Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Center for Science in the Public Interest: Food Law Internship; Wa. D.C.


Washington, DC
Application Deadline: 03/16/2015

Date Posted: 02/02/2015
Job Type: INTERNSHIP - Unpaid
Schedule Type: Internship
Practice Areas: Consumer Protection/Debt/Bankruptcy, Food & Drug Law, Government/Regulatory Affairs, Non-Profit

Job Description

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 health newsletter.  CSPI provides valuable, objective information to the public; represents citizens’ interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies; and ensures that advances in science are used for the public’s good.  CSPI is supported largely by the 850,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants.
CSPI’s food-regulation team, working with staff scientists, led efforts to win passage of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act and Food Allergen Consumer Protection Act; restrict the use of unsafe food additives; stop numerous deceptive ads and labels; and reduce amounts of sodium and trans fat in processed food.  The Food Law and Regulatory project leads CSPI’s efforts to use regulation, legislation, and other strategies to promote smarter government policies and better corporate practices to improve the public’s health. 
We’re searching for a bright, hardworking law student to work closely with the Chief Regulatory Affairs Attorney on food labeling and misbranding, food additives and government oversight of the food supply before federal agencies and in Congress. The work involves legislative analysis and regulatory filings as well as litigation over principles of administrative law and food law. Projects may involve research for policy analysis and development, op-ed pieces, reports, tracking regulation and legislation and assisting in ongoing policy advocacy. Applicants should have a strong background in public interest advocacy and must submit a non-technical writing sample (i.e., not a legal memo) as part of their application.


See description.

Application Instructions:

This is an unpaid internship.  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 legal writing sample,  Please include “PSJD-Food Law” in the email subject line.   
Application Deadline: 03/16/2015