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Food Systems Summer Job at The Penn State Center Pittsburgh

Posted: November 16, 2016

Food Systems Research and Programming Support Summer 2017 job at The Penn State Center Pittsburgh.

A student with an interest in Food Systems is needed to assist with research related to Local and Regional Food Systems, and support Extension programming related to Agricultural Business Development. Students with a background in Community, Environment and Development; Ag Economics; Agribusiness Management; Ag Education; or related majors are welcome. Projects may include conducting research, writing reports, newsletters, blog posts, assisting in the creation of educational material and program support including outreach and marketing strategies, and other projects as required. Candidates must have the ability to communicate clearly and translate complex information for a variety of audiences, be highly organized, and be able to manage projects independently and collaboratively. Generally, the work brings diverse food-related sectors together to examine, develop, and improve the food system in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Western Pennsylvania food system. Specifically, the work will center on providing technical assistance, education, momentum, and support on issues related to food production, food access, food distribution, and community development.

Requirements: Junior or Senior. This summer work opportunity will be for the period mid-May through mid-August, approximately 30 hours per week. This work can be used either as an internship or an independent work study. Pay is commensurate with years of study.

For more information: Please contact Heather Manzo, .