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Due to COVID-19, there will not be a cohort of FLP Fellows for the Spring 2021 semester. Please check back for updates regarding Fall 2021.


Food Literacy Project (FLP) Fellow (Undergraduate)

Job Description:

The Food Literacy Project is HUDS’ food education initiative. With focuses on sustainability, nutrition, food preparation & community, the FLP seeks to empower everyone to make informed food choices. Interested in educating the Harvard community about food? Apply to be a Food Literacy Project (FLP) Fellow!

Commitment details (about 5 hrs per week):

  • Attend weekly meetings: Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:30pm. Every other week we invite in a guest speaker; past guests have included New Entry Farm, Food for Free, and HUDS Director of Culinary.   
  • Organize 3 FLP events per semester for your house community. Be creative! Hold an apple tasting, host a cooking competition. Tour the dining hall tunnels! 
  • Attend 3 FLP events per semester, including farm field trips and cooking classes. 
  • Help spread the word about FLP by tabling at 2 events per semester
  • Work in partnership with HUDS to raise awareness of food related issues on campus (e.g. food waste, food recovery). 
  • Attend the Fall and Spring FLP retreat.

What you’ll get:

  • Expanded knowledge about the food system.
  • Demonstrable experience in event planning, budgeting and marketing.
  • Volunteer and hands-on experience with local food organizations.
  • Opportunities to engage with a community of Harvard students across the college, who are working to increase food literacy.


FLP fellows receive a $1,500 stipend per academic year, paid in four installments. 

To apply:
Send your resumé and a cover letter to Explain why you are interested in becoming an FLP fellow, and what you can bring to the position. All students, regardless of prior knowledge about food, are encouraged to apply. Be sure to note your year and contact information. 

What we're looking for:

  • An eagerness to learn more about our food system.
  • The motivation to stay on task, plan ahead and organize opportunities to build community and food literacy within your house.


Federal Work Study Program Preference:  Either FWSP or non-FWSP