Wealth derived from the community should be reinvested locally. Investments should be made in both the present and the future. All people have potential, and every person has a role in strengthening the community. You are a vital member of the L.A. Kitchen community and your support will change lives today and into the future!



Spend your summer helping L.A. Kitchen fight hunger and food waste in Los Angeles! The L.A. Kitchen Summer Internship Program is a two part internship. Half of your time will be spent engaging first hand in the LAK Impact Kitchen alongside staff to produce healthy meals for fellow Angelenos and half will be collaborating with an LAK department on a specific topic.

What you will gain

Basic knife/culinary skills
Insights into a large scale meal production program
Leadership skills leading small groups of volunteers
Firm grasp and knowledge of LAK programs/operations
Experience working in a collaborative, team based, and open source work environment Access to professionals working in the culinary, nutrition, community relations, and food policy field(s)
We offer free healthy lunch
Outside group activities
Monthly group meetings with L.A. Kitchen CEO and Founder Robert Egger


Interns must be able to commit to a schedule of a approximately 30 hours a week.
Internships are unpaid or class credit only,
Must be currently enrolled in high school or college.
Prior experience in the field related to a placement is preferred for some but not all positions.

Program Placement Opportunities

Community Outreach
Special Events
Graphic Design
Website Design
Product Marketing/Management
New Product Development (Strong Foods – Social Enterprise)
New Product Production (Strong Foods – Social Enterprise)

For more information on how to apply and program placement details click here

How to Apply

1) Review LAK Summer Internship Description
2) Select top three program placements 
3) Download application page, complete short answer questions, and resume
4) Save all materials in PDF format
5) Send all materials to engagela@lakitchen.org subject line: SUMMER INTERN
6) APPLY BY: MAY 8TH @ 4:00pm