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Food Policy and Outreach Intern – San Francisco, CA

Organization: Center for Food Safety (CFS)

Position Title: Food Policy and Outreach Intern

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hours & Compensation: 40 hours/week. $12/hour.

Position Dates: June 24 – September 25, 2013.

Application Deadline: Reviewed on a rolling basis.

Posted On: June 14, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The Center for Food Safety is a non-profit, membership organization established to address the impacts of our food production systems on human health, the environment and animal welfare. The organization is a leading advocate working to ensure consumer and environmental protection on a variety of issues including genetic engineering, irradiation, aquaculture and organic food standards.

Description:

CFS is seeking a highly motivated intern to work on cutting-edge food issues including organic agriculture, genetically engineered foods (GMOs), climate change and food, food safety and CAFOs/factory farms. Interns help with research, writing, public outreach efforts, and policy campaigns. This is a great opportunity for those with a knowledge of and passion for the food movement who are interested in policy and grassroots advocacy.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong research skills
  • Ability to work independently, a self-starter, and able to juggle and prioritize multiple projects
  • Highly professional, adaptable, and accountable
  • Experience with or knowledge of the good food movement, environmentalism, climate science, and/or sustainable agriculture
  • Bachelor’s degree or significant work experience in public outreach/education, marketing, communications, social media campaigns
  • Strong working knowledge of social media/web platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, WordPress, etc.)
  • Spanish skills a plus
  • Video production skills a plus

How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to office@centerforfoodsafety.org explaining experience and/or interest in organic food and agriculture, food safety, and environmental issues. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

Contact Information:

Center for Food Safety, http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org

303 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, cA 94111

Job URL: http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/s8ggJsGbt6BD/

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