Marilyn Magaram Center

MMC Internship Program

 

10

nutrition & food science internship options

20+

professional development skill sets

30+

interns and staff at the Marilyn Magaram Center

100

hours of hands-on experience


 

Program Goals

To safeguard the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and faculty, the Marilyn Magaram Center has completely transitioned to virtual operations and our in-person services have been modified to online, virtual, and phone formats in compliance with CSUN’s COVID-19 measures. All MMC Internships will be virtual for the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 semester. .

The goal of the MMC Internship Program is to provide real-world experiences for future nutrition and food science professionals so that they may gain knowledge and practice skills. These experiences are designed to expose the student to a myriad of professional issues that are not often taught in a classroom. These include practical application of skills and knowledge, evaluation and feedback processes, interpersonal, interdisciplinary and mentoring relationships as well as general work habits. Through professional experiences, students are better prepared to enter into, function and succeed as viable members of the workforce providing service and education to those in need. Further, the programs fulfill the mission of the Magaram Center by providing valuable nutrition services to the community.

 

Current Internship Programs

The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics offers a number of Internship Programs for undergraduate and graduate students. 

Please confirm that you meet the following requirements to be considered for this internship:

  • You are currently enrolled as a CSUN student.
  • You are dedicated to completing 50 volunteer hours by the end of Spring semester. On average, you would be volunteering 4-5 hours per week. 
  • You are dedicated to completing internship tasks via virtual platforms (attend weekly virtual meetings, host virtual classes, and/or create videos that will be shared on our website and social media platforms).

To Apply: 

  1. Complete online application
  2. Email your resume in PDF format to Internship Coordinator: april.diederich@csun.edu
  3. Deadline to complete application and submit resume: Friday, January 29, 2021 (12:00pm PST)

If you have any questions regarding the MMC Internship Program, please contact Internship Coordinator: april.diederich@csun.edu

 

  

 

Culinary

Support culinary experiences hosted by the MMC with the goal to educate and build appreciation for cooking and connection with food. May include creating recipes, protocols, educational materials, and/or hosting food demos and workshops that may be live or recorded.  Pre-Req: Culinary Arts Associate Degree or Culinary Certificate, preferred.

Sports Nutrition

Provide theoretical and practical application of sports nutrition in a collegiate environment. Interns will create educational materials, recipe handouts, support department's social media, and additional nutrition related projects. Pre-Req: none.

Community Educators

Provide virtual education on various nutrition topics in collaboration with campus and community partners. May include creating educational handouts, flyers, powerpoint presentations, and/or hosting food demos and workshops that may be live or recorded. Pre-Req: completed or currently enrolled in FCS 207.

Fit to Win/Health Assess

Conduct nutrient analysis of food records using ESHA Food Processor. Conduct recipe analysis using ESHA Genesis software. Training and access to software will be provided electronically. Tasks may include developing marketing materials for these services. Pre-Req: completed or currently enrolled in FCS 307 and FCS 321.

Food Science

Provide virtual education on food science topics. May include creating educational handouts, flyers, powerpoint presentations, and/or hosting food demos and workshops that may be live or recorded. Pre-Req: completed or currently enrolled FCS 201.

Let’s Grow Healthy

Provide virtual education on gardening skills, composting, and sustainability practices. May include creating educational handouts, flyers, powerpoint presentations, and/or hosting garden demos and workshops that may be live or recorded.Pre-Req: Completed or currently enrolled in FCS 207 and SED 525.

Nutrition Justice 

Create resources to improve food access and nutrition education. Support Food Recovery Network, CSUN Food Pantry, and campus partners with virtual outreach to increase food security. Pre-Req: completed or currently enrolled FCS 207 or HSCI 337.

Social Media

Experience with editing videos is preferred. Develop content and materials for MMC programs, events, and services to be shared via multiple social media platforms. Provide analysis and feedback related to performance of social media platforms. Ensure all digital content is accessible with language, alt tags, and captions. Pre-Req: none

Child Nutrition 

Provide virtual education on pediatric nutrition topics. Pre-Req: May include creating educational handouts, flyers, powerpoint presentations, and/or hosting food demos and workshops that may be live or recorded. Completed or currently enrolled in FCS 307 and 321.

CalFresh Healthy Living

Provide virtual education on various nutrition and healthy living topics to support CalFresh Healthy Living initiatives. May include creating educational handouts, flyers, powerpoint presentations, and/or hosting food demos and workshops that may be live or recorded. Pre-Req: completed or currently enrolled in FCS 207 and SED 525.