The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on improving nutrition, food safety, and public health.  CSPI publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter, the nation’s largest‑circulation health newsletter, and has led efforts that have improved school foods, food labeling, and food safety.  CSPI provides objective information to the public; represents citizens’ interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies; and ensures that advances in science are used for the public good.  CSPI is supported largely by subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strengthen existing relationships and expand the base of support for nutrition and obesity campaigns at the national, state, and local level.

  • Develop fact sheets, reports, letters, social media posts, petitions, infographics, talking points, and grassroots alerts.

  • Mobilize CSPI members, online activists, health professionals, academics, organizations, and concerned citizens on retail food marketing and other nutrition/obesity issues.

  • Engage supermarkets and other companies on initiatives to improve the healthfulness of retail food environments.

  • Conduct research regarding nutrition policies and practices; and track national, state, and local policies.

  • Organize events, briefings, webinars, and meetings, and represent CSPI.

  • Carry out other departmental activities as needed.


  • Master’s degree (MS, MPH, MPP) and 1 year of advocacy experience; or Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of advocacy experience.

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in nutrition.

  • Commitment to CSPI’s work and mission.

  • Professional demeanor with the ability to communicate effectively with other organizations, health professionals, and private sector decision makers.

  • Excellent research, writing, and public speaking skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently, with supervision, and as part of a team.

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines.

  • Computer proficiency with MSOffice applications and design software, with an emphasis on Word, Excel, and Adobe Illustrator; experience with Internet-based research tools, social media, and online petitions.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter indicating relevant experience and interest, and résumé, to, and include “NPA” in the email subject line.  EOE.  Posted: July 2016