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Research Internship in Food Systems

by Sarah Neville on April 10, 2014

Click here for the application for Undergraduate RA Internship in Food Systems Early Summer 2014.

Paid Undergraduate Research Internship in Food Systems (Local/Regional Meat)
Tufts University
Early Summer 2014

Job Description: The undergraduate research assistant will work closely with Agriculture, Food & Environment doctoral student (Jamie Picardy) in collecting primary data from customers of specialty markets in Metro-Boston.   He/she will administer a survey to estimate demand for local meat products and assess consumers’ preferences on animal management practices.  The student will enter/process survey data into a common format.

Student Qualities: Reliable, outgoing, friendly and patient with customers. Has access to personal vehicle to drive to suburban grocery stores. Can work at various times: mornings, afternoons, evenings and a few weekend shifts. Interested in sustainable agriculture and meat production. Basic experience using Excel (tables).

Training: The undergraduate research assistant will receive training regarding issues that surround conventional and alternative meat production. This training will provide a basic foundation to answer questions that may arise from the customer participants.


  • April 2014: Position advertised
  • May 2014: Interviewing and training
  • June 2014: In-store data collection and processing
  • July 2014: In-store data collection and processing


Hourly at $13/hour, part-time, with more work hours during 3 weeks of in-store data collection.

Estimated total time of 150 hours.

To Apply:

Please complete application and submit application and resume to Jamie Picardy by April 30th, 2014 via email (

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jamie Picardy at (215) 360-5885 or Thank you.

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