Monday, August 31, 2015

Food & Water Watch Internship Opportunity

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.

For more information check out our website at

The Campaign:

In Maryland, we have a waste problem. Over 300 million chickens are raised here and they produce over 1.3 billion pounds of waste each year. Unfortunately, the companies responsible for this waste are refusing to deal with it. After years of polluting waterways, they're now trying to burn this waste and call it renewable energy.

As of now, burning chicken waste is classified in Maryland's energy standard as being on par with wind and solar. This campaign will pressure state delegates to pass a greatly needed bill to strip this classification from these projects. By removing this foul energy source from Maryland's agenda, we can imagine a future where clean renewable energy is actually clean and renewable, and the cost of poultry waste disposal does not fall upon farmers and taxpayers.  

We are currently seeking passionate interns interested in fighting for this campaign. This position is part-time, begins immediately, will run for 10 weeks, and typically require 10-15 hours/week. Flexible scheduling is allowed; internship is unpaid, but interested students can receive class credit. Interns will have the benefit of learning critical research, grassroots organizing and advocacy skills from experienced staff.

To apply, fill out this form and send a resume to (Subject line: Food & Water Watch Internship).

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

Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and commitment to social change. Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills. Desire to develop campaign organizing skills.

Please fill out this form, send a resume to, and we will be in touch to schedule an interview. 

Call or email Taylor Billings ( (504)-621-6487) with any questions.

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