AFFI Position Regulatory and Technical Affairs Specialist (Internship)
Based in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area (McLean, VA), the Regulatory and Technical Affairs Specialist Intern will assist the Manager, Vice President and Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, to meet the department’s member service and industry advocacy goals and objectives. AFFI staff also manages several other food industry trade associations, including the National Yogurt Association (NYA) and the National Frozen Pizza Institute (NFPI). The primary focus of the position will involve work on domestic regulatory, technical and scientific issues impacting the food industry. The appropriate candidate should possess an understanding of food science, safety, nutrition and technology and have general familiarity with the U.S. food regulatory system.
This is an entry-level internship position, which may lead to a permanent position for the right candidate. Job responsibilities would include:
being a regulatory and technical resource for the Institute’s members and the public, responding to calls and requests for information and researching technical and scientific issues
drafting regulatory memoranda and technical bulletins
represent the regulatory team at conferences and public meetings
assisting with preparation of materials for technical committee meetings and association conferences
interacting with and assisting other staff as needed.
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are essential; Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency; and a good propensity for finding accurate, complete and factual information through internet/literature searches and being able to communicate results. *
If interested, please forward a résumé and cover letter to Emma Gregory at email@example.com.
AFFI Reg Tech Intern Description