Start date: September, 2020 – End date: February 1, 2021
P/T approximately 8 hours per week; $22/hour
The Research Assistant will support convenings of US-based scientists reviewing the core consumer safe food handling messages of Fight BAC!®.
The review will be executed as a combination of virtual whiteboard sessions and a final report input session in late January, 2021.
The convening will result in a report and set of recommendations to the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education and its Federal liaisons.
The role of research assistant includes:
- Prepare a consumer food safety research compilation and other research documents
- Assist in administrative and content aspects of the virtual convenings
- Track participation, send reminders, and collate expert input
- Prepare and circulate summary notes and task lists from meetings
- Maintain project calendar
- Maintain project files
- Develop a final visual presentation
The Research Assistant will have the opportunity to meet leading experts, and to develop and strengthen research and analytics skills. This temporary contract position provides a chance to gain firsthand non-profit experience.
To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume with research assistant in subject line to email@example.com before September 23.
About the Partnership for Food Safety Education
The non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education is the creator and steward of the Fight BAC!® national food safety education campaign and the national leader in disseminating information around the linkage of food safety consumer education with positive health outcomes. Health educators, and consumers, can download free food safety education information from the Partnership’s website at www.fightbac.org.
INTERNSHIP Summer 2021; Arlington, VA
The non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education seeks an on-site intern/volunteer for Summer 2021 with an interest in the ways government, industry, and health and consumer groups work together to educate the public about safe food handling and reducing risk of foodborne illness.
The Partnership is creator and steward of Fight BAC!®, a consumer education platform developed using scientifically based recommendations and resulting from an extensive consumer research process. Fight BAC!® materials are accessible at www.fightbac.org and utilized by U.S. consumers, teachers, dietitians, public health officials and extension agents.
|Social Media||Assist in drafting social media posts. Participate in strategy discussions on social platforms and metrics.|
|Research Assistance||Review research and develop communications and outreach ideas from it. Compile research sources. Assist with evaluation planning.|
|Ambassadors and Community Engagement||Assist in the build-out of a new ambassadors program. Assist with communications and preparation for events.|
|Marketing Assistance||Support building the PFSE brand. Hone skills in marketing and contribute to strengthening relationships with and among U.S. food safety and health stakeholders.|
Applicants should be current graduate students or recent graduates. Ideal candidates have an interest in public health, food safety, and/or marketing communications. Candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Strong research and writing skills are a must. Some administrative tasks are required of interns and, indeed, of all PFSE full-time staff. A MINIMUM TOTAL COMMITMENT OF 150 HOURS IS REQUIRED. A small stipend to cover housing and transportation costs is provided.
Early applications are strongly encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
How to Apply
- Summer 2020: apply by April 30, 2021
Email a cover letter and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Intern Application
Or mail to:
Partnership for Food Safety Education
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22202