The U.S. Beet Sugar Association (USBSA) is seeking an intern for Summer 2022. The intern will assist USBSA lobbyists through research on government policies that impact farmers, cooperatives, and the food industry. This position includes analyzing trade policy, markets, agricultural policy, environmental policy, farm income and taxes. Interns will be asked to write reports and summaries of briefings or meetings. This position will provide exposure to the legislative process, working with federal agencies, and networking opportunities.
Candidates should possess an interest in agriculture and government relations. Candidates should have the ability to collect and analyze data, conduct issues-based research, and write reports. This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently and meet deadlines, and a willingness to work as a team player. The ideal candidate would be a junior or senior level student pursuing a degree in agriculture, economics, or public policy.
This is a paid internship with an hourly rate of $15. The intern is expected to work 37.5 hours each week. The internship will last 10 weeks from June – August with flexible start and end dates. The internship is located in Washington, DC and interns are responsible for their own travel and housing expenses.
How to Apply
Please send cover letter, resume and up to two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should specify their areas of interest, how this internship will further their progress toward career goals, and how their background provides them the knowledge and abilities to excel in this internship. Applications received by February 15 will be given first consideration. Questions can be directed to Allyson Jones-Brimmer, Director of Operations, at email@example.com.
About the U.S. Beet Sugar Association
The United States Beet Sugar Association is a government affairs and industry trade association founded in Washington, DC in 1911. The mission of USBSA is to advance the unified objectives of America’s sugarbeet cooperatives. The vision is to ensure a vibrant and sustainable beet sugar industry as a critical element of America’s economy. The association has nine member companies, which operate 22 factories that process refined white sugar from sugarbeets grown in eleven states.