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Food Access Internship (Unpaid)

Allentown, PA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Internship
Part time, Temporary, Volunteer

Published on 5 Sep 2018

Expires on 7 Jan 2019

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Food Access Internship (Unpaid)

Opportunity:  Fall 2018 Food Access Intern / Volunteer (unpaid)

Department: Impact

 

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

This intern will help manage United Way’s work in the area of Food Access.  Tasks include attendance at Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council meetings, visiting organizations and writing blog posts that address hunger and food insecurity, assistance in tracking data related to food insecurity, working with community partners to help develop strategies to address the issue.  Skills in research, mapping, and communication will be helpful in this internship. This opportunity is appropriate for an intern looking to gain real world experience in community relationship building (mostly in person), grassroots organizing, advocacy for social causes and meeting facilitation.

 

This is an unpaid internship of between 10 and 20 hours per week, with a minimum 3 month commitment.  This internship reports to and works out of our office in Allentown, PA.  It is not necessary to be a student to serve in this position; volunteers who are looking to build skills in community organizing or who simply want to give back are also welcome.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently attending or graduated secondary school (2 year or 4 year) with a major in social work, nutrition, public administration, political science, non-profit management or similar field.
  • Career focus or interest in Health and Human Services
  • Volunteers and Interns in our office must be at least 16 years of age

 

ABOUT UNITED WAY GLV:

The mission of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is to provide the leadership, convene the partnerships, and develop the resources and solutions that improve our community. We remain committed to these goals and sincerely appreciate the continued support of partners, program providers and donors throughout the Lehigh Valley. www.unitedwayglv.org

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested students or volunteers may e-mail, fax or mail a letter of interest including qualifications to:

 

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

Attn: Mary Terp, Director, Human Resources

1110 American Parkway NE Suite F-120

Allentown, PA  18109

maryt@unitedwayglv.org

Phone 610-807-5712