The Healthy Youth Program offers a variety of internships in the areas of Nutrition, Health Promotion and Education, Agriculture, General Education and Community Outreach. By completing an internship with the Healthy Youth Program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop skills and experience teaching and facilitating youth and family programs in nutrition, cooking, and/or gardening
  • Gain hands-on experience working with a diverse population of children and families of all ages and backgrounds
  • Work with a fun and dedicated team of staff and volunteers in a collaborative environment
  • Attend community meetings and learn more about the work taking place in Benton and Linn counties

These internships vary from term to term depending on the number and type of programs being offered by our organization, funding, partnerships, etc.

The following descriptions are meant to give you an idea of the jobs duties, experiences, and opportunities associated with our internships. Please contact Caitlyn Reilley( if you are interested in applying for a full internship with the Healthy Youth Program.

Nutrition/Health Promotion and Education Intern

  • Assist with youth cooking, nutrition and garden programs for K-12 students
  • Assisting, groups of 3-5 youth ages 6-14 years old, in weekly cooking & nutrition activities (See out website for a current list of programs), engaging groups in hands-on nutrition lessons.
  • Following recipes; Maintaining kitchen safety and sanitation during cooking activities; Building knife skills; Modeling healthy habits and positive peer interactions; Developing teamwork.
  • Assist with family based nutrition programs
  • Assist HYP Nutrition Educator with kindergarten readiness classes for families with children under the age of 5.
  • Assist with CHEF grant project in rural Linn and Benton County
  • Assist with implementing of the culinary health education classes in rural Benton and east Linn county.
  • Assist with curriculum preparation for programs                 
  • Help format recipes, organize lessons and games etc.
  • Recipes: Organize and label recipes according to dietary needs (GF, Vegan etc.)

Small Scale Urban Agriculture Intern:

Garden Management: student intern will work closely with the garden manager to maintain three school gardens located at Lincoln Elementary School, Linus Pauling Middle School and Corvallis High School.

  • Oversee irrigation, compost systems and greenhouse management
  • Assist with planting and harvesting schedules
  • Manage pest and weed control systems

Promotion and Outreach Intern:

Student intern will be provided with an opportunity to develop communication skills through outreach activities including:

  • Newsletter design, editing, publishing
  • Write and edit articles for HYP newsletter
  • Website management: write and edit website content
  • Research and update channels of communications for youth and familiesList of school contacts for announcements, listserves, flyers
  • Tabling EventsCreating and updating promotion events calendar
  • Create signs for school/community gardens about who we are/what the HYP does for their garden
  • Managing social media
  • Photographing programs and events for outreach materials
  • Attend Community Meetings/School Wellness Committee Meeting.


During the school year, the Healthy Youth Program can host one intern per term in each of the above areas (180-360 hours). Fall, winter and spring term interns preference will be given to those who have volunteered with our program before completing an internship with us. Each summer, the Healthy Youth Program offers full-time summer internships for approximately 5-7 students. Summer interns are not required to have previous volunteer experience with our program. Please contact Caitlyn Reilley with questions or to learn more about internships with the Healthy Youth Program:

Caitlyn Reilley
Healthy Youth Program 
Phone: 541-737-8014