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International Research Intern – Washington, DC

Organization: Food and Water Watch

Job Title: International Research Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Unpaid, 10-15 hours of work/week

Position Dates: September 3rd, 2012 – November 9th, 2012

Application Deadline: September 7th, 2012

Posted On: July 26th, 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

We are currently seeking fall interns interested in fighting for safe food, clean water, and healthy oceans. This position typically runs at least 10 weeks, for 15 hours per week. Current student standing is not necessary. We operate in a relaxed office environment in Washington, DC, metro accessible.

The International Intern will work directly with members of the international team to provide information, analysis and written materials to support Food & Water Watch campaigns.

Responsibilities

  • Research both corporations and government to help our team 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.
  • Writing popular education blogs about our international campaigns.
  • Lobbying Congress on international policy issues
  • Some administrative support (less than 10%)

Qualifications

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 well 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. Knowledge of Spanish is mandatory, French is also an asset.

How to Apply

Please email a tailored cover letter, resume, and writing sample to internships@fwwatch.org (Subject: Fall DC International Research Internship).

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

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