Law Clerkship- Spring 2020
National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Posted July 06, 2019

Employment Type Full Time Internship

Compensation 15.00

Company National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Location 1275 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 801
Washington DC, DC 20004



Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America's one million cattle farmers and ranchers.  With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation's food and fiber industry.  NCBA works to achieve the vision; "A dynamic and profitable beef industry, which concentrates resources around a unified plan, consistently meets global consumer needs and increases demand." 

We are always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application!

National Cattlemen's Beef Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
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Thank You,
The Hiring Manager

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Law clerk position within the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Center for Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. This position will provide support to NCBA’s Environmental Counsel on issues relating to environmental legislation and regulations that impact beef producers.

  • Research complex legal issues and prepare reports, memos, and briefs for NCBA and PLC staff.
  • Analyze legislation and construct redline comparisons for staff review.
  • Attend Congressional hearings and briefings on behalf of NCBA.
  • Track ongoing litigation and stay abreast of the latest court decisions.
  • Prepare for, and attend, meetings with regulatory staff at EPA, USDA, and Department of the Interior.
  • Attend NCBA conferences and meetings in order to help prepare for, and execute, the Property Rights and Environmental Management Committee meeting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. This professional must have exceptional interpersonal skills, excellent organization and analytical skills, and a working commitment to our organization’s values.
  • Microsoft suite experience (Excel, Word, and Power point) required. Understanding of environmental statutes (Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act among others).
  • A background in agriculture also preferred. Minimal travel is required.
  • Understanding issues regarding National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

  • NCBA will provide for students commute on the bus or metro system.