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Center for Policy Advocacy Fall Intern Posted Sep 08
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) , Washington, DC
 
We are looking for interns to work within the Center for Policy Advocacy Program. Project topics may include legislative research and memo writing. There may also be opportunities to contribute to defending critical environmental legislation. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and be able to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment. The candidate should also have strong written and oral communication skills.

Candidates will be expected to attend meetings, draft notes, and compile action items for distribution. Candidates will also assist with researching relevant news on environmental policy and politics at the federal, state and local levels to support our environmental advocacy work and may cover hearings on the Hill depending on their schedule.

Responsibilities:

Support the CPA team track legislative activities and take notes at congressional hearings, think tank events, and other venues of information sharing.
Become familiar with the most pressing environmental issues in Congress and the federal government; comprehend threats against environmental laws and NRDC’s tactics to address such issues.
Participate in and take notes for internal discussions and external coalition and congressional meetings.
Produce digital content for our social media accounts and support online advocacy campaigns.
Qualifications:

Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
Must have strong grades (3.0 or better), statistical, analytical, writing, research skills
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Provide administrative and research assistance to legislative advocates developing and implementing legislative strategies.
Previous Hill or Legislative experience is a plus;
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with the capability to handle multiple tasks, work well under pressure and be detail-oriented;
Ability to work independently as well as with a team;
High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Please include a cover letter and writing sample in your application.

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

To apply, please create a profile and upload your resume, cover letter and writing sample (max. 5 pages). No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

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