Current opportunities

SEMESTER (SPRING/FALL) INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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We hire Oxy student interns each semester to assist with our community food systems programs, and often list food-related internship opportunities available through other Oxy departments or partner organizations throughout Los Angeles.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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Summer Urban Agriculture Internship

Students will work alongside urban farmers and gain experience in urban food production methods, community engagement and workshops, as well as marketing, sales, and food assistance acceptance.

 

Food & Urban Ag host sites include: Cottonwood Urban Farm, Alma Backyard Farms, Urban Homestead, The Growing Experience, and Uncommon Good.

 

This internship is part of UEP/UEPI's Summer Internship Program. Application is typically released early Spring semester. For more info and application, click here.

 

"Through the UEPI Urban Agriculture internship I learned skills about compost, cultivation, planting and harvesting, and how farmers can adapt to an urban landscape. My work at The Growing Experience grew my knowledge of caring for the land, and showed me how possible it is to grow food for many in the confines of an urban setting. This work is important as we seek to address our broken food chain, and to provide healthy, fresh produce for all." -Summer 2020 Intern

PAST INTERN EXPERIENCES

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Ryder Bennell '20 || Media Arts & Culture Major

It's been such a privilege working with the entire UEPI department the past four years. A special thanks to the Food Programs team who have given me endless guidance and support over my four years. I wouldn't be where I am today without you all.

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Savannah D'Orazio '18 | Biology Major, Education Minor

I loved working as a UEPI intern because of the incredible staff and the growth I experienced there. During my 1.5 years with UEPI. I participated in numerous ways including farmers' market survey collection, Farm to School survey design, incentive materials management, and class assistantship. I even eventually held my own nutrion/physical activity class for parents in one of their partner schools. I especially appreciated this internship because it exposed me to the filed of public health in an actionable way and helped lead me to my current job as a garden educator at the New York Botanical Garden and graduate program in Education Policy at Columbia University's Teachers College.

Savannah D'Orazio '18 | Biology Major, Education Minor

I loved working as a UEPI intern because of the incredible staff and the growth I experienced there. During my 1.5 years with UEPI. I participated in numerous ways including farmers' market survey collection, Farm to School survey design, incentive materials management, and class assistantship. I even eventually held my own nutrion/physical activity class for parents in one of their partner schools. I especially appreciated this internship because it exposed me to the filed of public health in an actionable way and helped lead me to my current job as a garden educator at the New York Botanical Garden and graduate program in Education Policy at Columbia University's Teachers College.

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Sarah Yi '21 | UEP Mejor, Computer Science Minor

I loved being a Community Food Systems Intern with UEPI! During the summer, I worked with the team and encouraged community members to shop at their farmers' markets, as well as promoted the CalFresh/WIC programs to increase accessibility of healthy food to people of all income brackets. I assisted the Highland Park, Lincoln Heights, Echo Park, and Atwater Village farmers' markets managers and vendors on social-media how-to guides, event flyers, and other promotional content.Visit Oxy Field Trips for North East LA (NELA) Students

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