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Forest policy internship available

The National Association of State Foresters, in partnership with the National Association of State Foresters Foundation, is seeking a qualified candidate for an internship opportunity in Washington, DC. Details are provided below and in an attached announcement for posting.

Who Should Apply: Advanced undergraduate or graduate students at accredited forestry schools with strong interest in forest policy. Outstanding writing skills and ability to work quickly are absolutely necessary. NASF representatives will work with your academic institution to arrange for academic credit. Preference will be given to applicants who are receiving academic credit for the internship.

Duties: Attend and report on Congressional hearings on forestry and natural resources issues, interact with a wide variety of forest policy makers. Work with NASF staff to assist in legislative tracking. Attend other meetings with agency and interest group representatives as necessary. Assist with NASF Washington office duties as needed.

Stipend: The selected candidate will be paid a stipend of $250.00 per week. No other benefits will be provided. NASF encourages interested candidates to work with their academic institution to arrange financial aid.

Starting/Ending Dates: Dates negotiable for up to a 15-week period, beginning on or around March 1. Applications must be received by close of business on Friday, January 22, 2009.

How to Apply: Send resume, letter describing your interests, professional goals, and three references to:
National Association of State Foresters
Attn: Jake Donnay
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 540
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: 202-624-5407

Additional information about the National Association of State Foresters may be found at