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Date: 12/9/2019

Title: NCBA Is Accepting Intern Applications For Fall 2020

WASHINGTON (December 9, 2019) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council’s (PLC) Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting internship applications for the Fall 2020 semester. Positions for next fall (early-September - mid December 2020) include public policy interns and a law clerk. The deadline to apply for either position is March 6, 2020.

PLC Associate Director, Policy & Administration, Allie Nelson and a former NCBA intern herself, said this is a perfect chance for students interested in the cattle industry and public policy.

“These internships let students get an up-close look on how issues that impact U.S. cattlemen and cattlewomen intersect with policy-making in our nation’s capital.” Said Nelson. “These internships represent unique opportunities to assist with NCBA and PLC’s advocacy and communications efforts.”

Producer-led and consumer-focused, NCBA is the nation's oldest and largest national organization representing America's cattle producers. PLC is the only organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated solely to representing cattle and sheep ranchers that utilize federal lands. The organizations work hand-in-hand on many issues, sharing office space in the heart of the nation's capital.

Public Policy Interns

The public policy internship will give students an opportunity to learn about career options and provide practical experience. From tax and trade to environmental and food safety regulations, interns will work on a variety of issues and have the opportunity to work specifically in the area of their interest. College juniors, seniors and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Law Clerk

The law clerk will provide support to NCBA’s Environmental Counsel on issues relating to environmental legislation and regulations that impact beef producers. The position will also work closely with the Executive Director of the Public Lands Council on issues relating to Federal lands management, grazing, and the Endangered Species Act. To apply for the law clerk position, students must currently be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school.

How to Apply

Applications for the full-time internship positions will remain open until March 6, 2020. To apply for the public policy internship or law clerk position, visit

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