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Food Policy Research Intern, Indiana Food Council Network (Remote)

Indiana University and the Indiana State Department of Health are leading the efforts from the Indiana Food Council Network to create a statewide food charter and relevant policy pieces and toolkit type information for food councils. We are in need of an intern that would be able to create a somewhat comprehensive guide as to where food councils can affect policy change that can have impact in different settings. This chapter or working document for Indiana’s food councils will build capacity for their organizations to find and target policies that impact food in some way. Examples like school wellness policies, workplace vending policies, purchasing policies for food service, snack policies for teachers in classrooms, etc. This chapter/toolkit would identify places where policies exist and examples of new policy that can have positive impacts. Research on how effective policies are and the unforeseen consequences and benefits would also be needed. Examples of how a collective of food councils can recommend policy for state legislature is also needed. This one semester commitment will have a practical outcome: your ‘how to find and affect food policy in your community and state’ document for your resume, and authorship/credit in the Indiana Food Charter document.

Please email Jodee Ellett with your resume and brief cover letter if you are interested. Jodee Ellett leads the Community Engagement part of the Indiana University Sustainable Food Systems Science initiative.

Climate Campaign and Outreach Intern, Audobon Society (Washington, D.C.)

Audubon’s Climate Strategy has a paid internship opportunity in Washington, DC, for an individual interested in issue campaigns, climate change, and environmental policy. The intern will work directly with Audubon’s Climate Program Sr. Manager and National Campaign Sr. Manager on various research, outreach, and creative projects to advance our Climate Strategy goals and pass climate-related policies across the U.S. This internship is designed to provide the intern with the opportunity to interact with and learn from experts in the field of conservation and to make a contribution to Audubon’s climate work and campaign strategy.

Fall 2020 Research Assistant, Institute for Sustainable Development (North Carolina)

The mission of the Institute for Sustainable Development is to help communities and businesses to survive and thrive for the long-term and to build a more resilient future for all. ISD researchers will focus on one or more of the following key recovery and resilience categories:

  • Community planning and capacity building
  • Natural and cultural resources
  • Housing
  • Health and Social Services
  • Economy and Small Business
  • Critical Infrastructure Systems
  • International development and advances in each of the six categories listed above

Successful applicants will:

  • Have background and interest in one or more of the research categories listed above
  • Conduct research into resources for resilience and recovery, various communities and regions, and programs available to promote economic resilience
  • Assist with database management and administrative tasks related to sustainability and community economic recovery, resilience, and empowerment
  • Support ISD virtual events, workshops, training sessions and seminars
  • Support disaster recovery and community economic development projects and partnerships along with ISD senior advisors and experts
  • Develop business cases for ISD and community-based projects
  • Regardless of project, interns are expected to support convenings (conference calls and webinars until in-person convening resumes), develop and maintain ISD contacts and databases, and attend relevant virtual briefings and events on behalf of ISD.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and availability to to apply.

Communications and Outreach Intern, Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) (Medford, MA)

TIE is seeking a graduate or undergraduate student to assist with the communications and outreach of TIE’s activities and other environmental programs at Tufts and beyond. This person would be expected to manage all of TIE’s communications-related channels and activities, such as: actively source and write content for TIE’s website, news stories, calendar, and bi-weekly newsletter, and more. For more information, visit Handshake and their website.

Environmental Programs Intern, Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) (Medford, MA)

Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) is seeking a graduate student to assist with tasks related to managing and executing TIE’s programs and initiatives. Duties will involve supporting the basic administrative functions of an office as well as assisting with program design, deployment, evaluation and marketing. This position is ideal for students interested in learning more about what happens behind the scenes to ensure TIE’s programs are executed on time and above expectations. More information on Handshake and on their website.

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