Friends of the Earth is a hard-hitting, progressive, environmental organization that pulls no punches and speaks sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for five decades to produce important victories that help protect our planet and its people. We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in more than 70 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.
To accomplish our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world value people and the environment. Our current campaigns focus on promoting clean energy and solutions to climate change, ensuring the food we eat and products we use are sustainable and safe for our health and the environment, and protecting marine ecosystems and the people who live and work near them. This work is carried out by our team of staff in our Berkeley, California and Washington, D.C. offices, and remote locations.
Friends of the Earth’s Food and Agriculture program works to rapidly transition our food system to one that is regenerative, healthy and just. We seek three fundamental shifts in our food system: from industrial and chemical-intensive to ecologically regenerative; from corporate-controlled to democratically governed; and from a system that embodies the deepest inequities in our society to one that advances social justice and fulfills the needs of all eaters now and into the future. We achieve success through a systems-based approach that weaves together market change and policy advocacy supported by intersectional organizing, cutting-edge science and strategic communications.
We are seeking to hire a talented and dedicated intern to help support Friends of the Earth’s BeeAction campaign. The position will support the BeeAction policy and markets campaigns and initiatives that focus on education, organizing and building power to eliminate the use of people and pollinator-toxic pesticides, protect pollinators and advance a sustainable and just food system.
The intern will become an integral member of our dynamic Food and Agriculture Team and gain valuable skills in research, campaign development, corporate and non-profit engagement, education and organizing.
This position will introduce the intern to a wide range of colleagues in environmental, social and food justice and legislative arenas. The intern will have the opportunity to learn about interactions between non-profits, corporate entities and government offices.
This is a paid, full-time internship. Intern must be able to work 37.5 hours per week at a rate of $15/hour, and the intern must be able to commit at least 3 months.
Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.
Friends of the Earth is a hard-hitting, progressive, environmental organization that pulls no punches and speaks sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for five decades to produce important victories…