The intern will assist the Director of the Nutrition Science and Food Laws & Regulations on current initiatives/projects as well as any new projects identified during the course of the internship.
Food and Nutrition Security initiative:
Conduct literature search and identify important papers/reports that are relevant to the work
Participate in Steering Committee meetings and assist with the planning
Attend and report on key outcomes from the CFS, PSM, UN’s Food System Summit’s meeting
Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs)
Assist with the manuscript on the DGA meeting and roundtable
Assist with developing products and educational resources related to the DGAs
Advocacy work on research funding
Assist with compiling IFT input on call for comments from USDA and other agencies
Assist with creating talking points for visits with congressional offices and federal agencies
Monitor and inform on regulations/policies related to food and nutrition that may be of interest to IFT
15-20 hours a week
The internship will be for a minimum of 6 months
Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or Nutrition required
Graduate student (Masters or PhD) preferred
About Institute of Food Technologists
Founded in 1939, and with world headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, the Institute of Food Technologists is a not-for-profit international scientific society with 17,000 members working in food science, technology and related professions in industry, academia and government. As the society for food science and technology, IFT brings sound science to the public discussion of food issues.
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