Friday, November 20, 2009

Public Policy Analysis: Food Policy (Washington, D.C.)

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has an internship available for a law student who is interested in food policy. The Food Assistance department assists states in designing state food stamp programs for persons ineligible for the federal program and in implementing reforms to make the food stamp program easier to access and administer. The food stamp intern assists in researching, preparing, and distributing analyses and studies about federal or state policies to improve participation in food stamps and other low-income nutrition programs. The intern also analyzes food stamp law in order to help organizations represent their clients.

Requirements: Candidates should have an interest in nutrition policy, demonstrated statistical skills, and the ability to pay close attention to detail. SPSS/STATA experience is a plus. Also, the candidate should have a general interest in welfare reform/income support policy, as he/she will likely work in that department as well. Law students interested in food policy are strong encouraged to apply.

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