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NASDA Internship- Stephen Haterus Student Agriculture Leadership Program

NASDA

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture 

Stephen Haterus Student Agriculture Leadership Program

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is seeking highly motivated students interested about 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 the following documents in PDF form to careers@nasda.org on or before the deadline for the semester that you are applying to intern. Please include “Internship” as the subject of the e-mail. 
• Cover letter 
• Resume with GPA included 
• 1-2 page writing sample on any agriculture related topic
• Two letters of referenc
Application Deadlines
Spring 2019  (January – May) Apply by October 26, 2018 
Summer 2019  (May – August) Apply by February 12, 2019 
Fall 2019  (August – December) Apply by May 21, 2019