Applications due January 14, 2022.
The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School is seeking law student applicants for our Summer Honors Internship program. Interns will receive a $5,000 stipend to work full-time with CAFS from May 31 to August 5, 2022 (in Vermont or remotely).
Interns will work alongside CAFS faculty and staff on a wide range of projects. In past summers, interns have worked on projects related to farmland access and equity; food labeling and regulation of novel food products; legal barriers facing food hubs; laws and regulations that protect the health and safety of farmworkers; legal resources for farmers markets; and biodiversity and agriculture. They have worked alongside project partners from Agrarian Trust, Farmers Market Coalition, and the Farm Bill Law Enterprise, among others. Tasks are dependent on project needs and may include legal research, drafting law and policy documents, conducting original research in the form of interviews and surveys, drafting case studies, and providing general support.
Vermont Law School’s Summer Session draws visiting faculty and lecturers from around the country and the world. Interns will have the opportunity to attend the summer lecture series and to meet with scholars and food system practitioners in small groups.
Qualifications: A background in food and agriculture law and policy, public health policy, environmental law and policy, and/or land use policy is preferred; strong research and writing skills are required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) is required for the position; other skills (such as graphic design, web development, or GIS) are a bonus.
To apply, please submit as a single PDF a cover letter, resume, list of three references, academic writing sample of no more than 5 pages, and unofficial academic transcript to Claire Child at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line “CAFS summer honors internship application.” The application deadline is January 14, 2022.
Visit vermontlaw.edu/cafs-openings to learn more, and visit their blog to read more about the projects interns worked on last summer.