This position will be housed within the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, which strives to reduce the burden of chronic disease, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, among New Yorkers. The Bureau addresses poor nutrition, inadequate physical activity, and tobacco use, which are key risk factors that lead to chronic disease. The Bureau recognizes that a history of discrimination and social injustices have led to unfair and unjust barriers to health and, in turn, risk factors for chronic disease disproportionately and unfairly affect some New Yorkers more than others. The Bureau aims to work with partners in government and in the community to create new and change existing systems, policies, programs and environments to prevent chronic disease and promote health equity. The Bureau sits in the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness. Specifically, this position sits in the Healthy Eating Unit at DOHMH, which aims to promote healthy eating through shaping the environment and building on New Yorkers’ resources, knowledge and skills.
Reporting to the Food Standards Senior Coordinator, the Food Standards Intern will be a key member of a fast-paced team that develops and executes innovative approaches to changing the food environment. This position will support work around the NYC Food Standards that apply to many settings, including foods and beverages served through programming, in food and beverage vending machines, at meetings and events and in retail settings including cafeterias and cafes. This position is funded through September 2021 and will be located at DOHMH, Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Queens, New York.
• Research product nutrition information
• Conduct data entry and interpretation
• Assist with nutrition analysis projects
• Develop and modify recipes for foodservice
• Support site visits to organizations for trainings and food assessments
• Assist with other nutrition and research duties or special projects as directed by supervisor
SALARY AND AVAILABILITY
• This is a paid internship of $18 - $19.90 per hour.
• Candidates will ideally be available 3 days per week (21 hours).
The Fund for Public Health in New York City, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.