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Policy Intern – Washington, D.C.

Organization: National Association of Conservation Districts

Job Title: Policy Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: hours per week will depend on availability, and there will be a small stipend at the conclusion of the internship

Application Deadline: Oct. 31, 2012

Position Dates:  flexible start date (Fall, Winter)

Posted On: Oct. 16, 2012

Organization Overview

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. Conservation districts are local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the local level. Districts work with millions of cooperating landowners and operators to help them manage and protect land and water resources on all private lands and many public lands in the United States.

NACD’s mission is to serve conservation districts by providing national leadership and a unified voice for natural resource conservation.

Description

The National Association of Conservation Districts is seeking a policy intern for the winter/spring sessions at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The position is available immediately and will include a flexible start date. The position will work with the Government Affairs policy staff to advance the association’s legislative and regulatory agenda, which includes environmental, energy, and agricultural issues. He/she will gain valuable hands-on experience engaging Congress as well as the federal natural resource and environmental agencies during the Lame Duck session as well as during the new Congress.  Expectations on hours per week will depend on availability and skill levels of applicants, who will also be eligible for a small stipend at the conclusion of the internship.

Responsibilities

Outside of federal activities, the position will understand the role of conservation districts and state conservation agencies in the development of natural resource, agricultural, and environmental policies.

How to Apply

Applications are due by Wednesday, October 31. Please send applications to Tanara Blanchard at tanara-blanchard@nacdnet.org.

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