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

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

Please email your resume to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org

Job Description:

Take off that formal attire and get ready to work alongside top Bay Area chefs and nonprofit partners as you help underserved, young adults train to become chefs and turn their lives around. As a Chef-in-Training (CIT) fellow, you will both, serve as a direct mentor to Chef-in-Training interns and participate in the planning and execution of Chef-in-Training fundraising classes, camps and events.

 

Your Role:

As Sprouts Chef-in-Training Fellow, one of your principal roles will be helping lead the Sprouts’ Chef-in-Training (CIT) Program. The CIT Program offers youth in need of a jump start with a culinary vocational training needed to secure stable jobs in the food industry, and the soft skills necessary to succeed in any future professional pursuits. This internship is offered to underserved and fostered youth in Oakland, aged 16-24 years old. Interns work directly with their chef mentor over several months and receive help with job placement post-internship.

 

This is an inimitable opportunity to meet community movers and shakers as you maintain current partnerships with local nonprofits and restaurants. You will work closely with the Chef-in-Training interns throughout their training, helping them realize their potential. From selecting promising candidates to matching interns with mentor restaurants to guiding CITs throughout their training – you will learn something new everyday! You will have an enormous influence on the intern’s experience and success in the program. You will collaborate with Sprouts’ webmaster to share the CITs stories with the community, as well as Sprouts team and board, on which Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver serve.

 

Your role will also include active participation in Sprouts fundraising programs. The fellowship begins with a co-leadership role for nine weeks at summer camp which raises funds for Sprouts Chef-in-Training program. This will be an active, and hands-on position as you will spend half days leading our summer camp programming. The position plays an integral role in creating a fun and safe environment for our campers, guest chefs and counselors. Your mornings will be spent in the office or around time as you assist the Culinary Program Director in camp management and other culinary programs. Your afternoons will be spent at camps facilitating garden and chef-led classes for campers, executing Sprouts team-led classes, and leading your team of 5 counselors. Come fall, the work phases into Chef-in-Training management and light assistance at fundraising events.  

 

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 all about the nonprofit world and event planning. 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.

There will be countless opportunities to step up and be heard. At the end of your AmeriCorps term and upon mutual consent, you will be considered for a full-time, paid position based on the skills and interests you develop.
 

Sample Tasks:

1st phase: September – October

You will participate in CIT fundraising events and communication with Sprouts team. This will include:

  • Interaction with Sprouts’ network of community activists and funders
  • Organizing details for Sprouts’ fall fundraising and cultivation events (dinners, cocktail hours, etc)
  • Mingle with high-end restaurants, notable community members, and fellow team members to help organize benefit events.

 

2nd phase: November

This phase focuses on learning the ropes of the Chef-in-Training management and behind-the-scenes platform.  

  • Attending in-office orientation with the current CIT manager
  • Attending an orientation with our current fundraising and grant writing coordinator

 

3rd phase: December- April

  • Outreach to current restaurants and schools to introduce yourself and establish connections
  • Raising awareness and fundraise for the Chef-in-Training (CIT) Program.
  • Work with Google Suite, surveys, and online tools to establish and reinforce program structures and systems.
  • Apply for a grant

 

4th phase: May-August

This summer phase will be focused on accepting and mentoring Chef-in-Training interns into our system.

 

  • Work alongside popular chefs and restaurants to place chef in training interns and monitor their progress.
  • Provide guidance and logistical support to 5 Chef-in-Training Interns during a 9-month period.

 

Locations and Hours

Work hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5 (hours are subject to change during summer)

Sunny, open co-working space in SOMA, SF

Restaurant and community center sites in San Francisco and East Bay

Remote days on Wednesdays

Commitments and Contract Period:

12-month commitment starting September 1st

38-42 hours per week

Occasional weekend events

Skills and Requirements:

Strong organizational skills, ability to balance multiple projects, cheerful and social disposition, excellent time management, good written and verbal communication, familiarity and comfort with technology, proficiency with Google Drive, strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. High energy, optimism, enthusiasm for Sprouts mission, initiative, independence, ownership of tasks. Car recommended but not obligatory.

Your Team

In this position you will be able to work with an array of Bay Area restaurant chefs, community members, and mission-focused partner nonprofits. You will be working alongside a team of 9 local and remote team members throughout the year, as well as mission-inspired interns and volunteers. During the summer, you will work with an additional 10+ seasonal team members in order to run the Chef-in-Training Fundraising Camps.

 

Compensation and Perks

 

  • $20,000 annual living stipend from AmeriCorps
  • $200 monthly housing or health care stipend
  • Weekly organic farmer’s market produce, baked goods and pantry items left over from classes!
  • Remote Wednesday Office Day (Work from your favorite cafe or in your PJ’s right at home!)

 

Office Perks:
  • Complimentary teas, coffee, healthy snacks, fruit and vegetables, baked goods, coffee and teas (Gotta keep our staff well-fed and happy! (; ) Professional crepe-making once a month. Free breakfast every Friday.

 

How to Apply:

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

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

 

SUMMER POSITIONS

Don’t miss this opportunity to work directly with chefs, nonprofit partners, farmers and local business owners 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, you will have led a team of 5 summer camp counselors and helped both youth and young adults prepare for healthier futures.

Your Role:

Play an integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp as our Summer Camp Leader. As Camp Leader, you will be the behind-the-scenes camp manager as you make sure each day runs smoothly through planning and logistics coordination! This position is incredibly hands-on and rewarding as you are able to see the direct impact of Summer Camp and the individual progress of each camper! Your days will be spent at camps facilitating garden and chef-led classes for campers, executing Sprouts team-led classes, and leading your team of 5 counselors.

As you head the show at camps, you will naturally serve as a liaison between the office team, counselors and parents. You will help lead our summer camp team through weekly check-ins with Sprouts’ management and counselors, weekly counselor scheduling at camps, and making sure that camp logistics run smoothly.  Your ultimate goal is to ensure that camp activities are safely executed and that our campers are having fun as they learn!

You will work closely with the Culinary Program Director, who is in charge of planning the schedule and logistics for each camp day.

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 skill set is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met.  Everyone has something to offer, and your opinion will be heard. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth .. we will 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:
  • Handle class logistics with other team members
  • Daily check-ins with your team of 5 summer camp counselors
  • Chatting and checking in with parents at drop-off
  • Report to Culinary Program Director about camp logistics, challenges and highlights
  • Execute the daily schedule and ensure that the logistics of the day stay smooth
  • Set a positive, cheerful, energetic tone for your team of counselors, interns, and volunteers
  • Greet guest farmers, chefs, and business owners cheerfully and help them set up for their classes
  • Ensure transportation from site to site runs smoothly
  • Ensure that all equipment is clean at the end of each activity
  • *We want you to have a valuable experience and would love to incorporate specific activities that match your interests and skills!
Your Team:

In this role you will be leading our summer camp team of 5 counselors, and various interns and volunteers. You will also be in charge of coordinating logistics with our Inventory Manager. You will report directly to the Summer Camp Director on a daily basis. You will also be meeting and communicating with Bay Area chefs, restaurants and our partner organizations. The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurants and food in town.

Locations, Hours, Compensation

Work hours:

June 12-14, 1-4 p.m (orientation period, additional camp prep hours may be required)
June 17 – August 16, 8:15 to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday
August 19 – 1-5 p.m.

Location: Your “office” will be at various locations in the Bay Area, including Macy’s Union Square Kitchen, Sprouts’ Outdoor Garden Kitchen, and various gardens, farms and restaurants.

Compensation: $18 per hour

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

Skills and Requirements

Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, strong interpersonal skills, valid driver’s license, 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 on the fly. Must be incredibly organized and have a positive attitude even under stress. Must be serv-safe and CPR 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 skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position

Don’t miss this opportunity to work directly with chefs, nonprofit partners, farmers and local business owners 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, you will have led a team of 5 summer camp counselors and helped both youth and young adults prepare for healthier futures.

Your Role:

As Camp Co-Leader, you will be the head of camps from 3 to 6 p.m. and will play an integral role in creating a fun and safe environment for our campers, guest chefs and counselors. This position is incredibly hands-on and rewarding as you meet culinary guests and chefs from the community and observe the individual progress of each camper! Your afternoons will be spent at camps facilitating garden and chef-led classes for campers, executing Sprouts team-led classes, and leading your team of 5 counselors. You will serve as a liaison between counselors, parents and Sprouts managing staff.

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 skill set is highlighted throughout the summer and your goals for personal and professional growth are met.  Everyone has something to offer, and your opinion will be heard. Whether your interests are in business, cooking, community impact, nutrition, leadership, or youth – we will 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:
  • Handle class logistics with other team members
  • Daily check-ins with your team of 5 summer camp counselors
  • Chatting and checking in with parents at pick-up
  • Report to Culinary Program Director about camp logistics, challenges and highlights
  • Execute the daily schedule and ensure that the logistics of the day stay smooth
  • Set a positive, cheerful, energetic tone for your team of counselors, interns, and volunteers
  • Greet culinary guests cheerfully and help them set up for their classes
  • Ensure transportation from site to site runs smoothly
  • Clean premises and equipment after cooking activities and prepare for next day
  • *We want you to have a valuable experience and would love to incorporate specific activities that match your interests and skills!
Locations, Hours, Compensation

Work hours:

June 12-14, 1-4 p.m. (orientation period, additional camp prep hours may be required)
June 17 – August 16, 3:00 to 6:15 p.m. Monday through Friday
August 19 – 1-5 p.m.

Location: Your “office” be at various locations in the Bay Area, including Macy’s Union Square Kitchen, Sprouts’ Outdoor Garden Kitchen, and various gardens, farms and restaurants.

Compensation: $18 per hour

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

Skills and Requirements

Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, strong interpersonal skills, valid driver’s license, 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 on the fly. Must be incredibly organized and have a positive attitude even under stress. Must be serv-safe and CPR certified (certification can take place after being accepted for the position)

Your Team:

In this role, you will be leading our summer camp team of 5 counselors, and various interns and volunteers. You will also be in charge of coordinating logistics with our Inventory Manager. You will report directly to the Summer Camp Director on a daily basis. You will also be meeting and communicating with Bay Area chefs, restaurants and our partner organizations. The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurants and food in town.

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 skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
Your Role

Take off that formal business attire and get ready for a summer packed with local chefs, delicious food, and fun-loving kids! As a Summertime Americorps, 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. See the various summer positions below!

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.  

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 Executive Director will all be accessible members of your team!

Positions

This summer we are accepting 5 AmeriCorps Summer Fellows onto our team!

  • Inventory Management + Camp Counselor Fellow  (2 positions)
  • Camp Counselor Fellow (2 positions)
  • CoachArt Class + Camp Counselor Fellow

 

  • Inventory Management + Camp Counselor Fellow (2 positions available)
    • In this role, you’ll get to have a hand in the behind-the-scenes as well as spend time with the kids at camp. You’ll never be bored as you split your days between inventory management and the role of camp counselor.
      • With your Co-Inventory Manager + Camp Counselor Fellow, you will share morning and afternoon inventory shifts handling inventory matters. This involves acquiring, tracking, cleaning, and organizing Sprouts’ inventory of pantry items, produce and camp equipment. You will also travel to and from camps with equipment and fresh ingredients for camps!
      • The other part of your day will be serving as a camp counselor, which involves helping the camp leader and culinary guests run delicious and educational culinary classes and workshops. There will also be light farming and gardening! Throughout the week, counselors will also help lead Sprouts-run classes.
      • A typical morning inventory shift runs from 7:30 am – 11:30 pm and switches to camp counselor from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm.
      • A typical afternoon inventory day starts with camp from 10:30 am -2:30 pm and finishes in inventory at 6:30 pm.  
  • Camp Counselor Fellow (2 positions available)
    • In this role, you will be one of four counselors that help the camp leader and culinary guests 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 5:15 p.m.  
  • CoachArt Class + Camp Counselor Fellow
    • In this role, you will get to serve as a camp counselor 4x a week. On a weekend day, you will set-up and run a 2-hour cooking class for youth with chronic illnesses from our partner, Coachart. Classes will focus on nutrition and healing through food.
    • A typical camp day starts at 8:30 a.m. with a brief check-in with the camp team and ends at 5:15 p.m.
    • A typical Coachart class starts at the grocery store or the inventory two hours before the class and ends at inventory one hour after the class. Classes run 2 hours. Total commitment is approximately five hours.
Your Team

AmeriCorps Summer Fellows will be working with an array of Bay Area restaurant chefs, community members, and mission-focused partner nonprofits. You will be working alongside a team of 14 local and remote team members.

Locations and Hours

Camp hours: Youth campers arrive at 9 a.m. and leave at 5 p.m.

Sprouts Office: Co-working space in SOMA, 169 11th Street, SF

Sprouts Inventory: 390 40th St, Oakland, CA

Sprouts Outdoor Kitchen: 1309 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Camp locations change daily and are held at various restaurants, farms, gardens, and markets in San Francisco and East Bay.

More info about AmeriCorps Summer Fellowships

Skills Needed

A VISTA AmeriCorps candidate needs to be energetic, an incredible team player, organized and have the capacity to balance multiple projects. Attention to detail and initiative are a must!

Commitments and Contract Period

June 11th – August 19, 2019

40-45 hours per week.

Compensation and Perks
  • $4,625.60 summer stipend (plus a $1,289 Education Award or additional cash stipend accruing at a rate of $4.94 per service day)
  • Organic 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 HR Manager at sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org:

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

OUR MISSION

Sprouts Cooking Club is a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds to live healthy, balanced lives by teaching them how to cook nutritious meals for themselves and their community. Sprouts Chef-in-Training Program empowers underserved young adults to turn their lives around by training them to become chefs right inside real restaurants.

WE KEEP COOKING REAL

We plant the seeds of sustainable healthy habits in the hope that they will grow and develop into the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. We believe that chefs, farmers, and culinary entrepreneurs are among the best candidates to inspire our youth to cook wholesome meals for themselves and their families.

OUR PROGRAMS:

  • CHEF-IN-TRAINING- Young adults from underserved communities are given the opportunity to turn their lives around and train to become chefs in local restaurants.
  • COOKING CLASSES + CAMPS- Kids cook alongside real chefs all year long, right inside restaurants, schools, kitchens, and gardens. We use the highest quality ingredients. Proceeds from classes are donated to Sprouts Chef-in-Training Program.

Don’t miss this opportunity to work behind-the-scenes of a culinary non-profit working to teach youth how to cook healthy meals for their communities! At Sprouts Cooking Club, you will gain inimitable, first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit.  You will have countless opportunities to meet influential players within the culinary world and work on a community project from start to finish! 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

As Sprouts’ Summer Camp Marketing Intern, you will be part of the Sprouts Marketing team playing an integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp.  In this role, you will attend and capture in images the excitement, beauty and energy of the summer camps.  You will also assist the Marketing Manager in sending daily emails to parents, writing blogs, and creating our chef and sponsor highlights.  

 

You’ll be working alongside the Marketing team executing the day-to-day marketing strategies, while also being given creative freedom.  You will oversee the social media initiatives and be in charge of social media content development and scheduling. This position is incredibly hands-on, active and rewarding as you are able to see the behind-the-scenes planning of our Summer Camp and some of the delicious recipes created. 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:

We believe that everyone has unique talents, passions and interests 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. We will do our best to incorporate your interests in the respective elements of the position. This internship offers you the chance to learn by doing and have the opportunity to achieve your own learning goals. The sky’s the limit! We want you to maximize your summer with us!

Sample Tasks:

 

  • Capturing and editing high-quality photos of all camp activities including candids, crowds and the energy surrounding the activities
  • Master the camp calendar of events and map out a weekly schedule in advance, knowing where to be and when to capture events. This will require collaboration with the Marketing Manager and various team members
  • Cataloging all photos for efficient coordination
  • Creating unique content for social media to promote blog and engagement
  • Assist with daily informational emails to parents
  • Assist with writing blogs for the website
  • Assist with creating our chef and sponsor highlights
  • *We want you to have a valuable experience and are happy to cater to your own goals and objectives with the internship to meet your needs!

 

Locations, Hours, Compensation

Work hours:

Minimum 20 hours, flexible hours during summer camps, dates/times below:

June 13-14, 1-4 p.m (orientation period, additional camp prep hours may be required)

June 17 – August 16, flexible hours**

August 19 – 1-5 p.m

 

Location: Your “office” will be at various locations with the summer camps, with at least one day a week in the San Francisco office.  You may work from home or in the office to post to our multiple social media sites on a daily basis.

 

Compensation: This is a volunteer position.  If available, you will receive college credit for all of your work, as well as a letter of recommendation.  

 

**Summer Camp hour needs are subject to change as unanticipated scheduling changes arise**

Skills and Requirements

Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology (especially different social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), photography experience a plus, great writing and storytelling skills, marketing experience and/or willingness to learn, strong interpersonal skills, must have reliable access to a computer. Interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking.  Valid driver’s license, access to vehicle is a plus, but is not required.

Your Team:

As the Summer Camp Marketing Intern, you will report directly to the Marketing Director.  You will also be working with our professional marketing team and have the opportunity to be a part of our team and learn from each team member’s experience.

 

 

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 skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to work behind-the-scenes of a culinary non-profit working to teach youth how to cook healthy meals for their communities! We are looking for an ultra-organized, culinary aficionado to add to our summer camp team. 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, you will have been part of a summer camp team that helped both youth and young adults prepare for healthier futures.

Your Role:

As Sprouts’ Summer Camp Inventory Intern, you will work closely with the Sprouts Summer Camp Culinary Inventory Manager to play an integral role in creating the magic that is Sprouts’ Summer Camp.  In this role, you will be assisting the Inventory Manager in our inventory space by acquiring, tracking, processing, and organizing our summer camp quality ingredients and appliances.  You will also be responsible for traveling to our partner stores and organizations to acquire fresh ingredients for the day. You will also need to be in regular communication with the Camp Leader and Inventory Manager.

 

You’ll be learning constantly and changing tasks and locations various times throughout the day. Your days will be spent throughout the Bay Area at our inventory space, in multiple grocery stores and at partner locations. This position is incredibly hands-on, active and rewarding as you are able to see the behind-the-scenes planning of our Summer Camp and some of the delicious recipes created. You will also gain insight on how inventory is run for a small nonprofit as you oversee preparation of ingredients and equipment for youth culinary classes. 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:

We believe that everyone has unique talents, passions and interests 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. We will do our best to incorporate your interests in the respective elements of the position. This internship offers you the chance to learn by doing and have the opportunity to achieve your own learning goals. The sky’s the limit! We want you to maximize your summer with us!

 

Sample Tasks:

 

  • Pick-up and set-up daily ingredients and equipment for summer camp classes
  • Help to organize and maintain a clean inventory space
  • Serve as the Summer Culinary Inventory Manager intern and assistant
  • Assist in preparing ingredients and equipment for classes
  • Organize and maintain a clean inventory space
  • Occasionally organize or assist with summer cooking classes
  • *We want you to have a valuable experience and are happy to cater to your own goals and objectives with the internship to meet your needs!

 

Locations, Hours, Compensation

Work hours:

June 13-14, 1-4 p.m. (orientation period, additional camp prep hours may be required)

June 17 – August 16, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday**

August 19 – 1-5 p.m.

 

Location: Your “office” will be at various locations in the Bay Area, including our inventory in Oakland, Macy’s Union Square Kitchen, Sprouts’ Outdoor Garden Kitchen, and a variety of our partner stores and organizations.

 

Weekly, 2 hour check in and professional development in the San Francisco office.

 

Compensation: You will receive a $1,000 stipend  for 10 weeks of camp or, if available, you will receive college credit for all of your work as well as a letter of recommendation.  

 

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

 

Skills and Requirements

Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, strong interpersonal skills, high energy.  Interest in community, education, nutrition, and cooking. Experience working with food and problem solving on the fly a plus. Must be serv-safe certified (certification can take place after being accepted for the position).  Valid driver’s license required. Access to vehicle is a plus, but is not required.

Your Team:  

As the Summer Camp Inventory Intern, you will report directly to the Summer Camp Culinary Inventory Manager and will be working directly with our summer camp leaders and five counselors. The team is a group of like-minded foodies excited to find the best new restaurants and food in town.

 

 

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 skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position

 

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

169 11th street, San Francisco CA 94103

 

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