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Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, Inc.
Part time, 10-15 hours per week
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) seeks a dedicated and passionate intern who will be responsible for overseeing the Food Pantry program. The successful candidate will be an advanced student or burgeoning professional in a field related to social work, nonprofit administration, public health, or nutrition.
Mission & Background Information
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen serves people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote health, community, and equity. Since 1987, DESK has offered evening meals and a weekly food pantry to the Greater New Haven community.
The Program Intern will oversee the Food Pantry program under the guidance of the Program Manager and Executive Director. The Food Pantry program serves on average 80 people per week by providing groceries on site at 311 Temple Street. The program operates Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm, so the successful candidate must be available between 1:00 and 4:00 on Wednesdays. The Program Intern will be responsible for coordination with and supervision of volunteers, overseeing the set-up and clean-up of the program, and basic performance measurement to determine the program’s ongoing effectiveness and efficiency.
Qualifications and Requirements
Candidates applying to this position should be enthusiastic about providing much-needed services to the target population. While the successful candidate need not have extensive experience working with people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty, s/he should demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in social services, public health, nutrition, or the nonprofit sector. The following qualities will be sought after in candidates who apply for this position:
Compensation and Benefits
This is an unpaid internship position. The primary benefit to the successful candidate will be in the form of direct services experience and university credit if applicable.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and résumé to Steve Werlin at email@example.com with “Program Intern Application” in the subjection line.
DESK is an equal opportunity employer who values greatly the role of diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and lifestyles.