Jobs and Internships

  • The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national organization working to improve public policy to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, analysis, training, technical assistance, advocacy, and public education to improve public nutrition programs and broaden their reach. FRAC and its anti-hunger partners throughout the U.S. work to alert the public and policymakers to the extent of hunger and its impact, and forge workable solutions at the national, state and community levels.

Current Openings and General Internship Information


Child Nutrition Policy Analyst for Afterschool and Summer Programs

Position Available

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) seeks a well-qualified candidate to join the staff as a Child Nutrition Policy Analyst for the Afterschool and Summer Nutrition Programs. This position reports to the Director of School and Out-of-School Time Programs.

Working with FRAC’s widespread network of national, state and local anti-hunger groups and its education, health, and youth development partners, the successful candidate will expand the use of the afterschool and summer nutrition programs among low-income children and seek ways to improve their nutritional and other services and accessibility. The goal is to ensure that millions more children are receiving the healthy nutrition they need, families obtain the support such programs provide, out-of-school time nutrition policies contribute as much as possible to children’s wellness, and the nutrition programs contribute as well to mentoring, literacy, recreation and education programs that enhance development, learning and safety. This position offers opportunities for growth and exposure to public policy advocacy, policy analysis/research, and coalition building.

Organizational Background

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve and implement effective public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition-building and an array of communications strategies. FRAC works in partnership with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, businesses and labor organizations to address hunger and food insecurity, and poverty as their root cause.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with cities, other public agencies, and anti-hunger advocacy organizations and other nonprofit partners to implement the afterschool and summer nutrition programs;
  • Coordinate partnerships and technical assistance projects with national organizations;
  • Organize state and regional summits and meetings that develop leadership and provide information and resources on operating and expanding the afterschool and summer meal programs;
  • Provide appropriate information, technical assistance, training, strategic advice, and other hands-on support to national, state and community-based organizations, city agencies, and activists regarding ways to improve and expand use of the afterschool and summer nutrition programs;
  • Work with local, state and federal government agencies to advocate for and collaborate around expansion and policy improvements that increase access to and quality in the afterschool and summer nutrition programs;
  • Evaluate the effects of existing or proposed legislation, regulations, policies and practices;
  • Write persuasive analytic materials, guides, outreach materials, and reports for use by stakeholders and the media;
  • Make presentations to diverse audiences at state, regional and national conferences;
  • Represent FRAC at coalition and partner meetings; and,
  • Speak to local and national media representatives.

Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in advocacy, policy analysis, organizing, or program development and outreach;
  • Experience in nonprofit, government or policy work strongly preferred;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting data preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically;
  • Knowledge of the afterschool and summer nutrition programs and effective expansion strategies preferred;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Unquestioned integrity, a high level of energy, and a sense of humor; and,
  • A commitment to social justice.

Salary/Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous leave, health, retirement and other benefits.

To Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (no more than four pages) to:

Child Nutrition Policy Analyst for Afterschool and Summer Nutrition Programs
Food Research and Action Center
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Email: employment@frac.org (Please include “Child Nutrition Policy Analyst for Afterschool and Summer Nutrition Programs” in subject line.)
Fax: 202/986-2525

Opening/Closing Dates

The position is available immediately. It will close when filled. However, FRAC seeks to hire a qualified individual as soon as possible.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.

No phone calls, please.


Child Nutrition Policy Analyst for the School Breakfast Program

Position Available

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) seeks a well-qualified candidate to fill the position of Child Nutrition Policy Analyst to work primarily on the School Breakfast Program with occasional work on the National School Lunch Program. This position reports to the Director of School and Out-of-School Time Programs.

Working with FRAC’s widespread network of national, state and local anti-hunger groups, its education, health, and youth development partners, and other FRAC child nutrition staff, the successful candidate will expand the use of the school breakfast program among low-income children and seek ways to improve their nutrition quality services and accessibility. The goal is to ensure that millions more children are receiving the food they need, families obtain the support such programs provide, school nutrition policies contribute as much as possible to children’s wellness, and the nutrition programs contribute to health, development, and learning. This position offers opportunities to work in coalition with FRAC’s education partners and to gain experience as a coalition builder and project manager.
Organizational Background

FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve and implement effective public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition-building, and an array of communications strategies. FRAC works in partnership with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger and food insecurity, and poverty as their root cause. FRAC is conducting a search for a Policy Analyst to work with our national education organizations and to lead a school breakfast expansion project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with education partners to develop and implement school breakfast expansion strategies and to highlight the impact of school breakfast on educational achievement;
  • Coordinate FRAC’s national partnerships to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program;
  • Coordinate and drive breakfast expansion efforts by state education and anti-hunger organizations in target states;
  • Share best practices and highlight successes through written materials, webinars, conference calls, social media, and public speaking;
  • Organize state and local school breakfast summits and meetings;
  • Provide appropriate information, technical assistance, training, strategic advice, and other hands-on support to national, state and community-based organizations, school districts, and activists regarding ways to improve and expand use of the school nutrition programs;
  • Manage breakfast in the classroom website;
  • Manage FRAC’s school breakfast expansion projects;
  • Assist in the growth of effective state coalitions that work on expanding the School Breakfast Program;
  • Work with FRAC’s communication’s department and external consultants to highlight FRAC’s school breakfast work through earned and social media;
  • Work with school districts to implement innovative strategies to increase access to the school breakfast and lunch programs;
  • Manage regrants to state organizations and school districts;
  • Work with local, state and federal government agencies to develop expansion and policy improvements that increase access to the school nutrition programs;
  • Write persuasive analytic materials, guides, outreach materials, and reports for use by advocates, government agencies, policy makers, service providers, and the media;
  • Make presentations to diverse audiences at state, regional and national conferences and meetings on expanding access and participation in the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs;
  • Represent FRAC at coalition and partner meetings; and,
  • Speak to local and national media representatives about school nutrition program issues.

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred, but not required;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in coalition building, advocacy, policy analysis or organizing;
  • Experience in nonprofit, government or policy work strongly preferred;
  • Experience working in and leading coalitions;
  • Experience with project management, including leading a team, meeting deadlines and achieving project goals;
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically;
  • Very strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to work with diverse groups;
  • Knowledge of the school breakfast program and effective expansion strategies;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • A commitment to social justice; and,
  • Unquestioned integrity, a high level of energy, and a sense of humor.

Salary/Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. Generous leave, health, retirement and other benefits.

To Apply
Send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (no more than four pages) to:

Child Nutrition Policy Analyst for the School Breakfast Program
Food Research and Action Center
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Email: employment@frac.org  (Please include “Child Nutrition Policy Analyst for the School Breakfast Program” in subject line.)

Fax: 202/986-2525

No phone calls, please.

Opening/Closing Dates
The position is available immediately. It will close when filled. However, FRAC seeks to hire a qualified individual as soon as possible.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.


Child Nutrition Policy Analyst for School Nutrition Programs

Position Available
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) seeks a talented and experienced anti-hunger and nutrition advocate to fill the position of Child Nutrition Policy Analyst to work on the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs.  This position reports to the Director of School and Out-of-School Time Programs.

Working with FRAC’s widespread network of national, state and local anti-hunger groups, its education, health, and youth development partners, and other FRAC child nutrition staff, the successful candidate will expand the use of the school nutrition programs among low-income children and seek ways to improve their nutrition quality services and accessibility. The goal is to ensure that millions more children are receiving the food they need, families obtain the support such programs provide, school nutrition policies contribute as much as possible to children’s wellness, and the nutrition programs contribute to health, development, and learning. This position offers opportunities for growth and experience as a public policy advocate, policy analyst/researcher, and coalition builder.
Organizational Background

The Food Research and Action Center is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve and implement effective public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition-building, and an array of communications strategies. FRAC works in partnership with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger and food insecurity, and poverty as their root cause. FRAC is conducting a search for a Policy Analyst to help lead FRAC’s national, state, and locally-targeted efforts to expand and improve the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess the reach and quality of the school nutrition programs (school lunch and school breakfast) in targeted states and cities, as well as in the nation as a whole;
  • Provide appropriate information, technical assistance, training, strategic advice, and other hands-on support to national, state and community-based organizations, school districts, and activists regarding ways to improve and expand use of the school nutrition programs, including implementation of emerging strategies like Breakfast After the Bell, Community Eligibility, and improved nutrition standards;
  • Assist in the growth of effective local, state, and regional coalitions that work on school nutrition issues;
  • Work with school districts to implement innovative strategies to increase access to the school breakfast and lunch programs;
  • Work with local, state and federal government agencies to push develop expansion and policy improvements that increase access to the school nutrition programs;
  • Evaluate the effects of existing or proposed legislation, regulations, policies and practices in order  to determine ways to defend, improve and expand use of the school nutrition programs;
  • Write persuasive analytic materials, guides, outreach materials, and reports for use by advocates, government agencies, policy makers, service providers, and the media;
  • Make presentations to diverse audiences at state, regional and national conferences and meetings on expanding access and participation in the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs;
  • Represent FRAC at coalition and partner meetings; and,
  • Speak to local and national media representatives about school nutrition program issues.

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required;
  • An advanced degree is preferred, but not required;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in advocacy, policy analysis or organizing;
  • Experience in nonprofit, government or policy work strongly preferred;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting data preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically;
  • Knowledge of the school nutrition programs and effective expansion strategies strongly preferred;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Unquestioned integrity, a high level of energy, and a sense of humor; and,
  • A commitment to social justice.

Salary/Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. Generous leave, health, retirement and other benefits.

To Apply
Send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (no more than four pages) to:

Child Nutrition Policy Analyst for School Nutrition Programs
Food Research and Action Center
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Email: employment@frac.org  (Please include “Child Nutrition Policy Analyst for School Nutrition Programs” in subject line.)
Fax: 202/986-2525

No phone calls, please.

Opening/Closing Dates
The position is available immediately. It will close when filled. However, FRAC seeks to hire a qualified individual as soon as possible.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.


Desktop Publishing/Communications Intern

Position Available

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is looking for a Desktop Publishing/Communications Intern to support the communications department.

Organizational Background

FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, state and local public agencies, schools, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty.

Projects may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assist with design and formatting of FRAC publications, including reports, brochures, and other print materials.
  • Assist with the design of digital marketing materials, including presentations and web banners.
  • Assist with the development of graphs, charts, maps, and infographics to support FRAC data releases.
  • Assist with preparing orders and artwork files for print.
  • Monitor and update inventories for printed materials.
  • Organize and manage photography archives.
  • Other duties may be assigned as opportunities emerge.

Skills

  • Strong knowledge of desktop publishing and graphic design software and equipment, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator).
  • Ability to manipulate data and charts in Excel.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Resourcefulness, ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as a team are vital.
  • Knowledge of basic HTML and familiarity designing for the web is preferred.
  • Photography skills are a plus.
  • Creative approach to projects.

Goals of the Internship

This internship will provide key work experience in desktop publishing/graphic design and communications at a nonprofit organization.

Salary Details

This is temporary part-time position that pays $14 – $15 per hour, for up to 20 hours per week not exceeding 12 weeks.

To Apply

Email cover, resume, and examples of design work (print and online) to employment@frac.org. Include “Desktop Publishing/ Communications Intern” in subject line.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on sex, race, age, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.


Press/Communications Intern

Position Available

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is looking for a Press/Communications Intern to support the communications department.

Organizational Background

FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, state and local public agencies, schools, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the Communications Department with media outreach.
  • Maintain and update press database, targeted press lists, media hits, and news clippings (both historic and current).
  • Research potential blogs, online listings, and local press outlets.
  • Assist with writing press releases, email alerts, fact sheets, and online materials.
  • Help monitor news stories and external events.
  • Assist with branding and formatting of Word documents, (e.g. fact sheets incorporating variable data).
  • General administrative tasks as needed.

Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
  • Excellent research and writing abilities.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, and keen attention to detail.
  • Resourcefulness, ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as a team are vital.
  • Knowledge of basic HTML a plus.

Goals of the Internship

This internship will provide key work experience in communications and media outreach at a nonprofit organization.

Benefits

This internship may be done either on a volunteer basis or to meet course/program requirements. If this is done on a volunteer basis, FRAC will reimburse commuting expenses up to $500. Fall interns are expected to work at least 20 hours per week.

To Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no more than 3 pages) to employment@frac.org. Include “Press/Communications Intern” in subject line.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on sex, race, age, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.


MDHS Press/Communications Intern

Position Available

Maryland Hunger Solutions (MDHS) is looking for a Press/Communications Intern to expand the organization’s media work, including writing persuasive blog posts and op-eds, developing multimedia content for social networks, and supporting the organization’s communications strategies.

Organizational Background

Maryland Hunger Solutions is the lead research, public education, and advocacy group in Maryland dedicated to using public programs to end hunger. An initiative of the Food Research and Action Center, Maryland Hunger Solutions works with state and local nonprofit organizations, state and local public agencies, schools, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger and its root cause, poverty.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with writing blog postings, opinion pieces, press releases, fact sheets, online content, and other written materials.
  • Research potential blogs, online listings, and local press outlets.
  • Monitor news stories and external events to identify potential press opportunities.
  • Assist with developing content for Maryland Hunger Solutions’ Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Produce multimedia content, including videos and photos.
  • Maintain and update press database, targeted press lists, media hits, and news clippings (both historic and current).
  • General administrative tasks as needed.

Skills

  • Strong writing skills and news judgment.
  • Excellent research abilities, and communication and organizational skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
  • Resourcefulness, ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as a team are vital.
  • Experience with social networks, and knowledge of basic HTML.
  • Video editing skills a plus.

Goals of the Internship

This internship will provide key work experience in communications and media outreach at a nonprofit organization.

Benefits

This internship may be done either on a volunteer basis or to meet course/program requirements. If this is done on a volunteer basis, FRAC will reimburse commuting expenses up to $500. Fall interns are expected to work at least 20 hours per week.

To Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and three to five writing samples (no more than 3 pages each) to employment@frac.org. Include “MDHS Press/Communications Intern” in subject line.

MDHS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. MDHS is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on sex, race, age, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.