Federal Affairs Intern at DC Office of Wildlife Conservation Society

Title: Federal Affairs Intern
Location: Washington, .C.
Job Type: Volunteers and Interns
FLSA: Non-exempt
Date: 09-27-2013

Job Description:
Department: Federal Affairs, Washington, D.C.
Title: Federal Affairs Intern
Duration of Internship: January ' May 2014
Schedule: 25 hours/week

The Washington, D.C. Office of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented Federal Affairs interns for the spring term (January through May). These interns will have the opportunity to help shape policy that will protect wildlife and natural resources on a global scale, and learn about the legislative process first-hand. 

The components of this internship will include the following:

-Track developments in Congress and relevant Federal Agencies related to natural resources, foreign policy and climate change
-Research and analyze federal funding allocations to programs addressing WCS priority issues
-Attend briefings and hearings on Capitol Hill
-Provide operational support to WCS's D.C. office

This internship is unpaid but there is a travel stipend. Academic credit is provided, if applicable.

The ideal candidate for this internship should be a Master's degree student with a concentration in political affairs, foreign policy, climate change, natural resources policy or a law student with a strong interest/background in legislation and policy. Advanced undergraduate students will also be considered. 

Additional qualifications for an ideal candidate include:

-Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
-Interest/background in wildlife conservation, foreign policy, climate change, and other federal legislative issues
-Willingness to take initiative, and the ability to collaborate effectively as a member of a team
- Commitment of 25 hours/week

For full consideration of your application for this internship, please include in your cover letter your interest in this internship and your availability.