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Antibiotics Campaign Internship

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Food and Environment program seeks to transform our agricultural system into a more sustainable enterprise. As part of this endeavor, they are a leading voice in the effort to end the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture. The antibiotics campaign intern will provide support for our campaign, working to improve their presence on Capitol Hill and their work to organize key constituencies in support of reform.

Internship Responsibilities:

  • Scheduling Hill meetings and events
  • Tracking news stories of relevance to the campaign
  • Identifying and soliciting support from potential collaborators
  • Supporting field organizing efforts
  • Miscellaneous data entry
  • Other outreach and legislative activities as assigned
At minimum, a Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required. An interest in science/public health, organizing, and the legislative process are preferred. The position requires unfailing attention to detail, self-motivation, good interpersonal skills, knowledge of the legislative landscape, familiarity with office operations, and excellent skills in word processing, web research, and database use/maintenance. Applications with demonstrated written and oral communication skills preferred. 
Compensation, hours and duration:
This is a full time position for 12 months, based in UCS's Washington, DC office. The UCS provides a monthly stipend between $1,733 and $2,600 to interns based on level of education. 
Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to and include "antibiotics campaign intern" in the subject line. Please also add in your cover letter where you heard about the position and your salary requirements. Email materials by Word or PDF only. No calls. Deadline: January 20, 2012 or until filled