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Brighter Bites offers unpaid internships to students and non-students interested in public health, nutrition, and nonprofit work. We invite you to join our program staff in the field or work behind the scenes building our brand and developing relationships. Our interns are exposed to all components of Brighter Bites to gain a well-rounded understanding of how a public health community nutrition nonprofit operates.

Program Internships

Brighter Bites offers three types of internships that support our city programs in three cohorts: fall, spring, and summer. Please be aware that not all intern positions are always available in every city or in every cohort.

 

If you would like to be considered for an internship, please review the position descriptions below for more details and requirements. Then fill out the online application. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. We will begin interviewing select candidates before the application deadlines.

Dietetic Intern

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  • Exclusively for students enrolled in a dietetic program requiring a community nutrition internship rotation.
  • Length of internship is flexible with dietetic program requirements.
  • A mix of fieldwork and some small projects.

Fieldwork Intern

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  • Ideal for those who want to gain experience working with a public health nonprofit and may need to fulfill fieldwork hours required by their school/program.
  • Mostly fieldwork and possible small projects.

Graduate Intern

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  • Exclusively for graduate students needing a practicum, capstone, or other project to satisfy a degree requirement.
  • Excludes students who only need fieldwork hours.
  • Available in select cities on an as-needed basis.
  • One large project and some fieldwork.

The Brighter Bites Program Internships Application is now open!

Cohort Application Deadline
Spring 2021 Currently closed, but accepting interns on a case-by-case basis. Please email christina.blick@brighterbites.org to inquire about openings.
For interns interested in applying for Salinas, California, please complete the application at the link below.
Summer 2021 May 28, 2021
Fall 2021 August 27, 2021


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Other Internships

Brighter Bites offers internships as they become available with our non-program departments in Houston, Dallas, and Austin only. These internships are offered to students and non-students interested in working with public health, nutrition, and nonprofit organizations.

 

Houston: Human Resources, Development, Finance, Marketing & Communications
Dallas: Produce Sourcing, Strategic Partnerships, Nutrition Education

 

These internships are limited. Please email christina.blick@brighterbites.org for inquiries!

Meet Our Interns

Say hello to a few of our Summer 2019 and School Year 2019-2020 interns!

Laura Aguilar- Fieldwork Intern, New York City "During my time interning at Brighter Bites, my most enjoyable moments were interacting with the children and their families to provide cooking methods and recipe ideas during their encounters with new fruits and vegetables."
Alex Turner - Dietetic Intern, Austin "In addition to the amazing team that works at the Austin Brighter Bites office, what I most enjoyed was when I was given the opportunity to use my nutrition knowledge to educate children and adults about the importance of nutrition. The children at distribution sites were also something that made me smile every day."
Evangelina Vaghefi - Fieldwork Intern, Austin "I was eager to be part of a dynamic team whose primary goal is to expand health in my local community. I knew that interning with Brighter Bites would allow me to grow in a way I never had before while allowing my passion for nutrition and fighting health disparities to flourish."
Michael Tran - Dietetic Intern, Houston "Brighter Bites is a unique experience that you cannot get anywhere else. The best part is the community and staff. You really do get to know them as if they were your own family."
Elisa Rosas - Dietetic Intern, Dallas "I wanted to intern with Brighter Bites because of its mission to provide fresh produce to families for free! My favorite part about working with Brighter Bites was seeing how dedicated parents were to contribute to the mission. I also loved seeing how eager children were to get their bags of fresh produce."
Su Min Yoon - Summer Fieldwork Intern, Dallas "My favorite part about interning at Brighter Bites is working with diverse communities and watching the kids jump with excitement as they see the colorful vegetables and fruits."
Julia Baker - Summer Dietetic Intern, D.C. "The team at BB works to ensure that every person is welcomed warmly into the work of the organization. BB is the type of place where the accumulation of small, yet meaningful interactions create in a long-term positive impact evident among the entire community."
Alicia Jones - Summer Fieldwork Intern, NYC "I’ve felt incorporated and welcomed with open arms into the Brighter Bites team since my first day. Everything is organized and planned out ahead of time before getting to the actual schools' sites. Everyone just jumps in and does their job to the best of their ability."
Dinorah Cano - Summer Fieldwork Intern, Austin "Brighter Bites gave me a chance to work with a diverse population, and I’ve gained knowledge and skills that I can use in the future."

Today we honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 
#MLKDay #MartinLutherKingDay
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That's a wrap for our first full week of spring programming in our cities!
This week, our families at Robinson Elementary in Houston, TX received these beautiful boxes full of grapes, carrots, oranges, potatoes, limes, and bananas. What a great variety of produce! So many options to cook up in the kitchen. What would you make with this box of produce?
🍇🥔🥕🍌🍊

#BrighterBites #FreshProduce #FruitsAndVegetables #fruits #vegetables #nonprofit #nutritioneducation
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We are kicking off the new year with a classic! 🎉 In honor of National Spaghetti Day 🍝, we are sharing our Homemade Spaghetti Sauce recipe. This recipe is flavorful, easy to make, full of nutrition, and budget-friendly. 🥫🧅🧄🥕It is sure to fit in with all of your new goals this year. 💪
Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think!

INGREDIENTS
•2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
•1 large onion, finely chopped
•1 large carrot, finely chopped
•1 stalk celery, finely chopped
•4 cloves garlic, minced, or ½ tsp garlic powder
•1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
•1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes, no salt added
•½ tsp salt

DIRECTIONS
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is beginning to brown (5-8 minutes). Stir in garlic and Italian seasoning; cook for about 30 seconds. Add canned tomatoes and cook until thickened (about 4-6 minutes). Stir in salt. Serve over whole wheat pasta or spaghetti squash!

NUTRITION FACTS FOR ONE SERVING (approx. ½ cup; makes 10 servings): 45 calories; 9 grams carbohydrate; 1 gram fat; 2 grams protein; 2 grams dietary fiber
Average cost for one recipe: $1.76

#brighterbites #freshproduce #fruits #vegetables #healthyeating #healthycooking #recipeoftheday #nationalspaghettiday
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It's Thankful Thursday, and we could not be more grateful for our Brighter Bites staff. Principal Franklin at Robert Gray Elementary said it so perfectly:
"Thank you again for another wonderful distribution day.
Thank you for making our families feel welcome and providing assistance with a smile.
Thank you for standing in the cold to make sure families are fed.
Thank you for all of the behind the scenes work no one knows about to make distribution days a success."

THANK YOU to all of our Brighter Bites programming staff for your dedication to serving our communities and bringing healthy foods and nutrition education to our families. Thank you! 👏🏽⭐

#brighterbites #ThankfulThursday #nonprofit #NutritionEducation #FreshProduce #fruit #vegetables
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Looking for some healthy recipes to cook this Thanksgiving?
From apples and Brussels sprouts to potatoes and sweet potatoes, we've got you covered! Before you grocery shop, be sure to look at our healthy holiday sides for some delicious and nutritious bites for the whole family!
• Apple Cake
• Crafty Mac 'n Cheese
• The Perfect Pear and Brussels Sprouts Salad
• Sautéed Brussels Sprouts w/ Apples and Pecans
• Sneaky Mashed Potatoes
• Sweet Potato Harvest Salad
And so many more recipes on our website made for YOU!
https://brighterbites.org/recipes/

#brighterbites #recipeoftheday #freshproduce #fruit #vegetables #healthyeating #healthycooking #thanksgivingrecipes #healthysides #JoyofFresh #HaveaPlant
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“By giving kids access to fresh, nutritious food and showing them how to make the most of it, we help turn healthy habits into something even better: healthy lifestyles.” - Lisa Helfman, Founder

Brighter Bites is a nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands. We teach them how to use it and track their behavior change. We make it fun. We make it free. And we make it happen via a simple, three-part formula: Produce Distribution + Nutrition Education + Fun Food Experience

This #ThankfulThursday we are so grateful for our Brighter Bites families and their loyalty in showing up to try new fruits and vegetables each week. Thank you, Brighter Bites families, for being a part of our community of health through fresh food!

#brighterbites #freshproduce #nonprofit #fruit #vegetables #healthyeating #healthycooking #HaveaPlant #JoyofFresh
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SPREAD the word! It's National Sandwich Day! 🥪
So, today we are sharing our favorite sandwich spread ➡️ Put-it-on-Anything Pesto. 🌿 We think you'll love it so much that you'll put it on anything! 😉
Full recipe below and up on our website! https://brighterbites.org/recipe/put-it-on-anything-pesto/

INGREDIENTS
• 7 cups of spinach
• ½ cup almonds, whole or crushed
• Juice of one lemon
• ¾ cup of leeks (white and pale green parts)
• ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
• ½ tsp garlic powder
• ½ tsp salt
• ⅛ tsp black pepper

DIRECTIONS
Thoroughly wash the leeks before using by slicing the leek and placing the sliced pieces into a bowl of water. Once the dirt is removed, dry the sliced leeks in a paper towel. Place the spinach, almonds, and lemon juice in the food processor. Process until finely chopped. Then, add all other ingredients and process until the pesto has a smooth texture. Serve as a spread on sandwiches, a sauce for pasta, a topping for grilled chicken, or as an appetizer with carrot sticks.

#brighterbites #BrighterBitesBrighterHomes #nationalsandwichday #pesto #recipeoftheday #healthyrecipes #freshproduce #fruit #vegetables #healthyeating #healthycooking
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No tricks here! Just healthy treats! 🍇🍌🍍🍓
Our DC team dressed up this week as fruits and veggies while distributing fresh fruits and veggies to our families, and we can't think of a better treat than that!
Hope you have a safe and healthy Halloween!
#brighterbites #nonprofit #freshproduce #fruit #vegetables #healthyeating #healthytreats
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