The School Nutrition Association’s Internship Program is designed to provide interns with the training and opportunities necessary to pursue a district-level supervisory position in school nutrition.
Internship Program Goals and Objectives:
- Prepare interns to assume district level/supervisory positions in school nutrition.
- Prepare interns who can understand and assess the nutritional needs of diverse populations, especially of school-aged children at risk and of limited income.
- Provide an environment in which interns can appreciate and perform the variety of tasks required for operating successful school foodservice programs.
- Prepare interns to communicate effectively in interactions with other professionals and stakeholders.
- Provide interns the comprehensive experience to sit for the SNS Credentialing Exam.
2012 WINSTON INDUSTRIES INTERNSHIP STIPEND RECIPIENTS
SNA’s Internship Stipend Program, administered by the School Nutrition Foundation and funded by Winston Industries, is a highly selective and competitive program that offers a stipend to selected interns who are actively enrolled in a SNA-approved Internship Host Site. The stipend funds offer monetary support for undergraduates or graduates who secure internship opportunities to investigate career options, further develop career-related skills, and link classroom learning to the world of work. These funds enable students to participate in career-related experiences, regardless of financial constraints. SNA’s Internship Selection Committee is responsible for selecting the recipients of the Winston Industries Internship Stipend.
Congratulations to the 2012 Winston Industries Internship Stipend Recipients!
- Tamara Carter – Texas Woman’s University and Spring Independent School District
- Lori Sormanti – John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition (JSI) /Framingham State University and Walpole Public School District
- Sunghee Woo – Texas Woman’s University and Dallas Independent School District
FOR PROSPECT INTERNS
- College Students who have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (i.e. business, hospitality, etc.) Major: RD/Foodservice Management/Business/Culinary Arts.
- Current Supervisors and Employees who have completed an Associate’s Degree
(NOTE: Current active Internship Host Sites are for Master’s Degree Programs only. SNA is working on developing new Host Sites that will be open to current supervisors and employees with an Associate’s Degree)
Current Active Internship Host Sites:
- Texas Woman’s University and Dallas Independent School District - A Master’s Degree program which provides credit for 900 rotation hours with Dallas ISD. The rotation period must be completed within 12 months.
- Texas Woman’s University and Spring Independent School District- A Master’s Degree program which provides credit for 900 rotation hours with Spring ISD. The rotation period must be completed within 12 months.
- For more information on both sites please contact Carolyn M. Bednar, Ph.D., RD, LD, CFCS, Professor at CBednar@mail.twu.edu
- John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition (JSI) /Framingham State University and Walpole Public School District - A Master’s Degree program which provides credit for 900 rotation hours. The rotation period must be completed within 2 years.
- For more information please contact Pat K. Luoto, EdD, RD, Professor, Food and Nutrition and Executive Director, JSI, at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR PROSPECT SNA INTERSHIP HOST SITES
Interested in Becoming a SNA Internship Host Site?
The following can apply to become a Host Site:
- Local Education Authority (LEA)
- State Department (State Department of Education or Agriculture)*
- Industry Partner (Working in K-12 arena)*
- Institution of Higher Learning (College/University/Technical or Culinary Institution)*
*Host sites must collaborate with a school district (LEA)
Internship Host Site Options
There are two options for the internship program host sites:
| ||SNA INTERNSHIP HOST SITE |
|SNA INTERNSHIP HOST SITE |
|Program Director||Has a Master’s Degree and the SNS Credential||SNS Credential and is a current SNA Member|
|Local Education Authority (LEA) ||A K-12 school district with SNA’s District of Excellence ||A K-12 school district that is part of the national school lunch program, has satisfactorily met the CRE requirements, and has written recommendation from the State Agency|
|Internship Rotations||Completed within 12 calendar months or more||Completed within 6-12 calendar months|
|Interns||Individuals who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field||Individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e. business, hospitality) or majored in RD/Foodservice Management/Business/Culinary Arts|
Current Supervisors and Employees with an Associate’s Degree and on the job experiences.
To review the SNA Internship Host Site Program Requirements and application form, please download the Internship Program Host Site Application Handbook.
SNA Website Internship Blurb
Colleges and universities offering courses in nutrition, food service and/or hospitality are listed by state below. For your convenience, you may click on the school name to access the course list.