Friday, November 8, 2013

Spring 2014 Policy Intern - National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Location: Washington, D.C.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is currently seeking a Policy Intern for
the spring term beginning in January and ending in May. This position is full time and is located at
NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill.

NSAC is the leading advocacy organization for federal policy that supports sustainable agriculture
and food systems. We work towards the vision of creating a safe, nutritious, and affordable food
supply produced by a legion of diverse family farmers who make a decent living pursuing their trade,
while sustaining the environment and contributing to the strength of their communities. NSAC’s
collaborative work environment offers a unique career opportunity to advance federal sustainable
agriculture policy as part of a dedicated and effective team.

Position Description
NSAC’s Policy Intern will work closely with NSAC’s policy and grassroots staff on the full range of
daily activities in our fast-paced DC office, including:
• Supporting policy staff with Hill outreach
• Attending meetings and Congressional hearings and report back to staff
• Assisting with grassroots outreach campaigns, including social media and other advocacy
• Conducting research and data analysis to support policy development
• Writing policy blog posts
• Managing dissemination of Weekly Roundup newsletter
• Managing incoming calls and other administrative duties
• Assisting with other projects and assignments as needed

The Policy Intern will report directly to NSAC’s leadership team.

• An understanding of and passion for sustainable agriculture
• Basic knowledge of the federal policy-making process
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent research skills
• Experience with print, radio, and online media a plus
• Ability to both work independently and be a good team player
• Willingness to work around a demanding congressional schedule and administrative

NSAC policy interns are paid on an hourly basis, with the rate determined by level of education and

Please send resume, cover letter (including an explanation of your interests in sustainable agriculture
policy), and the names and contact information for three references to Aaron Eckhouse at with “Spring Policy Intern” in the email subject line.

See the original job posting here and the NSAC jobs page here.