Deadline: March 27, 2020
Start Date: Mid-May 2020
End Date: Mid-August 2020
Hours: 20-25 hours/week
Location: Washington, D.C.
Summary: The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) seeks a highly motivated intern who is passionate about the environment and interested in learning more about state-level policy in order to support the planning and execution of NCEL’s National Forum, with the opportunity to assist with program work as time and interest allow. The Forum is NCEL’s premier annual event, bringing together roughly 150 state legislators to collaborate on issues that include renewable energy, and land and wildlife conservation. This year’s forum will also place a high priority on environmental justice, and applicants interested in that issue are especially encouraged to apply. The intern will help manage event logistics such as registration, lodging, and meals; maintain databases; and conduct legislative outreach and other event planning tasks. This is a part-time position of 20-25 hours per week that will start in May and end in August of 2020. Exact start and end dates are flexible based on semester schedule or other commitments.
NCEL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working with environmentally-committed state lawmakers to advance pro-environment initiatives in the states. The organization comprises a nationwide network of over 1,000 state legislators with membership in all 50 states and from both major parties. Our forums provide an opportunity for legislators to learn about emerging environmental issues and collaborate with their colleagues from across the country. Our National Forum will take place in Indianapolis, IN from August 7th thru 9th. For more information, visit www.ncel.net.
Manage the forum registration process on an ongoing basis, including room and meal counts.
Coordinate event logistics such as attendee flights, hotel reservations, and catering counts.
Contact legislators and staff to invite Caucus members to the forum.
Collaborate with NCEL staff to identify and confirm presenters for the national forum.
Develop and prepare event materials and policy content as necessary.
Update legislative profiles and other database management.
Proofing communications content, including emails, fact sheets, and reports.
Conducting issue-based research for state legislators.
Must have experience in Microsoft Office suite products such as Excel and Word, Google applications, and basic database management.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
An interest in event planning and/or hospitality.
Experience engaging diverse constituencies.
Ability to work independently and within a team setting.
Must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week from late May 2020 through August 2020, and attend the forum in Indianapolis, IN from August 7th thru 9th.