Student resources

The Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems develops innovative ideas and solutions to the many challenges of current food systems.

Love food systems? Interested in a career in sustainable agriculture? Love to nerd out on food policy and systems change? Then a degree in sustainable food systems is right up your alley!

Within the School of Sustainability at ASU, you can pursue a bachelor’s degree, minor and certificate in sustainable food systems. Additionally, there is a master of science degree program in sustainable food systems and a graduate certificate in food policy and sustainability leadership.

Questions about these academic opportunities? Email the Swette Center team at


The field of sustainable food systems has job opportunities within the public, private, non-profit, government and academic sectors. To aid students in their search for jobs and internships, we’ve put together a list of the best networks to subscribe to and follow.


Looking to make a difference in your community and get more involved with the Phoenix local food system? Look no further. Here is a list of some great places to volunteer in and around ASU.

Food Systems Career Panel

In March 2024, the Swette Center hosted an informative panel discussion with working professionals Kiesha Tatem from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Jacob DeFant from the Agricultural Council of California, Mary Rochelle from the Guckenheimer at Google Food program, and Kaysey England from the City of Phoenix.

Coming from diverse backgrounds spanning private, non-profit, and government sectors, they shared valuable insights and perspectives on navigating fulfilling career paths within the field of sustainable food systems.

Campus resources

CGF Internship Portal

Students interested in hands-on, real-world experience can search for opportunities on the College of Global Futures Internship Portal, a comprehensive internship database. Alternatively, undergraduate students can join the USDA NextGen program which provides access to paid virtual and in-person internship opportunities across sectors such as organic and urban agriculture, Indigenous foodways, water management, and government service.

Pitchfork Pantry

This is a student-run food pantry that serves ALL ASU students. The Pitchfork Pantry serves to fight food insecurity and promote well-being, sustainability and food recovery.

Gardening club

The Gardens at ASU Club empowers students through education, resources, and connections to gain gardening skills, live more sustainably and increase community wellness.

Eat sustainably at ASU

If you’re wondering where to find sustainable dining options around Tempe campus, you’ve come to the right place. Our sustainable food systems students have compiled a list of some local restaurants that feature sustainable, local ingredients.