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Oct 12 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern, American Forests – Washington, DC

Organization: American Forests

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: American Forests’ Policy team develops the organization’s positions on forest conservation issues, directs the advocacy engagement activities and manages the government relations of the organization.


•  Monitor federal legislation, regulations and policy information on strategic conservation issues relating to American Forests’ policy platform and priorities.

•  Help prepare communication materials related to such issues in the form of updates and alerts, advocacy letters, blog posts, website content and fact sheets.

•  Attend meetings with federal agency and congressional staff members and monitor legislative briefings and hearings related to strategic conservation issues.

•  Prepare internal research briefings on strategic conservation issues to inform organizational policy positions.

•  Aid in the implementation of program and policy initiatives

Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university. Must be receiving college credit for the internship. Demonstrated interest in policy and federal government affairs related to environmental, forest, or natural resource issues is preferred.


  • Strong verbal/written communications
  • Strong computer skills
  • Skills and experience in interpreting natural resource data are preferred.
  • An ability to work in a team environment and to manage multiple tasks is required.

How to Apply: We are currently accepting applicants for fall 2014 and beyond. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Turner ([email protected]).

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