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Now Hiring 2021 Summer Honors Interns

The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School is currently seeking law students for our summer honors intern program from June 1 to August 6, 2021. Interns will receive a $5,000 stipend to work full-time with CAFS in South Royalton, Vermont.*

Interns may work 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. 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 in PDF form 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 cchild@vermontlaw.edu, using the subject line “CAFS summer honors internship application.” The application deadline is January 3, 2021.

*We are planning for interns to work on our campus in South Royalton, Vermont, but the position may be remote if Vermont Law School campus remains closed due to COVID-19. A decision will be made by April 1.

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