Careers and Internships

Open Positions at NACD

Communications Coordinator – Job Description

This full-time position based in the Washington, D.C., headquarters is responsible for supporting coordination across a broad portfolio of communications activities, including graphic design, writing and video editing. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, portfolio and two writing samples to no later than Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to receive priority interview consideration.

Pacific Region Representative – Job Description

This full-time position based in the Pacific Region (AK, AS, CA, FM, GU, HI, ID, MP, OR, PW, WA) is responsible for providing assistance to NACD’s member conservation districts and NACD Board of Directors to advance conservation and resource development and to assist in the implementation of the association’s policies related to the Pacific Region. This is a service-oriented position with focus on creating and maintaining relationships and increasing the effectiveness of NACD in supporting conservation districts and their state/territory associations. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to the attention of NACD HR with ‘Pacific Region Representative’ in the subject line to by Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

Internships at NACD

NACD interns work with NACD’s government affairs and communications staff to advance the association’s legislative agenda. Interns are given projects to enhance their understanding of Congress and the legislative process. Additionally, they will learn the interworkings of federal natural resources and environmental agencies as well as the roles conservation districts and state conservation agencies play in the development of natural resources, agricultural and environmental policies.

NACD interns are often college juniors or seniors who are interested in natural resources policy, environmental science or agricultural fields. They traditionally work for 10 weeks during the summer or 15 weeks during the fall or spring and are expected to work full- time, although special arrangements can be made. A performance-based stipend is awarded at the end of the internship.


  • Assisting in summarizing and disseminating policy information to conservation leaders;
  • Assisting with coordinating grassroots outreach efforts;
  • Representing NACD at meetings, press conferences, receptions and other events;
  • Helping write and edit newsletters and other special reports relative to policy and programs;
  • Attending hearings and briefings on subjects relative to private lands conservation funding and policies;
  • Interpreting data and creating reports and charts; and
  • Performing any and all related duties that advance the mission and purposes of NACD.

How to Apply

Internship applications are accepted year-round. To apply, send a completed application, cover letter and resume to

Fall Session: 15 weeks, September through mid-December
Summer Session: 10 weeks, June through mid-August
Spring Session: 15 weeks (flexible), mid-January through May | Application deadline: Dec. 7, 2018

*Arrangements for shorter internship terms, including winter mini-mesters, are available upon request.

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