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Posted: November 17 2014
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DescriptionAmerican Forests restores and protects urban and rural forests. Founded in 1875, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country has served as a catalyst for many of the most important milestones in the conservation movement, including the founding of the U.S. Forest Service, the national forest and national park systems and literally thousands of forest ecosystem restoration projects and public education efforts. Learn more at www.americanforests.org.
Responsibilities• Monitor federal legislation, regulations and policy information on strategic conservation issues relating to American Forests’ policy platform and priorities.
• Help prepare communication materials related to such issues in the form of updates and alerts, advocacy letters, blog posts, web site content and fact sheets.
• Attend meetings with federal agency and congressional staff members and monitor legislative briefings, and hearings related to strategic conservation issues.
• Prepare internal research briefings on strategic conservation issues to inform organizational policy positions.
• Aid in the implementation of program and policy initiatives
RequirementsMust be currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university. Must be receiving college credit for the internship. Demonstrated interest in policy and federal government affairs related to environmental, forest, or natural resource issues is preferred. Internship will begin in January 2015 and will complete in May.
SkillsRequired - Exceptional verbal, Analytical Writing, Basic Computer Skills, Active Team Player, Able To Multi-task
Preferred - Natural Resources Policy, Forest Ecology