Marilyn Magaram Center


The Magaram Center is committed to provide our students professionals with opportunities and tools for advancement in the fields of Nutrition and Dietetics and Food Science. The following is a list of the various jobs, scholarships and volunteer opportunities for students and those who meet the qualifications for application for these great sources of professional advancement and career development.

If you would like us to share any resources or opportunities, please contact the Magaram Center at

Student Opportunities


  • Northridge Hospital Dietary Office 
    • Volunteer needs to commit for a minimum of 100 hours. A minimum of 1X per week (for 4 hours). 
      Duties may include; Special Projects including menu signage, creating menus, speaking with patients and educating them on their diet/foods they can select from, learning how dietary kitchen/cafeteria process works, and doing market research on pricing. If interested please contact Karen Sabatino | 818-885-8500 X2961 |
  • Nutrition As Therapy
    • Nutrition As Therapy private practice group is looking for a nutrition student to help at their office for 2-3 months. At the end of the volunteering commitment, the student will be able to shadow the RDs. For more about this program, please click here.
  • Ojai Valley Community Hospital
    • Seeking students looking to gain volunteer experience interacting with patients. For more about this program, please click here.
  • Let's Grow Healthy!
    • Enrich LA’s School Gardens by teaching children and our community about the health benefits of sustainable gardening. For more about this program, please click here.

Volunteer Opportunities will be announced here as they become available. Please check back often to find new opportunities.


The goal of the MMC Professional Experience Program is to provide real-world experiences for future nutrition professionals so that they may gain knowledge and practice skills.
To find out more about these internships, follow the links below:

Internships will appear here as they become available during the semester. Please check back often to find new opportunities.


  • Portos Cake Decorator 
    • Our decorating team takes pride in creating, decorating, and completing all of our signature cakes. Join our team and work along with top chefs in the industry in a fun and upbeat environment. For more information click here 

  • Portos Cashier and Customer Service 
    • Our Customer Service Associates play an important role in providing a memorable guest experience. Team members will be continuously interacting with guests, co-workers, and all levels of management in a safe, positive, and upbeat environment.. For more information click here.

  • Portos Line Cook
    • Kitchen Line Cooks are responsible for food preparation, presentation, recipe adherence and quality control. Join our team and work along with top chefs in the industry in a fun and upbeat environment. For more information click here.

  • Portos Baker and Baker Assistant
    • Our Oven Department is responsible for all bread and pastry production while meeting company quality standards. Join our team and work along with top chefs in the industry in a fun and upbeat environment. For more information click here.

  • Marilyn Magaram Center Student Assistant
    • The Student Assistant will be working on various MMC projects and programs. The Student Assistant may work with CSUN students, professionals, and the general public. The Student Assistant is expected to promote an atmosphere of professionalism and to be courteous and helpful to all with whom they have contact. For more information please email with your Fall 2023 availability along with your resume. Click here for more informationLink to apply

  • Consulting Nutritional Services (CNS
  •  The position available offers a variety of work opportunities that include monitoring home delivered meal routes in the field, assisting the CFHLP, and a variety of tasks at the office. Fieldwork requires the use of your own car. You will go to a location, usually a senior center, where the delivery route will begin/end or the CFHLP will be held. Click here for more information.  


Student Work Opportunities

  • Regulatory Contractor
    • Our team represents diverse food expertise in food law and regulatory compliance, technology, regulatory science, nutrition, commercial food safety, quality, toxicology, public policy, and communications. We are actively looking for a contractor to support our team of dynamic consultants. This contractor is responsible for supporting the development of regulatory and scientific work product for Foodwit clients. For more information click here.

  • Power Brands 
    • We are looking for enthusiastic interns who are eager to learn and grow within the company! Interns will provide product development support for our Research and Development Department. Upon hiring, all duties will be assigned by the Internship Coordinators. For more information, click here.

    • CNS/RQA/CA, Inc.
      • Are you looking for a Community Nutrition experience to work towards your Dietetic Internship goals? Teach Nutrition Classes to the senior community!

        1. Flexible: Work around your classes.
        2. Get paid: pay TBD based on experience.
        3. Spanish speaking is a plus.

        For more information, email


Job postings will be announced here as they become available. Please check back often for new, open, and already filled positions.

Academic Resources 

  • Peer Mentoring
    • The Peer Mentoring Program, was created to provide proactive advisement support and peer and faculty mentoring to our students. For additional details on this program, click here.
  • DPD Orientation
    • This is an orientation program for Didactic Program in Dietetics. For additional details on the course, click here.
  • University Library
    • University Library provides relevant collections, transformative information literacy education, innovative physical and virtual spaces, user-focused services, and diverse educational and cultural programming in support of student success, faculty scholarship, staff resource needs, and the greater CSUN community. Click here to go to the library's website.
  • Build Poder
    • BUILD PODER (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity; Promoting Opportunities for Diversity in Education and Research, $22M, 2014-2019) is a large undergraduate biomedical research training program, sustained by the formation of a new Health Equity Research and Education (HERE) Center that supports 4 cluster-hired faculty members and postdoctoral scholars in engaging undergraduates in biomedical research. For additional details on the program, click here.
  • Student Success
    • Your success is CSUN’s top priority. Whether this is your first year on campus or you are preparing to graduate, there are people, programs, and initiatives to engage and support you throughout your academic journey and beyond. Explore the wealth of resources available to support students and help them maximize their academic potential and reach their personal and professional goals, click here.

Academic resources will appear here as they become available. Please check back often to find new and upcoming resources.

Additional Resources

  • Free Food at CSUN
    • CSUN offers free food to students at various centers around campus. For additional details, click here.
  • Commit to Be Fit Program
    • Do you want to exercise but feel like it is either too expensive or time consuming?  Come join a FREE fitness program here on campus called Commit To Be Fit. This program is led by Kinesiology students and is open to any staff/faculty/students and community members, so feel free to bring a friend or family member with you! If you’ve ever wanted to become healthier or a better version of yourself, come join us! Feel free to come to Redwood Hall 200, Mon-Thurs from 5:30-6:20PM. You can register online by clicking the link below. For any any questions, please contact Travis Watkins at or Shabnam Islam, M.S. at Hope to see you there! Visit the app! To register, click here.
  • CalFresh Outreach
    • Calfresh Outreach provides application assistance and support for students who wish to apply for Calfresh benefits. For additional details, click here.

Additional resources will appear here as they become available. Please check back often to find new and upcoming resources.

Professional Opportunities

Jobs Available      

  • Portos Restaurant Manager Northridge, CA
    The Restaurant Manager along with the Management Team is responsible for managing all functions of the bakery. Key responsibilities include hiring, managing, supervising, and training team members and ensuring excellent guest service. 
    • To apply click here.
  • Registered Dietitian Consultant
    Responsible for patient care in nutrition assessment/counseling of clients, coordinates Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) workshops, Implements wellness clinic programs and workshops, writes and presents reports related to program or administrative specialty as needed, and performs basic research and statistical analysis. 
  • Registered Dietician Consultant Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Norwalk, CA
    At least one-year clinical experience as a Registered Dietitian. Current certification by the Commission of Dietetic Registration. Competency in food service management, child health, and the ability to work with children and adults. Experience with ChildPlus system (desired). Bilingual (Spanish) preferred. Flexibility and availability in order to meet program needs. Must have driver's license and transportation to travel to program sites as needed.
    • To apply click here
  • Job postings will be announced here as they become available. Please check back often for new, open, and already filled positions.

Grants and Scholarships

Grants & Scholarships Available:

  • FCS Scholarships 
    • For more information, please click here. 
  • Diversify Dietetics HUM Nutrition Internship Grant
    • For more information, please click here.
  • CPSDA Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Dietetic Internship Scholarship
    • For more information, please click here. 
  • HSI Research Fellowship from CalPoly Ponoma
    • For more information, please click here.
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarships and Financial Aid 
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, through its many association groups, offers a variety of scholarships and educational stipends to individuals pursuing undergraduate and advanced degrees in dietetics or food and nutrition related areas. General scholarship and educational stipend information from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, the dietetic practice groups and affiliate (state) and district dietetic associations can be accessed from the respective group's information listed on this site.
    • For more information and how to apply, please click here.

Scholarships will appear here as they become available during the semester. Please check back often to find new opportunities.

Community Resources

To see a list of community resources, visit our Nutrition Experts Community Resources page here:

Additional Resources

Tips for College Students

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Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) encompasses the study of relationships among people and their personal environments, focusing on the impact of physical, biological, and social environments on human behavior and development.
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College of Health and Human Development 

  • Health and Human Development students, faculty, staff, and community work together to improve the quality of life across the lifespan through research, education, and action. Our alumni are in professions that enrich health and well-being, fitness and activity, and living environments for individuals, families, and communities.
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Institute for Sustainability

  • Sustainability is a key priority at California State University, Northridge, integrated into all aspects of the university from operations and infrastructure to outreach, education and research.  CSUN’s 10-year Sustainability Plan lays out our goals and activities in ten different functional areas.  Everyone at the university – administrators, staff, faculty and students – is an integral part of these efforts. We are a proud signatory to Second Nature’s Presidents’ Climate Commitment and are following a Climate Action Plan that will guide us towards climate neutrality by 2040.
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Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing

  • The Institute is a collaborative of campus and community members committed to enhancing the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, organizations and communities within Cal State Northridge’s service region. The primary mission of the Institute is to foster healthful living through community and campus partnerships.
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Southern California Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (SCIFT'S)

  • "To fulfill human needs for a quality food supply through science, technology, and education."
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The New Heart of Campus 

  • The New Heart of Campus was created by CSUN students for CSUN students. Focused on providing a sense of belonging for all Matadors through community spaces promoting relaxation, entertainment, socialization, unity in race, intersectionality, social and environmental justice, this beautiful combination of new construction and renovated facilities at the University Student Union is intended to be the new center of student life on campus.
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