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Spring Research and Policy Internship — Washington, D.C.

Organization: Food & Water Watch

Job Title: Spring Research and Policy Internship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: at least 15 hours/week — Unpaid

Application Deadline: February 28, 2012

Position Dates: Spring Semester

Posted On: Sep. 25, 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 spring 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.

In the wake of the global financial crisis, the finance industry has turned to our common resources as a source of profit. They are using market-based environmental schemes to build a financial superstructure on top of our resources, putting our economy and our environment at risk. The policy and research intern on the Common Resources Program will work directly with our staff to challenge these trends.

Responsibilities

• Track news and research relating to market-based environmental programs and proposals.

• Assist in ongoing research and updates to database of existing market-based environmental programs.

• Conduct background research on companies and organizations affiliated with the financial industry.

• Disseminating information on our issues via blogging.

• For upper-level interns, possibility to research and produce full-length issue brief.

Qualifications

  • Strong passion for and commitment to both social and environmental justice
  • Strong writing skills
  • Some prior research experience
  • Graduate students sought for upper level internships, but undergrad students encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

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

Please be sure to indicate in your cover letter that you are interested in the spring DC Common Resources Research Internship.

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