The Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) Community Engagement and Leadership Fellowship supports graduate students to partner with sustainable food systems organizations to work on projects that are in alignment with BFI’s thematic areas: Promote Equitable Access to Good Food; Advance Fair and Healthy Jobs in Food Systems; and Accelerate the Adoption of Agroecology.

Fellowships provide students with opportunities for leadership development and meaningful internship experiences that are also of enduring value to host organizations.

Fellows complete the equivalent of at least 8 weeks of full time work during Summer 2017. The fellowship can also be undertaken on a part time basis; however equivalent work must be completed before December 15, 2017.

  • Four fellowships of $5,000 will be awarded
  • Applicants must be matriculated graduate students at UC Berkeley. Both Master’s and PhD students are eligible, with priority given to returning students
  • Placements may be selected from the list of organizations and internships posted on the BFI website, or another organization of the student’s choosing

Deadline: March 24, 2017, 5 pm. For more information, see the Berkeley Food Institute’s website.