We are currently looking for interns for Spring 2019. Please contact the Second Harvest staff person, as noted, for additional information.

Communications/Public Relations Intern:

About this Internship: Second Harvest of the Big Bend is offering a public relations/communications internship for fall semester 2019. We are a nonprofit food bank serving the 11 counties of the Big Bend region. Our intern will work directly with the Director of Community Relations, an APR- certified public relations professional. Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who can commit 10-15 hours weekly. For public relations/communications majors interested in learning more about working in the nonprofit sector, this internship will provide practical, hands-on experience.

Specific internship duties will include:

  • Media Relations (working with local, regional and national media to facilitate interviews, warehouse tours and editorial requests to promote Second Harvest of the Big Bend)
  • Event Coordination and Promotion (such as the WTXL Turkey Drive and Blue Jeans and Blazers)
  • Volunteer Program Development (recruiting new volunteers; volunteer orientation; scheduling volunteer groups; volunteer training and supervision)
  • Food Drives (coordinating new food drives with local organizations)
  • Community Relations (greeting ASHBB guests and providing orientation for food drop-offs; facilitating partner agency information requests; etc.)
  • Crisis Planning/Disaster Relief
Our Culture

At Second Harvest of the Big Bend, our employees embody both our vision and our mission.

Our Vision:  A Hunger-free Florida Big Bend

Our Mission:  To feed the hungry in the Big Bend through our network of partner agencies, and to educate and engage the community in the fight against hunger.

Does this sound like you?

If our values (Dignity, Compassion, Empathy, Collaboration, Transparency, Stewardship, Respect, and Diversity) resonate with you, then Second Harvest food bank may provide the ideal internship experience you’re seeking.


Second Harvest food bank provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, as well as volunteers and our client agencies, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, past or present military service, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. Second Harvest Food Bank also makes reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by law.