Notes from the Field


We’re Hiring! Food Systems Research Intern

We're Hiring! Food Access Research InternThe RI Food Policy Council seeks a part-time paid Food Systems Research Intern.

The primary objectives of the person in this role are to:

  • Conduct outreach using email, phone calls, and internet research to update a directory of food security network partners. Use this database to create a visual aid (i.e. infographic) of RI’s food access network
  • Develop a ‘community fridge’ toolkit and assist in the planning of a workshop to educate network partners about community fridges
  • Assist the Food Access & Equity Program Manager with other tasks as requested

The ideal candidate for this position will be:

  • Interested in Rhode Island’s food system, specifically the area of food access and food justice. Someone who wants to understand a policy, systems, and environmental change approach to improving food security in Rhode Island
  • An accountable teammate. Someone who manages time well, is highly organized, and can be counted on to work either independently or cooperatively. A helpful-in-nature person who enjoys “owning” projects, but understands the importance of checking in and being responsive to the team
  • A good listener and an excellent writer. Someone who is comfortable reaching out via phone and email to individuals in state agencies, nonprofits, and community-based organizations to collect data, and who can write up ideas and information in a compelling, accessible manner

This is a part-time position working 10-15 hours per week at $15 per hour. Most work will be conducted remotely and some hours are flexible. There will be virtual meetings throughout the week, with weekly interaction with the Food Access & Equity Program Manager. In-person meetings and events may occur at a rate of 1-2 per month. Start date is flexible, with work initiating in October and continuing through the end of the year.