Food & Water Action is working to create a healthy future for all people and generations to come—a world where everyone has food they can trust, clean drinking water and a livable climate. Making this happen requires involving people in the pressing issues of our time at the local, state, and federal level, building on one win after another, as we develop a larger movement that has the political power to make our democratic process work.

We are currently seeking unpaid semester interns in Illinois interested in digital and grassroots organizing in support of public and affordable water and a just transition from fracking to 100% renewable energy by organizing local, state, and federal campaigns. Current student standing is not necessary. Academic credit is often available for students based on university praxis or service learning opportunities. We provide volunteer credit for participants in service groups. Our office is based in Chicago but internship work will remain remote and virtual throughout the entirety of the internship.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting in building strategic coalitions with labor groups, elected officials, faith-based organizations, citizen activists, businesses, and students.
    Coordinating campaign events to engage citizens and pressure targets.
  • Represent Food & Water Watch and recruit new activists at events.
  • Assisting in media outreach to educate millions of people.
  • Producing printed and online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and activist guides.
  • Researching emerging issues to move campaigns forward and power mapping key targets.
  • Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development.


  •  Strong interest in Food & Water Watch priorities and commitment to social change.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills.
  • Desire to develop campaign and grassroots organizing skills.
  • Applicants must be legally eligible in the United States.
  • Ability to dedicate between 10 and 20 hours a week.