NCBA PLC - Public Policy Internship

Some internships may be closed. Please refer to the organization’s web page for up-to-date postings and opportunities.

The deadline to submit an application for either position is June 15th, 2018.

NCBA, PLC Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 Interns

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for a 2018 Fall internship for public policy interns, as well as semester law clerks.The internship gives college students the opportunity to work alongside staff on a range of issues that impact U.S. cattlemen and women. The interns will work closely with the lobbying team on Capitol Hill and assist with NCBA and PLC’s regulatory efforts, providing college students a one-of-a-kind view into the policymaking process.

The public policy internship will give students an opportunity to learn about career options and provide practical experience. From tax and trade to environmental and food safety regulations, interns will work on a variety of issues and have the opportunity to work specifically in the area of their interest. College juniors, seniors, and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

The summer law clerk will provide support to NCBA’s Environmental Counsel on issues relating to environmental legislation and regulations that impact beef producers. The position will also work closely with the Executive Director of the Public Lands Council on issues relating to Federal lands management, grazing, and the Endangered Species Act. To apply for the law clerk position, students must currently be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school.

The full-time fall semester internship and the law clerk position will both begin September 4, 2018. You can apply for the public policy internship here and for the law clerk position here.

If you have any questions please contact Allison Cooke, Executive Director of Government Affairs at


Semesters Available



Washington, D.C.

Location Area

Out of State