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Program Intern, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators – Washington, DC

Organization: National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

Position Title: Summer Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: May 4 – August 28, 2015; $1,000/month stipend

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

Description: The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) seeks a highly motivated intern who is passionate about the environment and has experience planning large events. The program intern will support the planning and execution of NCEL’s National Issues Forum, to be held in Seattle, Washington from July 31-August 2.

NCEL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working with environmentally minded state lawmakers to advance pro-environment initiatives and defend against the rollback of environmental safeguards. The Caucus comprises a nationwide network of over 1,000 state legislators with membership in all 50 states and from both major parties. Our annual National Issues Forum provides an opportunity for legislators to learn about emerging environmental issues and collaborate with their colleagues from other states. More than 130 state legislators from across the country attended our 2014 forum. For more information, visit


  • Creating event materials for the Summer Conference and program work.
  • Coordinating travel for state legislators and event presenters and processing reimbursements.
  • Manage the registration process for the conference on an ongoing basis, including room and meal counts.
  • Developing and distributing event itineraries.
  • Work with NCEL staff to identify and recruit expert speakers for the forums. This will include following up with speakers to acquire bios, presentations and relevant handouts.
  • Assisting with phone calls and mailings to participants.
  • Updating member profiles and other databases.
  • Facilitating day of event logistics.
  • Handling of post event evaluations/recaps.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience organizing large events.
  • Experience with graphic design (Adobe InDesign or similar program preferred.
  • Volunteer experience or familiarity with non-profit organizations preferred.
  • Ability to work remotely and from a personal computer.
  • Experience managing databases with Excel and similar programs.
  • Students majoring in special event planning, marketing, communications, hospitality, non-profit management, public relations, or similar field preferred.
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week from May 2015 through August 2015 and attend the forum.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume describing your qualifications and interest in the environment and event planning to Dylan McDowell at [email protected]. Include “NCEL INTERN 2015” in the subject line.

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