Monthly Archives: December 2017

Full-time WIC Nutritionist needed in Dauphin County, PA

Attention Recent grads:  The Hamilton Health Center WIC Program is currently seeking a full-time Nutritionist in Dauphin County, PA. We are looking for a candidate that can give at least a 1 year commitment due to the job requiring a lengthy training period. To qualify they must have a Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition or dietetics. The base pay is $16 an hour and includes a competitive benefits package. Interested candidates should send their resume and salary requirements to me at:

Thank you,

Trisha Emerick
Program Director
WIC Program at Hamilton Health Center
Phone: 717-230-3995
Fax: 717-230-3977

International Summer research opportunity for Juniors/Seniors in New Zealand

The Northern Hemisphere Summer Research scholarships are a great way to develop international research collaborations with leading researchers at the University of Auckland, gain valuable research experience, and experience living and studying in Auckland.

For more information on the benefits of the Northern Hemisphere scholarships, visit Why do a Northern Hemisphere Summer Research Scholarship? or email us with any questions at

Apply here:

Volunteer Social Media Intern Position at Stony Brook Medicine Nutrition Division

The Stony Brook Medicine Nutrition Division seeks a Social Media Intern. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Status as a junior or senior enrolled in a ACEND accredited DPD program
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in social media, especially blogging; experience in social media analytics is a plus
  • An interest in sustainable food systems, integrative nutrition and whole foods

The successful candidate will be responsible for compiling/writing postings for various web-based platforms (WordPress blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and listservs).  In addition, the intern will monitor activity on these platforms, using Hootsuite, and engage followers.


  • Work with faculty and staff to create/revise engaging content; submit on Mondays and Wednesdays for review
  • Work with faculty to develop a content calendar on a regular basis
  • Post on Fridays by noon (using Hootsuite) for delivery to various platforms the following week
  • Use Hootsuite analytics to understand followers’ activity; adjust postings accordingly
  • Daily monitoring of social media platforms
  • Expected hours – 4 hours a week; 15 minute virtual meeting twice per month


Send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample or links to any pertinent social media work immediately to

Supporting/Elective course opportunity: AGECO 197 – Growing Food, Leaders, and Community

AGECO 197: Growing Food, Leaders & Community is a new course that trains student farm interns and urban farm interns in Philadelphia offered by the interdisciplinary program in sustainability at Penn State.

Students will learn sustainable farm production, community engagement, volunteer management, and urban farming.  The class will take a spring break trip to Philadelphia.

For more information and to download and fill out the application go to:

AmeriCorps position to work with the Student Farm at Penn State and community food partners.

Are you passionate about sustainability and healthy communities?

The Sustainable Food Systems Program is accepting applications for an AmeriCorps position to work with the Student Farm at Penn State and community food partners.

AmeriCorps is a national service organization with the goal of “helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.”

See the 2018 SFSP AmeriCorps Job Description for more information

Position location: Penn State University in State College

PA Service term: January 16-August 10, 2018; avg. 32 hours/week (900 hours total)

AmeriCorps stipend: $302 distributed biweekly over the term, and a $2907 education award at term completion. Office space provided at UP campus.

To apply: Submit a resume, cover letter and two references’ contact info with the subject line 2018 SFSP AmeriCorps Application to Leslie Pillen at Interviews begin December 18, 2017.

See for additional information about AmeriCorps.

Current Penn State students are welcome to apply to work 20 hours/week during spring semester and 40 hours/week during summer.

2018 Philadelphia/South Jersey Chapter of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice Scholarship

The Philadelphia/South Jersey Chapter of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice is pleased to announce that we are again offering scholarships (one for undergraduate and one for graduate – $1,500 each) to eligible students. Students will have the opportunity to apply for an undergraduate or graduate scholarship as appropriate to their level of study. The scholarship will be for the 2018 school year. Student applicants must be enrolled in a dietetic or hospitality program in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area (which includes PSU).  Scholarship award winners will be chosen by committee based on selection criteria that include financial need, scholastic achievement, commitment to the profession, and leadership ability.  Please note that students enrolled in Penn State University are encouraged to apply.  
See the following flyer and scholarship form for more information. 

It is our hope to announce the scholarship awards at the Philadelphia/South Jersey Chapter of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice Annual Symposium which will be held March 8, 2018. Accordingly, applications must be postmarked no later than 
February 8, 2018 and received by February 13, 2018 to be considered for this year’s awards.    The application may be downloaded from the PSJAHF website:

The PSJAHF Mission of the Philadelphia South Jersey Association for Healthcare Food Service (PSJAHF) is to provide an environment for members to enjoy a working …
Send the scholarship applications to:

Susan E. Adams, MS, RD, LDN, FAND (Nutrition Programs) School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Room 3006 St. Benilde Tower,  La Salle University 1900 West Olney Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19141


Summer Opportunity – Help Manage Special Diets for Campers

Gain real-world experience as a Specialty Food Liaison at either Camp Harlam or Camp Ramah in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania this summer.  These two residential summer camps have openings for a total of three nutrition graduate students or highly-motivated junior or senior-level undergraduate nutrition majors.  Learn about a variety of diseases and health conditions that require special diets as you work with campers, parents, camp RDs, chefs and other camp staff from around the world. For more details about the job, review the Specialty Food Liasion Job Description HARLAM 2018-1a49siy  For information on the camps, visit the camp website or Facebook page.