Research Internship in Food Systems
Paid Undergraduate Research Internship in Food Systems (Local/Regional Meat)
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.
Please complete application and submit application and resume to Jamie Picardy by April 30th, 2014 via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jamie Picardy at (215) 360-5885 or email@example.com. Thank you.