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Food Recovery Operations - Intern - Tafel Scholarship

***For Pitt Business Students Only***

412 Food Rescue's mission is to prevent perfectly good food from being thrown away. Over 40% of food is wasted, while 1 in 7 go hungry. By rerouting quality, healthy food from being thrown out to the hands of individuals facing food insecurity, we are fighting to end hunger and end food waste.

The 412 Food Rescue Intern will be a critical team member, assisting and leading in the implementation of several programmatic components within the organization. The intern will help manage relationships with our network of over 600 donors and nonprofit partners, as well as our 1500+ volunteers. Real-time oversight of all incoming donations and the correlating data will be a major component to the intern’s tenure here. Additionally, program-specific work based on the interns interest and experience will fill the remaining hours. These programs include: Cooking Matters, Giant Eagle, Communications, Outreach, and Development.

412 Food Rescue is a fast-paced, dynamic start-up non-profit that is quickly expanding. We are seeking an innovative and detail-oriented individual with the ability to work independently as well as with a team.

Responsibilities include:
  • Assist Operations team in all aspects of food recovery management
  • Help place perishable, prepared and other foods from retail stores, farms, and wholesale partners; informs supervisor of any problems or issues in a timely manner.
  • Manage data collection and accurately record donations in our inventory system.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with vendors and beneficiaries and all of 412 Food Rescue staff.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of customer service.
  • Effective customer service skills
  • Communicates clearly and effectively in all oral and written communications.
  • Ability to learn computerized data input technology
  • Ability and desire to relate to and work with various age, economic, racial and ethnic groups of individuals.
  • High attention to detail, receiving instructions, and follow through.
  • Ability to adapt to varied work requirements
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other staff and volunteers