We are a statewide policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of low income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious, affordable food.

Career Opportunities

CFPA staff embody a wide range of academic backgrounds and professional experience including public health, public policy, social welfare, law, and nutritional sciences. The diverse training of our staff supports CFPA's inter-disciplinary approach to nutrition policy.

Staff Positions

CFPA is actively working to build a talented and diverse team. We have an opening in Southern California (Bakersfield, Riverside, Los Angeles, or San Diego). You can find the job description here.
  • All applicants must complete this short survey. No exceptions.
  • In addition, applicants must send a cover letter and resume to jobs@cfpa.net. Please include your name when naming attachments/files.
  • Underrepresented individuals and those with a personal connection to our mission are encouraged to apply. All applicants are given careful consideration. The position is open until filled.


    California Food Policy Advocates regularly hires graduate-level interns. Typically these positions are arranged through local universities for students in graduate positions such as public health, social welfare, public policy, and nutrition. When available, open positions will be posted here.

    The Sarah Samuels Public Health Fellowship

    Picture of Sarah Samuels

    The 2017 Sarah Samuels Fellowship has been filled. Please check back next winter for next year's fellowship opportunity. PDF

    Long-time board member, Sarah Samuels, left an indelible mark on California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA). Sarah was a leader in conducting and applying research to shape sound nutrition policies. She was also a supportive mentor of new public health professionals. To honor these contributions and to continue her work, CFPA has established the Sarah Samuels Public Health Fellowship.