(21 hours/week, January – May 2020)
The Fund for Public Health in New York City, (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is
dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. In partnership
with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates
innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health
throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between
government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These
collaborations expedite the execution of demonstration projects, help expand successful pilot
programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals,
families, and communities across New York City.
The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention spearheads programs and initiatives to reduce the
burden of chronic diseases by addressing underlying risk factors, such as poor nutrition, physical
inactivity and tobacco use. The Bureau aims to reduce the leading causes of preventable deaths
through innovative environmental and systems changes and groundbreaking policies that
promote healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco control. The Bureau, which is part of the
Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness, achieves its goals through implementing
neighborhood and population-level programs with an emphasis on policy, systems, and
The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention’s Healthy Eating Unit Policy Team is looking for a highly
motivated intern to support food and nutrition policy development and research. The Food and
Nutrition Policy Intern will be a key member of a fast-paced team that develops innovative
approaches to improving the NYC food environment. Extending the duration of this internship
opportunity may be possible (e.g. to Summer 2020).
- Assist with literature reviews and data entry to aid in food policy research and development
in relation to policy proposals, including tracking proposed legislation
- Monitor national and international nutrition initiatives
- Perform other research as needed to support the chronic disease prevention agenda
- Candidate must have completed their first semester in a Master’s level program; public
health, public policy or law students are highly desirable.
- Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, creative thinking, and follow through
- Superior writing skills and ability to communicate effectively
SALARY AND AVAILABILITY
- This is a paid internship of $18 per hour.
- Candidates will ideally be available at least 3 days per week (21 hours).
To apply, send a resume and brief cover letter to here. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and
no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.
The Fund for Public Health in New York City, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a
diverse pool of candidates to apply.