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VOLUNTEER / PART-TIME  OPPORTUNITIES  INTERNSHIPS

Nontoxic Certified’s MADE SAFE® is the first nontoxic certification in the country to verify that products across consumer product categories, from baby bottles to bedding and personal care, are made with safe ingredients not known or suspected to harm human health, animals, or ecosystems. Products carrying the MADE SAFE seal have undergone rigorous and scientific ingredient screening to ensure they don’t contain known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxins, neurotoxins, behavioral toxins, flame retardants, heavy metals, high risk pesticides, insecticides, toxic solvents, VOCs, or GMOs, according to authoritative lists from around the world. Ingredients are further examined by a researcher for bioaccumulation, persistence, general and aquatic toxicity, as well as ecosystem harm. MADE SAFE aims to change the way products are made in this country to ultimately eliminate toxic chemicals from the marketplace altogether. Learn more about our process here.


VOLUNTEER / PART-TIME OPPORTUNITIES

Environmental Health Communications and Marketing Manager
Location: Virtual

This position can be volunteer or part-time and will depend on the candidate and skills. The role will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and can be a virtual position. Team members are based in New York, California, Florida, Wisconsin, and Virginia.

The Communications Manager will report directly to the Executive Director, but work with a number of people within the organization to perform and assist with a wide array of communication and marketing objectives.

This role will support the Executive Director’s regular communications with brands, advisors, board and potential board members, as well as in pursuing, developing, and continually building key relationships with media, influencers, organizations and stakeholders in the space.

This team member will also assist the Executive Director and team with translating science into easy-to-understand, useful, and actionable information for consumers. The right candidate should have interest in the ways in which human and environmental health are affected by toxic substances in consumer products, as well as an interest in building a safer and more sustainable future through the manufacture of clean products made with safe ingredients.

The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated, very organized, quick-learning individual who is an excellent communicator, both in verbal and written formats. Necessary skills for this role include a passion for networking, being outgoing and willing to take risks, and creativity.

This role requires the ability to conceive of and carry out a campaign, while simultaneously getting buy-in from team members and relevant stakeholders like brands, influencers, and media. The right person is determined, driven, and knows when to not take “no” for an answer! At the same time, this person must be able to take direction and feedback, deliver and report on projects and deadlines, as well as execute the vision of the Executive Director and organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and compiling information on potential board members and advisors and reaching out to facilitate meetings. Attend meetings and do all follow up.
  • Drafting and editing regular (monthly+) brand updates from Executive Director.
  • Assisting with annual brand and ingredient compliance tasks.
  • Fielding inquiries about MADE SAFE from our audience and network.
  • Tracking FAQs and coordinating relevant updates to the website.
  • Updating the Welcome Guide PR kit and screening instructions, as needed.
  • Contacting brands and following up on added-value opportunities to work with MADE SAFE that will bring additional exposure and funding.
  • Working with Social Media Manager on giveaways and other social media actions to bring increased attention to, and engagement with, the organization.
  • Working with the Event Coordinator to ensure events are productive and well-organized, and generate leads and revenue.
  • Updating, creating, and editing communication documents and decks for brands and potential brands, as needed.
  • Planning and executing outreach for annual Raise the Green Bar event with Hearst.
  • Writing blogs about brands MADE SAFE is working with and other tasks associated with announcing brands to the MADE SAFE community.
  • Sharing new fact sheets and other scientific information with brands so they can leverage MADE SAFE’s materials in their own efforts.
  • Sharing MADE SAFE’s scientific findings and evaluations with media and influencers.
  • Developing a robust list of leads for press outreach, placing stories, and working with influencers on campaigns.
  • Conceiving and devising campaigns around MADE SAFE’s work to increase the reach of our advocacy and education.
  • Pursuing other relevant projects of interest, as approved by the Executive Director.
  • Performing ad hoc needs across multiple functions.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Excellent communications skills, in both verbal and written formats.
  • Willingness and ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Ability to see the bigger picture while also being attentive to details.
  • Ability to take direction, but take ownership and make a project your own.
  • High-performer and achiever with Leadership capabilities.
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Ability to successfully work independently and track time spent on projects.
  • Desire to work with a dynamic startup that’s helping to change the world for the healthier.
  • Preferred but not required: Two years of real-world experience building a campaign, working in marketing or another field with applicable skill-set.

Highly motivated and quick-learning candidates who are not yet proficient in all of the skills listed above are encouraged to apply. MADE SAFE will provide training for the right candidate.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to info@madesafe.org


INTERNSHIPS

[Environmental Health Content Internship  |  Ingredient Specialist Internship]

Environmental Health Content Internship
Location: Virtual

This position is 5-10 hours/week under the supervision of the Executive Director and Screening Manager. Credit is offered. This is a virtual position. Team members are based in New York, California, and Wisconsin.

The Content Intern will gather scientific information, research products, brands, and other related topics in order to assist with content synthesis. This position also includes idea generation, writing, revising, and editing, as necessary for content-based projects. Content includes blogs, fact sheets, What’s in That Chemical Profiles, brand certification announcements, and other content-based materials.

Assist the Executive Director and Content team with translating science into easy-to-understand, useful, and actionable information for consumers. The right candidate should have interest in the ways in which human and environmental health are affected by toxic substances in consumer products, as well as an interest in building a safer and more sustainable future through the manufacture of clean products made with safe ingredients.

The right person will be a highly motivated, organized, quick-learning candidate with excellent communications skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and compiling information on standard industry processes, i.e. what materials and chemicals go into making a particular category of products, category of substances, or a specific substance in order to provide distilled information to consumers about such products.
  • Writing blogs about brands the organization is working with.
  • Reading complicated scientific information in order to compile, synthesize, and/or analyze information and research for a project. This includes scientific journals, industry reports, government and regulatory information, and more.
  • Researching and writing fact sheets, chemical and product profiles, blog posts, and other content as needed.
  • Pursuing relevant projects of interest to the intern, as approved by the Content team.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to translate complex science in a way that the average person can understand
  • Interest in environmental science, science journalism or writing, public health, environmental writing, or other relevant field.
  • Proficiency in reading complicated scientific information in order to compile, synthesize, and/or analyze information and research for a project. This includes scientific journals, industry reports, government and regulatory information, and more.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work independently and track time spent on projects
  • Desire to work with a dynamic startup.

All individuals with the skills listed above are encouraged to apply. The organization will provide training for the right candidate.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to info@madesafe.org


Ingredient Specialist Internship
Location: Virtual

This position is 5-10 hours/week under the supervision of the Executive Director and Screening Manager. Credit is offered. This is a virtual position. Team members are based in New York, California, and Wisconsin.

The Ingredient Specialist Intern will gather, synthesize, and analyze scientific and industry information and research to support the MADE SAFE (Made With Safe Ingredients™) Screening Process. This intern will be a critical part of the Screening team, contributing to our base of strong ingredient and materials science and knowledge across consumer product categories.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and compiling information on manufacturing processes, i.e. what materials and chemicals go into making a particular category of products, category of substances, or a specific substance.
  • Exploring categories for MADE SAFE certification expansion, including clothing, furniture, cookware, etc. This includes information on what kinds of materials MADE SAFE should review to be prepared for expansion, toxic effects associated with those materials, and other relevant information. It also includes researching, compiling, synthesizing, and analyzing available information on human, environmental, animal and aquatic toxicity for an individual substance or class of substances.
  • Researching and writing fact sheets, chemical and product profiles, blog posts, large reports, and other content as needed.
  • Assisting the Screening Manager in reviewing ingredients for MADE SAFE certification, as needed. This may include: researching specific substances, calling material suppliers to request additional information on an ingredient, assisting in screening bookkeeping and organization, etc.
  • Pursuing relevant projects of interest to the intern, as approved by the Screening team.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Strong science background in chemistry, engineering, materials science, biology, environmental science, or other relevant field.
  • Strong background in “desk” research (data and information collection from existing scientific sources). Proficiencies and skills required: use of academic databases, discerning information credibility in scientific research and general online research, literature reviews, research synthesis, proper sourcing, etc.
  • Desire to work with a dynamic startup
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Basic proficiency in Excel
  • Ability to work independently and track time spent on projects
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to translate complex science in a way that the average person can understandInterest in the ways in which human and environmental health are affected by toxic substances in consumer products, as well as an interest in building a safer and more sustainable future through the manufacture of clean products made with safe ingredients.

Highly motivated and quick-learning candidates who are not yet proficient in all of the skills listed above are encouraged to apply. The organization will provide training for the right candidate.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to screening@madesafe.org

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL OPEN OPPORTUNITIES:
 
Nontoxic Certified / MADE SAFE is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, religion, color, creed, class, gender, orientation, national origin, family status, age, disability, marital status, ancestry, veteran status, or sexual orientation. We respect different experiences and cultures and celebrate the diversity each member of the team brings. Across this diversity, we work to create a supportive culture in which all people feel recognized and are able to make their best contributions to the mission of our organization.
 
All posted roles / jobs are for “consultants” where compensation is commensurate with experience. All consultants are expected to work the time necessary to fulfill the role and deliver / complete key projects and ongoing assignments as scheduled.
 
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A POSITION:
Please send cover letter, resume, any related support materials including, compensation requirements, and three references to jobs@madesafe.org.
 
Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis; positions will be removed from this page when filled.