Primary GFI Mentor: Senior Environmental Scientist Isaac Emery
Duration: 10 hours/week for 8+ weeks, start date flexible
Overview: As the environmental policy intern, your primary goal is to identify and act on a wide range of environmental targets to create a more sustainable, healthy, and humane food supply. Through your work, you will help shape the role of the farmers and manufacturers in achieving environmental targets by supplying alternatives to factory-farmed products.
National, state, and local governments have set a wide range of environmental sustainability goals to improve water and air quality, restore degraded lands, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Plant-based and clean meat may be able to help achieve these goals by substituting for more environmentally costly animal products and by supporting sustainable farming practices. The environmental policy intern will help GFI answer key questions about these goals, such as:
Learning Objectives: The intern will learn about clean and plant-based meat production, the agricultural systems that support them, and the roles that food producers can play in setting and achieving environmental targets.
Compensation: Unpaid. GFI will support students who wish to seek credit from their university.
Application deadline: Rolling. Applicant review will begin August 20.