Are you passionate about:
Food systems transformation?
Regenerative agriculture and agroecology?
Climate change and planetary health?
Farmers living amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
Qualitative and mixed method social science research?

We are looking for masters and advanced undergraduates who want an active role in data
collection and data entry with a large-scale qualitative and quantitative research project
led by the Midwest Healthy Ag research team.

Midwest Healthy Ag is a sociological research project launched by Regeneration Midwest
in the United States, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health and Climate
Solutions Program.

The study is currently entering the data collection phase, which will consist of over 200
interviews with farmers across six agrarian states in the Midwest United States. The
interviews will ask farmers about their experiences dealing with multiple crises in
conventional agriculture, regenerative farming practices, environmental health and climate
change, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods and community health and
wellbeing. The interviews will be taking place over the next six months.

You can join our team as an intern/research assistant by collecting historical and
contextual information on selected agrarian communities, doing data entry of farmer
interviews into Qualtrics, and participating in our extended research network as we
conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis. We can also explore possibilities for
utilizing project data and materials for academic theses and papers.

Get in touch! We will be accepting interns and assistants in early January 2021.

For more information on the project and our team, our website:

Contact at WUR: Serena Stein (Postdoctoral Researcher at SDC &


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