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Foodwise Kids Internship

CUESA (The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. CUESA seeks seasonal interns to support our Foodwise Kids program in the spring and fall.

CUESA seeks seasonal interns to support our Foodwise Kids program in the spring and fall.

Overview of Position

The Foodwise Kids Intern will be responsible for helping to coordinate and co-teach CUESA’s Foodwise Kids program at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Foodwise Kids is a culinary farmers market field trip program for visiting elementary school groups. The 2.5 hour program includes a lecture/discussion on produce and farmers, a comparative tasting, shopping in the market, and basic cooking demonstrations.


  • Teach students about sustainable food systems in the farmers market and CUESA’s kitchen on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Coordinate and schedule local public school teachers to attend the program
  • Coordinate and schedule volunteers to assist with program
  • Work with CUESA staff on program development and documentation
  • Make and implement suggestions for improvement program
  • Assist with miscellaneous Foodwise Kids tasks
  • Other projects may be completed as agreed upon by the intern and CUESA                                                             

Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of/passion for cooking, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and farmers markets
  • Desire to work with children and comfort with large groups (prior experience a plus)
  • A friendly, outgoing nature; excellent oral communication and customer service skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Drive
  • Reliability, punctuality, and the ability to work well with others

Hours and Duration

15 hours per week, January 14 – May 28, 2020. The intern must be available to work Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. on site, with remote work to be arranged.


The Foodwise Kids Intern reports to the Education Coordinator. CUESA will provide training as needed. This is an unpaid internship, but the rewards are many, such as learning about sustainable food systems, becoming familiar with the farmers market, gaining teaching experience, occasional fresh produce, and exposure to the nonprofit working environment.

You will also have access to leftover produce from class, discounts and free tickets to some CUESA events, and options to receive academic credit.

To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Education Manager, Tessa Kappe, at [email protected]Position open until filled. Email submissions only; no phone calls, please. 



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