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Open Positions

We have the following fellowship positions open:

Undergraduate Fellow: Pfoho, Kirkland

We are currently searching for Food Literacy Project Fellows at Pfoho and Kirkland. Food Literacy Project Fellows and learn about the food system, leadership, event design and much more. The FLP cultivates an understanding of food from the ground up. Education focuses on five integrated areas of food and society: agriculture, sustainability, nutrition, preparation, and community.

FLP Fellows plan projects and events that help educate and engage our community and connect food-related initiatives and projects across the University. FLP Fellows also share information with their House/class and act as the go-to source for food education in their house.

Commitment details:

  • 5 hours per week, plus an expectation to attend team retreats, events, and fieldtrips during academic calendar periods.
  • Fellows are awarded a $1,300 stipend per full academic year (paid in four installments)

Activities and responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly FLP meetings- includes some reading/learning outside of meetings
  • Attend one-time FLP retreat and several events/fieldtrips relating to food per semester (that the FLP team organizes!). 
  • Work in partnership with the FLP Manager, the FLP team, the HUDS dining hall management team, the Office for Sustainability REP reps and others.
  • Plan one event per month on a food education topic of your own.
  • Create and follow semester-long work plans catered to your interests.
  • Manage a budget to execute planned events.
  • Participate in dining hall education campaigns. Campaign examples might include: partnering with REP reps on a dishware recovery campaign, or helping your HUDS chef sample a range of grains and talk about their nutritional impact.
  • Help plan field trips, events, and other activities and programs for the larger University community (and sometimes the wider public community).
  • Connect with and engage professors, researches, and other groups on campus doing food/ag related work.
  • Dive in and get your hands dirty on a farm field trip or in a cooking class!

We are looking for:

  • Commitment- a willingness to go above and beyond and get the most out of this amazing educational and skill-building opportunity.
  • Passion- energy and excitement to learn about the food system and engage others.
  • Self-motivation, accountability, and leadership- we are a team and each person needs to be able to work as a team as well as independently to reach real goals.
  • Humor and humility- we know you’re smart, now use your talents to do something meaningful and engage with all different types of people because everyone eats!

What you’ll get:

  • Expanded knowledge about and insight of the food system.
  • Networking opportunity in the food system.
  • Leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.
  • Volunteer and hands-on experience with local food organizations and businesses.
  • Demonstrable experience in event planning, budgeting and marketing.
  • A community of people who share your interests.

To apply:

Prepare a letter explaining your qualifications and why you would like to be an FLP fellow, including:

  • Tell us why you care about (or want to learn more) about food- what really draws you to apply to FLP?
  • Tell us (in a paragraph or so) about the interests, experiences, skills and leadership you will bring to the position.

Attach your resume. Be sure it includes your year, House, and contact information. Send your resume and letter via email to foodliteracy@harvard.edu

 

Graduate Fellow: Cronkhite  

We are currently searching for a Food Literacy Project Fellow at Cronkhite Graduate Center. Food Literacy Project Fellows and learn about the food system, leadership, event design and much more. The FLP cultivates an understanding of food from the ground up. Education focuses on five integrated areas of food and society: agriculture, sustainability, nutrition, preparation, and community.

FLP Fellows plan projects and events that help educate and engage our community and connect food-related initiatives and projects across the University. FLP Fellows also share information with their particular school and act as the go-to source for food education in their community.

Commitment details:

  • 5 hours per week of work (and learning), plus an expectation to attend team retreats, events, and fieldtrips during academic calendar periods.
  • A $1,500 stipend per full academic year (paid in four installments).

 

Activities and responsibilities:

  • Attend bi-weekly FLP meetings in Cambridge- includes some reading/learning outside of meetings and occasionally presenting on food-related topics of your choice.
  • Attend one full-day FLP retreat and several events/fieldtrips relating to food per semester (that the FLP team organizes!).
  • Work in partnership with the FLP coordinator, the FLP team, the HUDS dining hall management team, the Green Team and others.
  • Plan one event per month to educate your peers on food-realated issues.
  • Manage a budget to execute planned events.
  • Participate in dining hall education campaigns
  • Help plan field trips, events, and other activities and programs for the larger University community (and sometimes the wider public community).
  • Connect with and engage professors, researches, and other groups on campus doing food/ag related work.
  • Each graduate fellow leads a team of 3-5 undergraduate fellows in a semester-long team project with real-world applications
  • Dive in and get your hands dirty on a farm field trip or in a cooking class!

 

We are looking for:

  • Commitment- a willingness to go above and beyond and get the most out of this amazing educational and skill-building opportunity.
  • Passion- energy and excitement to learn about the food system and engage others.
  • Self-motivation, accountability, and leadership- we are a team and each person needs to be able to work as a team as well as independently to reach real goals.
  • Humor and humility- we know you’re smart, now use your talents to do something meaningful and engage with all different types of people because everyone eats!

 

What you’ll get:

  • Expanded knowledge about and insight of the food system.
  • Networking opportunity in the food system.
  • Leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.
  • Volunteer and hands-on experience with local food organizations and businesses.
  • Demonstrable experience in event planning, budgeting and marketing.
  • A community of people who share your interests.

 

To apply:

Prepare a letter explaining your qualifications and why you would like to be an FLP fellow, including:

  • Tell us why you care about (or want to learn more) about food- what really draws you to apply to FLP?
  • Tell us (in a paragraph or so) about the interests, experiences, skills and leadership you will bring to the position.

Attach your resume. Be sure it includes your year, focus of study, and contact information. Send your resume and letter via email to foodliteracy@harvard.edu