RISE Summer Intern - Communications (Public Policy)

CropLife America & RISE
Arlington, VA
Nov 18, 2022
Nov 27, 2022
Full Time
Description:*2023 RISE Summer Intern - Communications**Job Details**Job Type*InternshipArlington, VA A cents € cents RISE*Description*RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) is the national trade association representing manufacturers, formulators, distributors, and other industry leaders involved with specialty pesticide and fertilizer products. Pests are harmful to our nation's public health, infrastructure, natural resources, and green spaces. Pesticides are used control mosquitoes, ticks, and rodents that carry disease; protect our nation's public utilities, rights-of-way, and infrastructure from invasive weeds; manage overgrowth and vegetation that pose fire hazards; and maintain homes, greenspaces, parks, sports fields, and golf courses. Fertilizers support plant health and enhance our environment, including green spaces, horticulture and recreational turf.On behalf of our members, we provide legislative and regulatory advocacy, legal support, and communications outreach so that our member companies can provide the pest management products and technology that are used to create healthy places to live, work, and play. Our offices are located in Arlington, VA.*CLA/RISE Internship Program*In partnership with CropLife America, we strive to offer several comprehensive internships that provide an integral experience in the pesticide industry, including hands-on learning and the opportunity to create a relevant portfolio to present to future employers.These are paid internships, with start dates being flexible with student's schedules. Internships typically last 10-12 weeks. Ideal candidates have completed at least two years of undergraduate coursework with a major and/or interest in environmental science, conservation, natural resource management, and/or public policy, and be available for the entire duration of the internship. Interns are responsible for their own health insurance.*Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ** Leading a project focused on a deep media and stakeholder analysis of national fertilizer issue coverage, including mainstream and social media as well as groups and individuals bringing their voice and perspective to specialty fertilizer issues.* Assisting with the development of a suite of collateral materials focused on plant (non-crop) fertilizers.* Writing and assisting with the preparation of our email newsletter or preparing briefings for executives and others* In addition, there may be some legislative and regulatory assignments, such as tracking state and federal legislation that impacts specialty pesticides and fertilizer, participating in EPA regulatory meetings, or assisting on issues management projects* Assisting with various RISE events* Additional duties as assigned, dependent upon the ability and interest of each intern and the needs of RISE.Requirements: Candidates must have completed their sophomore year by the time the internship begins at RISE. They must be a US citizen and have a strong interest in environmental science, conservation, natural resource management, and/or public policy.Job Type: Internship

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