NSAC Policy Intern Position

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is currently seeking a Policy Intern for the fall term beginning in mid August to early September, and lasting until December.  This position is full time and is located at NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill.

NSAC is the leading advocacy organization for federal policy that supports sustainable agriculture and food systems.  We work towards the vision of creating a safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply produced by a legion of diverse family farmers who make a decent living pursuing their trade, while sustaining the environment and contributing to the strength of their communities.  NSAC’s collaborative work environment offers a unique career opportunity to advance federal sustainable agriculture policy as part of a dedicated and effective team.

Position Description
NSAC’s Policy Intern will work closely with NSAC’s policy and grassroots staff on the full range of daily activities in our fast-paced DC office, including:
·       Support policy staff with Hill outreach
·       Attend meetings and Congressional hearings and report back to staff
·       Assist with grassroots outreach campaigns, including social media and other advocacy tools
·       Conduct research and data analysis to support policy development
·       Write policy blog posts
·       Manage dissemination of Weekly Roundup newsletter
·       Manage incoming calls and other administrative duties
·       Assist with other projects and assignments as needed

The Policy Intern will report directly to NSAC’s Policy Director.

·       An understanding of and passion for sustainable agriculture
·       Basic knowledge of the federal policy-making process
·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·       Excellent research skills
·       Experience with print, radio, and online media a plus
·       Ability to both work independently and be a good team player
·       Willingness to work around a demanding congressional schedule and administrative deadlines

NSAC policy interns are paid on an hourly basis.  NSAC will work with the applicant’s school or program to make the internship fit criteria for academic credit or field placement experience.

Please send resume, cover letter (including an explanation of your interests in sustainable agriculture), and the names and contact information for three references to Alyssa Charney at policyintern@sustainableagriculture.net with “Fall Policy Intern” in the email subject line