2017 CSPI Nutrition Policy Spring Internship

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Employer
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 26, 2017
Closes
Apr 01, 2017
Industry
Healthcare, Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on nutrition and food safety. CSPI publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter, the nation's largest‑circulation nutrition newsletter. CSPI provides valuable, objective information to the public, represents citizens' interests before governmental bodies, and serves as a watchdog over industry. CSPI is supported by the subscribers to Nutrition Action, donors,and foundation grants.

CSPI's Nutrition Policy project advocates for improved nutrition and obesity policies and corporate practices, and works on hot topics related to nutrition and health policies. Current issues include the Farm bill, school foods, food additives, food marketing to children, obesity prevention, and getting junk food out of retail checkout aisles.

We are seeking applicants with strong college-level science, and public policy background to assist with projects that may involve research for policy analysis and development, tracking legislation and regulations, grassroots organizing to support state and local policy, and assisting in federal policy advocacy.

The Nutrition Policy Spring internship is unpaid, and is available on a full- or part-time basis. CSPI offers a collegial work environment and flexible schedule to accommodate your academic responsibilities and work-life balance. If your school offers academic credit for internships, we will work with you to meet your school's requirements. We will also reimburse you up to $5/day for commuting expenses.