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Public Policy Internship — Ann Arbor, MI

Organization: Ducks Unlimited

Job Title:  Public Policy Internship

Location: Ann Arbor, MI (Great Lakes/ Atlantic Regional Office)

Hours and Compensation: This is a 12-month full-time position with a stipend of $1,800 per month. Some daily and overnight travel will be required; expenses paid.

Application Deadline: Oct. 22, 2012 or until position is filled

Position Dates: not specified

Posted On: Oct. 16, 2012

Organization Overview

Ducks Unlimited is the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

DU got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America’s drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent’s waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited


Ducks Unlimited’s Great Lakes/Atlantic Office in Ann Arbor, MI is seeking an intern for its public policy efforts in a 21-state region. The Public Policy intern will work with the Director of Public Policy, Directors/Manager of Conservation Programs, and Public Affairs Coordinator to support DU’s public policy efforts throughout the region, including local, state and federal issues. A majority of their time will be focused on the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay waterfowl, wetlands and water issues. This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring professional to gain experience with ground-level public policy and to become knowledgeable about the policy side of habitat conservation.


  • Support policy and other conservation staff on public policy issues, including research, database management, educational events, correspondence, etc.
  • Develop support materials, white papers, position statements and letters on public policy issues.
  • Assist in reporting and grant writing.
  • Assist in public presentations and outreach.
  • Other duties as assigned.


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Natural Resources, Environmental Policy or related field. Master’s degree preferred.  Successful applicants will be highly motivated; have strong, demonstrated oral and written communications skills; have the ability to work both independently and as a team member; have excellent computer and database skills; and have knowledge of waterfowl, wetlands, water, and wildlife habitat issues.

How to Apply

Visit to apply on-line or send resume, cover letter and three reference to Tracie Chapin, Executive Assistant, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office, 1220 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108.  Applications will be accepted through Monday, October 22, 2012 or until a suitable candidate has been found.

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