Digital Internship - Summer 2017

Food & Water Watch | Washington, DC


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. Since 2005, we have won significant victories to protect our food and water. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major media outlets. 

We work to protect water as a public resource rather than a commodity sold to the highest bidder, covering issues related to water privatization, state water policy, and exposing the myths and dangers of bottled water. We also work to stop factory fish farming and promote safe and sustainable food. We are focused on a just and sustainable future that depends on renewable energy, good jobs and a healthy democracy.

Job Summary

The Food & Water Watch communications staff is responsible for developing and implementing new and traditional media outreach strategies for national, regional and local issue campaigns relating to food safety and security, water rights, renewable energy (instead of dirty fossil fuels) and the preservation of our democracy. This internship in particular is best suited to someone interested in digital communications, with an emphasis on social media campaigns and writing for the web. This internship is based in our Washington, D.C. office.

This is a paid temporary full-time position and it runs from June - August.


  • Assisting in the development of cutting-edge online content to tie into ongoing Food & Water Watch campaigns and capitalize on current events.
  • Creating and contributing to new content for our website.
  • Performing timely content updates on Food & Water Watch's website.
  • Building the presence of Food & Water Watch on social media.
  • Gathering and analyzing data about Food & Water Watch's digital content (web and social media).
  • Brainstorm creative new ideas for how to work with new audiences and increase our usage of digital storytelling.
  • Participating in weekly meetings with Communications staff and other relevant meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong interest in Food & Water Watch's issues and a demonstrated commitment to social change.
  • Interest in how the media works and how communications strategies advance a public interest agenda.
  • Interest in Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms as a vehicle for storytelling and community building.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and verbal skills are required, as well as an ability to handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Experience in social issue organizing, communications, or journalism is helpful.
  • Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.


This internship pays $15 per hour.

How to Apply

Please email a tailored cover letter, resume, two professional references and writing sample to (Subject: Digital Internship - DC). 

Food & Water Watch