Family Nutrition Access Intern
Salt Lake City (United States of America)
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: This position supports our Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program by helping parents access healthy foods through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) government benefit program. The process of applying and using WIC benefits is difficult, even for English speakers. The MCH program has enlisted volunteers to help clients learn how to travel to their WIC clinic and use benefits at the grocery store. The Family Nutrition Access Intern will be responsible for scheduling WIC appointments, overseeing volunteers, and improving the functioning of this program.
The IRC SLC office is currently closed in response to COVID-19. Employees are working remotely. Must be able to work independently and remotely and be flexible to a changing work environment as the situation unfolds.
COMMITMENT: 4 months starting in January 2021, 10-15 hours per week
•Schedule WIC appointments and volunteers; Confirm appointments and interpretation
•If available, liaise with volunteers to troubleshoot during appointments
•Track completion of WIC appointments and grocery orientations
•Communicate progress and challenges with supervisor
•Help create, present, distribute, and evaluate educational material
•Additional tasks to assist with MCH Program as needed
•Office duties (upon potential office re-opening): Transport a client to a health appointment weekly; Complete Front Desk shift monthly; Complete Office Support shift monthly.
•Create monthly communications to keep volunteers up to date and engaged
•Document lessons learned
•Recruit and train new volunteers
1. The intern will expand experience communicating, educating, and working with diverse populations.
2. The intern will gain management skills, supervising and training WIC volunteers.
3. The intern will improve professional skills, working as a team member in a cross-cultural environment.