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IDFA Seeks Candidates for 2018 Summer Internship

Oct 16, 2017

Contact: Marti Hogan
(202) 220-3535
mhogan@idfa.org

Intern Will Focus on Legislative and Regulatory Issues in Dairy

(Washington, D.C. – October 17, 2017) IDFA is seeking applicants for its 2018 summer internship, which will offer one undergraduate or recent graduate a firsthand view of the association’s efforts on dairy policy with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and federal officials in regulatory agencies. The selected candidate will work in Washington, D.C., to support IDFA’s efforts on the upcoming farm bill, the school lunch program, trade policy and the bioengineered food disclosure standard, among other issues of interest to dairy product companies.

The internship, which is a paid position, will start in May or June and run for 10 to 12 weeks. The successful candidate will work with IDFA’s legislative or regulatory affairs teams on special projects, research and events, including IDFA’s Regulatory RoundUP, legislative fly-ins and the Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party.

Students with an interest in food and agriculture policy are encouraged to apply by the Dec. 15 deadline.

To qualify, candidates must be currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from an accredited college or university. Candidates must also be pursuing or have obtained a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in business, political science, international affairs, agriculture, the food and beverage industry, food science or a related field. Each candidate will be required to submit an application, a resume, a one-page essay and references.

“We are pleased to provide an exceptional learning opportunity to a potential future leader in the dairy industry and offer an inside look into dairy policy and regulations in Washington,” said Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA president and CEO. “We welcome an outstanding student with an interest in food and agriculture policy to work alongside our subject matter experts to experience the legislative and regulatory process from a front-row seat.”

To learn more about the internship and to apply, students may visit IDFA's internship page or contact Heather Soubra, IDFA chief of staff, at hsoubra@idfa.org or (202) 220-3551.

All applications and supporting material must be submitted by Dec. 15 either by email to hsoubra@idfa.org or by mail to Heather Soubra, IDFA, 1250 H Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005.

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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers with a membership of nearly 525 companies within a $125-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's nearly 200 dairy processing members operate more than 600 plant operations and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.

 
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