Nonprofit group Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE), the creator of the consumer food safety education program Fight BAC!®, is seeking applicants for two six-month fellowship positions: the Evaluation Fellowship and the Food and Tech Council Fellowship. The application deadline for both fellowships is February 28.

The Evaluation Fellowship is designed to support PFSE's program evaluation and conduct a needs-based survey of the community served by PFSE. The Food and Tech Council Fellowship will aid in the creation and establishment of the Food and Tech Advisory Council.

PFSE invites U.S.-based, remote, graduates, or post-graduates to apply for the two fellowships. The fellowships will begin on April 1 and end September 20 of this year; presence at key convening activities for the fellowship projects is expected. For more information or to apply for the $22,400 fellowships, visit PFSE's job postings page here.

Evaluation Fellowship

The fellow will conduct a needs-based assessment of the health and food safety educators that PFSE serves, analyze the data, and create a plan of action for PFSE. This fellow will also design program evaluation procedures and a plan of action for PFSE staff, evaluate key PFSE data to understand the impact of consumer food safety education efforts, and assist with stakeholder segmentation. The work conducted by the Evaluation Fellow will inform other PFSE planning activities for the Food and Tech Advisory Council, Communications Working Group, and a Conference Program Committee.

Food and Tech Council Fellowship

The fellow will assist PFSE in creating an action plan for future food safety education for consumers. The public-private Food and Tech Advisory Council will analyze and forecast the future needs of U.S. households with regard to food handling behaviors and home technology. The Food and Tech Advisory Council will meet a minimum of two times, including one in-person meeting in Washington D.C. in 2022 (depending on COVID-19 protocols).


Applicants to the fellowship positions should have the following skills:

  • Current graduate students or recent graduates
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • Ability to work against deadlines
  • Organized
  • Proven leadership skills with a strong work ethic
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication
  • Experience with delivering presentations
  • U.S.-based applicants requested; must be willing to accommodate Eastern time zone.

Compensations and benefits:

  • Total compensation is $22,400, payable in monthly installments over six months
  • Position is a 1099 tax status
  • Remote work with the possibility of limited travel (based on CDC health guidance), with lodging and transit expenses covered by PFSE. 

For more information or to apply, click here.