Wednesday, November 2, 2016

2-3 Federal Legislative Internships - 12-25 hours/week

Wildlife Conservation Society (DC Office)


The Washington, D.C. Office of the Wildlife ConservationSociety (WCS) seeks 2-3 motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented Federal Affairs interns for the spring semester. This internship is designed to provide experience in legislative affairs and conservation policy. Interns will have the opportunity to experience how to shape policy that will protect wildlife and natural resources on a global scale, while learning about the legislative process first-hand. Start and end dates are flexible and can be adjusted based on academic schedules.  This internship will provide a modest transit stipend along with academic credit, if applicable.

Objectives:
  • Help track developments in Congress and relevant Federal Agencies related to natural resources, foreign policy and climate change.
  • Learn to identify potential WCS Congressional allies and policy priorities.
  • Research and analyze legislation and federal funding allocations related to wildlife conservation, natural resources management, foreign policy and climate change.
  • Have the opportunity to attend briefings and hearings on Capitol Hill.
  • Gain exposure in developing and implementing engagement strategies.

The individual(s) that will gain the most from this experience:  Advanced undergraduate students who have a strong interest in wildlife policy, wildlife conservation, foreign policy, climate change, and other federal legislative issues.

To apply:  Please email your statement of interest, resume/CV, and a brief writing sample to: Opportunities@wcs.org, and specify Federal Affairs Intern in the subject of your email.

Please indicate the following in your statement of interest:
What are your interests in natural resources policy?
Why would you like to gain experience with the Wildlife Conservation Society?
How will this internship benefit your future studies?

Please include your weekly availability.