Center for a Livable Future: Student Research Assistants

Each year, the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) recruits a limited number of undergraduate and graduate student research assistants to work during the academic year. The positions provide programmatic, research, and administrative assistance to CLF staff and faculty.

Responsibilities include a range of duties such as web-based research, report writing, data cleaning and data entry, data analysis, literature review, event planning, maintaining social media tools, and communication material development. Performing administrative support activities is part of a Research Assistant's scope of work, but generally involves no more than 20% of work hours.

Research Assistants are encouraged to attend CLF-sponsored seminars and lectures that are scheduled during the academic year. 

Positions vary from year to year. Examples of past positions include:

  • Food Policy Networks - Master's student preferred; 19 hours/week
  • Technical Assistance to Meatless Monday - Master's student preferred; 10-15 hours/week
  • Sustainable Diets/ Industrial Food Animal Production (IFAP) - Master's student preferred; 10-15 hours/week
  • Baltimore Food System Resilience - Master's student preferred; 10 hours/week
  • Safe Urban Harvest -  Three openings for this position; Master’s and PhD students will be considered; 10 hours/week
  • Food System Policy Research - Master's student preferred; 15 hours/week
  • CLF Website Re-Organization Project; SharePoint intranet document management - Undergraduate and master’s students will be considered; 12 hours/week
  • Food System Lab @ Cylburn Education Project - Master’s and PhD students will be considered; up to 10 hours/week
  • Food System Lab @ Cylburn Farm Operations - Undergraduate or Master’s student; up to 19.5 hours/week

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To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them.
— Theodore Roosevelt