Location: Washington, DC
Department: Conservation Programs & Education
Salary: $10 an hour
TO APPLY GO TO: http://www.nwf.org/About/Jobs-at-NWF.aspx
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The NWF National Advocacy Center is seeking a Legislative Intern. A motivated individual with strong organizational skills is sought to be hired for an 11-month, full-time paid internship in Washington, DC.
The Legislative Intern will report to NWF’s Legislative Director. He/She will assist the Legislative Director and other staff as needed in advocating for better conservation policy to congressional members and federal agency officials. He/She will monitor and analyze federal legislation and advocate for increased appropriations for programs of interest to NWF.
He/She will also assist the Legislative Director by: managing the congressional database (Congress Plus) and website (CRC); preparing and disseminating materials to Capitol Hill; researching policy issues; developing legislative target lists; setting up meetings with Members of Congress; working with the grassroots staff; coordinating some of the responsibilities of the entire intern staff; and performing administrative duties as needed.
Other key responsibilities include: drafting and editing congressional correspondence; grassroots activity organizing; attending Committee hearing and legislative markups; and some lobbying. Interns may be asked to assist with NWF events outside of their immediate department.
The Legislative Intern must be available to work a 40-hour weekly schedule. This position offers $10/hour plus core benefits. Applicant should be available to start in early September, 2011.
BA/BS in political science or a policy-related field is required. A background in both is preferable. Ability to conduct extensive research is a must. Excellent writing and speaking skills are required. Knowledge of and ability to use computer software programs (e.g., MS Office) is strongly preferred. Experience in or demonstrated commitment to environmental advocacy is a plus.
College graduate, volunteer experience, non-profit and political experience.