"Over my ten weeks as an intern at Good Food Oxford (GFO), I worked across an array of Food Access projects, employing skills such as data collection and analysis, and producing resources for both the general public and industry professionals. Besides developing these skills, this internship also taught me a great deal about citizen-led change, and its essential role in delivering targeted, sustainable outcomes. My favourite aspect of the internship has been the quantity and quality of discussions I've had with people from all sorts of backgrounds. As a small network organisation with a big reach, GFO has a rare and insightful view of the big picture. Different stakeholders - be they councillors, SMEs, farmers or people from low-income households - all affect, and are affected by, Oxford's food system, which itself must balance the three intimately linked strategic priorities of health, fairness, and sustainability. Overall this internship has been an incredibly rewarding experience and inspired me to continue working at the boundary where social policy and sustainability interact."
ECI Intern 2019 at Good Food Oxford | 3rd year student, BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economy