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We’re Looking for our next Legislative Intern!

Would you – or someone you know – like to learn about the legislative process, tracking issues related to climate change, land use (including Act 250, housing and transportation), environmental justice, clean water, forests and wildlife?

Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC), Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) and the Vermont Planners Association (VPA) are seeking a Legislative Intern to help track forward-looking environmental legislation moving through the State House during the 2024 legislative session (January through May 2024). Duties will include:

  • Monitoring relevant State House hearings and reporting to VNRC, VCV and VPA staff on results of those hearings;
  • Tracking the movements of, and changes made to, specific bills that VNRC, VCV and VPA are following;
  • Possibly engaging with lawmakers; and
  • Additional tasks, as assigned, which could include conducting basic research, drafting bill summaries, and developing talking points or other documents for VNRC, VCV and VPA staff to use to advance our issues in the Legislature

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in state-level policies and policy-making, strong oral and written communication skills, and be diplomatic, curious, and able to take initiative. The typical schedule for this position is Monday through Friday for an average of 32 hours per week.  The Legislative Intern is expected to split their time between the Vermont State House and the VNRC office, both in Montpelier, but some work may be performed remotely.  VNRC adheres to the latest CDC, state and local guidelines, and requires that all applicants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Compensation is $16.00 per hour, paid biweekly.  The internship starts on January 8, 2024 and ends in mid-May.

VNRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates whose identities have been historically underrepresented in the environmental movement, including people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian or Pacific Islander, or people of color; people from marginalized economic backgrounds; and people living with disabilities. 

Please apply by sending your resume and a letter of interest to Alex Connizzo, aconnizzo@vnrc.org, by Monday, November 6, 2023. Incomplete applications or applications submitted via other means may not be considered. Please reach contact aconnizzo@vnrc.org or (802) 223-2328 x126 if you have any questions.