We are hiring

We are looking for a Policy Intern

Published November 8, 2016

About EAT

EAT is a global initiative linking food, health and sustainability; across science, business and policy. Originally launched 3 years ago, EAT is now an independent foundation, with three core partners: The Stordalen Foundation, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and the Wellcome Trust. The overall objective of EAT is to expand scientific knowledge on the interconnections between food, health and environmental sustainability, spur innovation along the food value chain, and facilitate the development of evidence-based policies and strategies to catalyse a shift to healthier and more sustainable food. Both EAT and its partners share a common understanding that it is essential to catalyse a transformative shift in the global food system to be able to feed more than 9 billion healthy people within the ‘Planetary Boundaries’.

The EAT policy team translates scientific knowledge to action, creates advocacy tools to influence decision makers, informs EAT event composition and strategy and works with governments to develop country-sensitive content and practical policy recommendations.

We are now looking for an intern to join the policy team. Interns would work full time for three months*. A stipend is provided. The successful candidate would be expected to start January 2017.

Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate logistical and administrative matters and events.
  2. Help draft EAT policy and program related materials, including scoping work, research and content development
  3. Support the broader EAT team with preparation of policy materials and logistics for the high level EAT Stockholm Food Forum and EATx events
  4. Help coordinate EAT’s social media and advocacy campaigns

Who are we looking for?

  • You have completed at least two years of full-time studies (postgraduate level) at a university prior to commencing the internship
  • You possess experience in public health, medicine, environmental science, public policy or a solid understanding of the food, health and sustainability nexus (EAT’s core areas)
  • You are fluent in English (with fluency in a Nordic language also considered an advantage).

For more information about EAT, see www.eatforum.org.

Cover letter, academic transcript and CV must be submitted by Sunday 27th to cv@eatforum.org. Please ensure you make it clear which role you are applying for in your application.