Careers and internships

Graduates from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) have found positions in the food industry, public and community health, sales and marketing, preventative medicine, food processing, biotechnology, corporate wellness programs, food research and development, and test kitchens.

Students also go on to graduate school or professional programs found in dental, medical, pharmaceutical, and veterinary schools.

Help finding internships and employment

Students and alumni of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University are eligible to use the career services in both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Sciences:


CyHire is a career management system for students and alumni. Users manage their online accounts to send resumes for job postings and interviews and view information about career fairs and information sessions. Use CyHire for your professional advantage. If you do not know your password, enter your ISU email address and click Forgot Password on the main login page.

Career fairs

Career fairs are offered throughout the academic year and may be a way to find internships or begin exploring full-time experiences. Some of these experiences may have a research component. Students may attend career fairs hosted by any college.

Student job board

The Student Job Board is located on Access Plus under the Student tab. In the left column there is a link to Student Job Board. Listed on-campus positions can then be sorted by various criteria. When sorted by category students can view positions listed as Lab/Research.