2017 Nutrition Action Healthletter Spring Internship
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 (NAH), 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 has been promoting healthy diets for more than 40 years, and has had a profound effect on the way Americans eat. As part of this mission, NAH helps shape the national conversation on sound nutrition by translating the best available science into advice for the public and healthcare professionals, and ultimately into recommendations for legislatures, government agencies, and industry.
Interns assist with a variety of projects, especially collecting information for upcoming articles, fact-checking material for articles or social media, transcribing interviews, and occasionally preparing recipes. Applicants should have strong research and communications skills as well as an eye for detail. An interest or coursework in nutrition or communications is preferred.
This 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.
To apply, please email a cover letter indicating dates of availability, resume, and writing sample, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "Spring-IDNAH" in the email subject line.