Grassroots Organizing Internship with Food and Water Watch

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. The Food & Water Watch Field Organizer in Seattle is seeking an intern to work on the Let Me Decide campaign. We are working in Washington on an initiative that will require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods and ensure that consumers have the right to know what's in their food. To learn more about the campaign, go to http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/campaigns/make-ge-labels-the-law/ We are currently seeking students who are passionate about fighting for a fair food system and want to learn the skills of grassroots organizing. Interns should be able to commit between 15 to 20 hours a week. Schedule is flexible including work on weekends. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: • Representing Food & Water Watch and recruit new activists at community meetings, festivals, and other events • Building strategic coalitions with religious groups, labor groups, elected officials, citizen activists, businesses and students • Coordinating campaign events to engage citizens and pressure targets • Assisting in media outreach • 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 If you are interested in applying for this internship, please fill out the interest form below.
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