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- Federal Policy Intern, USA

Federal Policy Intern




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.



Experience gained


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



Internship responsibilities


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



To apply


Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax your resume and a letter of interest.




Note the title of the position you are applying for. 


Submit files as PDFs or Word documents.


Fax: 202-315-3949. 


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



Job Information

Location:Dist. Columbia, United States

Job ID:36858513

Posted:January 2, 2018

Position Title:Federal Policy Intern

Company Name:U.S. Green Building Council


Job Function:



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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