FoodCorps/AmeriCorps Internship

Website FoodCorps Michigan

We connect kids to healthy food in schools.

Applications – https://foodcorps.org/apply – are now being accepted for those interested in joining our 2021-2022 FoodCorps AmeriCorps cohort. In Michigan, we are accepting applications to serve an 11.5-month term with our site partners in Detroit, Flint, Muskegon, and the Petoskey region. FoodCorps Michigan has connected over 50,000 children to healthy food in schools across the state since 2010. We complement school district wellness objectives by placing FoodCorps’ trained AmeriCorps members in kindergarten through 8th-grade classes, as well as, school district offices.

Our program attracts people of all ages and backgrounds with interests in elementary education, dietetics, nutrition education, culinary arts management, public health, public policy, sustainable environmental programs, gardening education, and social justice programs. You can earn $22,000 plus receive health insurance benefits and a $6,345 award for educational expenses, including repayment of loans for those who complete their term of service. We review applications on a rolling basis, so for full consideration please apply, as soon as possible. Service terms begin in August 2021. Questions??? Contact FoodCorps MI Program Coordinator Quan Blunt – quan.blunt@foodcorps.org

Two Types of Service Positions Available

Direct Service – Available in Detroit, Flint, Muskegon, & the Petoskey area

These Service Members focus on teaching children in grades K-8 about food and nutrition in the classroom or cafeteria by delivering engaging, hands-on lessons, integrating activities into subjects such as math, science, and history, working with teachers and school administrators to increase food and nutrition education in curricula, and more. In addition, Service Members grow healthy food with students, teachers, and community members in school gardens, dynamic educational settings where kids can get their hands dirty and experience what they’re learning first-hand.

School Nutrition Program – Available in Detroit & Petoskey Area Only

Under the supervision of district-level school nutrition leaders, and with ongoing support and training from FoodCorps, these members will help to advance the goals and vision for school meal quality in the districts where they serve. Service members will work with school nutrition professionals to integrate healthy foods into breakfast, lunch and snack programs, and more. Some examples of project categories may include procurement, menu management, school nutrition operations, and partnership building.

To apply for this job please visit foodcorps.org.