Research Internship -- Food
Food & Water Watch is a leading consumer advocacy
organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns that challenge the
corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources, empower people
to take action and transform the public consciousness about what we eat and
drink. Since 2005, we have won significant victories to protect our food
and water. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington
Post and other major media outlets. For more information check out our
website at www.foodandwaterwatch.org.
We are currently seeking interns to work in our Washington, DC office.
Interns will have the benefit of learning critical research, grassroots
organizing and advocacy skills from experienced staff. Internships are
available in our collegial office environment during any of the following
Spring, Fall: This position may be full- or part-time (~15 hours per week
minimum). Spring dates are January-May. Fall term dates are September -
Summer: This position is full-time and runs for 10 weeks during May-August.
Small stipends may be available for summer interns.
The research - food program intern will work directly with the food team to
challenge factory farms and other industrialized agriculture, and promote
local, sustainable food systems.
Responsibilities may include
? Building strategic coalitions with religious groups, labor groups,
elected officials, citizen activists, businesses and students
? Researching emerging issues to help our team craft reports, briefing
papers, and articles for the general public, media, NGOs, elected officials
and government agencies
? Coordinating campaign events to engage citizens and pressure targets
? Assisting in media outreach to educate millions of people
? Producing printed and online materials such as action alerts,
newsletters, and activist guides
? Assisting researchers with data collection, synthesis, and analysis
? Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development
? Hold regular office hours and participate in weekly meetings with Food
Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and commitment to social
change. Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills.
Desire to develop campaign organizing skills. Experience in academic and
corporate research is a plus, as is a background in any of the following:
environmental science and policy, agriculture and natural resources
management, food and nutrition, economics, political science, federal
policy, Geographic Information Systems, computer database management.