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Work With Beyond Pesticides

Beyond Pesticides is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:


 

Internship

Beyond Pesticides is a national non-profit membership organization, founded in 1981, dedicated to educating the public about the toxic hazards of pesticides and safer alternatives. The organization advocates for strong policy to protect public health and the environment.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Researching health and environmental impacts of pesticides and/or materials for use in organic agriculture.

  • Producing materials, including factsheets, articles, report contributions, and online materials.

  • Assisting in fielding phone calls and emails from the public, researching and answering information requests.

  • Assist the executive director and program staff with outreach, research and administrative tasks on an as-needed basis.

Interns are given tasks that match their interests, skills and background with Beyond Pesticides’ goals. In addition to working on specific projects, interns will gain insight into the importance of grassroots action, the complexities of environmental issues, and how non-profits function.

Internships are based on a small ($1,000 monthly) stipend and vary in length from 3 months to 1 year.

Please send a resume and cover letter outlining what type of internship interests you, what you hope to gain from the experience and what time frame you are available to: Job Search/Internship, Beyond Pesticides, 701 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 or via email to [email protected].


 

  • Science and Regulatory Manager

We are seeking a motivated, detail‐oriented individual for a Science and Regulatory Manager position whose primary responsibilities are assisting in executing the initiatives that support the science-based strategies related to the protection of human health and the environment in collaboration with Beyond Pesticides’ members and stakeholders. **Full or Part-time position(s) available.** Applicants should be comfortable digesting scientific literature for the general public and have an interest in learning about the world of toxics, a commitment to social justice, and a desire to create positive change by empowering the public with information on the organization, the environmental and health issues associated with pesticide exposure, and alternative pest management strategies. **Please share your resume and a cover letter for consideration.**

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as primary contact for Beyond Pesticides Science Program, including scientific and policy objectives and deliverables.
  • Manages and maintains databases on science and regulatory information, ensuring information is up to date and accurate.
  • Conduct literature review‐style research contributing to both online and print projects. These projects include, but are not limited to‐ Gateway on Pesticides Hazards and Safe Pest Management, Pesticides-Induced Diseases Database, ManageSafe, ChemWatch Factsheets, brochures, booklets, and
  • Write articles focused on science, policy and activism for Beyond Pesticides’ Daily News Blog, Pesticides and You, press releases, and other publications. Assist in coordinating and updating website content.
  • Educate the public by providing information on pesticide toxicity, alternative pest management strategies, the organization’s current projects, and ways to take action.
  • Assists in building coalition of key stakeholders to bring scientific analyses and input to policy decisions affecting the restriction of pesticides and the advancement of alternatives.
  • Collaborates with the Beyond Pesticides team on the annual conference agenda, providing topic and speaker ideas, contacting potential speakers and participants, and provides assistance that will further advance the effectiveness of the event.
  • Provides keynote presentations at local and national organizations/conferences.
  • Assists in the preparation and submission of technical comments to regulatory agencies and reviews regulatory agency submission materials as needed.
Education/Training/Certifications:
  • Master’s degree required in natural sciences and/or public health
  • 1-3 years of science research experience preferred
  • 2+ years of regulatory and advocacy experience in public interest organization preferred
  • Basic understanding of regulatory agencies relevant to pesticides, including EPA’s offices of pesticide programs and water, as well as Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control, and the USDA’s National Organic Program.
  • Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

 How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Beyond Pesticides, 701 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 or via email to [email protected]