Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) seek policy interns in the government affairs office in Washington, D.C. This internship offers a unique opportunity for students interested in the livestock industry and federal policy to engage with PLC and NCBA staff on issues concerning policy, communications and membership.

PLC is the only organization in Washington, D.C. dedicated solely to representing cattle and sheep ranchers on federal lands. PLC works to maintain a stable business environment in which livestock producers can continue to conserve the resources and ranching heritage of the West while feeding the nation — and the world.

NCBA is the nation’s oldest and largest national organization representing America’s cattle farmers and ranchers. NCBA is producer-directed and consumer-focused, which creates a unique opportunity to unify policy and marketing efforts for the beef industry. PLC and NCBA work hand-in-hand on many issues, sharing office space in the heart of our nation’s capital.

This public policy internship gives students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work on behalf of America’s livestock producers in Washington, D.C. Interns work alongside the lobbying team, many regulatory experts, the communications team and the political action committee (PAC) to ensure legislative and regulatory actions don’t harm producers.

PLC and NCBA public policy interns gain valuable skills to prepare them for a career after college, firsthand exposure to the public policy process and an opportunity to live in our nation’s capital.

Position: PLC/NCBA Public Policy Intern
Location: Washington, D.C.
Hours: 40 hours per week

Applicants should be a junior or senior undergraduate student or a graduate student. A background or major in agriculture is preferred. Excellent research, writing and communication skills desired.

• Agriculture major preferred
• Must be available for the duration of the internship
• Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA

To apply:
• College transcripts (must be emailed with application; official or unofficial accepted)
• Two letters of recommendation
• Resume
• All applications must be submitted to

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