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Oct 27 / BARD CEP

Government Affairs Intern, Environmental Working Group – Washington, DC

Organization: Environmental Working Group

Position Title: Government Affairs Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; unpaid

Application Deadline:

Summer Term (mid/late May through August): Deadline March 31st

Fall Term (September through late December): Deadline August 15th

Spring Term (mid January through mid May): Deadline November 19th

Description: EWG seeks a Government Affairs intern to help shape policy that will protect public health and the environment on a broad range of issues.

Issues include:

•  Toxics. Reforming chemical policy to ensure that chemicals are safe for children before they enter the market by strengthening the Toxic Substances Control Act, removing jet fuel from drinking water and hazardous chemicals from consumer products, and promoting safer alternatives.

•  Farm Bill.  Passing a fair and equitable Farm Bill that achieves greater equity in the distribution of taxpayer benefits, significantly increases conservation funding to address unintended environmental impacts of agricultural production, and meaningfully addresses concerns about renewable energy, organic agriculture, crop insurance and disaster payments, and nutrition.

•  Natural Resources.  Protecting Western public lands, including National Parks, Monuments and other areas that are currently threatened by significant increases in metal mining and natural gas drilling activity.

•  Energy Policy and Global Warming.  Promoting renewable energy polices that ensure that we address our energy and global warming issues wisely.  Areas that EWG has been active in include biofuels and nuclear power.

Responsibilities:

•  Research policy, legislative and regulatory issues.

•  Draft materials for dissemination to Congress and coalition partners.

•  Attend Capitol Hill hearings and events.

•  Disseminate EWG materials.

•  Support for legislative and Capitol Hill database.

Qualifications:

•  Demonstrated interest in environmental, public health and governmental affairs issues preferred.

•  Excellent research and writing skills.

•  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

•  Detail oriented.

•  Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, and internet research.

How to Apply: Applicants must send resume and cover letter including the title of the specific internship to which they are applying and their approximate start date to Scott Mallan at internships@ewg.org. Position is available in our DC office only.

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