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Food is Medicine Intern - Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force (remote)

The IHRTF partners with Idaho healthcare clinics. Through this partnership, produce prescriptions are provided to individuals who are diabetic or prediabetic and food insecure.


  • Work with data to ensure participants meet enrollment criteria.
  • Conduct participant program enrollment and update data information.
  • Assess participants’ needs, preferences, and abilities and use these to develop tailored care plans.
  • Evaluate participants’ progress periodically and adjust communication and guidance to improve outcomes.
  • Maintain the program database, ensuring confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.
  • Follow HIPAA guidelines when working with participant data.
  • Conduct research searches and evaluations for program efficacy and advancement.
  • Provide support for Idaho Produce Prescription Collaborative meetings.
  • Provide regular updates to the Executive Director and Produce Prescription Program Coordinator.


  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Compassion and ability to relate to different clients with various needs
  • Organizational skills are needed to manage several different projects at once.
  • Ability to use experience, sound judgment, and resourcefulness to adapt current practices to new situations and select the best course of action.
  • Working experience and comfort with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and other apps, such as project management technology.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals

 Skills to be developed:

  • Create materials to evaluate the impact of program outcomes.
  • Research and write content for group membership distribution.
  • Written community-facing materials to promote Idaho produce prescription programs.
  • Provide organization, management, and evaluation of IdPPC meeting.
  • Work with Excel data sheet to maintain data with HIPAA compliance.
  • Manage a specific volunteer project.

What is Work U?

This position lives within the Work U program at Boise State. You may apply to up to three different Work U opportunities.  Work U is a unique internship program that gives you hands-on professional experience, clarity on your career goals, an opportunity to be mentored, focused classroom time, and a chance to build your resume and network – all while gaining three upper-division credits.