Intern Food Initiative,Nairobi, Kenya – The Rockefeller Foundation leverages science, innovation and technology to empower vulnerable families locked out of prosperity to improve their lives and prospects. We invest in solutions in the areas of health, food, power, and economic mobility, and forge partnerships to bring those solutions to scale around the world.
The Rockefeller Foundation is in the process of launching a new Food Initiative (FI), focused on transforming the food system so populations around the world, particularly the most vulnerable ones, can have access to protective diets that promote human and planetary health. The FI’s vision is a food system that is nourishing, resilient, equitable, and sustainable.
In East Africa, the FI’s strategy is to promote increased production and consumption of protective foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains, and foster an enabling environment that generates demand for protective foods while disincentivizing consumption of harmful foods and ingredients through policy and other mechanisms.
The FI’s East Africa team is offering an internship for Kenya-based candidates who combine solid academic credentials with curiosity, creativity, and passion for social impact.
We value our Interns and want to invest in and mentor future leaders who will grow personally and professionally and create impact in the philanthropic sector. As an Intern at The Rockefeller Foundation you will have the chance to contribute to our initiatives through engaging on meaningful work assignments.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities of Intern
The Intern will learn how to develop innovative solutions to improve nutrition security in resource-poor settings through cross-sector and multidisciplinary approaches involving nutrition, agriculture, business, environmental science, information technology, data science, and other fields.
Topics to be explored include food system transformation and enabling national and regional markets to sustainably produce affordable protective foods.
Education, Experience and Skills
- Currently enrolled in a graduate program in one of the following areas: global health, nutrition, epidemiology, agricultural economics, business, environmental science, or related field interest or experience working in the nonprofit sector.
- Strong research and analytical capabilities; able to think strategically about opportunities to advance the Foundation’s policy and advocacy work around energy access and poverty reduction.
- Strong writing and editing skills in technical and scientific areas; strong attention to detail.
- Dexterity with large data sets and capabilities to interpret qualitative and quantitative data.
- Collaborative, innovative, eager to learn, and interested in how foundations create and execute strategies working alongside partners.
- Must be a proactive self-starter.
- Able to multi-task and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
- Must be authorized to work in Kenya.
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The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.