Saturday, January 29, 2011

Policy Intern Position Open

Policy Intern Position Open

Job Description: The National Hydropower Association (NHA) seeks a Policy Intern to provide support to the Policy Assistant and Director of Government Affairs with respect to special projects, legislation, regulatory work, internal communications, and other issues. We are looking for someone that can begin as soon as possible.

This is a great position for someone interested in gaining experience in the renewable energy sector, public policy and government affairs.

Organization: NHA is a nonprofit national association dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of the hydropower industry. It seeks to secure hydropower's place as a climate-friendly, renewable and reliable energy source that serves national environmental and energy policy objectives.

NHA unites the diverse North American hydropower community, providing a powerful advocacy voice among U.S. decision makers, the general public and the international community. Through membership, individuals and organizations gain access to regulatory bodies, influence over energy and environmental policy and a means to exchange valuable information with one's peers. For more information, check out

Position Qualifications:
· Strong research skills, including use of databases and the ability to conduct legislative research. Familiarity with THOMAS is a plus
· Solid writing skills to prepare summaries, newsletter articles, fact sheets, announcements to members. Clarity is a must.
· Excellent Computer skills: knowledgeable and proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required. Knowledge of Google Earth a plus
· Excellent organizational skills

Experience: Degree-seeking undergraduate. Majors in public policy, political science, communications, or related fields helpful.

Compensation: This is a part-time (10-15 hours a week) position and is unpaid however a monthly travel stipend will be provided.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to with the subject “Policy Intern”.

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