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Hunger Research Internship

Project Bread-The Walk for Hunger is the leading statewide anti-hunger organization committed to providing everyone in Massachusetts with reliable, sustainable access to nutritious food. In collaboration with key partners, Project Bread takes a two-pronged approach to ending hunger:

The Project:

To assist us in this mission, Project Bread seeks to engage a graduate student in public health or other relevant field to conduct a thorough literature review to compile the most up-to-date, peer-reviewed studies related to the root causes and impacts of food insecurity. Specific research topics may include: the intersection of housing insecurity and hunger, impact of child hunger on academic performance and social well-being, the prevalence of food insecurity among immigrant families, and emerging methodologies for approximating local rates of food insecurity. Ultimately, the results of this research scan will help to inform Project Bread’s research agenda.

Supervisor: Assistant Director of Programs

Primary Responsibilities:


This internship is ideal for a research-oriented undergraduate or graduate student with experience conducting reviews of scientific literature. At least one semester of coursework in statistics is preferred. Additionally, the following characteristics will help an intern to be successful in the role we envision:

The position is unpaid though Project Bread is happy to support qualified candidates who wish to seek external funding or academic credit. The start and end dates of the project are flexible; however, the ideal candidate will be available for a minimum of 150 hours. Candidates able to complete this project during Summer 2018 are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, download and complete this internship form and return it with a current resume to

Project Bread is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.