Jobs & Internships
do meaningful work
We're looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals to join the Simply Smiles team.
have an impact!
Your work will have a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of individuals, families and communities in need.
broaden your talents
Working for Simply Smiles allows you to live and work at our project locations, gain real-world skills, and really understand the depth of our approach and philosophy.
collaboration is key
Harnessing the talents, skills and passions of our staff is key to the success of Simply Smiles. You will be a valuable part of an effective team.
Working for a not-for-profit does not mean taking a vow of poverty. Simply Smiles offers competitive compensation packages for full-time positions.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation, South Dakota • Summer 2017
The Simply Smiles Garden Manager will run the La Plant Grows Its Own Food! program, a food and garden initiative aimed at combating food insecurity on the Reservation while bolstering personal and communal pride through healthy living. The Garden Manager will oversee the community garden, greenhouse, and farm stands on the Reservation throughout the growing season, May through September. The Garden Manager will receive a living stipend.
Serving as the Garden Assistant is a unique opportunity to live on the Reservation and gain a nuanced perspective into issues of food sovereignty and food insecurity. The Garden Assistant will work with the Garden Manager on food production, garden classes, and food education for the community and Simply Smiles volunteers. Minimum commitment is one month, June to September. This is an unpaid volunteer position.
Smile Corps Volunteer
As a "Smile Corps" Long-Term Volunteer on the Reservation, you will work with the Simply Smiles staff to help manage our weekly volunteer groups and work to put the children and their families of this community on the path toward a brighter future. You will be fully immersed on the Reservation throughout your experience, helping with construction projects, running the day-to-day programs, and focusing on our daily afternoon summer camps. Minimum commitment is one month. This is an unpaid volunteer position.
Food Preparation Intern
The Food Preparation Intern will be responsible for managing all meals on the Reservation, both for the community of La Plant and for the Simply Smiles volunteers. This person will plan weekly menus, manage daily preparation, and prepare three weekly town-wide meals with volunteers and individuals from the Reservation community. Minimum commitment of one month, June to September. Submit the application to inquire about internship credit or living stipend opportunities.