Internships & Scholarships at VRG
Internships can be in our Baltimore office or conducted long distance. Responsibilities depend on background, major if in college, and interest of applicant. Tasks may include research, writing, and/or community outreach. Internships are especially helpful for students working towards journalism, English, and nutrition degrees. Business majors can obtain experience related to the business aspects of a non-profit organization. Activists can learn new skills and gain a broader knowledge, as well as share their expertise. Positions are open throughout the year for all ages (including high school students living in Baltimore). Let us know if you need credit for high school volunteer or service learning work or college credit, plus the amount of hours you need. Internships are unpaid. If you would like to apply for a VRG internship, please email a resume, writing sample, and cover letter detailing your interests, skills, goals, and vegetarian knowledge to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send by mail to:
The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
What past interns have said of their experiences at VRG:
- Karen Leibowitz (July 2014, March 2014)
- Laura McGuiness
- Priscilla Soto Vargas
- Ali Browder
- Whitney Blomquist
- Gianna Mautone
- Lindsey Siferd
- Shelby Jackson
- Veronica Lizaola
- Yuko Tamura
- Rachael Prokop
- Kristen Lambert
- Bobby Allyn
- Melanie Campbell
- Katie Mayer
- Chip Law
- Suzanne Holden
- Caroline Pyevich
Eleanor Wolff Scholarship
The Eleanor Wolff Scholarship is a $2,500 paid internship at the VRG office in Baltimore (plus $1,000 toward housing) for a student who:
- Wants to be an effective change agent on behalf of vegetarianism
- Is motivated to use knowledge gained from the internship to make a significant impact within his/her world
- Could not participate in this development effort without a little financial assistance
What past Eleanor Wolff Scholarship winners have said of their experiences at VRG:
Articles by Eleanor Wolff Scholarship winners
Sample Articles by Interns
- What Vegan Foods Can A Vegetarian Mother Serve Her Family?
- VRG Nutrition Interns Develop Protein/Calorie Supplement for Vegans
- How do I deal with the frustrations of being an activist?
- Job Opportunities That Contribute to the Greater Good
- What Vegan Foods Can a Vegetarian Mother Serve Her Family?
- Implementing Vegan Options on College Campuses
- Growing Vegetarian Demands Incite Softgel Development
- Caryn Ginsberg’s Animal Impact available at AR2012 animal rights conference at VRG’s table
- Vegetarianism and Interpersonal Struggles: Dealing with Aggressive Opposition
- 30 Activities Your High School Vegetarian Group Can Do
- Operation Burrito
- VRG Awards Washington Student $5000 Vegetarian Scholarship
- India’s Reverence for the Cow Poses Conflict of Interest with US Dairy Exports
- Vegan Options at Select Subway Locations in MD, DC & VA
- Nutrition Hotline: Adapting Traditional Southern Recipes
- "Surviving" in an Agriculture High School
- The VRG at the American Dietetic Associations Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
- VRG at HampdenFest, in Baltimore
- Sysco's MoonRose: Get Vegan Food in Your Cafeteria!
- What is an Organic Inspector?
- La Bodega y el Vegetariano: Palate-Pleasing Shopping and Cooking Sin Carne
- Product Review: Delicious Choices Cheesecakes
- Tips for Serving Vegetarian Meals in Schools
- One-Week Low-Sodium Vegan Menu
- Low-Cost Vegan Meal Plans
- A Sample Vegan Meal Plan If You Are Eating at Restaurant Chains
- Vegetarianism in Political Magazines
- Vegan Cheese: New and Improved Versions
- A Sacred Duty Spurs a Necessary Action
- Ways To Introduce Vegetarian Items
- An Updated Guide to Soy, Rice, Nut, and Other Non—Dairy Milks
- Vegan Nutrition in Pregnancy and Childhood
- Forming a Student Group
- Are There Leather Scraps In Synthetic Leather?"
- High Fiber Diet Without the Worry of Discomfort
- Good Karma Review
- Nutrition Hotline: Textured Vegetable Protein
- Miso Soup: It's Japanese Soul Food
- Vegan Japanese Noodle Dishes
- Why is Wine so Fined?
- Neighborhood Cafe Serves Vegetarian and Vegan Fare
- Tasty Vegetarian Recipes from Egypt
- Sugar and other sweeteners: Do they contain animal products?
- Nutrition At Your Fingertips
VRG's $5,000 College Scholarship
Each year VRG awards $20,000 in college scholarship money to three high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools/communities ($5,000; $5,000; $10,000 awards). Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school that year. The deadline is February 20 of each year.
Click here for more information and the application form.