About the Center for Food Safety:
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy membership organization established in 1997 to challenge harmful food production technologies and promote sustainable alternatives. CFS combines multiple tools and strategies in pursuing its goals, including litigation and legal petitions for rulemaking, legal support for various sustainable agriculture and food safety constituencies, as well as public education, grassroots organizing and media outreach. For more information about CFS’s work, please visit www.centerforfoodsafety.org and www.truefoodnow.org.
About the position:
CFS currently seeks a Research & Administrative Intern to join the Washington, D.C. office. The D.C. office houses a small but diverse staff working on various policy, litigation and advocacy campaigns. The Intern will be supervised by the Operations Manager but will work with various staff, including the Executive Director, Policy Analysts and the Legal Team. The intern should have solid knowledge of the issues and be prepared to manage several tasks and responsibilities simultaneously. In this regard, the intern will be exposed to various aspects of food and farming policy. Interns support program staff in a variety of capacities including research, writing and editing CFS materials. Strong writing and information synthesis skills are essential.
Manage incoming calls and mail on a daily basis
Research and disseminate daily media summaries
Provide program support and research for ongoing campaigns
Provide general administrative support including but not limited to help with events, mailings and meetings
Attend conferences and disseminate notes
Conduct background research for policy and legislative work
Strong interest in sustainable agriculture and food, organics and knowledge about the harms of the industrial food system
Excellent interpersonal skills and patience for a diverse working atmosphere & membership
Excellent oral and written communication skills-Organized and multi-task oriented
Experience with database entry and management
Familiarity with collecting, analyzing, and summarizing reliable research
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
this position is PAID
This position has been filled.Thank you for your interest.