Farmers Market Nutrition Program Internship
- Date: Late-May 2022 - August 15, 2022
- Location: CCE Wayne County
- Intern: Cole Hempel (Cole's blog)
- Faculty sponsor: Joan Paddock, PhD, MPHh, RD, Division of Nutritional Sciences
- Campus-based mentor/supervisor: Alisha Gaines, PhD, CHES, Division of Nutritional Sciences
- Field mentor/supervisor: Elizabeth Claypoole
- Stipend: $5,000
The intern will work collaboratively with campus and CCE Wayne FMNP staff to revise and update the FMNP nutrition curriculum, assess reactions to lessons and materials, document customer reaction and knowledge change, and assist in the revision of these materials and tools.
Roles and responsibilities
- The student intern will travel to participating Farmers Markets, conduct nutrition education and collect feedback from consumers. In addition the intern will prepare food samples for food tasting of recipes, either at the market or before travelling to the market.
- Engagement with market shoppers, vendors and market managers to gauge and assess the usefulness of materials is expected.
- The intern must be a self starter, interested in community work, and willing to work in a variety of outdoor market settings and conditions.
Qualifications and previous coursework
This opportunity is available to non-graduating students in Cornell University's College of Human Ecology.
Completion of NS 1150 Nutrition, Health and Society, and completion of NS 2450 Social Science Perspectives on Food and Nutrition, preferred.
- The intern will be exposed to the challenges of public program implementation in a community environment under conditions that can evolve over the course of the summer. The intern’s creativity, flexibility, negotiation skills, time management skills, and initiative will be challenged.
- The intern will acquire skills related to materials development, teaching, communication, and evaluation as well as some qualitative and quantitative data collection experience. As time permits they will be exposed to data analyzation and reporting.