The Public Lands Council is hiring an Associate Director of Operations to join the Washington, DC office. This role also supports and assists the PLC Executive Director in communicating with PLC affiliates and managing the day-to-day business operations, as well as managing annual grants, sponsor relationships, and more:

  • Works with NCBA and PLC accounting staff to prepare and distribute yearly PLC affiliate dues invoices, process officer and staff expense reports, and manage other financial transactions.
  • Assists in planning national PLC meetings including logistics, budget, sponsorships, and agenda.
  • Assists the PLC Executive Director with the administration of the Public Lands Endowment Trust, including communication and coordination with grantees to ensure contracts are executed timely.
  • Actively engages with PLC volunteer leadership to book travel, organize agendas, and engage with other planning tasks.

This is a shared position with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

Application period is open until the position has been filled. Apply today!


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.

We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2024 Internship, which will run from January 3 – May 17, 2024. Apply today!