The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for a 2016 summer public policy intern as well as a summer law clerk. The deadline to submit an application for either position is Feb. 24, 2016.
NCBA Executive Director of Government Affairs Kristina Butts said these internships are a great opportunity for students with an interest in the beef industry and public policy.
“The internship gives college students the opportunity to work alongside staff on a range of issues that impact U.S. cattlemen and women,” Butts said. “Our interns work closely with the lobbying team on Capitol Hill and assist with NCBA and PLC’s regulatory efforts, providing college students a one-of-a-kind view into the policy making process. The interns are valuable team members that help staff on several fronts.”
Producer-led and consumer-focused, NCBA is the nation’s oldest and largest national organization representing America’s cattle producers. PLC is the only organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated solely to representing cattle and sheep ranchers that utilize federal lands. The organizations work hand-in-hand on many issues, sharing office space in the heart of the nation’s capital.
The public policy internship will give students an opportunity to learn about career options and provide practical experience. From tax and trade to environmental and food safety regulations, interns will work on a variety of issues and have the opportunity to work specifically in the area of their interest. College juniors, seniors and graduates students are encouraged to apply.
The summer law clerk will provide support to NCBA’s Environmental Counsel on issues relating to environmental legislation and regulations that impact beef producers. The position will also work closely with the Executive Director of the Public Lands Council on issues relating to Federal lands management, grazing, and the Endangered Species Act. To apply for the law clerk position, students must currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school.
The full-time internship and law clerk positions will begin May 23, 2016, and end Aug. 19, 2016.
To apply for the public policy internship or law clerk position, visit www.beefusa.org.