Liberal Arts Career Services
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Food & Water Watch, Grassroots Organizing & Advocacy Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9091

Sat, November 22, 2014

 

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. 

We are currently seeking passionate interns interested in fighting for a safe, fair food system and clean, affordable water for all. This position is part-time, and will run for 10 weeks. Interns will have the benefit of learning critical research, grassroots organizing and advocacy skills from experienced staff. 

Responsibilities may include: 

•Building strategic coalitions with religious groups, labor groups, elected officials, citizen activists, businesses and students 
•Coordinating campaign events to engage citizens and pressure targets 
•Represent Food & Water Watch and recruit new activists at community meetings, festivals, and other events 
•Assisting in media outreach to educate millions of people 
•Producing printed and online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and activist guides 
•Researching emerging issues to move campaigns forward 
•Bottom-lining at least one element of the campaign 
•Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development 
•Hold regular office hours and participate in weekly meetings with Organizing staff

 

BTT Gateway Job ID 9091 

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