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Company: Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
Location: Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
Position Title: 3 Open Internships
Hours: 1 day Per Week, Flexible Day
Pay: These are non paying internships with paid shift opportunities.

Company Background:

Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, located in Gowanus, Brooklyn is a hands on recreational and educational culinary center with an emphasis on local, organic, sustainable and fairly traded foods.  The culinary center offers a wide variety of hands on education and culinary classes for children and adults as well as culinary  and marketing services and events space.    We are aiming to give our community the opportunity to learn more about food and cook with great ease and joy while supporting good healthy habits for ourselves and the planet!   The company will be launching some amazing initiatives and is looking for interns who want to learn, help and enjoy! Please see our website for more details:

3 Internships Avialable-1 day per week for each, each with a different focus!

We want to make sure our interns get out as much as they put in, if not more, so we are making sure we keep them focused on what they want to learn more of.  We have decided to pair each internship with specific sectors of Ger-Nis’ growing business and allow greater focus on expanding each category while being paired with one of our Ger-Nis staff members. Each internship will also have its hands in all other aspects of the business, while we remain dedicated to giving back to our interns specific skills.  There is also a great deal of independent work done here as we are a small growing business!

Marketing  & PR Intern: This intern will be in the thick of our marketing and PR campaigns helping us with our quest to grow our name as a leader in sustainable food education & events in Brooklyn.  This internship will have an opportunity to help us market the entire list of our services as well as play a key role in helping us achieve targeted local and national publicity.  The ideal candidate should have some experience in marketing and PR in the food world be on top of what is “hot” now and have a finger on the pulse of what will be.  Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as e-mail blasting experience.  Indesign skills a must as well as word press and HTML experience. This intern will learn the ins and outs of PR in the food world, grow to be more connected to writers, bloggers, editors and photographers and be a pivotal part of our creative endeavor to educate our community about healthy, sustainable food.

Culinary Kitchen Intern: This internship is all about learning to improve cooking and prep skills in a working culinary classroom.  The intern will help us with prep for our classes and events as well as cooking for some of our photo shoots, blogs etc.   The intern also gets experience in helping us run the “office” side of the kitchen with ordering, inventories, shrink, as well as overall class management organization.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone wanted to expand their kitchen repertoire.  Ideal candidate will have excellent kitchen skills and experience in a working kitchen and/or culinary school.  Be proficient in excel and micro soft word.  In design skills a plus. Must be open to working with children and have a healthy “unprocessed” approach to cooking in general.

Recipe Writing & Editing Intern: A perfect internship for someone wishing to enter the field of cookbook editing or the food publishing world in general.  With over 30+ new recipes created here weekly at Ger-Nis we are looking for help in editing as well as some writing.  This internship requires excellent writing and grammar skills as well as extreme attention to detail and pattern following.  The intern will also need to have experience in  In design, wordpress and HTML code.

PAID Culinary Class Assisting: In addition to the above internships, the interns will have the opportunity for paid shifts  assisting culinary instructors with classes as well as organizing prep work in the kitchen prior to classes and preparing handouts and all other materials needed for classes.  They will set up according to instructor preferences and clean up according to procedures.  Culinary class assistants will get to work with some of Brooklyn’s best chefs and artisans as well as farmers and also participate in many of our events that take place in our center.  We have quite a few amazing events coming up this fall and are in need of revved up culinary folks!  This is an exciting opportunity for the right hard working person who wants to learn more about the food world and network and grow as a sustainable foodie!

Extra Perks: Attend any classes and a majority of events for free at the center.  Discounted rates on other event venues.  Free tickets to some of NYC most coveted food events.  Fresh herbs and vegetables.  Amazing staff meals, impromptu cooking contests, access to some of NYC and Brooklyn’s finest food folk and above all working in an environment in which creativity and passion are the building blocks!

All interns will automatically be eligible for paid shifts for special events, classes and general help.

Internships will begin on the 8th of October.  (Deadline for application is Oct 1st.) Internships last 3 ½ months and interns are eligible thereafter to apply for permanent positions within the company or we will help place you using our various resources.

To apply for an internship, please submit resume and cover letter with a clear understanding which internship you are seeking.  Send submissions to

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