Stanford Food Institute

Stanford Food Institute Student Internship Program – The Application Period for the 2022-23 Academic Year is now Closed

This is your chance to make an impact on the university's food program, learn about the food system, and gain a wealth of real-world experience in dining operations: equitable procurement, values-based menuing, climate-smart food choices, student engagement, nutrition and food choice architecture, allergies and inclusive diets, culinary excellence and innovation, global cuisines, DEI initiatives--and beyond. In this year-long program, you'll start by diving into a behind-the-scenes tour of Stanford Dining's award-winning, pioneering food program, and you'll leave having contributed to real-world problems and projects that truly make a difference. SFI Interns will also have the opportunity to apply for the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative (MCURC) Student Fellows program, expanding your connections and impact across college and university food systems nationwide! On top of it all, you'll experience invaluable mentorship from some of the country's brightest minds and most established leaders on topics of culinary excellence, eating well, and sustainable food systems. Warning: As a result of this internship, you just might be convinced to pursue a career in food!

To apply, complete these steps:

  1. Fill out the R&DE intern application HERE (be sure to select “Intern” from the drop-down box when asked “What type of work are you interested in?”)
  2. After completing this application, you will need to complete the SFI Intern Questionnaire (both the application and the questionnaire need to be completed for consideration)
  3. Applicants will be notified whether they will move forward to the interview process. Positions will be filled as qualified candidates are identified.


Questions? Contact Rachelle Rivers, Projects and Student Engagement Supervisor for R&DE Stanford Dining.




Meet Our Interns

Cecilia Ergueta

Julia Hernandez

Leah Redd

Patricia Strutz

Christy Wang