Food & Water Watch is seeking interns interested to halt climate change, protect the environment, and defend strong protections for farmers and food safety. This position is part-time (8-16 hrs/week), unpaid, and will run for 10 weeks. Current student standing is not necessary. Interns will gain organizing skills from experienced staff and working directly on campaigns.
Food & Water Watch is a national, non-profit consumer advocacy group. Our issues are broad. We work to ban bottled water on college campuses and activate students to combat the oil & gas industry. Pairing up with rural communities we are fighting fracking, frack sand mining, and the pipelines built to haul this explosive product to export terminals.
We also protect water by fighting privatization of water resources and infrastructure. We fight companies that seek to line their pockets by exploiting rate-payers and weakening state law. We work to create a safe and sustainable food system by fighting for common-sense labeling standards, ending factory farming and curtailing agrochemical use.
Responsibilities may include:
- Assisting in media outreach to educate millions of people especially on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
- Producing printed and online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and multimedia presentations.
- Learning media outreach skills and improving writing skills for various media outlets.
- Writing letters to the editor and opinion pieces for publication across the Midwest.
- Coordinating and publicizing campaign events to engage citizens and pressure targets.
- Represent Food & Water Watch at community meetings, festivals, and other events.
- Organizing and facilitating volunteer education and recruitment drives in diverse communities.
- Researching emerging issues to move campaigns forward.
- Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development.
- Hold regular office hours and participate in weekly meetings with Organizing staff.
- Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and commitment to social change
- Strong verbal and written communication
- Strong time management skills, organizational skills and motivation
- Ability to work quickly and independently utilizing critical thinking skills
- Interest in and familiarity with various media platforms.
How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no more than 3 pages) to [email protected] with subject "Fall Grassroots Outreach & Media Organizing Internship".
- Applications that do not contain all three pieces will not be considered.
- Applications containing one to three references are preferred but not required.