We are seeking an Organizing Intern to support our campaign to win a moratorium on factory farms in Iowa and to assist with our factory farm organizing work in other key states. This is a 40 hour/week position for 10 weeks.
Our Organizing Intern will support our state campaign work on factory farming, food and water issues. In particular, the new staff person will: 1) Expand membership and volunteers in northeast Iowa, 2) Coordinate events and community meetings, 3) Work with local community members to pass a county resolution 4) Build Food & Water Watch’s membership base, and 5) Research issues related to factory farming
This intern will be part of a team working on factory farming issues in several states. This position reports to our Factory Farm Organizing Manager and will work closely with our Iowa Organizer.
Ideally this position will be based in northeast Iowa; other locations considered.
- Represent Food & Water Watch and recruit new activists at community meetings, festivals, and other events.
- Conduct outreach to strategic coalition partners including religious groups, labor groups, elected officials, citizen activists, businesses and students.
- Coordinating campaign events to engage citizens and pressure targets.
- Assist in media outreach to educate people about our issues.
- Research emerging issues to move campaigns forward and power map key decision makers.
- Build support for county resolutions in key counties in Iowa.
- Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Education: High school diploma/GED
- Experience: No previous experience required
- Knowledge: Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and commitment to social change.
- Skills: Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills. Desire to develop campaign organizing skills. Strong interpersonal and excellent organizational/planning skills.
- Capabilities: Ability to talk to people about the issues we work on. Ability to work well with a wide variety of people and to coordinate diverse tasks. Ability to travel to community meetings and other events.
- Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you.Please include a resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references in one document. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Click here to apply.