Join Us

Join Us

We are always in search of nutrition/dietetic students who may be interested in internship opportunities in food policy and labeling.  Please find current opportunities below to join us!

Food Policy Correspondent

Applicant Requirements:

  • Current college student (both undergraduate and graduate student applications will be accepted)
  • Experience in nutrition science, agriculture, food safety, research, journalism, or policy preferred



  • Attend congressional hearings, Agency public meetings (usually FDA + USDA) + other coalition and networking events
  • Draft team memos summarizing events and top takeaways



Flexible structure. This position reports directly to the Sr. Director. This person will work with the Sr. Director to determine weekly meeting schedule. Hours per week will vary based on meeting schedules on Capitol Hill and within the Agency departments. Meetings and memo deadlines will be assigned based upon correspondent’s class schedule and availability. Most meetings will fall between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to by August 18th.

Student Blogger

Food Directions is looking for student bloggers and, due to overwhelming interest, we have decided to turn our search into a contest!

The chosen student bloggers will be required to submit 1 blog per month throughout the fall 2017 school semester. Blogs must be unbiased, fact-based, and entertaining pieces (with proper citations if references are used). Blogs should be approximately 400 words or less in length, containing no typos or grammatical errors.

Winners will attend a networking coffee with FD team members + a student blogger position for the Fall 2017 semester.

Please submit a sample blog about a “hot topic” in food and nutrition policy plus a copy of your resume to

Sample blog + resume due July 21 – we can’t wait to hear from you!