Food Tank Research and Writing Internship

Duration: 3-6 months, part-time or full-time (minimum 15-20 hours per week).

Start Date: Flexible

Location: Remote

Position Summary:

Research and Communications Internships with Food Tank are a unique and exciting opportunity to support and participate in research that drives health, nutrition, and environmental policy. The intern will work closely with Food Tank staff on the following:  research and fact-checking; collecting, organizing, and managing web content; organizing resources and contacts; providing logistical and administrative support to on-the-ground research; and assisting in writing and outreach that will contribute to and help promote ongoing projects. Interns will also have the chance to have their name published on prominent food, nutrition, policy, and environmental websites and in major newspapers and columns around the world.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications.
  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agricultural issues – and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision making.
  • Coursework reflecting interest and knowledge of communications, media, social media, and website design. Work in media and communications field a plus. The work requires attention to detail and creativity.
  • Skills in event management.
  • Ability to self-manage and multi-task.

The recruitment process is open until positions are filled. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to McKenna Hayes at [email protected] with “Food Tank Research and Communications Internship” in the subject line.


Freelance Writer

Location: Remote

Position Summary:

Food Tank is hiring freelance writers to contribute creative, high-quality, in-depth, and investigative articles and news stories. Professional writers with experience in food justice, food policy, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture are encouraged to join us. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to support and develop groundbreaking research driving health, nutrition, and environmental policy. This is a remote position, and international writers are encouraged to apply.

Payment is determined on a sliding scale pending on the length of article and depth of research.

If interested, please submit the following to McKenna Hayes ([email protected]) with “Food Tank Freelance” in the subject line.

  1. Resume
  2. Three linked articles featured in reputable news sources.
  3. Three article pitches

Please provide detailed information in your article pitches, including bullet points on:

  • Why is this important and interesting to our readers?
  • How will you approach and investigate the topic – what is the point?
  • How is this relevant and timely? Ex: A couple lines including a link to a study, reliable source news article, etc.
  • Include potential sources: relevant reports, links, or articles that you will use as sources for the article.
  • Expert interview/opinions: please include idea/contact info for an interviewee(s).

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