Current Food Law and Policy Career Opportunities

It is an exciting time to have a career in food law and policy. As we learn about new opportunities, we will post them on this page as a resource for those seeking to start or continue a career in food law and policy. Good luck in your job searches!

Sustainable Food Policy Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council

NRDC seeks a Sustainable Food Policy Advocate to join the Food and Agriculture Program. The primary focus of this position will be to work with NRDC’s multi-disciplinary team to end the misuse of livestock antibiotics – a practice that now contributes to rising rates of antibiotic resistance and threatens the future efficacy of these life-saving medicines for people. Depending on project need and skills and interests of the candidate, the position may also support other Food and Agriculture Program initiatives.


  • Work with our team to develop and improve strategies for winning policy change and shifting corporate practices.
  • Advocate for local, state and federal policy reform, including direct lobbying, providing testimony, watchdogging agency actions, and authoring written comments.
  • Provide outreach to major food companies, expand NRDC’s network of business leaders and advocate for corporate commitments to change purchasing or production practices.
  • Expand NRDC’s coalition of opinion leaders, technical experts, public interest organizations, business leaders and producers; help NRDC increase the geographic, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity within its networks.
  • Provide research, analysis, blogs, reports, and social media content in support the Food and Agriculture Program’s initiatives.


  • Five or more years of experience as an advocate advancing related campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic campaigning and advocacy.
  • An advanced degree in a related science or law is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential.
  • Expert familiarity with one or more Food and Agriculture Program issues listed above.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.

No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Learn more and apply online.