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🚀 Internship

2024 Summer Healthy Food Service Guidelines Internship

🚀 Summer Internship

Washington, DC

💻 Remote
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  • Currently enrolled in public health or nutrition graduate program. Excellent research and writing skills, ability to analyze and translate public health research. Basic knowledge of evidence-based nutrition recommendations. Attention to detail, ability to work independently and manage tasks. Interest in health promotion strategies in food service preferred.
  • The intern will support the development of evidence-based advocacy materials on healthy food service guidelines, perform literature syntheses, assess nutrition standards in cities' healthy food purchasing policies, and assist in various food purchasing and service policy campaigns within the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Summer Internship

HealthcareWashington, DC


The Center for Science in the Public Interest offers a paid internship program for students in undergraduate, graduate, law and medical schools, and we also consider postgraduates. These paid internships offer structured work experiences and an opportunity to:

  • Gain substantial knowledge of the policy-making process and the role science plays.
  • Participate in group meetings and strategy brainstorming sessions.
  • Obtain general research and communication skills by working closely with science, policy, legislative and outreach experts.
  • Meet with staff at all levels of the organization to discuss career roles and paths.
  • Assess your own interests and skills.


  • Currently enrolled in a public health or nutrition graduate degree program (master’s or doctoral)
  • Excellent research and writing skills with ability to read, analyze, interpret, and translate public health and nutrition research for a policy audience
  • Basic knowledge of evidence-based food and nutrition recommendations for health
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage tasks appropriately to achieve project goals
  • Interest in and familiarity with health promotion strategies in institutional food service environments preferred

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • The intern will support CSPI’s campaign to increase the proportion of food purchased and served by public institutions that supports healthy diets and a sustainable, just food system. The tentative primary project is developing evidence-based advocacy materials on the efficacy of healthy food service guidelines to improve food environment, diet quality, and health outcomes. Food service guidelines are standards and best practices that can be used to increase healthy and safe food options in settings such as government facilities and programs, worksites, colleges and universities, food pantries/food banks, and healthcare facilities. A systematic literature search has already been conducted, so the intern would be tasked with creating written materials that narratively synthesize the evidence for use in CSPI’s advocacy. Another tentative project would involve supporting the assessment of nutrition standards in cities’ healthy food purchasing policies. The intern will likely have opportunities to support our federal, state, and local food purchasing and service policy campaigns and other projects at CSPI as needed throughout the summer.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Feb 28, 2024


Washington, DC