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Government Relations Intern - Summer 2024

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Government Relations Intern - Summer 2024
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Weyerhaeuser's Government Relations team works to shape policy and legislation at all levels of government. Our team engages with elected officials and stakeholders to be part of the solution to key public policy issues. We also lead efforts to align Weyerhaeuser's external policy priorities and objectives in ways that strengthen our business units.

We are seeking a summer intern who is passionate about government relations and policy and interested in forestry and forest products industry. Our ideal candidate has excellent interpersonal skills, loves working with a dynamic team, is skilled at juggling priorities, and is an outstanding communicator. Someone who is fascinated by the political and regulatory process, eager to learn the intricacies of policymaking and the potential impacts on our company, and willing to grow with a team of government relations professionals will succeed in this role. We will depend on our intern to be responsible, reliable, quick, and accurate, and be a team-player with a can-do attitude and willingness to help on a variety of projects and assignments.

This position will work remotely and travel, as needed, to Weyerhaeuser locations and state legislative, regulatory or congressional meetings. Weyerhaeuser will provide you with a laptop, desk phone and monitors to set up your home office as needed.

This internship is from mid-May or early June to early or mid-August; intern is expected to work 30-35 hours per week.

The position will report to the Regulatory Affairs Manager and will support other members of the Government Relations team.


  • Conducts research, analyzes proposed policy (both legislative and regulatory) and monitors policy development on issues of importance to the company

  • Monitors legislative and regulatory meetings/public hearings and circulating meeting notes

  • Assists in monitoring the federal register for regulatory issues that impact the company

  • Generates briefing materials regarding policy and legislation

  • Drafts periodic government affairs reports and shares them internally (both verbal and written)

  • Supports special projects as needed such as assisting with planning company sponsorships of conferences, coordinating company-sponsored events or trade association events

  • Helps facilitate and staff WPAC events

  • Provides miscellaneous support to regional and federal team, as needed

  • Helps create advocacy materials

  • With a Weyerhaeuser team member, engages with Congressional or state legislative elected officials on key issues

  • Represents Weyerhaeuser at meetings at the state and local level

  • Attends trade association meetings and takes meeting notes

  • Pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in political science, Public Policy, Communications, Forestry, Natural Resources, Engineering or related; preferred rising junior level or higher

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work within a team environment while contributing individually

  • High level of initiative and motivation

  • High level of integrity around confidential and proprietary information

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Ability to read and summarize legislation and proposed regulations

  • Preferred: knowledge of the political process

  • Technically savvy, with expertise with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Comfort with virtual communication and collaboration tools

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check

  • Eligible to work in the U.S.

  • Resume and cover letter are required for consideration

Compensation:We are targeting a pay range of $23 - $26 per hour based on your level of skills, qualifications and experience.

About Weyerhaeuser
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We're serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.
We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.

/Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team. /

Job: *Communications & Government Affairs

Title: Government Relations Intern - Summer 2024

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 01020692

Other Locations: USA-DC-Washington

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