|Public Policy Internships
Location: Washington, DC
Public Policy Internships
The National Audubon Society invites college graduates pursuing graduate or legal studies to apply for our Public Policy Internship Program in Washington, DC. We offer unpaid internships for up to six months throughout the year and for three months during the summer. Candidates are selected on the basis of their interests and experiences, as well as education in political science, environmental studies, natural resources, history, law, journalism, or other closely related fields.
Our public policy interns gain invaluable real-world policy experience – an inside look at Congress, hands-on work with one of the conservation community’s most extensive grassroots programs, and an intriguing exposure to the network of federal agencies in the nation’s Capital. The next several years promise to be an historic – and hotly contested – public policy tug-of-war. Be part of it, and come work with Audubon as a public policy intern.
Audubon is For More than Birds . . . It’s about Conservation!
Audubon's Public Policy Office is a dynamic, well-respected leader in environmental advocacy. Working side-by-side with Audubon's highly skilled lobbyists, policy advocates, and grassroots team, interns develop a range of lobbying, policy, and outreach skills. Duties include: conducting research, gathering and analyzing information, writing summaries and educational fact-sheets, assisting Audubon’s grassroots outreach, helping prepare Congressional testimony, and accompanying Audubon lobbyists and activists from the field on visits to Congressional offices. Interns may also represent Audubon in meetings of other environmental groups, monitor Congressional hearings, help to develop background information on particular issues, participate in Hill "drops," and prepare briefing materials.
Major issues covered by Audubon's DC Office include:
Global Warming and Energy
Endangered Species Act
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge & Other Alaska Issues
Population & Habitat
Wildlife Programs Funding
For more details about Audubon, its mission, projects, and cutting-edge conservation issues go to www.audubon.org.
The National Audubon Society's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the Earth's biological diversity.
Audubon promotes a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the National Audubon Society to employ the man or woman best qualified for the job regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability (handicap) or marital status.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample of fewer than five pages. Your letter should describe how an Audubon internship would benefit you educationally and relate to your educational studies; discuss your specific interest or experience in environmental issues; and include your available dates. We especially seek interns who have been directly involved in conservation projects or related policy arenas. We also look for individuals who have good communication and writing skills.
Internships are full-time unpaid positions.
Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please mail, email, or fax applications (e-mail strongly preferred) to:
1150 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
National Audubon Society is an Equal
Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Minorities are encouraged to
The National Audubon Society offers internships in a number
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for more information send E-mail to Human_Resources@audubon.org.