The Public Lands Council is looking for a passionate, talented individual to join our growing Washington, D.C. policy team. The Associate Director will supports and assist the Executive Director in advocating and communicating with Congress, the Administration, Agencies, and industry stakeholders on issues related to administration of grazing permits on federal lands, and issues related to factors affecting public lands grazing operations, including interface with: the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Natural Resource Conservation Service. This is a joint position, and the Associate Director will perform a shared role with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

Full job description and application process are available here. Deadline to apply is January 10, 2022.


Together with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the Public Lands Council’s public policy internship gives college juniors, seniors and graduate 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, regulatory experts, communications team and political action committee to ensure legislative and regulatory actions taken inside the nation’s Beltway don’t cause harm to the livestock industry.

This isn’t just about checking a box to complete an internship. 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 Capitol.

Internships are offered during summer, spring and fall semesters.

For more details and to apply for the Fall 2022 internship, click here.