Internship Partnership for Food Safety Education

Partnership for Food Safety Education
Arlington, VA
Mar 20, 2017
Aug 01, 2017
Full Time

The non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education seeks an intern for the summer 2017 with an interest in the ways government, industry, and health and consumer groups work together to educate the public about safe food handling and reducing risk of food poisoning. The Partnership saves lives and improves public health through research-based, actionable consumer food safety initiatives that reduce foodborne illness. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience in health communications and public-private sector coalitions.

The Partnership is creator and steward of the Fight BAC!® campaign, a food safety education program developed using scientifically based recommendations and resulting from an extensive consumer research process. Fight BAC!® materials are fully accessible online at and utilized by consumers, teachers, dietitians, public health officials and extension agents across the United States.

This internship opportunity would include skills development in several areas, including:

  • Stakeholder engagement planning and execution
  • Communications and marketing plan execution
  • Social Media planning and metrics
  • Resource development research and analysis

This is an internship with excellent practical experience. The Partnership has a small staff ready to add a motivated intern to the team. A small housing stipend is available.

Dates of internship are flexible (between late May and early August), however, a total minimum commitment of 150 hours is required.


Applicants should be current undergraduate or graduate students.

Ideal candidates have an interest in public health, food safety, strategic planning, and/or marketing and communications. Candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Strong research and writing skills are a must.

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