College Intern-NAM Communications

Washington D.C.
Jul 26, 2018
Sep 17, 2018
Full Time
Job Description Summary:
Under immediate direction, performs a variety of tasks that focus on providing learning opportunities and exposure to a wide range of activities. Duties may range from special projects directed toward particular objectives or duties typical of the organization that supplement existing department operations. May participate in research efforts including collection, assembly, and tabulation of data.

This job is intended for college students to obtain job training. Under direct supervision or clearly defined procedures, performs a variety of clerical and research duties and accomplishes routine tasks.
Job Description:


1. Performs administrative tasks such as word processing, copying, faxing, filing, answering and screening calls, and compiling and coordinating mailings. Creates, maintains, and updates records, databases, and files.

2. Assists with preparations for meetings, including compiling agenda books and briefing materials and providing administrative support for meetings. Registers attendees.

3. Performs subject-oriented literature searches. Gathers references. May participate in other research efforts including collection, assembly, and tabulation of data and summarizing literature. May assist in analyzing basic research results.

4. Proofreads and copyedits documents.

5. Attends meetings, training classes, and workshops.

6. Undertakes one or more short-term projects designed to assist with or to enhance ongoing study projects.

7. May participate in updating unit web pages.


Related duties and special projects as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to solve problems with supervisory consultation or by following procedures. Ability to prioritize work and the flexibility to change directions as the job dictates. Ability to work successfully in a team environment. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies' departments through effective communication. Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: High school diploma, GED, or equivalent knowledge. Current enrollment in an undergraduate degree college or university program.

Minimum Experience: None.

Physical Capabilities: Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: None.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Reports to manager/supervisor. Supervisor is available to organize work, set objectives, and to assist in problem resolution.

Work Environment: Office environment, with occasional travel between National Academies' facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.

Any qualification to be considered equivalent, in lieu of stated minimum, requires the prior approval of the Office of Human Resources.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Some functions in this description may be specific to a particular unit of the National Academies and not applicable to other units.

Employee Type:EmployeeScheduled Weekly Hours:20City/State:Washington, District of Columbia

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