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Action Against Hunger Internships

The Action Against Hunger organizations regularly offers internship opportunities through their careers page. Note - Internships are unpaid, but the organizations covers lunch expenses and transit fare. Internship requirements:

  • Action Against Hunger requires a minimum commitment of three months for full-time interns/volunteers and 6 months for part-time interns/volunteers.
  • For mutual effectiveness, interns usually commit a minimum of 20 hrs/wk, with flexible schedules.
  • All interns must present paperwork from their school indicating that they are in the process of obtaining a degree and their work at Action Against Hunger is an integral part of their academic program.
  • All volunteers and interns must complete the Acknowledgment Form verifying that they have received a copy of the Volunteer Handbook and that they understand that their involvement with Action Against Hunger is limited to volunteer, and not employment, status.

Center for Science in the Public Interest

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit consumer organization conducting innovative programs in nutrition and food safety. CSPI publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter, one of the nation's premier health newsletter. CSPI strives to provide useful, objective information to the public, represent citizens' interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies, and ensure that advances in science are used for the public's good. CSPI is supported by subscribers to Nutrition Action Healthletter, donors, and by foundation grants. The organizations regularly offers internship opportunities.


Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) Internships

All internships require a weekly commitment of a minimum of 3 – 5 hours. We seek persons who possess strong communication and organizational skills, who are enthusiastic about CAGJ’s mission, who are dependable, and follow-up without constant supervision. Internships are unpaid.


Congressional Hunger Center Zero Hunger Intern

The Zero Hunger Internship matches college students and recent graduates with Washington, D.C.-based organizations working to address hunger. Over the course of your 10-week internship, you will develop your professional and leadership skills and expand your subject knowledge through on-the-job training, the Hunger Center’s leadership development curriculum, and a summer seminar series. After completing the internship, you will be ready to advocate for an end to hunger.


Food First Internship

Food First is a “people’s think tank” dedicated to ending the injustices that cause hunger and helping communities to take back control of their food systems. We advance our mission through three interrelated work areas—research, education, and action—designed to promote informed citizen engagement with the institutions and policies that control our food. Food First interns work with staff on specific projects for 15 to 40 hours per week for a minimum of three months. Internships generally consist of conducting research; writing blogs and newsletter articles; doing Food First outreach at local events; assisting with communications including writing press releases and updating media lists; and copyediting and proofreading; and grassroots fundraising with supporters who give what they can. Food First interns are treated as an integral part of the team and are not relegated to menial office tasks, though you will be expected to do your share (no more than 20 percent-time) performing administrative duties. Food First internships are unpaid, though we will do our best to assist you in securing funding for your internship if such opportunities are available to you. Interns must work on-site at our Oakland office for at least part of their internship, depending on the arrangement made with their supervisor.


Food for People Internships

Food for People's goal is to provide individuals and households with the emergency and supplemental food they need, while working to address the root causes of hunger in our county. Food is distributed countywide through a variety of hunger relief programs, such as the Pantry Network, the Senior Brown Bag & Homebound Delivery programs, Child Nutrition Programs, and more. Internship programs for the fall and spring are designed to last the entire semester, and they require a minimum of 10 hours per week. The availability of internships changes every semester in order to meet the needs of our various programs.


Food Research & Action Center

The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) improves the nutrition, health, and well-being of people struggling against poverty-related hunger in the United States through advocacy, partnerships, and by advancing bold and equitable policy solutions. FRAC regularly offers internship and volunteer opportunities.

Just Harvest - Action Against Hunger Internships

Internships at Just Harvest offer a unique, hands-on learning opportunity for college students and graduates to learn more about hunger, public policy, and non-profits while making an impact in our community. Interns will gain meaningful experience and have opportunities to develop their basic abilities, further refine advanced skills and enhance their career goals.


Kirchner Food Fellowships

The purpose of the Kirchner Food Fellowship program is to foster the development of individuals who have the practical skills and knowledge to make effective investments in emerging agricultural technologies that have the possibility of addressing global food security. Internship candidates must be enrolled in university in the United States, Canada or Mexico. They must be self-motivated, hard-working and possess a passion for investing in promising early-stage, for-profit, socially-responsible agricultural companies that will ultimately bring closer the day when everyone on the planet has reliable access to healthy food. The fellowship also awards a stipend to each selected fellow.


Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Internships

The Food Shuttle recovers and distributes over 8 million pounds of food per year, and teaches skills for self-sufficiency including culinary job skills, shopping and cooking healthy on a budget, and how to grow food. All programs seek to support low-income families living in food deserts without adequate access to nutritious food and without the income to purchase healthy meals. The Food Shuttle operates in a seven county service area in central North Carolina, including: Wake, Durham, Johnston, Orange, Chatham, Nash and Edgecombe counties.


North Carolina State University Extension Summer Internship Program

A summer internship with North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides a high-caliber educational experience, and it allows students to build a bridge from college to career. The internship helps you to consider careers in agriculture, food systems, nutrition, youth development, community development, family and consumer sciences, natural resources, and environmental science. Our internships cover 10-weeks during the summer, and many of our interns choose to receive college credit for their internship experience.

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Oakland Institute Intern Scholar Program

Intern Scholar Program focuses on developing and nurturing future scholars through providing opportunities to engage in challenging research, writing, and advocacy on a wide range of foreign and domestic policy issues, such as sustainable food systems and the food systems summit. Our intern scholars are required to make tangible and timely contributions to the Institute’s projects, including reports or other media for public dissemination. Intern scholars also have opportunities to interact directly with Oakland Institute fellows and staff.


World Food Programme Internships

The World Food Programme is always looking for talented, motivated and enthusiastic students from around the world. An internship at WFP is a great opportunity to acquire practical work experience while contributing to the goal of reaching Zero Hunger.