If you are a SNAP Outreach Intern, you will be trained on how to screen potential applicants, building interview and 1:1 communication skills. This work is often done in busy areas like waiting rooms at food shelves, or at other food distribution type events (Fare for All or Produce Distributions) - which can be inside or outdoors. This internship will build skills as well as knowledge of resources available for people experiencing hunger and poverty. Specific tasks: interview, answer questions, make referral to Specialist (this is the paperwork part), provide resources, possibly hand out food, possibly help people carry food. Transportation is required in Greater MN internships. Professional development and mentoring are also part of the internship. Please feel free to contact Kelcie Litchfield at Second Harvest Heartland for more details about SNAP Internships! (651) 209-7916 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Nutrition Program Advocate Intern at Second Harvest Heartland
almost 2 years ago
Each day was different, you learn how to do everything and when needed somewhere you were the person that had to be there. During the months of June and August you start by doing administrative paper work. When a client came in, we assisted the client as needed. During the Noon hour we worked in the drive (giving clients the food boxes) sometimes because volunteers do not come in during that time. After lunch we went back and did administrative work. July was a bit different, some days I started with administrative work and others I started with Farmers market Coupons. Usually what happened is that you did coupons in the morning and administrative work in the afternoon and vice versa.