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2023 Resilient Economies Internship

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    2023 Resilient Economies Internship

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) announces an opening for a Resilient Economies and Communities Intern position within NACo’s Counties Futures Lab.

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Based in Washington, D.C. and 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 intern will work with the Resilient Economies and Communities team within NACo’s Programs and Practices division. Primarily, this intern will support activities related to a grant-funded project supporting coal-impacted and other energy counties in economic diversification and community revitalization. The intern will assist in conducting on-going research, writing projects, membership engagement and administrative support. The internship period is January 2023 through Spring/Summer 2023.

    Qualifications and skills needed for the position are presented below:

    • Excellent writing skills
    • Strong customer service and communication skills
    • Demonstrated experience conducting policy research preferred
    • Strong data and analytical skills preferred
    • 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 local government, economic and community development, public administration, rural development, energy or related field
    • Ability to work with diverse communities, experiences and perspectives
    • 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 public administration, public policy, political science, economics, community or regional planning, 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.

    Hours/Salary

    Interns typically work at 2 to 3 full days Monday through Friday, for 15-29 hours per week, depending on the Department’s needs and the intern’s availability. This internship pays $17 per hour.

    Application Procedures

    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 mmorvay@naco.org.

    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.

    Additional Note

    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.

    The intern will work with the Resilient Economies and Communities team within NACo’s Programs and Practices division. Primarily, this intern will support activities related to a grant-funded project supporting coal-impacted and other energy counties in economic diversification and community revitalization. The intern will assist in conducting on-going research, writing projects, membership engagement and administrative support. The internship period is January 2023 through Spring/Summer 2023.
    2022-11-10
    Job post
    2022-11-10
Organization: 
National Association of Counties
Job Location: 
660 N. Capitol St. NW, Ste. 400, Washington, DC 20001

The National Association of Counties (NACo) announces an opening for a Resilient Economies and Communities Intern position within NACo’s Counties Futures Lab.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Based in Washington, D.C. and 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 intern will work with the Resilient Economies and Communities team within NACo’s Programs and Practices division. Primarily, this intern will support activities related to a grant-funded project supporting coal-impacted and other energy counties in economic diversification and community revitalization. The intern will assist in conducting on-going research, writing projects, membership engagement and administrative support. The internship period is January 2023 through Spring/Summer 2023.

Qualifications and skills needed for the position are presented below:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience conducting policy research preferred
  • Strong data and analytical skills preferred
  • 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 local government, economic and community development, public administration, rural development, energy or related field
  • Ability to work with diverse communities, experiences and perspectives
  • 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 public administration, public policy, political science, economics, community or regional planning, 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.

Hours/Salary

Interns typically work at 2 to 3 full days Monday through Friday, for 15-29 hours per week, depending on the Department’s needs and the intern’s availability. This internship pays $17 per hour.

Application Procedures

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 mmorvay@naco.org.

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.

Additional Note

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.