It takes a village, as they say, to fight to make sure no one goes hungry in Utah. Over the years, in addition to our devoted board of directors and committed staff, many students have helped UAH work – in a variety of way – to reach our mission. Interns have surveyed teachers about hunger in the classroom, put together resources about the WIC program, and created and run nutrition activities for youth in our farming program.
If you are interested in the possibility of interning with UAH, please read over our website to understand the scope of our work and then email us to set up a meeting to discuss UAH’s current needs and your interests.
What we look for in an intern:
We look for someone who can work independently, can take initiative, and is interested in our mission.
Interns typically come to our office to work and work around their schedule during the normal workweek – Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
Below is some information about students who have interned with us in the past couple of years and the projects they have worked on:
Aspen Bias is a rising sophomore at the University of Utah. She is working to complete a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Society and Policy, a minor in Nutrition, and a minor in International Studies with an emphasis on Global Health. She came on board for the Summer of 2016 to serve as the Healthy Food Access Intern at Utahns Against Hunger. Throughout the duration of her internship, she focused on promotional outreach for the Double Up Food Bucks program and served as a promoter of the Summer Food Literacy Project by distributing books to children in low income neighborhoods in Salt Lake City.
Aspen’s hope is to graduate from the University in the Spring of 2019 and continue on to graduate school shortly thereafter. She hopes to become a registered dietitian whose focus is on nutrition education for the youth of the United States and other countries around the world.