New Internship Opportunity with NCEL

The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) seeks a highly motivated intern who is passionate about the environment to support the planning and execution of two policy forums. The intern will also help track legislation, maintain databases, conduct legislative outreach, and other related tasks. This is a part-time position of 20-25 hours per week and will end January 27th, with the possibility of extension.

NCEL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working with environmentally minded state lawmakers to advance pro-environment initiatives and defend against the rollback of environmental safeguards. The organization comprises a nationwide network of over 1,200 state legislators with membership in all 50 states and from both major parties. We conduct both issue-focused and regional projects, and our forums provide an opportunity for legislators to learn about emerging environmental issues and collaborate with their colleagues from other states. For more information, visit


Event Coordination
This position will assist with the planning and execution of two autumn policy forums. The first will convene state legislators around Great Lakes water issues, and the second will convene state legislators around energy policy. Duties include:

  • Coordinate event logistics such as attendee flights, hotels, catering and event space reservations.
  • Contact legislators and staff to organize meetings and invite Caucus members to events.
  • Collaborate with NCEL staff to identify and recruit presenters for the state visits and forums.
  • Develop and prepare event materials as necessary.

Administrative Duties
The intern will help manage internal systems to ensure the organization runs smoothly. Duties include:

  • Update legislative profiles and other database management.
  • Proofing communications content, including emails, fact sheets and reports.
  • Tracking introduction and progress of environmental legislation.
  • Conducting issue-based research for state legislators.


  • Must have experience in Microsoft Office suite products, Google applications, and basic database management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience planning and executing events.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting is essential.
  • Volunteer experience or familiarity with non-profit organizations preferred.

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF detailing your qualifications to Dylan McDowell at Include “NCEL INTERN 2016” in the subject line.

Deadline: November 1st, 2016

Start Date: November 7th, 2016
Compensation: $1,000/month
Hours: 20-25 hours/week
Location: Washington, D.C.