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Internship Opportunities

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Internship Opportunities

Community Food Initiatives offers part-time, unpaid internship opportunities to students and community members who are interested in food justice, nutrition, public health and gardening/sustainable agriculture. Internships can be paid if the intern is a student eligible for federal work study through Ohio University or Hocking College. Internships can also be completed for class credit. 

Fall, Winter and Spring applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. The application period for Fall internships began in July and will end when all positions are filled.

An internship at Community Food Initiatives allows individuals to build their resume and gain real world experience in a non-profit setting. With a small staff and an organization that isn’t for profit, there is always room for our team to grow in infinite directions, whether your interests are in biology, event planning, education, or a creative field.

Interns assist the Community Food Initiatives team by aiding in the Community Gardens, teaching lessons in Athens County schools, collecting local food donations at various local food markets, leading nutrition education programs, building our online presence, and more! Interns are also encouraged to attend internal staff meetings and educational justice discussions. 

Current Internship Openings

Qualifications and Requirements

CFI's internship program is open to applicants from all academic programs. When possible, applicants combine a CFI internship with their academic program requirements. Students eligible for Federal Work Study are also welcome to apply. 

  • Internships require a commitment of at least 4-5 months
  • Interns are required to work 5-15 hours a week

Summer: intern positions typically start in May 

Fall: intern positions typically start in August 

Spring: intern positions typically start in January 

To Apply

Please download the appropriate application and send all requested materials to the designated program director with subject line “CFI Internship.”  For general internship inquiries, please email our Executive Director, Maribeth Saleem-Tanner, at

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

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