National Governors Association Scholar
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
- 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.
TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
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