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Student Internship or Masters Thesis Opportunity - Nutrition Criteria Development

July 19th, 2017

Background 

The International Scientific Committee (ISC) of the Choices International Foundation is preparing for the next revision of its international nutrition criteria. These product group specific criteria serve as the basis for the Choices Programme, which uses a positive front-of-pack logo to stimulate product reformulation and guide consumers toward healthier choices. As part of the criteria revision process, a number of analyses must be conducted to identify how products currently in the marketplace comply to the current criteria and where changes can/should be made. The ISC seeks a trainee or intern who can work together with the ISC support team on the following activities:

  • Analysis of current product data and application of Choices criteria
  • Update and define new database
  • Literature search and review on current developments in nutrition recommendations and consensus on NCD prevention
  • Analysis of feedback from internal and external stakeholders
  • Draft reports and complete other tasks as needed

The time commitment is approximately 4-6 months, half to full time, beginning as soon as possible. This opportunity can be considered part of a student internship or master’s thesis and includes a stipend. The successful candidate will gain hands-on experience in nutrition criteria development, database management, criteria analysis and literature review for an international multi-stakeholder organization. The role will be virtual (most communication via telephone, video conference or email) with occasional face-to-face meetings as needed. 

Qualifications

  • Current student (master or PhD) studying nutrition or dietetics
  • Experience in data analysis, literature review, dietary patterns
  • Understanding of general principles of front-of-pack labelling, product reformulation, etc

Interested?

Please send motivation and CV to erin.kappelhof@choicesprogramme.org