The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is a dynamic organization committed to ending hunger and transforming the health of Santa Barbara County through good nutrition. With each person and family we reach through food distribution, we are introducing nutrition education to transform the health and potential of working families, seniors and other individuals countywide. Last year, the Foodbank distributed more than 9.7 million pounds of food. Our food is utilized by 1 in 4 people in our community. Half of the food we distribute is fresh produce. Foodbank Interns have an important role in achieving this.

All interns are asked to commit to 10-15 hours/week for 3 to 6 months.

Although internships are unpaid, we are happy to work with you and your college or university to meet course requirements/credits, paid work-study programs and/or your educational goals. Interns gain significant experience: 1) Supporting a wide range of programs and operational needs within the organization, 2) Understanding of the inner workings of nonprofits and the Foodbank system, 3) networking, interpersonal, and communication skills, and 4) significant learning opportunities and skills development in your field of interest.

To Apply
To apply for an internship, submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to [email protected].

Opportunities in South County (Santa Barbara, Goleta & Carpinteria)

Click each title for a description and application process.

Community Nutrition Intern

Community Ambassador Program Intern

Community Impact Intern

Development Intern

Opportunities in North County (Santa Maria, Santa Ynez & Lompoc)

Development Assistant Intern – North County

Click here for a description of the Development internship.