Primary GFI Mentor: Erin Rees Clayton
Duration: At least 40 work hours.
Start date: Flexible
Purpose: The goal of this project is to develop a database that includes organizations representing the interests of various crops in the US and abroad. GFI has developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the American Pulse Association and the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council. Yet there are many other crop associations with whom we have not connected, not just in the US but globally. The initial advantages of identifying and reaching out to these organizations are (1) to educate them on GFI’s work and how plant-based meat, egg, and dairy applications could become an end-use focus for their respective crop; and (2) to learn about each organization’s current research priorities and funding opportunities.
Learning Objectives: The intern will learn about plant-based meat production, the agricultural systems that support it, and the interest groups that could play a role in transforming the food system.
This internship is an unpaid position.