Thursday, May 25, 2017

Policy, Advocacy, and Research Intern

Scenic America


Scenic America is seeking interns to assist us with research, analysis, drafting of written materials, and monitoring activities of the executive and legislative branches of government on scenic conservation issues. Scenic America is the only national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated solely to preserving and enhancing the visual character of America's communities and countryside. We accomplish this mission through national advocacy efforts and technical assistance services, local and national projects, and the support of our state affiliates.

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct research and track and analyze legislation on scenic conservation topics such as scenic byways and gateways, parks and open spaces, mitigating visual impacts of overhead wires, promoting beautiful highways, preserving community character, state legislation relating to scenic conservation, and related appropriations
  • Create an inventory of current state laws and local ordinances regarding above scenic conservation topics
  • Support the drafting and compilation of federal legislation, state legislation, and local ordinances
  • Support the drafting of memoranda, policy briefs, fact sheets, blog articles, and background papers on issues relating to scenic conservation
  • Attend meetings, Congressional hearings, and other events related to scenic conservation policy and subsequently brief Scenic America staff

Qualifications:
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Motivation to work on substantive scenic conservation topics
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must possess excellent judgment and discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and complete work independently

HOW TO APPLY - Send resume and cover letter with the subject line “Policy Intern” to: mark.falzone@scenic.org

BENEFITS - Interns will work directly with Scenic America staff and have mentorship opportunities with the many accomplished members of our Board of Directors. Interns will have many professional development opportunities and will work from Scenic America's offices in the historic Heurich House in Dupont Circle.

HOURS PER WEEK - Minimum 15 hours per week (prefer 35-40 hours), hours are flexible.

PUBLISHED: Idealist.org - 05/24/2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE - 06/15/2017
START DATE - 06/01/2017
END DATE - 08/31/2017

ADDRESS - 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW,  Washington, DC