Project Code: USDA-USA-3
|Project Title||Team Up with USDA on a New End-User Application for the Child and Adult Care Food Program|
|Project Summary||Work alongside a creative USDA Food and Nutrition Service team on the design and development of an open source web-based program to strengthen the administration of the agency’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.|
|Agency||Department of Agriculture|
|Office Symbol||Food and Nutrition Service|
|Number of Interns||1|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers nutrition assistance programs that benefit tens of millions of children, families, and the elderly every day. FNS’s Office of Program Integrity for Child Nutrition Programs (OPI) advances that mission by developing and testing new products and process reforms to improve program performance, reduce error, and ensure access to benefits by eligible participants. This internship is an opportunity to work alongside OPI’s creative team of policy analysts on a new web-based end-user application to strengthen the administration of FNS’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). OPI analysts are currently developing the application’s substantive content. You will collaborate with the OPI team on the application’s design and then write the code to bring the application to life. The goal is to build an intuitive, user-friendly product to help simplify a complex administrative process. Once finished, FNS will make the application available to hundreds of CACFP administrators across the country.