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We love our interns!

Intern With Us

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
Summer 2021
  • Application closed
Fall 2021
  • August 27, 2021
Spring 2022
  • Coming soon!


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Other Internships

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

 

Corporate Internships: 

Social Media, Marketing & Communications, Development, Human Resources, Finance
Computer Science, Produce Sourcing, Strategic Partnerships, Nutrition Education


Brighter Bites is currently seeking a Social Media Intern and Computer Science Intern!

Please email christina.blick@brighterbites.org for inquiries on any of the internship opportunities listed above.

Meet Our Interns

Here’s a look at what some of our interns are saying!

Nancy Bernal- Fieldwork Intern, Salinas “I believe in the Brighter Bites mission because everyone deserves access to healthy food and the knowledge to know how to use it. I’m thankful for the opportunity to give back to my community, to employ my passion for nutrition, and for the amazing, caring staff that makes up the program."
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."

Brighter Bites is honored to be among other leading nonprofits to be named a "Harkin on Wellness Designee" by the Harkin Institute!

"It is the goal of the Harkin on Wellness Report, to highlight top wellness and nutrition initiatives that are examples of organizations making the larger impact through effective policy, system, and environmental change. We encourage others to use this as a tool
to build partnerships and create sustainable, cross-sector coalitions within their own community and beyond."

See our feature on page 11-12: https://harkininstitute.drake.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/03/HOWReport2021_Final_v1.pdf
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It takes two to mango or tango? 🥭💃🕺
Either way, we think you need to try our Mango Tango Salsa! It is sure to please a crowd! Serve it as an appetizer with chips, a side for a sandwich, or a topping on tacos.
https://brighterbites.org/recipe/mango-tango-salsa/

#MangoDay #Mango #MangoSalsa #HealthyRecipe
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Brighter Choices. Brighter Outlooks. Brighter Bites! 🍎

Through the support of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas we've brought more than just produce to our families (219,342 pounds so far this summer!)- we've brought big smiles and lots of tools to create healthy behaviors for life!

@brighterbiteshou @brighterbitesdallas @brighterbitesaustin
#HealthyKidsHealthyFamilies #BrighterBites #FreshProduce #Fruits #Vegetables #HealthyEating #HealthyCooking #NutritionEducation #FunFoodExperience
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We are crazy about spinach! 🌱From pesto to smoothies to muffins and more, this versatile vegetable adds so much color and nutrition to so many recipes. We think spinach is so good, you can add spinach to breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND even dessert! Try it and let us know what you think! 🤔
We've got spinach tips, how to guides, recipes, and more! Visit our website for all the tips! 💚 www.brighterbites.org

#NationalFreshSpinachDay #Spinach #BrighterBites #HealthyEating #HealthyCooking #HealthyRecipe #FreshProduce #Vegetables #NutritionEducation #FundFoodExperience
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Hard to say no to this classic dish when you know that it is both tasty and healthy!!
Can anyone guess what veggies we snuck into this delicious dish?!
Happy National Mac and Cheese Day! 🥳
🧀Recipe: https://brighterbites.org/recipe/crafty-mac-n-cheese/

#NationalMacAndCheeseDay #BrighterBites #HealthyCooking #HealthyEating #HealthyRecipe #FreshProduce #Fruits #Vegetables #NutritionEducation #FunFoodExperience
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On this day, along with the entire month of June, we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
This month we recognize the impact the LGBTQ+ community has had worldwide and on our Brighter Bites community.

#PrideMonth #PrideDay
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🍍 Happy National Pineapple Day! 🍍

Pineapple flesh is bright yellow and has a mix of tropical flavors that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. Pineapples are high in Vitamin C.
For more sweet tips check out our website:
▶️ https://brighterbites.org/tip-sheets/

#BrighterBites #NationalPineappleDay #FreshProduce #fruits #vegetables #NutritionEducation #FunFoodExperience #HealthyEating
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