Careers and Internships at The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN)

Our global presence and commitment to alleviating world hunger makes GFN an exciting and rewarding place to work. GFN is looking for dynamic individuals who can help us effectively serve our expanding network.

 

Available Positions

Manager of Finance & Administration

Internships

The Global FoodBanking Network encourages students who are interested in making a difference in the world to apply for an internship. Through your internship at GFN, you will have a chance to utilize the knowledge you have gained in school to make a real contribution to the fight against global hunger – while gaining valuable work experience.

The GFN internship program seeks to provide closely mentored, project-driven, professional, and practical experience for undergraduate and graduate students interested in contributing to GFN projects and initiatives. Each intern is assigned to a supervisor and is typically engaged in a specific project. Longer term assignments are often available. The project goals, expectations, and timeline are clearly laid out in advance.

Interns are a very important addition to our staff. Due of the number of interns engaged by GFN and budgeting constraints, the majority of internships are unpaid. However if funds are available, GFN would consider work study, a matching program, or similar arrangement.

GFN will provide evaluations or other requirements for those students who are completing the internship for credit.

General Eligibility Requirements

  • All Interns must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate academic program, or have graduated within the previous 12 months.
  • Interns who hold student visas must obtain appropriate work authorization from their educational institutions.
  • In general, interns must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours a week and 8 consecutive weeks. Some opportunities require a longer commitment.

Applying for an Internship

GFN engages interns throughout the year. All applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@foodbanking.org. Please include the position title in the subject of your e-mail.

Current Internship Opportunities

Fundraising and Special Projects Intern
Accounting Assistant Intern

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Arabic Language Volunteer
Mandarin Language Volunteer
Portuguese Language Volunteer
Spanish Language Volunteer

Former interns share their experience

“During my time at GFN, not only was I given the opportunity to develop skills that I will carry with me to my future career, but I was also able to get hands-on experience working on a variety of different projects. Gaining valuable work experience and earning a strong reference also helped me get into graduate school to pursue a career in public health. I’m thankful for my time at GFN, and it is rewarding to know that I, in some small way, helped to advance the mission of such an important and meaningful organization.” – Fundraising and Alliance Building Intern, Fall 2014

“I cannot stress enough how great this internship opportunity has been for me, because I have not only gained valuable skills towards my career, but I have also been able to reciprocate by contributing my research skills towards an important cause.” – Prospect Research Intern Summer 2011

“My accounting internship at The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) will be very helpful when I pursue a career as an accounting professional (after completing my Master’s degree). The internship was not just about numbers, it was also about how to help a company operate effectively and comply with relevant policies and regulations. I learned a lot…and the people at GFN guided me through the entire process and were there to help wherever needed. Working with the great team made the journey worthwhile and fun. I definitely recommend interning at The Global FoodBanking Network!” – Accounting Intern, 2013 – 2014

“My internship with The Global FoodBanking Network provided me with the initial real world experience that has been essential to all of my work in the communications industry. GFN and its employees encouraged me, challenged me and helped me grow both professionally and personally. My experience there has absolutely shaped the trajectory of my career and life goals.” – Communications Intern, 2013