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We love our interns!

Intern With Us

Brighter Bites offers unpaid internships to students and non-students interested in public health, nutrition, and nonprofit work. We invite you to join our program staff in the field or work behind the scenes building our brand and developing relationships. Our interns are exposed to all components of Brighter Bites to gain a well-rounded understanding of how a public health community nutrition nonprofit operates.

Program Internships

Brighter Bites offers three types of internships that support our city programs in three cohorts: fall, spring, and summer. Please be aware that not all intern positions are always available in every city or in every cohort.

 

If you would like to be considered for an internship, please review the position descriptions below for more details and requirements. Then fill out the online application. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. We will begin interviewing select candidates before the application deadlines.

*New requirement: Ability to show proof of COVID vaccination. Brighter Bites will consider accommodations for disability and religious based reasons.

Dietetic Intern

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  • Exclusively for students enrolled in a dietetic program requiring a community nutrition internship rotation.
  • Length of internship is flexible with dietetic program requirements.
  • A mix of fieldwork and some small projects.

Fieldwork Intern

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  • Ideal for those who want to gain experience working with a public health nonprofit and may need to fulfill fieldwork hours required by their school/program.
  • Mostly fieldwork and possible small projects.

Graduate Intern

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  • Exclusively for graduate students needing a practicum, capstone, or other project to satisfy a degree requirement.
  • Excludes students who only need fieldwork hours.
  • Available in select cities on an as-needed basis.
  • One large project and some fieldwork.

The Brighter Bites Program Internships Application is now open!

Cohort Application Deadline
Spring 2022
  • January 28, 2022
Summer 2022
  • May 27, 2022
Fall 2022
  • September 23, 2022


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Other Internships

Brighter Bites offers corporate internships as they become available with our non-program departments. These internships are offered to students and non-students interested in working with public health, nutrition, and nonprofit organizations.

 

National Team (Corporate) Internships: 

Social Media, Marketing & Communications, Development, Human Resources, Finance
Computer Science, Produce Sourcing, Strategic Partnerships, Nutrition Education


Brighter Bites is currently seeking a Social Media Intern and Computer Science Intern!

Please email jacqueline.noyola@brighterbites.org for inquiries on any of the internship opportunities listed above.

Meet Our Interns

Here’s a look at what some of our interns are saying!

Nancy Bernal- Fieldwork Intern, Salinas “I believe in the Brighter Bites mission because everyone deserves access to healthy food and the knowledge to know how to use it. I’m thankful for the opportunity to give back to my community, to employ my passion for nutrition, and for the amazing, caring staff that makes up the program."
Laura Aguilar- Fieldwork Intern, New York City "During my time interning at Brighter Bites, my most enjoyable moments were interacting with the children and their families to provide cooking methods and recipe ideas during their encounters with new fruits and vegetables."
Alex Turner - Dietetic Intern, Austin "In addition to the amazing team that works at the Austin Brighter Bites office, what I most enjoyed was when I was given the opportunity to use my nutrition knowledge to educate children and adults about the importance of nutrition. The children at distribution sites were also something that made me smile every day."
Evangelina Vaghefi - Fieldwork Intern, Austin "I was eager to be part of a dynamic team whose primary goal is to expand health in my local community. I knew that interning with Brighter Bites would allow me to grow in a way I never had before while allowing my passion for nutrition and fighting health disparities to flourish."
Michael Tran - Dietetic Intern, Houston "Brighter Bites is a unique experience that you cannot get anywhere else. The best part is the community and staff. You really do get to know them as if they were your own family."
Elisa Rosas - Dietetic Intern, Dallas "I wanted to intern with Brighter Bites because of its mission to provide fresh produce to families for free! My favorite part about working with Brighter Bites was seeing how dedicated parents were to contribute to the mission. I also loved seeing how eager children were to get their bags of fresh produce."
Su Min Yoon - Summer Fieldwork Intern, Dallas "My favorite part about interning at Brighter Bites is working with diverse communities and watching the kids jump with excitement as they see the colorful vegetables and fruits."
Julia Baker - Summer Dietetic Intern, D.C. "The team at BB works to ensure that every person is welcomed warmly into the work of the organization. BB is the type of place where the accumulation of small, yet meaningful interactions create in a long-term positive impact evident among the entire community."
Alicia Jones - Summer Fieldwork Intern, NYC "I’ve felt incorporated and welcomed with open arms into the Brighter Bites team since my first day. Everything is organized and planned out ahead of time before getting to the actual schools' sites. Everyone just jumps in and does their job to the best of their ability."

Today we're excited about potatoes and blueberries! 🥔💙
What fruits and veggies are you excited to eat this week?

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Bags on bags on bags! 😍🥕🍇🍊🍓🥦
Our @brighterbitessalinas program has distributed over 121,000 pounds of fresh produce and taught over 250 nutrition education lessons so far this school year!

Want to join our mission in Salinas? Sign up to volunteer with us today! ➡️ www.brighterbites.org/volunteer

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We ❤️ our volunteers, and we'd love to have YOU join us! Want to be part of the fun? Join us today and volunteer in your community!
https://brighterbites.org/volunteer/

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Here's to a strong week ahead! 💪🍎🍎

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Variety is key in getting the nutrition we need to live healthy lives. 🍎🥦🌽🍓🍇🍑 Our Brighter Bites boxes provide ~50 servings of a variety of fresh fruits and veggies for the families that we serve. From pineapple to red onions to bell peppers and more, we seek out the most nutrition for our families every week!
Interested in learning more in how you can partner with us in produce? https://brighterbites.org/produce-partners/

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Brighter Bites is changing habits and changing lives. We are grateful for the opportunity to support families in building healthy habits that last a lifetime!

@brighterbiteshouston #BrighterBitesHouston #BrighterBites #Nonprofit #HealthyHabits #HealthyEating
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This celery really packs a crunch! We think it's a great after school snack for munching! This Brighter Bites student in Austin, Texas thinks so too! 💚

@BrighterBitesAustin #BrighterBites #BrighterBitesAustin #HealthySnack #Celery #FreshProduce #Vegetables #WellnessWednesday
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Fresh and festive! 🎉🍊🥦🥕🍍
Kicking off the new year with some recipe inspiration to start your year off on a healthy note!
Looking for some recipes to support your healthy habits this year? We've got you covered! 🍽️🥘🍲🥤www.brighterbites.org/recipes

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🧡🍑 We love hearing from our Brighter Bites families about how fresh fruits and veggies have impacted their lives!

@BrighterBitesHou
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Teachers are an essential part of our program, and they truly make our impact brighter! ☀️🌽🍑🍅🍇🥕
Thank you, 2nd grade teacher Ms. Ewing in Austin, for sharing how fruits and veggies have impacted your students in the classroom!

@BrighterBitesAustin
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This winter break we've got you covered on recipes that'll bring the whole family together! 🥘🍲🥗🍝
For recipes like these and more visit our website! www.brighterbites.org/recipes

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❄️Happy Holidays from our family to yours! We hope you have a healthy and happy holiday with friends and family!
❄️¡Felices Días Festivos de nuestra familia a la suya! ¡Esperamos que tengan unos días festivos saludables y felices con amigos y familiares!
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Hoping your week is "Merry and Bright!" ❤️🍎
-Your Brighter Bites team!

@BrighterBitesHouston
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