Food & Water Watch is a leading national 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.
The Food Research & Policy intern works directly with the food team to challenge factory farms and other industrialized agriculture, and promote local, sustainable food systems. The position mainly involves internet-based research to support the research efforts of the food campaign. Program will run from January to April with flexible hours.
Responsibilities may include:
- Research emerging issues to help our team craft reports, briefing papers, corporate profiles, and articles for the general public, media, NGOs, elected officials and government agencies.
- Fact-Checking these publications.
- Assist researchers with data collection, synthesis, and analysis.
- Keep strong records of work and assist with database development.
- Hold regular office hours and participate in weekly meetings with Food team.
- Assist in media outreach to educate millions of people.
- Produce printed and online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and activist guides.
- Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and commitment to social change.
- Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills.
- Ability and desire to work independently on research tasks.
- 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.
How to apply:
Please email a tailored cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected] (Subject: Spring Food Research & Policy Internship).