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Sodexo Sodexo Intern - Summer - Sustainability in DECORAH, Iowa

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Summer Sodexo Intern – Sustainability at Luther College in Decora, IA . Luther College is nationally recognized as one of the top institutions for sustainability achievements and was ranked in Top 10 Baccalaureate Institutions in the US in their “2019 Sustainable Campus Index” report.

Part of Luther's mission is to "practice joyful stewardship of the resources that surround us." Luther has a long tradition of recycling and composting, using produce from the gardens in the cafeteria, employing hybrid, electric and biodiesel vehicles in the campus fleet and constructing buildings based on the Green Building Policy.

Sodexo partners with Luther College in this effort and is the largest purchaser of local foods in a 6 county area. This Sustainability Intern will be involved in the following:

  • Source local vendors and foods, tracking and interacting with local producer, with focus to source over 25% of our offerings from local vendors;

  • Interact and attend planning meetings with Center for Sustainability Communities at Luther, and the Iowa Food Hub, with local food pantries, etc.;

  • Support Sodexo’s efforts through marketing and social media;

  • Active involvement throughout - Assisting the management team as directed and according to unit needs; and

  • Maintaining professional communications and public relations on campus and with local markets.

This exciting opportunity is available to students at Luther College who will be Juniors or Seniors in the fall, who have a strong interest and understanding on the impact of sustainability within communities , and have a desire to support the outreach and ongoing growth of a successful sustainability program for Sodexo at Luther College. This is a Paid Internship - 30-40 hrs a week, $11.00 an hour.

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Are you ready to have "hands - on", meaningful work towards a Better Tomorrow? Start your Sodexo career as a Summer Intern for our Sustainability program? Apply now!

Careers in Universities:

Working for Sodexo in Universities allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. Located on college and university campuses across the country, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success.Student success depends upon so many conditions – when they are well fed, safe, comfortable and learning in a clean, well maintained environment they are more likely to succeed.

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.

We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day.

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Position Summary

The Sodexo Intern will perform and train in various responsibilities under their career concentration. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements.

General Responsibilities:

  • Assists maintenance workers, foodservice employees engaged in cleaning, maintaining, cooking or serving at facilities of commercial, health care, school, residence hall or other establishments.

  • Assists in daily operations.

  • Learns how to operate and maintain equipment on an as-needed basis.

  • Performs day-to-day assignments.

  • Maintains and observes department’s guidelines.

  • May provides feedback on guidelines.

  • May be assigned special projects.

  • May assist in calculating recipes and preparing special formulas.

  • May assist with the checking of patient trays and Feeding Program boxes.

  • May update patient lists/labels on a daily basis.

  • Attends weekly menu group and assists patients in filling out menus.

  • Completes formula inventory as assigned.

  • May be part of a formal Sodexo internship program. Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.

  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.

  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.

  • Complies with all Sodexo HACCP/OSHA and/or local policies and procedures.

  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.

  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Willingness to be open to learning and growing.

  • Maturity of judgment and behavior.

  • Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.

  • Maintains a positive attitude.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule helpful.

  • Must comply with any dress code requirements.

  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.

  • Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity.


  • In pursuit of a degree.

  • No experience required.


  • Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.

  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.

  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.

  • Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.

  • Ability to use a computer.

Physical Requirements:

  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.

  • Significant walking or other means of mobility.

  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).

  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.

Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):

  • Generally in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events.

  • Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Job Locations US-IA-DECORAH

System ID 684463

Employment Status Internship


Unit Contact Wayne Tudor

Target Hourly Rate $11.00 / hr