Friday, April 18, 2014

Research, Policy & Outreach Intern - Center for Food Safety (Honolulu, HI)

POSITION: Research, Policy & Outreach Intern
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
STATUS: Full-time paid internship (one year commitment preferred) with Benefits
START DATE: May 2014
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy membership organization established in 1997 to challenge harmful food production technologies and promote sustainable alternatives. CFS combines multiple tools and strategies in pursuing its goals, including litigation and legal petitions for rulemaking, legal support for various sustainable agriculture and food safety constituencies, as well as public education, grassroots organizing and media outreach. 
For over a decade, Center for Food Safety has been working alongside grassroots community groups, activists, and environmental and consumer organizations to create a vibrant food movement to oppose the biotechnology industry’s efforts in Hawaii, and strengthen alternatives to industrial agriculture.
For more information about CFS’s work, please visit
CFS currently seeks a Research, Policy & Administrative Intern to join the newly formed Honolulu office. During the upcoming year, CFS’s work in Hawaii will focus on legal action, policy education, and grassroots coordination.  The intern will be supervised by the Hawaii Program Director and will work closely with the Community Organizing and Outreach Coordinator to assist with legislative and grassroots campaigns. The intern should have a background in research, familiarity with food sustainability issues in Hawaii, and be comfortable taking on multiple responsibilities simultaneously. Along with research and policy projects, the intern will also assist with general office administrative duties.
-Provide program support for ongoing campaigns
-Research policy, legislative and regulatory issues
-Write and disseminate research reports
-Outreach to and communicate with constituents and supporters
-Manage incoming calls and correspondence on a daily basis
-Provide general administrative support
-Bachelor’s Degree
-Strong interest in sustainable agriculture and food, and knowledge about Hawaii’s food system
-Excellent interpersonal, research and writing skills
-Humble and confident approach to working with diverse communities
-Organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment
-Self-motivated and able to work well independently
-Familiarity with collecting, analyzing, and summarizing reliable research
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and contact information for references to Ashley Lukens at
Applications due: April 30, 2014
CFS is an equal opportunity employer.
Ashley Lukens, PhD
Program Director, Hawaii Center for Food Safety
677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1100