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NCBA and Public Lands Council D.C. policy internships open


The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, in conjunction with the Public Lands Council, is offering internships for the fall, spring, and summer semesters in Washington, D.C.

Internships are a unique chance for students interested in the beef industry and federal policy. They will have the opportunity to engage with NCBA and PLC staff on several fronts, including policy, communications, and membership, and will work closely with the lobbying and regulatory teams to advance policies important to the beef and sheep industries.

NCBA and PLC are affiliate organizations working on behalf of cattle producers and ranching families across the country. NCBA is producer-directed and consumer-focused, which creates a unique opportunity to unify policy and marketing efforts for the beef industry.

Similarly, PLC works to maintain a stable business environment in which livestock producers that hold federal lands grazing permits can continue to conserve the resources and ranching heritage of the West. Together, NCBA and PLC represent the cattle and sheep industries and producers who operate on both public and private lands.

This internship is full time in person in the DC office. This will be from May 15, 2023, through Aug. 11, 2023. Interested students may apply here


  • Participates in lobbying efforts
  • Communicates updates to members
  • Reviews Federal Registry Notices
  • Participates in agency meetings
  • Collaborates with Hill and agency staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must be a junior or senior undergraduate student or graduate student with a background or major in agriculture as well as a background in cattle and/or the beef industry
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be available for the duration of the internship
  • Must have excellent research, writing, and communication skills
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