Foodwise Kids Internship | CUESA

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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.

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 teachers to attend the program
  • Coordinate and schedule volunteers to assist with program
  • Work with CUESA staff on program development and documentation
  • Make suggestions for improvement of the educational experience
  • 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 hour per week, Thursday, August 29 - Thursday, December 19, 2019. The intern must be available to work Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on site; remote work may be arranged.


The Foodwise Kids Intern reports to the Education Specialist. 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, and exposure to the nonprofit working environment.

To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Education Specialist, Anisha Rathod, at anisha@cuesa.orgPosition open until filled. Email submissions only; no phone calls, please. 



CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »