Job posting: Food Rescue Data Intern

Food Rescue Data Intern ($15.91 per hour, summer undergraduate job code 2221)

The Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota seeks a part-time summer intern who is a UMN undergraduate student that can conduct in-person data collection activities, including identification, categorization, and weighing of rescued food items at two community food shelf locations in Rice County; categorizing and estimating the amount of food that is sent to compost, landfill, or hog farms at each food shelf location; and recording data to an online database.

We are looking for an intern who enjoys independent and/or mission-driven work, is able to conduct efficient and accurate data collection, is proficient with Microsoft Excel, and able to work in Northfield, MN 4-5 mornings/week for 12 weeks.

We expect that competitive candidates will have experience either volunteering for food rescue organizations or working in a food-centered environment, are detail-orientated and able to work independently, and/or lives in or near Northfield, MN in the summer months. The supervisor for this position will be Dr. Jennifer Schmitt, Senior Research Scientist in the Knowledge Initiatives group at IonE.

The job application period will be open through 05/19/2024.


This is a condensed job advertisement; to learn more and apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 361039.