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Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator – Click here to view position description

NACD is seeking an Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator who will be responsible for providing administrative support to the NACD CEO, Officers, and Executive Board. They must be a selfstarter, with the ability to multi-task and take initiative to anticipate the needs of leadership in a fast-paced working environment. They will serve as the first point of contact for callers and visitors to the NACD office and will assume primary responsibility for office supplies and equipment for association staff. They will be expected to acquire an overall understanding of the association’s complex and diverse membership and policy issue base.

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to the attention of NACD HR with ‘Executive Assistance/Office Coordinator’ in the subject line to hr[at] no later than Friday, December 31, 2021 to receive priority consideration.

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 hr[at]

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

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

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