader on a daily basis. The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurants and food in town.

Hours, Location, Compensation

Work hours: 

July 6- August 14, 6 weeks at approximately 20 hours per week with alternating schedule (3 days on/2 off) during camp hours of 8:30 am – 5:15 pm Monday through Friday**

Location: Your “office” will be at various locations in the Bay Area, including various restaurants and potentially Alemany Farms.  One office day every other week.

Compensation: $1,200 stipend

Compensation provided in part by Opportunities for All (OFA), a SF-wide job empowerment initiative.

Perk – Organic produce, baked goods, and pantry items during (and leftover from) classes!

**Summer Camp hours subject to change as unanticipated scheduling changes arise**

Skills and Requirements

Skills:

Experience working with kids and problem solving on the fly. Energetic, an incredible team player, attention to detail and initiative are a must! Interest in community, education, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership and culinary skills a plus! 

Requirements:

  • To apply, you must live, go to school, or have a guardian that works in San Francisco
  • Must be of ages 19 to 24 to participate
  • All selected applicants will need to go through the OFA application process
  • Background check
  • No prior employment experience required
How to Apply:

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org:

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

Sprouts is a nonprofit that teaches youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds what REAL food is all about. We do this through hands-on cooking with REAL chefs from mission-based restaurants in New York City, San Jose, Paris, and the San Francisco Bay Areas! With the support of Jamie Oliver and the endorsement of Alice Waters on our advisory board, we fulfill our mission through three main programs:

  • Chef-In-Training Internships for underserved young adults that want to change their lives around through a culinary career
  • Chef-In-Training Fundraiser Classes and Camps on weekends and school breaks for diverse Bay Area youth
  • Classes for children with special needs

Our Team: Global Director and Founder, Culinary Programming Director, Accountant, Marketing & Events Manager, Office Manager/ HR, Chef-In-Training Manager, CIT NYC Ambassador, 2 Marketing Interns, Culinary Instructors, 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ local chefs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to work directly with chefs, nonprofit partners, farmers, and local businesses as you teach youth how to cook healthy meals for their communities! At Sprouts Cooking Club, you will gain inimitable, first-hand experience working within a mission-forward culinary nonprofit. With Sprouts’ summer camps serving as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training Program, your passion and hard work will help empower young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs. By the end of the summer camp, you will have been part of a team that helped both youth and young adults prepare for healthier futures. 

Your Role: 

Take off that formal business attire and get ready for one solid week packed with local chefs, delicious food, and fun-loving kids! As the Summer Camp Counselor, you’ll serve a crucial role in our summer camps, which raises funding for Sprouts’ Chef-In-Training program for underserved young adults. You’ll delve into the delicious, inner core of a culinary non-profit as you facilitate the culinary journey of diverse kids to kitchens, farms, markets, and gardens. You’ll learn mouth-watering recipes, develop crucial leadership skills, gain important experience, and network with local culinary leaders. Your talents and time will help kids learn the basics of healthy eating and allow struggling young adults to turn their lives around as they train to become chefs in professional restaurants. 

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.  

Not only will your leadership and project planning skills be honed, but you will learn about nonprofits and how to make social impact using sustainable systems. You will see first-hand, the many moving variables of a thriving nonprofit. 

As a small nonprofit, there will be countless opportunities to step up and be heard. Your Summer Camp Leader, Culinary Programming Director, HR Manager, and Global Director will all be accessible members of your team!

Sample Tasks:

  • In this role, you will help the camp leader and culinary hosts run delicious and educational culinary classes and workshops for 16 energetic campers. Throughout the week, counselors will also help lead Sprouts-run classes such as pallet play games, simple recipes, and farming/gardening.
  • A typical camp day starts at 8:30 a.m. with a brief check-in with the camp team and ends at 5:30 p.m.  

Hours, Location, Compensation

Work hours: 

August 3-7th  appx. 8:30 am-5:30 pm Monday through Friday

Orientation will be the week of July 27th (partly in SF) 

Location: 

Camp week: Grateful Gardens, 990 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95126

Compensation: $300 stipend 

Perk – Organic produce, baked goods, and pantry items during (and leftover from) classes!

**Summer Camp hours subject to change as unanticipated scheduling changes arise**

Skills and Requirements:

Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, education, nutrition, and cooking. Leadership skills and a lot of energy. Culinary skills and comfort in the kitchen. Experience working with kids and problem solving. Must be organized and have a positive attitude. Must be serv-safe certified (certification can take place after being accepted for the position).

How to Apply:

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org:

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

Company Description 

Sprouts is a nonprofit that teaches youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds what REAL food is all about. We do this through hands-on cooking with REAL chefs from mission-based restaurants in New York City, San Jose, Paris, and the San Francisco Bay Areas! With the support of Jamie Oliver and the endorsement of Alice Waters on our advisory board, we fulfill our mission through three main programs:

  • Chef-In-Training Internships for underserved young adults that want to change their lives around through a culinary career
  • Chef-In-Training Fundraiser Classes and Camps on weekends and school breaks for diverse Bay Area youth
  • Classes for children with special needs

7 team members (Founder and Global Director, Culinary Program Director, Marketing and Events Manager, Accountant, HR and Office Manager, BAYAC Chef-In-Training Manager, NYC Chef-In-Training Ambassador), 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ local chefs.

INTERNSHIPS

Background

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 sprouts@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
Sprouts Locations

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San Diego

San Francisco

Berkeley

Oakland

New York City

Headquarters: 169 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 

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