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  • Internship Fall - Energy Progarm

    National Conference of State Legislatures
    Job Description
    POSITION:                Internship – Energy Program
    LOCATION:              Denver, CO
    SEMESTER:               Fall 2019  
     
    ABOUT NCSL: 
    The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and legislative staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.  Our mission is to serve state legislatures and other intergovernmental groups by providing support, promoting fresh ideas, connecting legislators and staff with experts and each other, and provide a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. Since its founding in 1975, NCSL's staff has grown from 15 employees to over 150 employees in its offices in Denver, CO and Washington, D.C.
     
    HOURS/PAY:                       
    $15 per hour; 15-20 hours per week. Part-time, flexible, variable hour schedule. Many colleges and universities will give academic credit for internships. It is the student’s responsibility to contact his or her advisor and obtain academic credit within the institution’s guidelines. 
     
    DESCRIPTION: 
    NCSL is offering a prospective intern the opportunity to gain significant energy policy experience by working to provide high quality, unbiased research to state legislators and legislative staff. The intern, working within the NCSL Energy Program, will contribute to publications, answer constituent information requests on energy issues, track legislative developments, compile and summarize relevant legislation for program publications, complete research for program projects, and support legislative meetings as needed.
     
    SPECIFIC PROJECTS / TASKS:
    Performing legislative research, analysis, and writing about emerging energy policy topics with the goal of publishing several web briefs, legislative summaries, magazine articles, etc. on behalf of NCSL. The focus will depend, in part, on the interests of the intern, but may include alternative fuels and vehicles, renewable energy and energy efficiency, oil and natural gas development, and utility regulation;
    •Assisting the energy program in providing quality, unbiased information to state legislators and legislative staff through publications, legislative tracking, meetings and other efforts;
    •Answering information requests on energy issues from state legislators and legislative staff;
    •Supporting various administrative duties, including but not limited to preparing for NCSL energy policy meetings occurring in the Fall.
     
     
    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    Interns will gain a better understanding on a broad array of energy policies and how state legislatures operate. They will gain a deeper knowledge of the NCSL mission and the services it provides to legislatures. Interns will learn skills that will enable them to speak professionally on energy policies and the role of state legislatures.
    QUALIFICATIONS:            
    Qualified candidates should be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree or graduate program or in a short waiting period between undergrad and graduate programs / law school and bar admittance. Candidates should possess strong computer and research experience and demonstrate skill and competence in writing clearly, communicating effectively and organizing complex assignments.
    Student in Law School Preferred.
     
    TO APPLY:                           
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume highlighting skills and qualifications to: https://ncsl.applicantpro.com/jobs no later than Friday, May 31, 2019.
     
    NCSL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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