New Roots Food & Health Intern
Glendale (United States of America)
SCOPE OF WORK:
The IRC Phoenix New Roots Program’s focus is to help newly-arrived refugees, asylees and other immigrant populations access fresh, affordable and healthy produce, better integrate into their communities, and navigate their new food systems. The New Roots Food & Health Intern will help IRC staff in outreach, recruitment and facilitation of the Navigating a New Food System program as well as operation of the New Roots CSA Produce Box program at CamelBackyard. This position works directly with the New Roots Local Food Coordinator.
•Assist New Roots staff in managing the CSA produce box program at CamelBackyard;
•Coordinate with New Roots growers to aggregate produce;
•Conduct outreach and provide nutrition education resources to the community;
•Recruit and enroll refugee clients in Navigating a New Food System program;
•Facilitate interactive training modules for Navigating a New Food System Program;
•Administer client surveys;
•Support community engagement and educational activities;
•Assist the New Roots Local Food Coordinator with ongoing program tasks as needed.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: An Intern will learn the following skills:
•Develop organizational skills.
•Build communication skills while engaging customers and community members.
•Learn about nutrition programming throughout the valley.
•Develop a working knowledge of how to assist refugee clients in learning about the American food system.
•Implement logistical planning and time management skills in a dynamic environment.
•Design curriculum to expand client mastery of the “Navigating a New Food System” program.
•Build outreach skills in working with a predominantly non-English speaking population.