Applications open for N8 AgriFood’s new food policy internship in Westminster

Applications are now open for a Policy Internship Scheme in which N8 AgriFood will send a doctoral student to Westminster to produce a briefing on Resilient Food Systems Supply Chains.

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) runs a competitive Policy Internship process, offering a three-month placement to doctoral students with the chance to gain valuable policy experience.

N8 AgriFood has teamed up with POST to fund a placement under the topic of – Promoting Resilient Supply Chains in our Food System.

The successful candidate will spend three months at the Houses of Parliament, working in POST, to produce a POSTnote of POSTbrief from start to finish. This includes scoping the topic, conducting interviews with senior stakeholders from across academia, government, industry and the not-for-profit sector, before drafting, editing and finalising the document.

N8 AgriFood’s Policy Internship place is open to applications from current doctoral students registered at one of the N8 Universities (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York) working in an area of agri-food research.

The successful applicant will be tasked with producing a brief that better informs parliamentarians, consumers, businesses and policy-makers about the environmental impacts of food supply chains, as well as providing more accurate information on the global impacts of our food choices on people and the planet. 

The deadline for applications is 16th October, 2019, followed by interviews at the University of York on 7th November, with the internship starting in January 2020.

To find out more and to apply, click HERE.