NYC Intern Spotlight

We are incredibly lucky to host interns from a variety of internship and workforce development programs in New York City, and we’re highlighting their dedication to our program!

This past summer, we hosted Abigail Salazar, a high school intern who was focusing on culinary education and skills through Careers through Culinary Arts Program (CCAP). From their website: “The Careers through Culinary Arts Program is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization that promotes and provides foodservice career opportunities for underserved youth through culinary arts education and employment.”

L to R: Abigail Salazar, Keme Fofana at IS 10Q

We also hosted Christopher Jackson for 10 weeks through the Queens Connect Internship Program, which provides young adults with a “six-week work readiness training period where they learn skills such as time management, interview preparation, decision making, and communication. They also gain hands-on culinary training from a world-renowned chef and prepare for the New York City Department of Health’s Food Protection Certification Exam.”

Christopher Jackson with parent volunteer at PS 151Q

We additionally provide internships to students from local colleges and universities. Some of our stellar fieldwork students have included included Keme Fofana, who interned with Brighter Bites to complete her requirements for her undergraduate degree in Community Health at SUNY Potsdam, Jamie Maldonado from Lehman College who was our weekly Fun Food Experience chef at PS 228Q, and Monique Huntley from Brooklyn College, who supported our bagging and distribution at PS 234Q.

L to R: Jamie Maldonado and Christopher Jackson at PS 151Q

It is such a pleasure to work with all our amazing students as they prepare for careers in public health!


Special Contributor: Melanie Button, Program Director, Brighter Bites NYC