NCBA Public Policy Internship

A One-of-a-Kind Opportunity

NCBA’s public policy internship gives college juniors, seniors and graduate students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work on behalf of America’s cattlemen and women in Washington, D.C. Interns work alongside NCBA’s lobbying team, regulatory experts, communications team and political action committee to ensure legislative and regulatory actions taken inside the nation’s Beltway don’t cause harm to the cattle industry.

This isn’t just about checking a box to complete an internship. NCBA public policy interns gain valuable skills to prepare them for a career after college, firsthand exposure to the public policy process and an opportunity to live in our nation’s Capital.




Internships are offered summer,
spring and fall semesters.

Upcoming Dates:
The dates below are subject to change. NCBA is willing to work with students who have minor scheduling conflicts.

Spring 2015 Semester
January 12 - May 8
Application Closed

Summer 2015 Semester
May 18 - August 21
Application open Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - Monday February 9, 2015

Fall 2015 Semester
September 14 - December 18
Application open TBA

Spring 2016 Semester
January 11 - May 13
Application open TBA

Summer 2016 Semester
May 23 - August 19
Application open TBA


A One-of-a-Kind City

NCBA’s office of government affairs is located in the heart of our nations capital at 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, just blocks from the White House, U.S. Capitol and historical monuments. Interns will often be going between Capitol Hill and the office, learning both the streets and the metro system. Take a run along the Tidal Basin and see the Cherry Blossoms in the spring, night tours of the monuments in summer and the White House Christmas tree in winter. The Smithsonian museums are free to the public.

Emily in the D.C. Office

“NCBA and PLC provide an internship that gives students the opportunity to experience policy making first-hand. The team makes a powerful impact on legislation while staying true to their roots, and I enjoyed working alongside them on key policy issues. It truly is rewarding to be able to advocate for cattle producers across the nation, and I would encourage students interested in agricultural policy to apply."

- Emily Buck (TN),
Spring 2014 Intern, Animal Science Major, Ag Business Minor at the University of Tennessee


Meet Our Past Interns

The internship is offered during spring, summer and fall sessions. Interested students should email for more information.



Please log into your NCBA account and check the box to join the Young Producers' Council. 

NCBA is on Capitol Hill...

...taking care of our needs while we are out in the fields
taking care of our animals and our land.

-Tony Turri - California