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. The interns will assist in conducting on-going research, writing projects, membership engagement and administrative support. Primarily, this intern will support activities related to a grant-funded project supporting coal-reliant counties with economic diversification and community revitalization. The internship period is for February 2023 to May 2023, with a possible extension based on intern availability and performance.
Qualifications and skills needed for the position are presented below:
Interest in local government and background in economic and community development, public administration, rural development, energy or related field a plus.
Excellent writing skills
Strong customer service and communication skills
Strong data and analytical skills, geo mapping and online survey analysis preferred
Ability to plan online events a plus
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
Experience with Microsoft Office products. Excel, Word and PowerPoint 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Interviews will be conducted virtually due to COVID-19. This is an in-office internship and interns should primarily reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region for the duration of their internship. Under some circumstances, intern may have the opportunity to telework by discretion of the Associate Program Director.