Fellowship | PA Department of Education Division of Food and Nutrition

Summer Fellowship Opportunities

The Robert A. Fox Leadership Program is seeking publically spirited Penn students to place in summer fellowships.  Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend for a 10-week fellowship.  There is flexibility in the start date, but the preferred start date is late May/early June. 

These Fellowship opportunities are for Penn students deeply dedicated to exploring leadership careers in the nonprofit or public service sectors and who truly covet a chance to work closely with organizational leaders who take great pride in developing and mentoring their Penn Fox Fellows.

We are currently accepting applications for summer fellows with the PA Department of Education Division of Food and Nutrition in Harrisburg.

Interested Penn students, including graduating seniors, should send to Fox Assistant Director Euria Chung (echung@upenn.edu) a resume and a cover letter describing how the Fellowship will help you explore a particular career path and/or develop a specific skill.

All applications are due Friday, April 25 by 5:00 PM. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applicants should not contact the organization directly. 

 

 

FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION:

Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition – 2 Fellows

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition, has oversight for 8 federal child nutrition programs including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, After School Snack Program, Special Milk Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, At Risk Meals Program, and the Summer Food Service Program. 

The Division employs 50-55 full-time, year round staff, to administer these programs, with additional seasonal staff in the summer to assist with the Summer Food Service Program.

The Fellows will rotate through the 8 federal programs to gain an understanding of the responsibilities associated with administering statewide federal programs.  Assignments will include working directly with program managers, fiscal staff, nutritionists, and staff responsible for monitoring compliance.  The Fellows will be involved in the day to day activities associated with administering the programs which includes meetings and conference calls with Division staff, Departmental staff and/or executives, stakeholders and advocates, and entities sponsoring the federal child nutrition programs. The Fellows will be involved in projects and initiatives which the Division is involved in and may be involved in assisting program staff with different aspects of projects. 

The Fellows will work under the direct supervision of program managers.  Travel may be necessary for attendance to meetings and observations of programs and/or activities. The Intern would travel to meetings, programs, and activities with program staff.