The Rhode Island Food Policy Council (RIFPC) is an independent statewide network with a mission to
promote a more equitable, accessible, economically vibrant, and environmentally sustainable food system. The RI Food Policy Council seeks a part-time paid Food Systems Research Intern. The primary objectives of the person in this role are to:
Perform research and analysis leading to a better understanding of Rhode Island’s food system
Share findings about comparative research methodologies via a concise, public-facing report
Contribute to the development of an online metrics dashboard and a ‘2020 RI Food System Metrics’ report
The ideal candidate for this position will be:
Interested in understanding how data can inform our understanding of the food system. Someone who wants to dive into Federal datasets and learn how the numbers were derived. A person who is intellectually curious and comfortable with spreadsheets and methodology reports.
An accountable teammate. Someone who manages time well, and can be counted on to work either independently or cooperatively. A helpful-in-nature person who enjoys “owning” projects, but also understands the importance in checking in often and being responsive to the team.
A good communicator. Someone who is comfortable reaching out to Federal researchers and university faculty to ask questions, and who brings ideas to conversation with staff and state partners while remaining open minded.
A true believer. Someone who is committed to making Rhode Island’s food system more just and resilient.
Detail information regarding the opening is available here.