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Opportunities at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

Fellowship Programs

Our fellowship programs provide funding for CUNY faculty and students to spend one or two semesters at the Institute, during which senior faculty will assist them in developing research projects and proposals, or they can contribute to existing work of Institute faculty and staff.

Our Doctoral Student Fellowship Program will launch in Fall 2016. Students are invited to apply to receive a stipend to participate in Institute research projects or to develop a dissertation research project of their own, with the support of Institute faculty and staff.

Paid Employment Opportunities

Research Assistants - Community Healthy Food Project Evaluations

Fieldwork and Research Opportunities

We welcome graduate students who wish to pursue fieldwork placements, capstone projects, Masters essays, or dissertation projects in food policy or food justice. Our institute can provide a home for food policy research conducted by CUNY students as well as students from institutions across the city and the world. Stipends are often available.

If you would like to learn more about conducting research with us, write to us at urbanfoodpolicy@sph.cuny.edu

Communications Internship/Fieldwork: Healthy CUNY and CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

Partner Employment Opportunities

Mayor's Office Internship - Summer 2017

The Mayor’s Office of Food Policy is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2017 internship program, seeking a dynamic intern who expresses a deep interest in food policy, food systems, and working strategically to address food issues faced by vulnerable New Yorkers. Please visit their website for more information.

Research Associate

The Healthy Food Retail Action Network seeks a part time consultant to assist with a variety of research and writing tasks related to the work and impact of the Network. The qualified candidate will be familiar with the New York City food landscape as well as the myriad organizations and groups working to increase access to healthy foods citywide. The candidate must be a strong writer, critical thinker, and independent worker. Ability to cold call organizations to gather information essential.

Communications Associate

The Healthy Food Retail Action Network seeks a part-time Communications Associate to take on a variety of media related tasks. The candidate must be a strong writer and creative thinker with basic knowledge of managing print materials, website development & maintenance, social media, and other related content platforms. Familiarity and interest in the areas of food access, small business development, nonprofits, public health, nutrition, and/or visual arts a plus. This position will report to the Chair of the Communications Committee and be responsible for managing written communications for all of HFRAN’s activities.