College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agricultural Policy Internship

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture  |  Arlington, VA  |  Posted: May 13 2014

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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is seeking a highly motivated public policy intern interested in learning about the legislation and regulations that impact American agriculture.

Applicants should be classified as a sophomore or greater by their academic institution and have excellent written and oral communication skills. A basic understanding of the legislative process is preferred but not required. This is a paid internship. Housing is not provided. Start and end dates are flexible.

Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct research on various legislative issues of importance to NASDA's membership
  • Represent NASDA in Congressional hearings, conference calls, and other venues, and provide written analysis of these events to policy staff members
  • Write articles covering various agricultural issues for NASDA's weekly newsletters
  • Manage logistics, provide operational support, and interface with senior state and federal agriculture policy makers in a fast-paced environment during NASDA's Annual Meeting (Fall) or Winter Policy Conference (Spring)
  • Answer phones, monitor Congressional calendar, manage House and Senate e-mail distribution lists, and distribute mail to staff

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Application Instructions:

Submit the following documents to Elizabeth Rowland at by 5 PM Eastern on May 19.

  • Resume with GPA included
  • One writing sample that is one to two pages in length
  • Two letters of reference

Position Closing Date:

Monday, May 19, 2014


Elizabeth Rowland

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