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Oct 26 / BARD CEP

International Research and Policy Intern, Food & Water Watch – Washington DC

Organization: Food & Water Watch

Position Title: International Research and Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 15 hours/week minimum up to full-time

Application Deadline:

 Spring: This position may be full or part-time (15 hours per week minimum). Spring dates are January — May.

Summer: This position is full-time and runs for 10 weeks during May-August. Small stipends may be available for summer interns.

Fall: This position may be full or part-time (15 hours per week minimum). Fall term dates are September — December.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Description: 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.

The International Intern works directly with members of the international team to provide information, analysis and written materials to support Food & Water Watch campaigns. This internship is located in a relaxed office environment in Washington, DC and is metro accessible.

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.

•  Fluency in Spanish, French a bonus.

•  Preference given to current M.A. students.

How to Apply: Please email a tailored cover letter, resume, and writing sample to internships@fwwatch.org (Subject: International Research & Policy Internship). Please put the specific term for which you are applying in the subject line.

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