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CropLife America Seeks Summer Intern- Government Relations

January 28, 2021

CropLifePosition Description

2021 CLA Summer Intern
Government Relations 


Job Summary
These are paid internships, with start dates
being flexible with student’s schedules.
Internships typically last 10 - 12 weeks.
CropLife America (CLA) is the national trade association that represents the manufacturers, formulators and distributors of pesticides. These tools and technologies are recognized as essential to support healthy food, people, and planet. Our members produce, sell and distribute virtually all the vital and necessary pesticide and biotechnology products used by farmers, ranchers and landowners to help ensure growers and consumers have the technologies they need to protect crops, communities, and ecosystems from the threat of pests, weeds, and diseases in an environmentally sustainable way.
CLA encourages all types of farming and farming practices and supports environmental policies that are based on science, best practices and maintain farmers’ and companies’ competitive advantage. On behalf of our members, we provide legislative and regulatory advocacy, legal support and communications outreach so that our member companies can provide the agricultural products and technology that are behind our safe food supply, and that reduce risks from destructive pests and diseases. Our offices are located in Arlington, VA.
CLA Internship Program
We strive to offer 3-4 comprehensive internships that provide an integral experience in the pesticide/agricultural 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, have an interest in agriculture policy and be available for the entire duration of the internship. Interns are responsible for their own health insurance, housing and travel expenses to and from Arlington, VA.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Assist government relations team in preparations for, and participation in, State Association Fly-In. This includes coordinating events with other participating national organizations, updating issue papers, participating in Congressional visits with state delegations and reporting the event in CLA’s weekly newsletter.
  • Assist the government relations coordinator with the CropLife Political Action Committee (CLPAC) event planning for the CLA Annual Meeting as well as creation of CLPAC branding materials.
  • Attend meetings and events to include but not limited to: CLA sponsored events, relevant CLA committee meetings, Strategic Oversight Council meetings, Pesticide Policy Coalition meetings, PAC events and relevant congressional hearings and meetings.
  • Design and lead two “Lunch & Learn” Seminars on the benefits of crop protection or similar topics. The targets of these seminars will be 1) CLA staff and 2) other interns working around the Washington, D.C. area in the agriculture industry.
  • Coordinate the Washington D.C Ag Intern Network, including identifying interns with an interest in agriculture, coordinating educational events with participating organizations and managing social media outreach.
Candidates must have completed the first semester of their sophomore year by the time the internship begins at CLA. They must be a U.S. citizen and have a strong interest in the agricultural industry, preferably pesticides and agricultural technology.
To apply please visit our Careers page at here

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