Current Openings


Internship and fellowship Opportunities at CAFS

We are now accepting applications for multiple positions at CAFS in 2020. 

Food and Agriculture LLM Fellowship 

The Food Movement grows here. Join us in Vermont, one of the most innovative and progressive states in the nation for food and agricultural law and policy. The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School invites applications for a two-year Food and Agriculture Fellowship beginning in August 2020. The Fellowship includes a tuition waiver and a stipend; visit Admissions for more details and application instructions. 

Summer Honors Internship

The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School is currently seeking law students for our summer honors intern program from June 1 to August 9, 2020. Interns will receive a $5,000 stipend to work full-time in CAFS.  

Interns may work on projects related to farmland access; food labeling and regulation of novel food products; development of a national food policy in the United States; legal barriers facing food hubs; legal resources for farmers markets; food safety regulations for produce farms; food and agriculture communications; food system equity; and biodiversity and agriculture. Tasks are dependent on project needs and may include legal research, drafting of law and policy documents, conducting original research in the form of interviews and surveys, drafting case studies, and providing general support.  

Vermont Law School’s Summer Session draws visiting faculty and lecturers from around the country and the world. Interns will have the opportunity to meet these scholars in small groups, as well as attend the summer lecture series. 

A background in food and agriculture law and policy, public health policy, environmental law and policy, and/or land use policy is preferred; interest in different types of research is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word) is required for the position; other skills (video editing, photography, graphic design) are a bonus. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, academic writing sample of no more than 5 pages, and unofficial academic transcript to Claire Child at, using the subject line “CAFS summer honors internship application.” 

The application deadline is January 20, 2020, however applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.