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Food for Thought: Career Paths in Food and Agriculture

The Food Movement has finally arrived. Across the United States and around the world, key sectors in our food system are witnessing unprecedented advancements, creating new jobs, and bringing critical issues to the forefront of public debate. Have you considered a career in this growing industry?

Jobs take root at the local level. The farmers’ market is the new town square, and local food systems have never been stronger. On-farm jobs have diversified and expanded to meet increasing demand for local and specialty crops, especially with Organics and non-GMOs. Other opportunities focus on construction, information technology, or telecommunications in the context of rural development. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs in urban areas are addressing problems with hunger and nutrition, access to fresh fruits and vegetables, water management, waste disposal, and countless other concerns for the 21st Century.

Global trade makes for global careers. National governments engage one another through environmental and food safety standards, agricultural subsidies and tariffs, food aid, and much more. At the same time, multinational corporations shape supply chains while religious and charitable organizations carry out disaster relief and international development projects. Many of the most exciting jobs in our food system are just emerging from these global networks, and manifesting as new opportunities at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

We must work at all levels to realize sustainable change. FoodPolicy.us is a multimedia platform designed to foster a broad-based dialogue about our food system in the hopes of creating a united front for change. We offer a space for people from diverse perspectives to address the challenges we face in making our food healthier and our production and distribution systems more sustainable. From our Washington, DC headquarters, we work to bridge the gaps between local innovators, national leaders, and international policymakers. We hope you will help us to grow this movement.

For more, follow FoodPolicy @FoodPolicyUs and on their Facebook.

Join the movement! Apply to be a Blogger & Social Media Intern for FoodPolicy.us.

FoodPolicy.us is seeking a team of up to four undergraduate interns for the spring semester to help maintain its blog, and to grow its audience through social media and campus outreach. Interns will spend the majority of their time researching and writing blog posts about pertinent news in the food and agriculture sectors; this may include coverage of local events such as panel discussions, political rallies, congressional briefings, and pop-up restaurants.

Apply now NYU CareerNet!

Job ID: 884884