Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fall Federal Legislative Internship with the Wildlife Conservation Society

Department: Public Affairs Title: Federal Legislative Intern 
Start Date: September 7, 2016 
End Date: December 16, 2016 
Number of Openings: 2-3 Location: Washington, DC 
Hours: Commitment of 12 to 25 hours/week The Washington, D.C. Office of the Wildlife C
 
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   The Washington, D.C. Office of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented Federal Affairs interns for the fall 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 travel stipend.
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) who will gain the most from this experience:
  • Will be working towards earning a Master's degree or with a concentration in political affairs, foreign policy, climate change, natural resources policy or a law student with a strong interest/background in legislation and policy. Advanced undergraduate students will also be considered.
  • Will have a strong interest/background in wildlife conservation, foreign policy, climate change, and other federal legislative issues.