The Cookbook Project: Community Outreach Intern

The Cookbook Project

Project Title: Community Outreach Intern

Background on the Project: The Cookbook Project is in need of assistance to ensure continued leadership and community capacity building through community outreach. This includes building new partnerships while strengthening existing ones and will entail strategy development for identifying key stakeholders that have the capacity to train Food Literacy Educators on an annual basis, ensuring sustained revenue and partnerships. This will also incorporate outreach to potential donors, developing a strategy for donor retention and stewardship, assisting in potential fundraising events, and identifying and participating in health-related community events. This project will entail following up with Food Literacy Educators to obtain data on the programs they are running, their numbers of participants, and completed pre-test and post-test surveys. Additionally, The Cookbook Project will continue to expand its organization’s offerings by developing a curriculum for the individual and/or family that will have the potential to be utilized in the clinical environment.

Student’s Responsibilities and Activities: The intern will assist with the following activities from December 2018 – July 2019:

  • Train as a Food Literacy Educator through online training program.
  • Assess the need for expanded programming, such as corporate wellness trainings, individual trainings, and expanded partnerships.
  • Assist in the development of a new food literacy and cooking education curriculum intended for the individual.
  • Research food literacy trends, methods of evaluation, and recent studies that demonstrate the value of CBP programming.
  • Develop strategies for collecting, managing, tracking, and reporting impact data and behavior change for new CBP programming.
  • Manage a social media campaign intended to increase engagement among various community members by using insights and analytics.
  • Assist in fundraising and donor recruitment and stewardship strategy.
  • Attend health and wellness fairs, community events, farmer’s markets, etc. to promote CBP programming and community engagement.
  • Optional: Lead CBP programming with community partners interested in hosting a CBP-trained Food Literacy Educator.

Supervisor: Robert Palestina, MPH, The Cookbook Project Director.

Transportation: The student will work out of Propeller under Robert’s direct supervision 1-2 days per week and may complete additional responsibilities remotely. Access to a vehicle will be very helpful for this practicum opportunity but is not completely necessary.

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