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Originally posted by Willy Franzen on April 7, 2012. Updated through a sponsorship agreement.
Posted by Willy Franzen on April 7, 2012. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Intern, Food and Business||Washington, DC|
|Associate II||Washington, DC|
|SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM ASSOCIATE||Washington, DC|
|Program Assistant||Washington, DC|
|Associate Research Fellow||Washington, DC|
|Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow||Washington, DC|
|Sexual and Reproductive Health Specialist||Washington, DC|
|Finance Intern||Washington, DC|
|Strategic Communications Intern||Washington, DC|
Have you ever bought Easter candy after Easter? They’re usually giving it away at about 90% off. We live in a country where food is so plentiful that it becomes undesirable if it’s not the right color or in the right packaging for the time of year. Those egg shaped Reese’s instantly won’t sell, even though they have a better peanut butter to chocolate ratio than the normal cups. It’s easy to forget how lucky we are to live in a society where one of our biggest problems is an overabundance of calories. The International Food Policy Research Institute is a Washington, DC based non-profit organization that serves those who aren’t so lucky. The IFPRI envisions “a world where every person has secure access to sufficient and safe food to sustain a healthy and productive life and where food-related policy decisions are made transparently, including the participation of consumers and producers.”
When you start to think about food policy, you realize it’s tied into nearly every part of human life. Whether it’s trade, the environment, energy, or gender equality, nearly everything either affects or is affected by food. That’s why the International Food Policy Research Institute’s work stretches across so many areas. Just take a look at their Project Portfolio–it includes everything from Rebuilding after Emergencies and Crises to Social Protection, Livelihoods and Asset Building. There’s a lot to learn about the IFPRI and what they do, so I highly recommend that you dig into their site and start learning more about them. If you like what you see, then you should check out their Jobs page. Right now they have a few positions that may interest new or recent grads including:
They also have Research Positions for people with more advanced education and experience.
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