DC: The Center for Food Safety seeks Administrative & Research Intern

27 Mar
Status: Full time paid position

Start Date: April 11, 2011
Contact: Please send your resume and cover letter to tmoore@icta.org. No phone calls please.
About CFS:
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy membership organization established in 1997. CFS defends the organic standards and promotes farming that is local, small scale, humane, socially just and biodiverse. CFS is also the nation’s leading organization in opposing the introduction of harmful genetically engineered crops. CFS is among the world’s leading nonprofit organizations in addressing the global warming crisis especially in relationship to agriculture. 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 intern
must be highly motivated and passionate about sustainable agriculture and be ready to work in a fast-paced
environment. Interns may have the opportunity to attend hearings, agency meetings, and press conferences
concerning CFS issues. The D.C. office houses a small but diverse staff working on various policy, litigation
and advocacy campaigns. Interns are supervised by the Operations Manager but will work with various staff,
and must be able to juggle multiple projects at a time.
Responsibilities:
-Field incoming calls and mail on a daily basis
-Provide research assistance to senior staff members
-Research and disseminate daily media summaries
-Update database and contact lists pertinent to membership correspondence and public outreach
-Provide general administrative support, such as help with events, mailings, meetings, scheduling, note-
taking, researching current events or specific topics
Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s Degree
-Strong interest in sustainable agriculture and food, especially interest in organics and knowledge about the
harms of the industrial food system
-Familiarity with collecting, analyzing, and summarizing reliable research
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Organized and multi-task oriented
-Experience with database entry and management
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
CFS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin,
ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or any other characteristic protected by state or federal
law.

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