Internships

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is a dynamic organization committed to ending hunger and transforming the health of Santa Barbara County through good nutrition. With each person and family we reach through food distribution, we are introducing nutrition education to transform the health and potential of working families, seniors and other individuals countywide. Last year, the Foodbank distributed more than 9.7 million pounds of food. Our food is utilized by 1 in 4 people in our community. Half of the food we distribute is fresh produce. Foodbank Interns have an important role in achieving this.

All interns are asked to commit to 10-15 hours/week for 3 to 6 months.

Compensation
Although internships are unpaid, we are happy to work with you and your college or university to meet course requirements/credits, paid work-study programs and/or your educational goals. Interns gain significant experience: 1) Supporting a wide range of programs and operational needs within the organization, 2) Understanding of the inner workings of nonprofits and the Foodbank system, 3) networking, interpersonal, and communication skills, and 4) significant learning opportunities and skills development in your field of interest.

To Apply
To apply for an internship, submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to lskvarla@foodbanksbc.org.


Opportunities in North County (Santa Maria, Santa Ynez & Lompoc)


Administrative Assistant Intern – North County

Reports to: Monica Buenrostro, Office Manager
Location: Santa Maria Warehouse – Office Facility @ 490 W. Foster Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93455

The Administrative Assistant Intern is responsible for taking, directing and responding to the inquiries of visitors and callers with a friendly, responsive demeanor while at the same time supporting Foodbank staff and operations. It is critical that this position presents a positive image to the community.

Click here for a description of the Administrative Assistant internship.


Development Assistant Intern – North County

Reports to: Laurel Alcantar, Development Manager
Location: Santa Maria Warehouse – Office Facility @ 490 W. Foster Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93455

The Development Assistant Intern helps build positive relationships with donors, looks for ways to increase Foodbank donations, and supports Development Staff in additional activities.

Click here for a description of the Development internship.


Opportunities in South County (Santa Barbara, Goleta & Carpinteria)


Backyard Bounty Internship – South County

Reports to: Darryl Keuhl, Backyard Bounty – South County
Location: Santa Barbara Warehouse Facility @ 4554 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

As the Backyard Bounty Intern you will assist the Backyard Bounty Program Coordinator to plan, coordinate and lead harvest events and help raise awareness about the program among potential private donors, farmers and volunteers.

Click here for a description of the Backyard Bounty internship.


Programs/Operations Intern – South County

Reports to: Lisa Skvarla, Director of Community Engagement
Location: Santa Barbara Warehouse Facility @ 4554 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93110

The Foodbank Intern helps support the Foodbank’s critical operations and programs. This internship interfaces with a wide range of Foodbank activities, including the warehouse, fundraising events, food drives, volunteer events, and community outreach/programs, from elementary students to seniors!

Click here for a description of the Programs/Ops internship.


Graphic Design Intern – South County

Reports to: Judith Smith-Meyer, Marketing + Communications Manager
Location: Santa Barbara Education Center, 1525 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The Graphic Design Intern helps support the Foodbank’s critical operations and programs. This internship interfaces with a wide range of Foodbank activities and our visual presence in the community. From designing pieces for social media, online and print, this intern will get to know our programming intimately, from the warehouse, fundraising events, and food drives, to volunteer events, and community outreach/programs.

Click here for a description of the Graphic Design internship.


 

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