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

The position in our Oakland office has been filled. Please check back for other opportunities in the future.


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

We are now accepting applications for the summer 2017 fellowship! The application deadline is March 3, 2017. Please see the 2017 Fellowship Annoucement for details. 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.