Kitchen Elves are wonderful, but they tend to burn things.

They are very handy for washing dishes, peeling potatoes, etc., but they are costing us a fortune in melted spatulas, burned pots, and scorched aprons. They also can’t type to save their lives, so we’re looking for some human help.

UPDATED 8/10/10 – DEADLINE 8/31/10

Culinary Research Interns

We are launching a new version of our site this fall, including a virtual test kitchen, so we are putting together a team of research interns to assist our editorial team. This is an ideal internship for people eager to gain experience in food writing while expanding their culinary knowledge.

The primary focus of this position is to pull together solid research on various types of ingredients for our test kitchen dossiers (see examples in our Ingredients section). We require someone with demonstrated research skills, conscientious attention to detail and information sourcing (in other words, we don’t want copied Wikipedia entries).

As this is an internship that can be done from anywhere, we are looking for self-directed people who thrive on pursuing a project with minimal oversight. Our internships are unpaid at this time, but if you are eager to work with a passionate group of gourmands, where you won’t have to make coffee or spend the day in front of the copier, this could very well be the place for you.

We are looking for dedicated, professional, energetic people for whom the pursuit of excellence is standard operating procedure. A sense of humor bordering on salacious is also helpful.

Where required, we are happy to provide any necessary paperwork for college/university approval or credit. Please send writing samples and a cover letter no later than August 31, 2010 to:

madeline [at] gildedfork [dot] com