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Research & Policy Intern – Fish Team – Washington DC

Organization: Food & Water Watch

Job Title: Research & Policy Intern – Fish Team

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation:  full time; paid

Application Deadline: June 7, 2013

Position Dates: 10 weeks; Summer ’13

Posted On: Jan. 4, 2013

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 summer interns interested in fighting for safe food, clean water, and healthy oceans. This position is full-time, and will run for 10 weeks. Summer interns receive a small stipend. Current student standing is not necessary. We operate in a relaxed office environment in Washington, DC, metro accessible.

The seafood industry – from fish farming to fisheries management – faces the same issues of consolidation, industrialization and privatization as our land based agricultural industry. The policy and research intern on the Fish Program will work directly with our staff to challenge these trends and to promote clean, green, safe seafood for consumers.

Responsibilities

• Track news and research relating to fisheries, aquaculture and seafood consumption. • Assist in ongoing research and updates to Smart Seafood Card and Smart Seafood Locator. • Conduct background research on companies and organizations affiliated with the aquaculture and seafood industries. • Researching fisheries management policies and administrative records. • Disseminating information on our issues via blogging. • For upper- level interns, possibility to research and produce full-length, glossy report. • Outreach to allies, agencies and activists

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: Summer DC Fish Research Internship), or mail to:

Food & Water Watch Attn: Intern Coordinator 1616 P St NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20036

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

Note: No prior knowledge of fisheries management or marine science is necessary, though it is desirable. Training will be provided for those who are new to the field.

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