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For the first time, we have the technology to build a food system that aligns with our highest ideals. The Good Food Institute exists to ensure that efforts to seize on this remarkable opportunity result in maximum transformation away from factory farming and toward a healthy, humane, and sustainable future.
We work with entrepreneurs, researchers, elected officials, regulators, the media, and institutions to create a seamless transition away from factory farmed animal products and toward alternatives that are better for our environment, food security, global health, and animals.
At GFI, you will enjoy a challenging and fulfilling career, supportive colleagues, a high degree of autonomy, and room for advancement in a rapidly evolving work environment. We support our employees with full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, and a 401(k) retirement program. GFI’s team works remotely from home offices, and we are accepting applicants from across the United States (unless otherwise specified in the job description).
The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. GFI Campus Fellows will have a critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. As a Campus Fellow, you will take on a dynamic leadership opportunity shaping discourse around the future of protein at your university and establish an in-depth network with leading entrepreneurs in the plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy industries.
How You Will Make a Difference
As a GFI Campus Fellow, your primary goal is to increase the number of students at your university that pursue entrepreneurship in plant-based and cellular agriculture alternatives to factory-farmed foods. To do this, you will build institutional support, identify allies, and plan events. Specific activities will include:
Who We’re Looking For
We are seeking smart, thoughtful, and creative self-starters who want to push back against climate change, transform industrial animal agriculture, and develop healthy and humane foods that are accessible to everyone. GFI Campus Fellows enjoy high levels of autonomy and must be self-motivated and work well both independently and in concert with a larger group.
We are considering students currently enrolled in MBA programs. GFI Campus Fellows must also have:
Enjoy the opportunity to get paid to network in the future of protein space, build your personal brand as an expert in the space, and learn about business opportunities in the space. Some benefits include:
Time Commitment: ~50 hours/semester, 3.5 hours/week.
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.Apply Now!
Primary GFI Mentor: Allison Berke
Duration: At least 40 work hours.
Start date: Flexible
Purpose: In order to grow the number of scientists researching plant-based and clean meat, eggs, and dairy, we need to systematically reach out to universities, labs, and researchers working in adjacent fields such as crop engineering and stem cell research.
Activities: The intern will use publicly available data on publications, grants, and university rankings to create a ranked database of labs and scientists performing research that could be applicable to plant-based or clean meat. The intern will compile the information in a format that is easily imported into a customer relations management (CRM) system.
Learning Objectives: Charting the undescribed landscape of this emerging field makes this the perfect project for students who want to pursue an academic career in transformative food technologies. In addition to finding potential mentors or programs, the intern will develop a practical understanding of the connections between the diverse disciplines that support this field, which we hope will inform their future research and career choices. Along the way, the intern will develop their skills in constructing databases and using CRMs.
This internship is an unpaid position.Apply Now!
The Good Food Institute offers competitive salaries; benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance; and, a 401(k) retirement plan.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the Good Food Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. GFI complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
For our U.S.-based positions: We are only able to consider applicants who are United States citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa. We cannot sponsor visa applications.