Food Law and Policy Fellow – Boston, MA
Organization: Harvard Law School’s Center for Health and Policy Innovation
Job Title: Food Law and Policy Fellow
Location: Boston, MA – Harvard Law School
Hours and Compensation: Full time
Posted On: June 28th, 2012
The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of
Harvard Law School is seeking a Fellow to work as part of the Center’s Food
Law and Policy Division.
Description & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation’s Food Law and Policy Division, the Fellow will work independently and with the Director, staff and students on a broad range of federal, state, and local policy projects aiming to increase access to nutritious food for poor and low-income individuals and families, reduce diet- related diseases, and maximize small farmers’ access to food markets. Among others, projects include assisting with the development and research needs of state and local food policy councils; assessing food safety rules to inform law and policy changes that would increase economic opportunities for small local producers; analyzing and recommending ways to increase access to healthy produce for low-income individuals and those living in “food deserts;” and identifying and breaking down legal and non-legal barriers inhibiting small producers from going beyond direct farm-to-consumer sales to sell at grocery stores, restaurants, and farm to institution programs. The clinic’s work is primarily focused at the state and local level with some national level policy work, and we work with clients and partners located in different parts of the country.
The Fellow’s work will focus broadly on initiatives that will increase access
to nutritious food for poor and low-income individuals and families and work
to forge at better food system that is more accessible to small producers and
fosters improved environmental and health outcomes. The Fellow will work with staff and students to inform cutting-edge policy recommendations at the state and national levels in both the legislative and regulatory arenas. The Fellow will also conduct regular outreach and training for state and national
government officials and community groups.
JD required. Ability to work independently, as well as in teams, and in demanding and periodically high stress circumstances. Outstanding oral and written communication and organizational skills required, as well as demonstrated ability to work creatively within broad program goals. Candidate should exhibit strong motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills. Relevant food law and policy experience preferred.
How to Apply
The posting is available online at
Applicants need to apply through the HR office and should be able to do that
through the link above, or by going to the Harvard ASPIRE site and searching
for the Auto Req ID 27065BR.
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