|Employer:||St. Mary’s Nutrition Center|
|Internship Title:||Nutrition Center Summer Fellowships
FoodCorps Service Member Positions
|Period of Engagement:||Summer|
|Description of the Internship:|
|The St. Mary’s Nutrition Center (NC) promotes community health through organizing, advocacy and education. Located in the heart of downtown Lewiston, ME the NC serves as a healthy food hub in the midst of the City’s most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods. The NC works to build a sustainable regional food system by involving those affected by inadequate food access as partners and supporting area farms as an essential piece of the local economy. The NC is home to a food pantry, cooking and nutrition education programs for people of all ages, and Lots to Gardens, which uses urban gardens to create access to local food, empower youth and build community.
For more information on St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, please visit their website at: http://www.stmarysmaine.com/nutrition-center/st-marys-nutrition-center
|Nutrition Center Fellowships:
The NC has several experiential learning opportunities available in our Fellowship Program. Each fellowship is unique but all applicants should be prepared to engage with children, youth, and adults from diverse backgrounds. Fellows work alongside NC staff, Youth Interns, other Fellows and volunteers and are expected to establish respectful and affirming relationships with all members of the community.
Nutrition Center Summer Fellowship’s run from June through August with the possibility of staying on into the fall.
A Nutrition Center Fellow supports all NC program areas including food access, children’s and youth programs, community gardens and cooking education. This opportunity is a way to gain an in-depth understanding of the NC’s mission and work in the community. While responsibilities will vary based on program needs and Fellow interests, activities may include: assisting with cooking programs, gardening, helping in the food pantry, assisting with logistics and overall program support, doing outreach and helping with the Good Food Bus, a mobile market with stops across Lewiston- Auburn.
Potential Focus Areas (depending on applicant interests and NC needs):
1. Growing and Food Access
2. Youth Programs
3. Children’s Program
Depending on the needs of the NC and special projects that arise, there may be additional Fellowship opportunities available during the year. Focus areas could include digital media, Good Food Bus, community garden assistance, and cooking program support. Please contact the NC for more information.
FoodCorps Service Member Positions:
FoodCorps recruits talented leaders for a year of paid public service building healthy school food environments in limited-resource communities. St. Mary’s Nutrition Center has hosted a FoodCorps member for the last several years. We currently have openings for two services members for the August to July service year.
FoodCorps service members receive a bi-weekly living allowance; help with paying for school or repaying student loans; basic health, dental, and vision insurance; and help with childcare expenses. Please visit foodcorps.org to learn if a FoodCorps position may be right for you.
|Nutrition Center Fellowship – Desired Qualifications and Skills:
FoodCorps Service Members -Desired Qualifications and Skills:
FoodCorps service members at the Nutrition Center serve at depth in several local schools with support from Nutrition Center staff. Service members work alongside school administration, teachers, kitchen managers, parents, community partners, and farmers to develop and sustain nutrition, gardening, and cooking programming at school sites. They also play a vital role in the development of new school garden spaces in the area and engage with the Androscoggin Farm to School Network.
Experience in gardening, cooking, and/or education preferred, and candidates who speak Somali, French, Portuguese, or Arabic or who are local to the Lewiston/Auburn area are strongly encouraged to apply. If you would like to apply for one of the FoodCorps positions, please reach out to Rebecca Dugan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-513-3848 to learn about the application process.
For more information, contact: email@example.com, (207) 513-3848 www.stmarysnutritioncenter.org
|Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement and St. Mary’s Nutrition Center as follows:|
|Interested in Applying for a Fellowship?
Step 1: Fill out the Nutrition Center Volunteer Application at:
Step 2: Respond to the Nutrition Center Fellow Narrative Questions at:
Step 3: Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in Applying for one of the FoodCorps positions?
Please reach out to Rebecca Dugan at: email@example.com or 207-513-3848 to learn about the application process.
Notify your faculty member; forward a copy of your application materials for either or both of these positions to UMF’s Partnership at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact: email@example.com, (207) 513-3848
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