Primary GFI Mentor: Nicole Roth, Director of International Engagement
Duration: Total project expectation: 40 hours. More work available if needed.
Start date: Flexible.
Purpose: There are two purposes of this internship.
First, the interns will gather information about research institutions, academic researchers, and companies conducting work in adjacent research areas (e.g. cell therapy company) who are currently using technologies that are applicable to plant-based and clean meat research or food technology. Once we know who these researchers and institutions are, we can reach out to them to let them know how their current expertise could be helpful for advancing the research of plant-based and clean meat. GFI may also be able to partner with them to advance clean meat and plant-based meat research in their country.
Second, the interns will gather information about scientific conferences and opportunities in their countries. Once we have this information, we can encourage scientists to speak about or submit research papers on clean meat and plant-based meat technology and developments.
Interns may pick their country of choice assuming it has not already been chosen by another intern.
Activities: The main activities of this internship include internet and database research to locate the needed information, followed by development of (1) a institution and researcher database and (2) a scientific conference database.
Examples of areas of expertise to search:
Deliverables: The end result of this internship will be (1) a database listing institutions, academic researchers, and companies who are currently using technologies that are applicable to plant-based and clean meat research or food technology and (2) a database listing conference opportunities. We would also like any recommendations from the interns on which academic institutions or research facilities are well respected in their countries and areas of expertise.
Learning Objectives: The primary learning objective is for the intern to develop expertise in the transferability of scientific areas of expertise to plant-based and clean-meat research and an understanding of the scientific market and opportunities in a specific country. They will also learn best practices in information management and sharing.
This internship is an unpaid volunteer position.