Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

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Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is a national organization that focuses on public policy to prevent malnutrition in children. FRAC functions at the national, state, and community levels. FRAC offers an internship program for students, allowing young people interested in anti-poverty issues to work directly with policy and development staff. Interns have participated in research and data analysis, worked with Congressional policy makers, attended Congressional hearings, assisted the production and release of FRAC’s special reports, and assisted the organization with fundraising. Job availability changes throughout the year.

Live Real was created to unify and amplify the youth in food policy movement, as a platform for young people across the United States to shape a radically different food system through policy and practice. The group unites communities on the front lines of the broken food system - from farmworkers struggling for justice in the fields of Florida, to Detroit youth growing food in urban lots, and indigenous families using their traditional knowledge in Arizona. The group is guided by a core value of respect for all people, places, cultures, and the earth. Learn about the Real Food Farm Bill.

U.S. Department of Agriculture offers internship programs for high school students and undergraduates. The Internship Program is for current students and individuals accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program. It replaces the existing Student Career Experience Program and Student Temporary Employment Program. The Internship Program provides students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore federal careers while still in school.