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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
Summer 2020 Limited Availability
Fall 2020 August 28, 2020
Spring 2021 January 8, 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
Dallas: Produce Sourcing, Strategic Partnerships
Austin: Marketing and Communications

 

These internships are not available at this time. Please check back later to see when new positions ripen!

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."

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Creating healthy communities includes treating all people with dignity and respect. Brighter Bites stands with the communities we serve, where racism, discrimination, and hate have no place. ...

Creating healthy communities includes treating all people with dignity and respect. Brighter Bites stands with the communities we serve, where racism, discrimination, and hate have no place. ...

Brighter Bites is thrilled to announce our wine for a cause virtual event was a success! With your help, we raised more than $100,000 to support our COVID19 Emergency Initiatives in Houston, Dallas, Austin, NYC, Washington, D.C., and SWFL! A big thanks to the Produce Marketing Association for their unwavering support of Brighter Bites. Our hearts are full. ...

Happy Saturday, all!
Thank you to everyone who logged on last night and helped us kick off night one of Brighter Bites Wine for a Cause. The bidding has begun, and we're already 36% towards our total goal of $150,000 — with three more days to go! We’re excited to keep the fun going the rest of the weekend! If you haven’t already registered, the auction registration link is in our bio!
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Tonight we are proud to feature another one of our amazing donors, Silver Oak Cellars. Silver Oak began over a handshake between two friends with a bold vision: focus on one varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon, aged exclusively in American oak and worthy of cellaring for decades to come.⠀

Today, Silver Oak farms more than 400 acres of vines in Napa Valley and Alexander Valley with a leading-edge approach toward farming and viticulture, and the softest possible impact on natural resources and the environment. Silver Oak has been cited as one of a dozen California wineries which "have reached cult status" for its Cabernet Sauvignon production, and occupies an important niche in California's wine industry.⠀

In 2016, ten years after a fire destroyed their historic Oakville winery, Silver Oak's new Oakville winery became the first commercial winery in the world to earn the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Platinum Certification for efficient energy use. ⠀

You can bid on several Silver Oak vintages in less than 48 hours! Registration link in bio.
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Wine for a Cause wouldn't be possible without the generous support of our incredible donors! From now until the silent auction goes live Friday at 5:00 PM ET (REGISTRATION LINK IN BIO), we're going to be featuring a few of the vintners and oenophiles whose support has been critical in making our virtual event a success -- starting with Gargiulo Vineyards.⠀

Since their first commercial release in 2000, Gargiulo Vineyards has quietly taken its place among the most highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon producers in Napa Valley. Jeff Gargiulo and his wife, Valerie, founded their establishment in the early nineties after more than a decade prior of inspiration and coaching from Valerie’s cousins, who were esteemed Napa winemakers. Over the years they pursued their quest to create incredible wine from their now two vineyard locations in Oakville–a hands-on operation that consists of Jeff, Valerie, daughter April, and son-in-law Mitch. ⠀

You will find Gargiulo Vineyards' 2016 Oakville Sessions Cab, 2016 G Major 7 Study Cab, and their 2017 Money Road Ranch Cab featured in our auction inventory, as well as a Gargiulo Vineyard Tasting for six people! Thank you, Jeff and Valerie!
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The Brighter Bites Fundraiser Wine for a Cause, co-hosted by Produce Marketing Association (PMA), is quickly approaching! Registration is fast and free. Download the Givi app and you're all set to participate. ⠀

From Scarecrow Wine and Screaming Eagle Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, to Dominus Winery and Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia, we have procured bottles and cases from some of the finest wine collections in the world that will be available for bidding starting Friday, May 22nd at 5:00 PM ET. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit Brighter Bites and our COVID-19 relief initiatives.
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Parents and care givers - are you looking for ways to talk about COVID-19 with your kids? We've got you covered with these infographics from the @covid19literacy. For more great fact sheets, For more great resources, go to http://brighterbites.org/family-resources. ...

YardPeeps has made these amazing signs to honor frontline and essential workers who are making our community run while others shelter at home! Proceeds benefit Brighter Bites programs nationwide!⠀

YardPeeps has sold more than 900 signs already to people living in 23 different states and Washington, D.C.!⠀

They are $20 each! Order on http://Yardpeeps.com. Thank you!!
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Join Brighter Bites for Wine for a Cause, a virtual silent auction on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, 2020, to raise funds that will help provide fresh fruits and vegetables for tens of thousands of food insecure households nationwide that have been hit hardest by COVID-19. Registration link in bio and here: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/brighterbites/ ...

We ❤️ our volunteers! “We took this picture on our first day at RCMA Immokalee Community School in Southwest Florida. Parents, custodians, the principal, the school counselor, the Director of National School Lunch Programs, and countless others came to help that day. In this picture, you see Patti Young, the Director of National School Lunch Programs. She has been a consistent presence from the very beginning, helping us in more ways than we can count, like so many others. We are grateful to all our volunteers from RCMA. Thank you for supporting us, and we can't wait to see you all again!” 🍊🍅🍓
-Rosmery Garcia, Program Coordinator in Southwest Florida
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At Brighter Bites distributions in Houston, we are part of an incredible partnership with the Houston Food Bank and the YMCA-Greater Houston Area. Now we are honored to have the support of the National Guard, which is assisting the food bank and its food distribution partners for 45 days. We are honored to work with such selfless men and women to help feed our families in the Houston community! ...

Donate to the Brighter Bites Covid-19 Emergency Response efforts to ensure families nationwide can access fresh, immune-boosting fruits and vegetables during these challenging times. http://www.brighterbites.org. ...

The Brighter Bites-H-E-B produce voucher initiative is up and running in Austin and Houston! Our famlies are using them to buy the produce they have enjoyed from participating in the Brighter Bites program. We even got a sneak peek at what they are buying! Top picks are mangoes, limes, bananas, cucumbers, avocados, corn, pepers, and tomatoes. #eathealthy #immunebooster #covid19 #Austin #Houston #joyoffresh ...