As You Sow will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. As You Sow actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff in all areas of operations.
Toxic Chemicals Investigator
As You Sow is seeking a Toxic Chemicals Investigator to conduct field investigations, including in-store and online; label, photograph, and otherwise document all products and file relevant documents in database; assist with scientific research and data logging; and help with evidence management on current cases in the database. The ideal candidate will be an independent self-starter who is comfortable researching scientific literature and technical information. Attention to detail and the ability to communicate about progress on deadlines are essential. The candidate will have extensive research experience and be comfortable citing all references and sources of information.
Internships and Fellowships
Digital Strategies Fellow
The Digital Strategies Fellow will assist the Director of Digital Strategies with research and data analysis, project management, and outreach to stakeholders. This position is a unique opportunity to merge technical and programmatic skills. You will be part of a team developing web tools and data-driven approaches to financial transparency and environmental and social issues, including climate change. Help us identify problems, seek out and analyze data, make it available to the public over the web, and coordinate with stakeholders around the world to spread the word. Through this fellowship, you will gain insight into nonprofit work environments, shareholder advocacy, corporate responsibility, and As You Sow’s program, development, and communications activities.
RSN Communications Intern – Spring/Summer
RSN is seeking a Communications Intern to assist in supporting the work of the Cotton and Minerals Programs. Main assistance will be with supporting an upgrade to RSN’s website, www.sourcingnetwork.org, which will be on SquareSpace 7.0, and to assist with updating and expanding RSN’s social media presence. The preferred candidate will have experience with SquareSpace and know HTML and CSS (though, it is not mandatory). In addition, social media and database projects may include but not be limited to drafting blog posts and website content, populating media contacts in our database, updating and increasing traffic to our Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts, assisting with mini video projects, and researching related stories on corporate activities.
RSN Cotton Program Intern – Spring/Summer
RSN seeks an intern for the Cotton Program to assist in engaging brands and retailers to address forced labor in their supply chains and to support the development and implementation of YESS. Each year, the Government of Uzbekistan orders over one million of its citizens to labor in the country’s cotton fields for three months, providing them little to no reimbursement for their work. In an effort to end this practice of systemic, government-led exploitation, over 200 of the world’s largest apparel brands and retailers have committed to avoiding Uzbek cotton. In addition, there is known exploitation with bonded and forced labor in cotton yarn spinning mills in southern India.
Communications Intern – Summer
As You Sow’s Communications department is seeking an intern to track our media outreach and digital engagement. The internship will provide a first-hand experience with nonprofit media outreach, from strategy to outreach to measuring success. Intern will support the Communications Team with media strategy deliverables, including analytics, social media, and tracking earned media. The Communications Intern will also research media contacts for future outreach on our Energy, Environmental Health, Waste, and Human Rights program areas, as well as assist in monitoring social media conversation on these issues.