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OPEN POSITIONS AT NACD

Director of Government Affairs – Click here to view position description

NACD is seeking candidates for a full-time director of government affairs, based in the Washington, D.C. headquarters. This position is responsible for providing assistance to the NACD member conservation districts and NACD Board of Directors to advance conservation and resource development and to assist in the implementation of the association’s federal policies. The NACD Director of Government Affairs is the association’s primary liaison with Congress, federal natural resource agencies and groups with interests in responsible management and conservation of natural resources.

To apply: Send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to the attention of NACD HR with ‘Director of Government Affairs’ in the subject line to hr[at]nacdnet.org no later than Friday, June 4, 2021 to receive priority consideration.

Northeast Region Representative – Click here to view position description

NACD is seeking candidates for a full-time Northeast Region Representative, based in NACD’s Northeast Region. This position is responsible for providing assistance to the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) member conservation districts and NACD Board of Directors to advance conservation, resource development and to assist in the implementation of the association’s policies related to the Northeast Region (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NH, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV). This is a service-oriented position focused on creating and maintaining relationships and increasing the effectiveness of NACD’s support of conservation districts and their state associations.

To apply: Send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to the attention of NACD HR with ‘Northeast Region Representative’ in the subject line to hr[at]nacdnet.org no later than Friday, May 28, 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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]nacdnet.org.

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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