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Robert Vega, Director FAC 18 / 2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200 78712-1508 • 512-471-7900

Texas Hunger Initiative, Anti-Hunger Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8092

Sun, March 23, 2014

The Texas Hunger Initiative Austin Regional Office is looking for students to join us in our work to end hunger in Travis County. We work on several projects around the city and invite you to join us! 

The Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) is a capacity-building and collaborative project. We seek to develop and implement strategies to end hunger through policy, education, community organizing, and community development. We seek to make the state food secure by ensuring that every individual has access to three healthy meals a day, seven days a week. As a part of this mission, THI will be the lead organizer of an assessment of food access in the Travis County area for the Travis County/City of Austin's Community Health Improvement Plan as part of the Community Health Assessment/Community Health Improvement Plan (CHA/CHIP). 

Interns will take ownership of projects that will increase participation in child nutrition programs. Students will gain skills in media outreach, project coordination, public speaking and community organizing. 

As a part of the team for completing this assessment, interns will be assisting THI in collecting information on access to food in Travis County. Travis County has over 150,000 food insecure residents. Through this assessment, we hope to adequately determine the capacity of current anti-hunger programs and create a gap analysis of the areas of need. 

Interns will be able to put their names in a report that will be used to create a strategic plan to end hunger in the greater Austin area. Students will get valuable experience in research, community organizing, data collection and analysis, and professional development. 

Requirements: 
10-20 hours per week 
Personal computer 
Personal travel arrangements (bus, car, bike)
 
BTT Gateway Job ID 8092

 


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