The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council’s (PLC) government affairs office in Washington, D.C., are accepting applications for two summer 2016 internships. Both the public policy internship and summer law clerk positions are wonderful opportunities for students with an interest in the beef industry and public policy.
The NCBA and PLC work closely on many policy issues facing livestock producers and ranchers, sharing office space in the heart of the nation’s capital. NCBA is the nation’s oldest and largest national organization representing America’s cattle producers, and PLC is the only organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated solely to representing cattle and sheep ranchers that utilize federal lands.
“The internship gives college students the opportunity to work alongside staff on a range of issues that impact U.S. cattlemen and women,” said Kristina Butts, NCBA Executive Director of Government Affairs. “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.”
The public policy internship will allow students to learn about career options, and will provide plenty of practical experience through the summer on a variety of issues, from tax and trade to environmental and food safety regulations. Interns will also 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, while also working closely with the PLC Executive Director on issues relating to Federal lands management, grazing, and the Endangered Species Act. Students must currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school in order to apply for this position.
Both positions are full-time, and will run from May 23, 2016 to August 19, 2016. The deadline to submit applications for either position is Feb. 24, 2016. To apply online, please visit the NCBA website.