The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the Public Lands Council's government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for the spring 2016 public policy internship.
The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 1, 2015.
NCBA Executive Director of Legislatiave Affairs Kristina Butts says the internships are a great opportunity for students with an interest in the beef industry and public policy.
"The internship gives college students the opportunity to work alongside staff on a range of issues that impact U.S. cattlemen and women," Butts said. "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."
NCBA and PLC are affiliate organizations working on behalf of cattle producers and ranching families across the country. NCBA is producer directed and consumer focused, which creates a unique opportunity to unify policy and marketing efforts for the beef industry.
Similarly, PLC works to maintain a stable business environment in which livestock producers that hold federal lands grazing permits can continue to conserve the resources and ranching heritage of the West. Together, NCBA and PLC represent the cattle and sheep industries and producers who operate on both public and private lands.
Summer 2015 intern Chris Pudenz said the internship has been a great experience and has him considering job opportunities in D.C. in the future."I've learned so much about policy issues that impact the beef industry in far-reaching ways: Country-of-Origin Labeling, the "waters of the United States" regulation, international trade agreements, the potential impact of foreign animal diseases, and many more," Pudenz said.
The full-time internship will begin Jan. 11, 2016, and end May 13, 2016. To apply, interested college juniors, seniors or graduate students should submit the application, college transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a resume to [email protected].