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We’re hiring a Legislative Intern

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

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) and partners are seeking a Legislative Intern to help us move forward-looking environmental legislation in the Vermont State House in early 2021.

The intern will assist VNRC, Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) and the Vermont Planners Association (VPA) in tracking legislation moving through the Statehouse during the 2021 legislative session (January through May). 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 VNRC, VCV and VPA are following;
  • Possibly educating 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.

Ideal candidates 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 normal schedule for this position is Tuesday through Friday, although we will allow some flexibility for the right candidate. There may be a stipend available for this internship.

Please note: We anticipate that most, if not all, of this work will be conducted remotely.

Please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to Alex Connizzo, aconnizzo@vnrc.org, by Dec. 4, 2020.