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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.

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 2021 Currently closed, but accepting interns on a case-by-case basis. Please email christina.blick@brighterbites.org to inquire about openings.
For interns interested in applying for Salinas, California, please complete the application at the link below.
Summer 2021 May 28, 2021
Fall 2021 August 27, 2021


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Other Internships

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

 

Houston: Human Resources, Development, Finance, Marketing & Communications
Dallas: Produce Sourcing, Strategic Partnerships, Nutrition Education

 

These internships are limited. Please email christina.blick@brighterbites.org for inquiries!

Meet Our Interns

Say hello to a few of our Summer 2019 and School Year 2019-2020 interns!

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."
Dinorah Cano - Summer Fieldwork Intern, Austin "Brighter Bites gave me a chance to work with a diverse population, and I’ve gained knowledge and skills that I can use in the future."

We are thrilled to share that we’ve been selected as a #VoicesDMV Community Action Awards winner for our Washington, D.C. program! Thank you @communityfndn for helping us spark change and turn our ideas into action to enhance our community!
#AdvocacyToAction #CommunityAction
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🍓Strawberries are red,⁠
Blueberries are blue.⁠
Mangoes are sweet🥭,⁠
and we think you are too!⁠
♥️ -The Brighter Bites crew!⁠

#HappyValentinesDay⁠
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Brighter Bites is wishing our community a Happy Lunar New Year!
#LunarNewYear
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This #WellnessWednesday we are celebrating the avocado!⁠
Avocados are in peak season. 😋🥑⁠
What does that mean❓ When fruits and vegetables are in season it means that they are the most flavorful and affordable.⁠

✨It can be tricky to choose the right avocado, but here are a few of our tips! ⁠

🥑 Avocados are available year round like most fruits and vegetables these days, but January through March is the best time of year for the best flavor.⁠
🥑Look for avocados that are green and firm if you won’t be using them for a few days or avocados that are⁠
black and evenly yield to gentle touch for immediate use. ⁠
🥑To ripen avocados, you may leave them out at room temperature until they soften. ⁠
🥑Look for avocados without bruises, blemishes, soft spots, or very mushy flesh.⁠

Fun fact: Avocado is a fruit. 🥑😎⁠

#BrighterBites #EatinSeason #FreshProduce #Fruit #NutritionEducation #Nonprofit #HealthyTips #HealthyFact #Avocado ⁠
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It's National Pizza Day 🍕🎉, so we are sharing our Zucchini Pizza recipe and a healthy tip for you:

Did you know that you can make pizza without a flour crust? That's right! These yummy zucchini pizzas uses thin slices of zucchini as the crust! This recipe is flavorful, easy to make, full of nutrition, and budget-friendly. 🥫🧅It is sure to fit in with your health goals this year. 💪⁠
Check out the recipe below, and let us know what you think!⁠

INGREDIENTS:⁠
3 medium zucchini⁠
Pinch of salt and pepper⁠
1 small jar low sodium pizza or marinara sauce⁠
¼ cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese⁠
your favorite vegetable toppings (onion, bell pepper, olives, or mushrooms)⁠

DIRECTIONS⁠
Turn on oven broiler, or preheat to 425°F. Wash zucchini and cut into slices about ¼ inches thick. Lightly sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper, and place on baking sheet. Spread a small amount of sauce on each zucchini slice, then top with cheese and your choice of veggies. Broil on high for 3-5 minutes, or bake until cheese is melted. Serve immediately!⁠

#BrighterBites #FreshProduce #fruits #vegetables #HealthyEating #HealthyCooking #RecipeOfTheDay #TuesdayTips #NationalPizzaDay #NutritionEducation #EatHealthy #BBHouston #BBAustin #BBDallas #BBNYC #BBWashingtonDC #BBSWFL
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Looking for delicious and nutritious appetizers for this Super Bowl weekend at home?? 🏈⁠
Here are a few of our favorite dips perfect for the occasion-
• Better Than Ranch Dip⁠
• Black Bean Dip ⁠
• Corn Guacamole⁠
• Poblano Salsa
😋🥕🥑🌮⁠

Pair these dips with sliced veggies, tortillas chips, or as a toppings on tacos. ⁠

Visit our website for the full recipes. ➡️https://brighterbites.org/recipe/⁠

What are you snacking on this Super Bowl Sunday? Comment below with the healthy recipes! You’ll be making at home!

#BrighterBites #FreshProduce #fruits #vegetables #HealthyCooking #HealthyEating #RecipeOfTheDay #SuperBowlSnacks⁠
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Think we are crazy for putting clothes on vegetables? We don’t CARROT all! 🥕😉
We love putting smiles on our families’ faces, and this guy sure did this week at Beacon Heights Elementary in DC! 🤩

@brighterbitesdc
#brighterbites #brighterbitesdc #freshproduce #fruits #vegetables
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Can you guess what is special about today's "date"⁉️⁠
It is #NationalMedjoolDateDay! 🌴 To help celebrate National Medjool Date Day we would like to share a quick tip about dates:⁠
Did you know that the white spots that occur on dates are not mold, but the date’s natural sugar moving to the surface.😋 ⁠

For more tips on dates and other delicious fruits and vegetables visit our website at www.brighterbites.org/tips-tools 🤩⁠

@ndmedjooldates ⁠
#BrighterBites #NationalMedjoolDateDay #FreshProduce #NutritionEducation #Nonprofit #HealthyFact
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Southwest Florida Friends!
Save the Date! You’re invited to join the Naples Children & Education Foundation on Saturday, January 30th at 7:00PM on WINK-TV. The one-hour televised event will highlight organizations it has funded and the systems of care it has built to support children like ours in Collier County. Please join us and help improve the life of a child—you won’t even have to get off the couch to do it.
Good news for our friends outside of Florida- The event will also be livestreamed online for all to see! Please visit https://www.ncefkids.com/ to tune in live on Saturday at 7:00PM EST.

@ncef_nwwf @brighterbites_swfl
#‎ItsAllForTheKids #NCEFNaples #NWWF21 #NCEFkids #BrighterBites #BrighterBitesSWFL #partnership #nonprofit #FreshProduce #fruits #vegetables #NutritionEducation
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Today we honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 
#MLKDay #MartinLutherKingDay
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That's a wrap for our first full week of spring programming in our cities!
This week, our families at Robinson Elementary in Houston, TX received these beautiful boxes full of grapes, carrots, oranges, potatoes, limes, and bananas. What a great variety of produce! So many options to cook up in the kitchen. What would you make with this box of produce?
🍇🥔🥕🍌🍊

#BrighterBites #FreshProduce #FruitsAndVegetables #fruits #vegetables #nonprofit #nutritioneducation
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We are kicking off the new year with a classic! 🎉 In honor of National Spaghetti Day 🍝, we are sharing our Homemade Spaghetti Sauce recipe. This recipe is flavorful, easy to make, full of nutrition, and budget-friendly. 🥫🧅🧄🥕It is sure to fit in with all of your new goals this year. 💪
Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think!

INGREDIENTS
•2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
•1 large onion, finely chopped
•1 large carrot, finely chopped
•1 stalk celery, finely chopped
•4 cloves garlic, minced, or ½ tsp garlic powder
•1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
•1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes, no salt added
•½ tsp salt

DIRECTIONS
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is beginning to brown (5-8 minutes). Stir in garlic and Italian seasoning; cook for about 30 seconds. Add canned tomatoes and cook until thickened (about 4-6 minutes). Stir in salt. Serve over whole wheat pasta or spaghetti squash!

NUTRITION FACTS FOR ONE SERVING (approx. ½ cup; makes 10 servings): 45 calories; 9 grams carbohydrate; 1 gram fat; 2 grams protein; 2 grams dietary fiber
Average cost for one recipe: $1.76

#brighterbites #freshproduce #fruits #vegetables #healthyeating #healthycooking #recipeoftheday #nationalspaghettiday
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