The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and Public Lands Council government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for the fall 2014 public policy internship.
The deadline to submit an application is Feb. 17, 2014.
According to NCBA Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts, the intern will work alongside NCBA staff on food safety, trade, environmental and tax issues that affect beef producers.
"The internship is designed to work closely with the lobbying team on Capitol Hill; to assist with NCBA and PLC's regulatory efforts; and to work closely with the communications team," she noted.
The full-time internship will begin Sept. 8, 2014 and end Dec. 13, 2014. It is open to college juniors, seniors or graduate students.
Rachel Abeh, a Montana State University senior and fall 2013 intern, said the internship provides an opportunity to work in the "nation's most powerful city."
"I have a better understanding of the complexity and implications of the political issues facing our ranchers back here in the West," Abeh said, "along with a greater appreciation for the lobbyists who work on behalf of our producers."
Interested candidates should submit the application, college transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a resume to [email protected].
More information about the NCBA public policy internship is available on www.beefusa.org.