Our amazing team of chefs, educators and coordinators are passionate about inspiring young people to eat well. Does that sound like you? Take a look at jobs and internships available at The Sylvia Center now.


Development AssistantThe Sylvia Center seeks an organized, energetic, results-oriented Development Assistant to provide support with fundraising and operations. Specifically, the Assistant will track and maintain donor data, generate and run reports, draft and send donor acknowledgment letters, assist with special events and support the department in fulfilling its annual fundraising plan. This is an ideal position for someone who is looking to join a growing organization and learn about non-profit management.  This is a full-time position and reports to the Development Director.

Community Chefs and Chef Assistants – For our after-school Cooks for Health programs. Classes are conducted at New York City Housing Authority Community Centers throughout the five boroughs of NYC and community sites in Columbia County, NY. During our classes, students learn basic cooking techniques (chopping, grating, whisking, kneading, rolling) as well as skills essential for any good cook: kitchen safety, flavor profiles and creative combining, planning and strategizing, and teamwork. Each class culminates with students and instructors sitting together to enjoy the meal they created. We are currently seeking candidates for our New York City programs.

Candidates can send their resumes and cover letters to: careers@sylviacenter.org. Please note ‘Community Chef,’ ‘Chef Assistant,’ or ‘Development Assistant’ in the subject line.


Each year, we work with talented and enthusiastic interns interested in food education, organic gardening, and social justice. Interns are immersed in the daily work of programs, fundraising, and communications and are invaluable support for our team. We pride ourselves in training the next generation of changemakers to give them the experiences they need to pursue their goals.

Check back soon for internship opportunities!