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.
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:
|State ||Internship Host Site||Description||Contact|
|AZ||Paradise Valley Unified School District||Open to graduates of university nutrition programs in Arizona. Provides 900 rotation hours of supervised experience over the course of 23 weeks.||Kathleen Glindmeier, MBA, RD, SNS, Director of Nutrition & Wellness for Paradise Valley USD email@example.com|
|MA||John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition/ Framingham State University and Walpole Public School District||Master’s Degree program providing credit for 900 rotation hours. Rotation period must be completed within 2 years.||Ann W. Johnson, PhD, MBA, RD, LD, Faculty Director for the John Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition firstname.lastname@example.org|
|TX||Dallas Independent School District and Texas Woman’s University||Master’s Degree program providing credit for 900 rotation hours with Dallas ISD. Rotation period must be completed within 12 months.||Dolores E. Kearney, MPH, RDN, LD, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics|
|TX||Spring Independent School District and Texas Woman’s University||Master’s Degree program providing credit for 900 rotation hours with Spring ISD. Rotation period must be completed within 12 months.||Dolores E. Kearney, MPH, RDN, LD, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics|
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)
There are two options for the internship program host sites: To review the SNA Internship Host Site Program Requirements and application form, please download the Internship Program Host Site Application Handbook.
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.
- Kansas State University
Contact: Dr. Jeannie Sneed, Department Head