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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture(NASDA), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is seekinghighly motivated students interested about the legislation and regulations that impact American agriculture.

NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories.

Applicants should be classified as a sophomore or greater by their academic institution and have excellent written and oral communication skills. A basic understanding of the legislative process is preferred but not required. This internship does provide a monthly stipend but housing is not provided. Start and end dates are flexible.

Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Represent NASDA in Congressional hearings, conference calls, and other venues, and provide an analysis ofthese events to policy staff members.
  • Manage logistics, provide operational support, and interface with senior state and federal agriculturepolicy makers in a fast-paced environment during NASDA’s Annual Meeting (Fall) or Winter Policy Conference(Spring).
  • Conduct research on various legislative issues of importance to NASDA’s membership.
  • Write articles covering various agricultural issues for NASDA’s weekly newsletters
  • Monitor Congressional calendar and other office administrative duties as assigned

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 letters of reference to Sara Arsenault at by February 12, 2020. Please reference “NASDA Policy Internship” in the subject line.