Policy Fellowship- Washington, DC
Organization: Food and Water Watch
Application Deadline: May 15
Amount and Duration: 20 hrs/ wk, fall and spring
Food & Water Watch is inviting applicants for the 2012-13 International Fellowship Program. One fellow will be selected to commit 20 hours per week through the fall and spring semesters to support global campaigns for water justice and food sovereignty. This is a paid position.
Funding Opportunity Description:
Responsibilities may include:
Research corporations, government and international financial institutions to help craft reports, briefing papers, and articles for the general public, media, NGOs, elected officials and government agencies;
Assist researchers with data collection, synthesis, and analysis;
Research emerging issues to move campaigns forward;
Write popular education blogs about our international campaigns;
Lobby Congress on foreign affairs legislation;
Some administrative support (approximately 10%).
Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and demonstrated commitment to social change; strong verbal and written communication and time management skills; sense of humor and ability to work both independently and in a team. Experience in academic and corporate research is a plus, as is a background in any of the following: international development, environmental science and policy, agriculture and natural resources management, food and nutrition, economics, political science. Students currently pursuing a master’s degree are strongly preferred. Spanish proficiency is mandatory, French is also an asset.
We operate in a relaxed office environment in Washington, DC, metro accessible. This fellowship may be undertaken for class credit.
Please send cover letter, resume and 3-5 page writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: International Policy Fellowship, Fall 2012)