NCEL Summer Outreach Intern


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 to support the planning and execution of NCEL’s National Issues Forum, along with assisting with program work. The Forum is NCEL’s premier annual event, bringing together roughly 150 state legislators, and this year’s gathering will cover prominent issues such as renewable energy, outdoor recreation and public lands conservation, and environmental justice. The intern will 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 August 31st. 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 and defend against the rollback of environmental safeguards. The organization comprises a nationwide network of over 1,000 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. Our National Issues Forum will take place in Los Angeles from July 27th to 29th. For more information, visit


  • 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 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.
  • Experience engaging diverse constituencies.  
  • Experience planning and executing events.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting is essential.
  • Ability to work remotely and from a personal computer.
  • Volunteer experience or familiarity with nonprofit organizations preferred.
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week from late May 2018 through August 2018, and attend the forum in Los Angeles from July 27th to 29th.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF detailing your qualifications to Altinay Karasapan at Include “NCEL INTERN 2018” in the subject line.

Deadline: April 2nd, 2018
Start Date: May 21st, 2018
Compensation: $1,000/month
Hours: 20-25 hours/week
Location: Washington, D.C.

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