- Federal Policy Intern, USA
The Advocacy & Policy team at USGBC provides community leaders and policymakers at every level of government with the tools, strategies, and resources they need to inspire action toward a sustainable built environment.
The federal intern will provide valuable assistance to the USBGC Advocacy team by helping to track federal level policies relating to green building and energy-efficient construction, support federal events, attend Congressional hearings and summarize to Advocacy staff, author blogs on developments relevant to USGBC and LEED, and develop materials relating to federal policy and outreach.
The position is an unpaid internship, part or full time. We are currently seeking applicants for the fall 2017 and winter 2017-2018.
The learning objectives of this internship include:
Understanding the benefits of green building and operations practices
Developing experience in non-profit workplace and sector
Enhanced understanding of legislative and regulatory process through tracking and analyzing policy development
Developing ability to clearly express concepts of sustainability and green building advocacy through research and writing projects, as well as outreach to advocates and stakeholders about advocacy and policy priorities
Understanding of how USGBC expands the market for LEED and green building at the federal level through policy and advocacy
The intern will receive appropriate guidance and training, and with supervision will take on responsibilities which may include:
Identifying and tracking bills and policies using data systems
Support advocacy projects through such tasks as analyzing proposed bills, developing letters or position papers, drafting fact sheets and other collateral, identifying decision makers and stakeholders, and participating in outreach to allies and stakeholders
Attending Congressional events, hearings, and meetings and preparing meeting summaries
Writing blogs/articles relevant to assignments
Assist in teamwide projects and events, such as policymaker and advocate outreach for Greenbuild
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No phone calls, please.
Understanding of the federal legislative process and federal agencies preferred
Previous work experience in team/office setting preferred
Experience in governmental affairs or operations preferred
Excellent analytical and writing skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Willingness and ability to learn new skills and software
Commitment to USGBC’s mission
Education & training requirements/preferences
Currently enrolled student or recent graduation from undergraduate or graduate program of study
Major or specialization in public policy, government, environmental studies, sustainability, building sciences, business, nonprofit management, public health, law, or relevant fields
Knowledge of LEED Green Building Rating System preferred
Location:Dist. Columbia, United States
Posted:January 2, 2018
Position Title:Federal Policy Intern
Company Name:U.S. Green Building Council
About U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to transforming the way our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED — the top third-party verification system for sustainable structures around the world.
Every day USGBC is helping advance spaces that are better for the environment and healthier for us to live, work and play in. Through our community network, continuous collaboration with industry experts, market research publications and LEED professional credentials, USGBC remains a key driving force in the green building sector.
Job posted on 11th January 2018
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