Research & Administrative Intern




$15 per hour

Hours per week

40 hours per week



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Suite 402
District of Columbia
United States


Position: Research & Administrative Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Status: Paid internship

Start Date: May 2018

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 and


About the position:

CFS currently seeks an 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 Director but will work with various staff, including the Executive Director, Policy Analysts, Program Directors, the legal team, and the Communications department. 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

-Assist the Communications team with social media outreach and blog posts, as needed

-Provide general administrative support including but not limited to help with events, mailings and meetings

-Attend conferences and disseminate notes



-Bachelor’s Degree

-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


To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and contact information for references to Tonja Moore at


CFS is an equal opportunity employer.


How To Apply

Email resume, cover letter, references and writing sample to explaining experience and/or interest in food, farming, and/or environmental issues. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.