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Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)


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Published 28 days ago

10 - weeks

Organizational Background

The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works in partnership with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger and food insecurity, and poverty as their root cause. FRAC engages in research, policy analysis and advocacy, dissemination and implementation of best practices, coalition-building and an array of communications strategies.

Responsibilities

The legal intern will support FRAC’s Director of Special Projects & Initiatives on a range of legal issues pertaining to the elevated levels of food insecurity resulting from the COVID-19 economic and health crisis. The intern will conduct research related to addressing hunger among populations at particularly risk such as older adults, immigrants, and LGBTQ people. Research may also include topics related to civil rights and privacy protections accorded participants in nutrition programs. The intern will also support FRAC’s work to encourage health providers to screen and intervene to address food insecurity.

Skills and Qualifications

•      Law student.

•      Interest in social justice and food security.

•      Good oral and written communications skills.

•      Detail-oriented planning and implementation skills.

•      Good organizational skills. 

•      Self-starter; ability to work independently.

•      Excellent interpersonal skills; team orientation.

•      Experience with Google docs, sheets, and slides and Microsoft Office Suite products with ability to use Excel/Sheets for data collection.

Benefits

This internship may be done either on a volunteer basis or to meet course / program requirements. FRAC may also provide up to $500.00 reimbursement for telework.

 Location

In response to COVID-19, all employees and interns currently work remotely, and, with the support of FRAC, this engagement will be completed remotely as well.

Start Date

The start and end dates of the internship are flexible; however, the ideal candidate will be available for a 10-week internship. The internship can range from 5-40 hours per week depending on the intern’s availability.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume, along with 2 references to:

employment@frac.org. Please include “Legal Intern-FRAC” in subject line.


FRAC is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the organization.

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

Organizational Background

The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Academic Credits
  • Stipend

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume, along with 2 references to: employment@frac.org. Please include “Legal Intern-FRAC” in subject line.

Please email cover letter and resume, along with 2 references to: employment@frac.org. Please include “Legal Intern-FRAC” in subject line.

Location

Washington, DC

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