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Spring Policy & Lobbying Intern, League of Conservation Voters – Washington, DC

Organization: League of Conservation Voters

Position Title: Spring Policy & Lobbying Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and Compensation: Unpaid; During the summer, we’re looking for candidates who are able to work with us on a full-time basis for 10 weeks (late-May thru July). There is also limited availability for a 2 to 4 week stint in August.

Application Deadline: March 13, 2015

Description: Interns support staff in the Policy & Lobbying department in their work to influence members of Congress and the Administration and to educate the public on environmental issues. The League of Conservation Voters internships provide a unique opportunity to participate first hand in federal environmental advocacy and learn about Congress first-hand, as well as gain exposure to a broad cross-section of national environmental groups.

LCV policy interns are an integral part of the Policy & Lobbying department, which works to enact strong environmental laws. Policy interns track legislation and participate in environmental campaigns around key legislation. LCV’s top legislative priority is protecting the EPA’s ability to move ahead with standards to reduce carbon pollution, which is increasingly under attack by anti-conservation members of Congress. LCV also works on a broad cross-section of conservation issues, including renewable energy, environmental funding, public lands, water, transportation, and toxics, among others.

Responsibilities:
• Covering committee hearings and briefings, calling and lobbying Hill staff, sitting in on lobbying and coalition meetings, researching members of Congress’s records, researching legislation, and dropping materials to Congressional offices.

Qualifications:
• Work Experience: Interns are selected based on their education and experience, as well as their conservation and political interests; background in energy and climate change policy and government affairs is a plus.

  • Education: High School Diploma required.
  • Skills: Strong research, writing, and editing skills; works well in a fast-paced environment; minor administrative duties shared by all LCV interns, including covering the front desk a few hours per week.
  • Capabilities: Demonstrated relationship building skills; solid judgment; critical thinking skills; a sense of movement and community; ability to handle multiple details and tasks; highly organized; commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV. Good sense of humor is a plus.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Policy & Lobbying Intern” in the subject line no later than March 13, 2015. No phone calls please.

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