CSPI is hiring for a number of jobs and internships. Find out more about our positions here.

CSPI is an aggressive non-profit consumer organization conducting innovative programs in nutrition and food safety. CSPI publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter, one of the nation's premier health newsletter. CSPI strives to provide useful, objective information to the public, represent citizens' interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies, and ensure that advances in science are used for the public's good. CSPI is supported by subscribers to Nutrition Action Healthletter, donors, and by foundation grants.

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The Strategic Communications Associate will mobilize our supporters, coalition partners, and the public to support national, state and local policies and corporate campaigns to improve the U.S. food system. The work will especially include initiatives to support historically disenfranchised communities that experience health disparities and are disproportionately targeted by unhealthy beverage and food marketing. The ideal candidate has exceptional communications and engagement skills and a desire to work in a collaborative, creative, outcome-driven team. This position reports to the Campaign Communications Director, and is located in either CSPI’s Washington, DC office or remotely.

One of our top goals is to transform the place where Americans get most of their food—grocery stores. We are mobilizing advocates, coalition partners, and at-risk populations to support state and local policies and corporate campaigns to improve the retail food environment. We urge supermarkets and other large food retail stores to shift the mix of products that they promote and make available to consumers. Through research and pilot programs, we aim to create evidence-based campaigns that will be both beneficial to the health of consumers and economically sustainable for retailers. And we are leading efforts to have federal and state agencies end trade practices that stifle fair competition among food manufacturers and that reinforce the marketing of unhealthy food by retailers.

CSPI was started in 1971 by three scientists who saw the need for an organization to evaluate the effects of science and technology on society and to promote national policies responsive to consumers' interests. CSPI focuses primarily on food and health issues, exposing and addressing deceptive marketing practices, risky food additives and contaminants, and industry practices that make it hard for people to eat well.