Research Intern

Food & Water Watch
Washington, DC, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified


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Food & Water Watch is a leading national advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns that challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources, empowers people to take action and transforms 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

The Research Intern assists the research team with providing information, analysis and written materials to support Food & Water Watch campaigns on all of our food, water and climate issues. This position is in the Washington, DC office. The internship is full-time, will last from May to August and will pay $15/hour. Start and end dates are flexible.

Responsibilities may include:

•         Assisting researchers with data collection, synthesis and analysis

•         Providing research support to advance campaigns, primarily on climate/energy issues, as well as food and water issues as needed  

• Researching both corporations and government (federal, state, local) to help our team craft reports, briefing papers, and articles for the general public, media, elected officials and government agencies 

• Writing short articles or other materials

• Attending briefings, hearings, speeches and other events

• Maintaining strong records of work and assisting with reviewing publications 

• Participating in meetings and presentations with the research team 


• Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and commitment to social change 

• Strong verbal and written communication and time-management skills 

• Ability to work well independently and in a team 

• Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple projects and be detail-oriented 

• Experience in academic and corporate research is a plus, as is a background in any of the following: public policy, economics, political science, journalism, environmental science, public health, geospatial analysis