Family Farm Coalition Internship, Washington DC

The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is seeking fall intern(s) to assist on food and agriculture issues in our Washington, DC office.  Founded in 1986, NFFC represents family farm, fishing and rural groups whose members face the challenge of the deepening economic recession in rural communities.  The combination of our 26 member groups' grassroots strength and NFFC's experience at the national level enables us to play a unique role in working to secure a sustainable, economically just, healthy and secure food and farm system. Additional power comes from collaboration with a network of domestic and international organizations sharing similar ideals. Interns will have an opportunity to assist with various aspects of NFFC's work, including monitoring pending federal legislation, attending hearings, and supporting NFFC's work around implementation of programs from the 2008 Farm Bill as well as issues related to the 2012 Farm Bill. Potential areas of focus include: strategic reserves, corporate concentration, farm subsidies, trade and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Interns will have opportunities to attend meetings, events, and hearings on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other government agencies.

Skills and Qualifications:

·       Working towards, or completed, a college degree.

·       Interest and experience in agricultural and/or farm policy. Ideally the intern will have professional, classroom, or on-farm experience with food and farm policy issues

·      Strong oral, written, organizational and research skills

·      Self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively

·      Knowledge of federal legislative process helpful

·      Understanding of expectations of a professional work environment

·      Social media/website skills desired, but not required


The position is for August-December 2011 in our Washington, DC office located on Capitol Hill. Hours: minimum of 20 hours/week. A modest transportation stipend will be provided. Telecommuting positions will be considered; please indicate this preference in your application.

To apply, please send a cover letter, a resume, and a writing sample to Lisa Griffith at with “ Intern Application” in the subject line; only complete applications will be considered.  Applications accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

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2 Comments on Family Farm Coalition Internship, Washington DC

  1. How are you? Forgive that I distract you from more important issues. I Andrei. There was on training on a farm a floor of year in Alexis IL. It was pleasant to me. Help to find please work on a farm or in other sphere of manufacture. I send you the resume. I search for work on a farm of the USA under visa H2A. I will pay expenses of the employer for official registration of papers. I thank that have found for me your time.
    It agree work on a farm not connected with veterinary science.
    I am able to work on a tractor. To plough the earth. To sow grain. To wash farms. To clean stalls. To vaccinate pigs. I know it hard to find work in the USA on a farm. Please help to find work to me. I want to work legally in the USA and to pay all taxes.

    Andrei Tsitou
    Phone: 1-(375)-2974-96163
    skype: ilent84211
    Career Objective
    An Associate Veterinary position in mixed animal practice or local farm that would utilize my skills in surgery, preventive practices, vaccinations, animal nutritional diet and customer relationship.
    • Possess five years of experience in animal vaccination and animal surgery
    • Excellent veterinary skills
    • Capable of performing surgeries under anesthesia
    • First-rate organizational aptitude with good communication skills
    • Good computer skills
    • Ability to solve the problems and work individually
    Work Experience
    Independent Veterinarian Consultant (July 2008 – Present)-Kritcev, Belarus
    Veterinarian consulting services
    • Providing the basic nursing care to the animal
    • Successfully performed anesthetic surgeries of the animals
    • Taking care of the animals if shifted to the intensive care unit after surgery
    • Required veterinarian vaccinations
    Sokolnichi LLC, General Veterinarian (January 2006 – May 2008)-Belarus
    • Responsible for the providing first aid to dogs, cats, pigs and other animals
    • Carrying out anesthetic surgery in case of emergency
    • Responsible for conducting an orthopedic and other surgeries
    • Responsible for deciding pet nutrition and prescribing the pet diet according to the pet’s health after surgery till recovery
    • MD in Veterinary Medicine from Vitebsk Academy of Veterinary Medicine (2006)
    • Russian
    • English

    • I find myself telling this to people a lot. You need to go to the post and send your info to the organization/farm that is actually offering the job. I’m just posting these things. I have nothing to do with the hiring process.

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