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Public Policy Intern - National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Arlington, VA • Paid

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

What is NASDA?

NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories.

About the Internship

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 (Fall) or Winter Policy Conference (Spring)

  • 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

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 letters of reference to Careers at Please reference “NASDA Policy Internship” in the subject line. Application deadlines are as follows:

Application Deadlines

Fall 2024 (August - December): Apply by June 24, 2024

Spring 2025 (January - May): Apply by October 31, 2024

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