National Governors Association Scholar

National Governors Association
Washington, DC
Mar 20, 2017
Aug 11, 2017
Full Time

The National Governors Association (NGA) seeks students to join us as Interns. This position is a paid internship, working 40 hours per week. The internship lasts for 11 weeks, beginning on May 22nd and ending on August 11th, 2017. A cover letter and writing sample must accompany your resume when applying.

NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation's governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.


The intern must be reliable, discreet, detail-oriented and have excellent communication, analytic and organizational skills.

Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Government Relations
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Meetings Management
  • Education Policy
  • Economic Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Environment, Energy and Transportation Policy
  • Homeland Security and Public Safety Policy

The intern's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with the research and development of policy;
  • Design and execution of project to discuss at the end of the scholar's program;
  • Maintain up-to-date graphic style guide, and in-house photo gallery; and
  • Monitor current policy and state news.


The ideal candidate will require minimal supervision, be an exceptional team player and possess the following:

  • Seeking a bachelor's or master's degree in related discipline (e.g., political science, public policy, government, finance, communications, human resources, etc.);
  • Expertise and strong interest in research and analytical skills.
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office applications;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • A strong creative and critical thinker who can work both independently and collaboratively;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Capability to multitask and work independently in a dynamic, changing work environment, setting priorities effectively;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a positive, team-oriented attitude and the ability to communicate well with a variety of constituencies;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a positive approach to change and fluidity; and
  • Ability to work on a bipartisan basis to support NGA's mission and goals.


  • Fast-paced working environment, extensive computer and database usage.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

NGA is committed to providing a productive and safe environment. To achieve that goal, we conduct background and reference check investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment.

Equal Opportunity Employment M/D/F/V

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