Position Title: Federal Relations Internship
Start Date: March 2024
Location: Washington DC preferred, remote possible
Summary: The Federal Relations team at Trust for Public Land (TPL) is seeking a highly motivated undergraduate student or recent graduate for a Spring 2024 internship. Our team is dedicated to TPL’s mission to create parks and protect land for people. We are responsible for TPL’s federal policy strategy and advocacy, including appropriating federal funds for conservation programs, ensuring equitable outdoor access, protecting public lands, and increasing opportunities for outdoor recreation.
The Federal Relations Intern’s primary responsibilities will involve assisting the Federal Relations team in the research and advocacy for schoolyards and urban parks legislation, two priorities of TPL’s federal work. The internship will also include assorted administrative, clerical, and programmatic tasks as well as support for our advocacy day event in April. These duties will be in support of staff’s lobbying activities on Capitol Hill and our federal grants management.
Compensation and Time Commitment
This is a paid internship at $17/hour.
Applicants must be able to work 16-32 hours per week. Internship runs about 12 weeks, from March through May.
About the Organization:
At the Trust for Public Land, we don't just save land—we save land for people to enjoy, from neighborhood parks to national parks. We depend on the ongoing support of individuals to make sure our work carries on well into the future.
Our mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Every park, playground, and public space we create is an open invitation to explore, wonder, discover, and play. We're proud to say that we've been connecting communities to the outdoors—and to each other—since 1972. Today, millions of Americans live within a 10-minute walk of a park or natural area we helped create, and countless more visit every year.