American Forests’ Policy team develops the organization’s positions on forest conservation issues, directs the advocacy engagement activities and manages the government relations of the organization.


  • Monitor federal legislation, regulations and policy information on strategic conservation issues relating to American Forests’ policy platform and priorities.
  • Help prepare communication materials related to such issues in the form of updates and alerts, advocacy letters, blog posts, website content and fact sheets.
  • Attend meetings with federal agency and congressional staff members and monitor legislative briefings and hearings related to strategic conservation issues.
  • Prepare internal research briefings on strategic conservation issues to inform organizational policy positions.
  • Aid in the implementation of program and policy initiatives


Must be currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university. Must be receiving college credit for the internship. Demonstrated interest in policy and federal government affairs related to environmental, forest, or natural resource issues is preferred.


  • Strong verbal/written communications
  • Strong computer skills
  • Skills and experience in interpreting natural resource data are preferred.
  • An ability to work in a team environment and to manage multiple tasks is required.

To Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Turner (