Legislation and Communications Internship – National Association of State Departments

Remote or In-Person Options Available • Aug.-Dec. • Applications Due Aug. 13


The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is seeking highly motivated Fall intern interested in the legislation and regulations that impact American agriculture.


Applicants should be classified as a sophomore or greater by their academic institution and have excellent written and oral communication skills. A basic understanding of the legislative process is preferred but not required. This internship does provide a monthly stipend but housing is not provided. Start and end dates are flexible.


Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Represent NASDA in congressional hearings, conference calls and other venues, and provide an analysis of these events to policy staff members

  • Manage logistics, provide operational support and interface with senior state and federal agriculture policy makers in a fast-paced environment during NASDA’s Annual Meeting September 19th - 22nd in Louisville, Kentucky

  • Conduct research on various legislative issues of importance to NASDA’s membership

  • Write articles covering various agricultural issues for NASDA’s weekly newsletters

  • Monitor congressional calendar and other office administrative duties as assigned

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 letters of reference to Rebecca Barnett at Rebecca.Barnett@nasda.org. Please reference “NASDA Policy Internship” in the subject line.


Click here to learn more or how to apply!

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