Do you want to help provide food to thousands of vulnerable children over the summer?
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is offering two summer internship placements to current college students. The positions will provide compliance monitoring and administrative assistance to BRAFB and Summer Food Service Program sites. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a United States Department of Agriculture program intended to provide summer meals and snacks to children who rely on the National School Lunch Program and are at risk for hunger when school is not in session.
Participation in SFSP will provide the interns with an opportunity to observe and participate in the effective administration of this federally-funded initiative. The interns will receive training in SFSP, food safety and handling, and the use of Link2Feed, our client insights software, as well as learn about food insecurity and anti-hunger programming, and observe operation of summer recreation programming at organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs, Parks & Recreation Centers, etc.
The chosen candidates will visit feeding sites to ensure compliance with administrative requirements and food safety practices, assist sites with record keeping, assist staff in preparing food orders and ensure USDA guidelines are met at each site.
Successful applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to maintain information in a confidential manner, and ability to analyze, problem solve and work with a variety of people and needs. Individuals must be able to acquire in-depth knowledge of regulations in a short period of time and deal with detailed data in an accurate manner. Chosen applicants must provide their own transportation to sites and have a good driving record. Preference will be given to current college students with classes in social work, education, nutrition/dietetics, management or other related fields.
Two internships are available, one at our Verona facility and one working with the Lynchburg and Charlottesville facilities. Each position will work approximately 25 hours per week from the end of May through mid-August, 2019, with a flexible weekly schedule. Position will be paid a stipend of $2,700 plus gas mileage for travel to sites.
To apply send a resume and cover letter to Leanne Vigliano, firstname.lastname@example.org, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank-Human Resources, P.O. Box 937 Verona, VA 24482-0937.
This position is the first contact for visitors, volunteers, agency personnel and responding to incoming telephone calls. This position supports all departments with a variety of tasks including researching and ordering of supplies and office equipment, assisting with receipts of payments to accounts, data entry, resolving issues with account discrepancies, preparing spreadsheets and reports, and processing incoming and outgoing mail. Successful applicant must have proven ability to handle multiple and varied tasks, write business letters, and work independently and as a team. Ability to deal with detail in an accurate manner and to multitask required. Experience in Microsoft Office products in a Windows environment and ability to learn new software to enter data into a variety of databases. Associate degree or the equivalent amount of training and experience required. Excellent customer service skills and ability to deal with confidential information required.
Position is full time with excellent benefit package. To be considered submit a BRAFB application to BRAFB, Human Resource Office, P.O. Box 937, Verona, 24482. Position is open until filled with application review beginning March 18, 2019. BRAFB application can be found at www.brafb.org/employment.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is committed to equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, political affiliation, genetics or disability. We prohibit discrimination in all aspects of our policies, practices, operations and programs.