NCEL Seeking Summer Outreach Intern

Summary: 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 NCEL’s National Issues Forum, along with assisting with program work. The Forum is NCEL’s premier annual event, bringing together over 100 state legislators, and this year’s gathering will feature environmental justice and equity as central themes. 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 date is 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 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 Boston from August 3rd through August 5th. 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, 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 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.
  • Tracking introduction and progress of environmental legislation.
  • 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 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 2017 through August 2017, and attend the forum in Boston from August 3rd through August 5th.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF detailing your qualifications to Dylan McDowell at Include “NCEL INTERN 2017” in the subject line.

Deadline: April 30th, 2017
Start Date: May 22nd, 2017  
Compensation: $1,000/month
Hours: 20-25 hours/week
Location: Washington, D.C.