Public Policy Intern — Albany, NY
Organization: Environmental Advocates of New York
Job Title: Public Policy Intern
Location: Albany, NY
Hours and Compensation: we require at least a 20 hour/week commitment. Interns must maintain regular schedule.
Position Dates: We are currently looking for interns for spring 2013. This internship runs from January–May
Posted On: Dec. 6, 2012
Environmental Advocates of New York seeks a Public Policy Intern.
Environmental Advocates of New York’s mission is to protect our air, land, water, and wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers. Based in Albany, we monitor state government, evaluate proposed laws, and champion policies and practices that will ensure the responsible stewardship of our shared environment. We work to support and strengthen the efforts of New York’s environmental community and to make our state a national leader.
The intern will learn about state regulatory and legislative processes and be exposed to a range of current environmental issues. He or she will perform a variety of substantive assignments, including research, writing, lobbying, coalition building, and outreach.
We will work with the intern to design an appropriate project, based on the intern’s interest areas and skills, Environmental Advocates’ needs at the time, and the availability of program staff to provide adequate supervision. Environmental Advocates’ current issue areas include air and energy, water and natural resources, fiscal policy, and other environmental and public health issues.
Good research, writing, and communications skills; interest in environmental protection and learning about state legislative and regulatory processes; enthusiasm; and willingness to tackle new projects.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with Public Policy Intern as the subject line.
Please include in your letter the dates you are available, the internship you are applying for, and specific environmental issues you are interested in, if appropriate.