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Nov 11 / BARD CEP

Spring Policy Internship- Washington DC

Organization: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation: NSAC policy interns are paid on an hourly basis, with the rate determined by level of education and experience. Full time. January-May

Application Deadline: not given


Organization Overview

NSAC is the leading advocacy organization for federal policy that supports sustainable agriculture and food systems. We work towards the vision of creating a safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply produced by a legion of diverse family farmers who make a decent living pursuing their trade, while sustaining the environment and contributing to the strength of their communities. NSAC’s collaborative work environment offers a unique career opportunity to advance federal sustainable agriculture policy as part of a dedicated and effective team.


NSAC’s Policy Intern will work closely with NSAC’s policy and grassroots staff on the full range of

daily activities in our fast-paced DC office, including:

  • Supporting policy staff with Hill outreach
  • Attending meetings and Congressional hearings and report back to staff
  • Assisting with grassroots outreach campaigns, including social media and other advocacy tools
  • Conducting research and data analysis to support policy development
  • Writing policy blog posts
  • Managing dissemination of Weekly Roundup newsletter
  • Managing incoming calls and other administrative duties
  • Assisting with other projects and assignments as needed

The Policy Intern will report directly to NSAC’s leadership team.


An understanding of and passion for sustainable agriculture

Basic knowledge of the federal policy-making process

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent research skills

Experience with print, radio, and online media a plus

Ability to both work independently and be a good team player

Willingness to work around a demanding congressional schedule and administrative deadlines

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter (including an explanation of your interests in sustainable agriculture policy), and the names and contact information for three references to Aaron Eckhouse at [email protected] with “Spring Policy Intern” in the email subject line.

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