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National Governors Association ScholarBookmark This
National Governors Association
444 North Capitol St NW
Posted: March 17 2017
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
Position: 10 Full-time, Paid
Timeframe: 05/22/17 — 08/07/17
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DescriptionThe 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.
All candidates must apply online at https://www.nga.org/cms/careers
Applications submitted on this site will not be considered.
ResponsibilitiesThe 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 intern must be reliable, discreet, detail-oriented and have excellent communication, analytic and organizational skills.
Internships are available in the following areas:
•Environment, Energy and Transportation Policy
•Homeland Security and Public Safety Policy
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.