New Roots Food & Health Intern
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.