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Food Research and Policy Intern – Washington, DC

Organization: Food and Water Watch

Job Title: Research and Policy Intern – Food Team

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Unpaid, 15 hours per week

Position Dates: September 3rd, 2012 – November 19th, 2012

Application Deadline: September 7th, 2012

Posted On: July 13th, 2012

Organization Overview

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.

Description

The Food Research & Policy intern will work directly with the food team to challenge factory farms and other industrialized agriculture, and promote local, sustainable food systems. This position mainly involves policy research to support the efforts of the food campaign.

Responsibilities

• Researching 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

• Assisting researchers with data collection, synthesis, and analysis

• Keeping strong records of work and assist with database development

• Holding regular office hours and participate in weekly meetings with Food team

• Producing printed and online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and activist guides

Qualifications

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 internships@fwwatch.org (Subject: Fall DC Food Research Internship).

Please be sure to indicate in your cover letter that you are interested in the Fall DC Food Research Internship.

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