NEWS BITE: Internship Opportunity: Apply for the 2015 IFIC Foundation Sylvia Rowe Communication Fellowship!

Attention university students interested in nutrition and food safety communications! Applications for the 2015 International Food Information Council Foundation Sylvia Rowe Fellowship are currently being accepted. The recipient will be awarded a six to 12 week paid internship at the IFIC Foundation offices in Washington, DC.

The Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award was established as a tribute to the former IFIC and International Food Information Council Foundation President & CEO, Sylvia B. Rowe, to help promising nutrition and food safety communicators enhance their capabilities. The goal of this award is to develop the recipient's ability to communicate science-based nutrition and food safety information to the public in an academic setting, professional situation (either for-profit or nonprofit sector), or other public venues.

Recipients of the fellowship, which has been offered since 2008, have continued forth with careers in a variety of business and food industry organizations and academic institutions. The most recent Sylvia Rowe Fellow, 2014 recipient Kate Olender, is a MS/MPH candidate in Food Policy & Applied Nutrition from Tufts University. Ms. Olender says, “The Sylvia Rowe Fellowship helped me better understand the complexities and intricacies of our food system. With this knowledge, I am better able to speak and communicate intelligently about it, and to work with a variety of key influencers of our food system, including people from food manufacturing companies, food retail outlets, non-profits, government, and academia.”

To Apply

Prospective applicants must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated (within 12 months from the time of application) from a university undergraduate or graduate program in nutrition, food safety, and/or journalism/communications. (Graduate students or recent graduates are preferred.) Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

More information about the fellowship, as well as the application packet, can be found on the website, here.

All materials are due by Friday, January 30, 2015.  Applicants will be notified by Friday, March 6, 2015.

E-mail (preferred) or mail the complete application packet to:

Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award
c/o Marcia Greenblum
International Food Information Council Foundation
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 430
Washington, DC  20036


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