Applying for Triton Food Pantry Intern 2017-2018 within AVP Food and Housing Resources office

About the Associated Students of UCSD (ASUCSD)

The Associated Students of the University of California, San Diego are the elected and appointed representatives of the UC San Diego student body. The ASUCSD works to promote student engagement through its services and leadership opportunities. The ASUCSD seeks to foster a cohesive community through active interaction and communication with students, the administration, and the greater San Diego Community. Our mission is to facilitate and encourage students to grow and develop through their involvement in student government, its services and auxiliaries. We promote student engagement in all areas of campus life through leadership, advocacy, and service in order to build and strengthen our community.

About the AVP Food and Housing Resources: Triton Food Pantry Intern 2017-2018

The Triton Food Pantry is a service provided by the Associated Students to help serve students of the University of California, San Diego who face food insecurity on campus. The goal of the Triton Food Pantry is to ensure equitable access to nutritious food resources. Our goals align with the A.S. Office of Housing and Food Resource which aims to help coordinate campus wide efforts to provide sustainable, accessible, and affortable food and housing to all. 

Goals and Projects for 2017-18

Triton Food Pantry interns will assist with achieving the following goals for the 2017-18 school year: 

  • Streamline students into CalFresh 
  • Provide a comfortable and safe space for students who face food insecurity to use 
  • Offer non-perishable goods and fresh produce 
  • Provide quarterly data analysis on food pantry use
  • Secure future funding for the Triton Food Pantry 
  • Distribution of food through mobile pantries
  • Improve communication and support to graduate students 
  • Build partnerships with local food vendors and businesses
  • Shall be a member of ASUCSD
Description of Position

The Triton Food Pantry is offering 3 intern positions for the 2017-18 school year. Interns are expected to dedicate a minimum of 20 hours per quarter and will work under the direction of Triton Food Pantry student managers. 

Interns will be assist student managers with the following tasks: 

  • Dedicate 1 hour per week to daily operations at the pantry
  • Assist student managers with food distribution and customer service
  • Assist student managers with promotional tabling
  • Assist student managers with fundraising projects
  • Assist student managers Pop Up Pantries (mobilized version of our pantry)
  • Assist student managers with social media outreach and outreach via email 
  • Conduct an original project that revolves around food insecurity (highly encouraged)
  • Shall attend bi-weekly meeting with student managers
  • Shall report and act under the direction of a student manager at all times

Preferred but not required: 

  • Graphic design skills
  • Experience with Adobe photoshop and illustrator