Georgia’s Senior Hunger Team

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, May 28

The Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services (DAS) seeks bright self-starters to help Georgia reduce the incidence of senior hunger. Serve on our summer Senior Hunger Team and help implement Georgia’s State Plan to Address Senior Hunger.

Eligible

Current students, recent graduates, career changers of all ages

Compensation Unpaid
Project Dates Flexible; must be completed between mid-June and mid-August. 

Participants may set their own daytime schedule; must be during regular office hours.

Location

2 Peachtree St., NW, in downtown Atlanta (MARTA Station: Five Points)

Parking

Paid parking is available in private lots. Parking expenses are not reimbursed.

DAS will review resumes and invite selected candidates for interviews. Candidates who are chosen for the Senior Hunger Team will be required to undergo a criminal background check.

Gain valuable project experience, access to professional networks, and insight into the daily work of aging services practitioners. Those who complete the project satisfactorily will receive a certificate of completion and letter of reference from the DHS Division of Aging Services.

Sample Senior Hunger Team Projects:

  • Update content in the State Plan to Address Senior Hunger.
  • Help to create a statewide toolkit to address senior hunger.
  • Review state policies that potentially help or harm efforts to address senior hunger. Identify other states with similar policies as points of comparison.
  • Assist with the formation of an interagency policy review council.
  • Find grants related to senior hunger and help with the application process.
  • Create a newsletter and updates on the senior hunger initiative.  Help manage the senior hunger listserv.
  • Identify additional data collection tools to measure the status of changes related to senior hunger. 
  • Identify education and training needed in the five topic areas of the State Plan to Address Senior Hunger:
    • Today’s Seniors
    • Meeting the Needs of the Community
    • Food Access
    • Food Waste and reclamation
    • Health Impact of Senior Hunger
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