WASHINGTON — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council announced that applications are being accepted for spring 2024 public policy internships in Washington.
“Interning in Washington, D.C., is the best way to understand how Congress and federal agencies develop policy,” said NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane, the head of NCBA’s D.C. office.
“For students looking for a way to learn about agriculture and protect the farming and ranching way of life, there is no better opportunity than interning for NCBA.”
The internship provides students with the opportunity to work jointly with NCBA and PLC to advance policies important to the beef and sheep industries.
“The Public Lands Council represents western beef and sheep producers who hold federal grazing permits and face a unique set of challenges,” said PLC Executive Director Kaitlynn Glover.
“This internship is a fantastic way to learn about all the different issues that western ranchers face while advocating for people whose livelihoods depend on our work in Washington.”
Key responsibilities for public policy interns include participating in lobbying efforts, communicating with NCBA and PLC members, reviewing Federal Registry notices, participating in meetings with federal agencies, collaborating with congressional and agency staff and other duties as assigned.
Applicants must be a junior or senior undergraduate student, or a graduate student. A background in agriculture or the beef industry is preferred.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be available for the duration of the internship, January to May 2024. Successful applicants will also have excellent research, writing and communications skills.
NCBA and PLC are affiliate organizations working on behalf of cattle producers and ranching families across the country.
NCBA represents grassroots cattle producers and advocates for federal policy while PLC specifically represents livestock producers who hold federal grazing permits.
Together, NCBA and PLC represent the cattle and sheep industries and producers who operate on both public and private lands.
Interested students should visit the careers page of ncba.org. Applications are due by Aug. 28.