The National Association of Counties (NACo) in Washington, D.C., announces two openings for Resilient Economies and Communities and Health and Human Services Intern positions within the Counties Futures Lab.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The interns will work with the Resilient Economies and Communities and the Health and Human Services teams, within NACo’s Programs and Practices division. The interns will assist in conducting on-going research, writing projects and administrative support related to a grant-funded exploration of how county’s support entrepreneurship, small business ecosystems and childcare services. Data collection activities will include online surveys, focus groups, and key stakeholder interviews. The internship period is June 2022 through August 2022, with a possible extension to December 2022.
Qualifications and skills needed for the position are presented below:
- Excellent writing skills
- Demonstrated experience conducting policy research preferred
- Strong data and analytical skills preferred, including administering surveys and focus groups
- Strong customer service and communication skills
- Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
- Eye for detail; strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Interest in learning how counties can best serve their communities, especially small businesses, entrepreneurs, and childcare providers
- Experience with Microsoft Office products. Excel and Word skills should be at intermediate level or higher
Undergraduate students (especially upperclassmen), recent college graduates and graduate students majoring in business, social services, political science, public administration, public policy, economics, other social sciences, or related fields of interest to NACo are encouraged to apply.
The above qualifications are typical of internship applicants but applications from students that highlight alternative but relevant experience are welcome.
Interns typically work at least 3 full days Monday through Friday, up to 24-29 hours per week, depending on the Department’s needs and the intern’s availability. This internship pays $17 per hour.
To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and work with diverse communities with a current resume to Miranda Morvay at email@example.com.
In your email, indicate your availability (approximate number of hours per week available to work and approximate start and end dates). Applications are processed on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled, so applying early is encouraged.
Interviews will be conducted virtually due to COVID-19. The intern may have the opportunity to telework by discretion of the Associate Program Director, though interns should primarily reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region for the duration of their internship.