Friday, May 5, 2017

UMD Campus Pantry Internship – Fall 2017

Campus Pantry Interns will assist with the following projects and assignments:
• Distribute food to Pantry clients.

• Interact with and assist Pantry clients.
• Receive food donations and inventory Pantry supplies and food.

• Prepare and distribute additional resources to Pantry clients.
• Prepare weekly summaries of Pantry activities and semester reports of Pantry attendance.
• Support creation of marketing materials such as flyers, newsletter updates, and social media.
• Collaborate with on- and off-campus organizations to support the Pantry.

• Implement projects for the continued evolution and improvement of the Pantry.

Interns will work approximately 10 hours per week to reach a total of 120 hours. Interns will be required to work during Campus Pantry operating hours, including donation and food sorting shifts and food distributions. Interns will also participate in a twice-monthly seminar featuring campus and community speakers who work on food insecurity and health issues.

Pantry interns will gain experience in marketing and communication, collaborating as a team and with outside groups, running a social services program, and program evaluation and improvement. There is a flexibility for interns to devise and implement their own ideas within the Pantry.

Interns must be available during the following times:
• Mondays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

• Friday for a 4 hour block
• Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm OR Fridays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Campus Pantry interns must have strong analytical skills and attention to detail. Verbal communication and organizational skills are also essential. Interns should be aware of the sensitive, confidential nature of working with Pantry clients and be comfortable in a service setting. Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required. Familiarity with food service/food safety, nutrition, and social justice issues is a plus.

Interns are expected to have a strong interest in social justice, a professional work ethic, and a desire to make the campus more sustainable and equitable. Students must be committed to the mission of the Campus Pantry. In addition, interns must be disciplined and self- motivated as they will take the lead on their own projects.

Applications accepted until August 1, 2017

To apply, students can log in to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 158028