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Climate and Energy Intern

NCEL seeks a highly motivated intern to join the team for three months to support our Climate & Energy program through the summer months. The intern will assist in legislative material creation, research projects, and event planning/ recruitment for multiple state legislator events. The ideal candidate for this position has strong policy analysis skills, is a self-starter who can work independently as well as in a team, and has a passion for climate and energy policy. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF detailing your qualifications to Sidra Aghababian at by 11:59 PM MT on April 28, 2024. Include “2024 NCEL SUMMER CLIMATE & ENERGY INTERN” in the subject line.

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Sustainable Agriculture and Water Specialist

The Sustainable Agriculture and Water Specialist will lead NCEL’s state policy work on topics relating to agriculture and food systems, water quality,  and soil health. This role will provide strategic direction and coordination for NCEL’s Mississippi River Legislative Caucus (MRLC). The primary policy focus of this caucus is on sustainable agricultural systems and practices that reduce nutrient loading, floodplain management, and other policies to protect and restore the Mississippi River. 

The ideal candidate will be an outgoing network-builder who enjoys outreach and collaboration. They will be a growth-oriented individual who is committed to or interested in environmental justice and equity work. The candidate will have a passion for policy advancement and be highly skilled at verbal and written communication. They will enjoy planning webinars, organizing strategy sessions, hosting in-person issue briefings, and collaborating with advocacy partners on shared environmental goals. This position will require up to 25% travel for meetings and events.

Please send a single PDF document with your resume, brief cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to NCEL at with the subject line “Sustainable Agriculture and Water Specialist Application”. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Working at NCEL

NCEL is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from groups that have been historically underrepresented, including but not limited to women and people of color. NCEL makes hiring decisions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. NCEL does not lobby for or against any state or federal legislation. NCEL requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Medical and religious exemptions can be considered with documentation.

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