Internship Position: Field Trip Assistant

DURATION: 15-20 hours/week, October 2017 through December 2017

Veggielution seeks a Field Trip Assistant(s) to assist in hosting middle school student groups participating in our Eastside Explorers field trip program. Eastside Explorers incorporates farm-based and nutrition education activities centered around collaborative group tasks focused on cooking and nutrition, human impacts, and ecological interconnections in our unique outdoor setting. This position will work collaboratively with the Community Engagement Program Manager to provide students with a comprehensive and engaging visit.  S/he must work well independently to lead student groups and connect with the community. The Veggielution Field Trip Assistant(s) will refine teaching and leadership skills, while receiving mentorship. This is a paid internship.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate activity stations during field trips.
  • Translate for participants from English to Spanish, when needed.
  • Set up and clean up activity stations; ensuring a safe and clean environment.
  • Form and maintain healthy relationships with teachers and administrative staff, students, and parents in East San Jose.                    

Required Qualifications:                

  • Bilingual/biliterate Spanish-English.
  • Must be able to work Tuesday through Thursday (8am to 2pm) when classes are scheduled.
  • Experience in outdoor/nutrition education.                    

To Apply

We encourage you to forward this announcement to others who may be interested. 

Please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume via e-mail at:

Internship Position: fEAST San Jose Food and Beverage Coordinator

DURATION: 8 hours/week, March 1 - June 30, 2018

The Food and Beverage Coordinator intern will report directly to the Operations Manager. This person, along with other Veggielution staff, members of the Board of Directors, and event advisors serves as a key member of the fEAST San Jose Planning Committee.  The internship is a 8 hour per week commitment.

Veggielution’s fEAST San Jose is our annual is fundraising dinner, which will be held this year on Sunday, June 10. The purpose of the dinner is to celebrate another year of success, raise funds for Community Engagement, Environmental Education, and Volunteer Training programs and, thank our many donors who have supported us over the past year. For the second year in a row, Veggielution will be partnering with the Michelin-star team of Adega to celebrate our 10th anniversary.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Serve as primary logistical contact to Adega team
  • Attend bi-weekly evening planning committee meetings
  • Train back of house/kitchen volunteers on all kitchen functions, including but not limited to food purchasing, receiving, preparation and maintenance of quality standards, safety, sanitation, and cleanliness
  • Oversee training of volunteers in safe operation of all kitchen equipment and utensils
  • Manage food and beverage purchasing/in kind acquisition from various vendors
  • Work with Operations Manager to ensure that Veggielution is complying with Alcohol and Beverage Commission and Environmental Health conditions and requirements.
  • Respond in a timely manner to requests from planning committee
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to align back of house and front of house volunteer service
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to schedule pre-event volunteer trainings
  • Plan table and food service set up based on needs expressed by Adega team and planning committee


  • Lead food and beverage service
  • Manage back of house food and beverage volunteers
  • Ensure that food is consistently prepared and served according to the Adega team’s recipe, portioning, cooking, and serving standards.
  • Receive and graciously handle any complaints concerning food, beverages or service
  • Ensure that all side work and all cleaning of equipment and food service areas is completed before and after event is finished.


  • Participate in post-event debrief session and one-on-one feedback session with Operations Manager
  • Develop suggestions about improvements for next year’s event


  • Is committed Commitment to the mission and vision of Veggielution
  • Has worked in an environment that serves alcohol
  • Has supervised employees that handle or prep food and/or alcohol
  • Has the highest regard for customer service and employee engagement
  • Has worked as part of a team
  • Has dealt with operations surrounding large volumes of guests at once
  • Has the ability to maintain a pleasant, calm disposition under stress
  • Has strong organizational and time management skills
  • Is self-motivated and goal-oriented
  • Has the ability to motivate and engage with people with sensitivity to differences (of race/culture, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and age)
  • Has an open and straightforward communication style, with collaborative instincts
  • Is able to reach, bend, stoop, and frequently lift up to 50 pounds               

To Apply

We encourage you to forward this announcement to others who may be interested. 

Please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume via e-mail at:

Internship Position: Volunteer Program Intern

DURATION: 8 hours/week, March - June 2018

The Eastside Grown (EG) Program Intern will work closely with the Eastside Grown Volunteer Program Manager on various aspects of EG including, scheduling volunteers, communicating with volunteers, tracking volunteers on workdays, volunteer data management, and volutneer systems. This individual will get an inside look at an evolving curriculum tailored to the needs of the EG participants and help to provide a wide range of resources for interested volunteers.

This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of the non-profit, community organizing, and volunteer management system. It is intricately placed in a unique location in San Jose that has yet to realize its full potential. The EG Intern will have the opportunity to build an understanding of volunteer management, engage with volunteers, and connect with people from diverse backgrounds through food, farming, and volunteer training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage volunteer program database and participant data
  • Work with the Eastside Grown Volunteer Manager to ensure smooth programming
  • Connect community members to volunteer opportunities offered by Eastside Grown
  • Collect volunteer information to produce organizational data
  • Help promote programming through outreach and advertisement
  • Candidates must be available to participate in First Saturday programming during the months of April to June 2018


The Ideal Candidate for this Position has...

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Knowledge and passion around food, health, and sustainable agriculture
  • Articulate and comfortable communicating with diverse communities
  • Excellent writing, research, communication and telephone skills
  • Comfortable speaking publicly in English and Spanish/Vietnamese  
  • Bilingual, bi-literate in Spanish OR Vietnamese strongly desired
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
  • Thoughtfulness, a positive attitude, and open to growth
  • Creative and Flexible
  • Ability to self-motivate and stay on task


  • March to June 2018
  • Minimum requirement of 8 hours per week
  • Schedule can be flexible with hours between 9AM-5PM Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday
  • Candidates must be available to participate in First Saturday programming during the months of April to June 2018
  • Must engage with at least one Veggielution activity (farm, farmstand, cocina cooking class, food truck) once per month over the course of the internship (highly encouraged)

Intern will receive:

  • Veggielution t-shirt & stickers
  • Experience
  • Free veggies & food
  • Freedom to explore personal interests and test ideas

This is an unpaid internship.

To Apply

We encourage you to forward this announcement to others who may be interested. 

Please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume via e-mail at: