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 Capital.

Internships are offered during summer, spring and fall semesters.

Applications for the Summer 2024 Internship have already closed. Please check back this summer to apply for our Fall 2024 internship! For any questions, please contact Will Baugh at