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School and Out-of-School Time Nutrition Programs Spring Intern

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Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)


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Published 26 days ago

$15/hour
1 semester

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The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), a nonprofit public policy, research, and advocacy organization that works to end hunger in the U.S., is seeking an intern to work with FRAC’s child nutrition team, focusing primarily on the school and out-of-school time nutrition programs, including the new Pandemic EBT program. The intern will work with members of the child nutrition team to develop resources targeted for a variety of stakeholders including state child nutrition agencies, anti-hunger and education advocates, and school districts to expand participation in the school and out-of-school time nutrition programs, as well as Pandemic EBT. This position will include significant exposure to policy making processes and interaction (conference calls, meetings, etc.) with leaders in the anti-hunger policy community. Currently, FRAC is operating remotely, and this position will be remote as well.

Organizational Background

FRAC is the nation’s leading policy and advocacy organization dedicated to fighting hunger and injustice. FRAC works to improve and implement effective public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition-building, outreach, technical assistance and training, and an array of communications strategies. In partnership with hundreds of national, state, and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations, and labor organizations, FRAC addresses hunger and food insecurity, and poverty as their root cause.

FRAC’s child nutrition work is part of its Campaign to End Childhood Hunger, which focuses on increasing children’s access to the federal nutrition programs. The National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs play a crucial role in reducing childhood hunger and improving children’s health and educational achievement. This position will provide valuable experience working with key stakeholders and advocates to increase school meal participation by low-income children, with a special focus on encouraging schools to adopt in-classroom breakfast programs and universal free meal programs.

 Skills and Qualifications

  • Very strong writing and research skills; data analysis experience preferred.
  • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in child health, education, poverty, social justice, and/or nutrition-related issues.
  • Understanding of hunger and poverty and their impact upon communities, families, and individuals.
  • Knowledge of the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, Pandemic EBT, and other government programs for low-income children preferred.
  • Commitment to working for social justice.
  • Experience working with schools, public agencies, and nonprofits a plus.

Potential Projects

  • Assist with tracking states’ Pandemic EBT plans.
  • Assist with identifying school districts and states utilizing best practices to increase access to the school and out-of-school time nutrition programs.
  • Assist with development and update of resources for stakeholders to use in their state—newsletter articles, presentations, and fact sheets.
  • Track and update database of national, state, and local school nutrition program expansion efforts, including state legislation and available grant funding opportunities for schools and community sponsors.

Benefits

This internship can either be a paid position, at the rate of $15/hour, or done to meet course/program requirements for course credit.

To Apply

Click here to submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample.

FRAC strongly encourages individuals who can contribute to the diversity of the organization and with a passion for social justice to apply.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, gender, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability, or ethnic or national origin.


Position Available

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), a nonprofit public policy, research, and advocacy organization that works to end hunger in the U.S., is seeking an intern to work with FRAC’s child nutrition team, focusing primarily…

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How to Apply

Click here to submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample.

Click here to submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States

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