DC: Organic Farming Research Foundation seeks Policy Intern

7 Jul

Deadline for Applications:  Applications accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Duration:  Fall/Winter 2011

Compensation:  Modest stipend.

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) seeks a Policy Intern to support its policy program activities in Washington, D.C.  OFRF is a farmer-directed, national non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems.  OFRF’s Policy Program works to integrate organic agriculture into federal programs and policies.

In the coming months OFRF will continue to gear up for the 2012 Farm Bill campaign, and the Policy Intern will be responsible for certain policy-oriented research projects relevant to the development of that campaign.  Additionally, the Policy Intern will support general policy program activities and have the opportunity to attend meetings, events, and hearings on Capitol Hill, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and at other agencies. 

Desired attributes

  • Interest in organic agriculture policy.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Good research skills.
  • Ability to complete assignments.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently.
  • Basic knowledge of public policy process.
  • Understanding of expectations of a professional work environment.

To apply, please send a cover letter, a resume, and a writing sample to jobs@ofrf.org with “Policy Intern Application” in the subject line.  Electronic applications only.  No phone calls please.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information about OFRF, please visit our website at www.ofrf.org.

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