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NACo Government Affairs Internship

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    NACo Government Affairs Internship

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) is offering a short-term paid internship within the Government Affairs Department. The internship will run from January until late March, with the possibility for an extension. Ideal candidates will be able to provide on-site assistance to the Government Affairs team at NACo’s 2023 Legislative Conference from February 10-14.

    Benefits of this internship include gaining significant exposure to the federal legislative process, advocacy strategies and making valuable connections with government officials, Congressional staff and other legislative professionals. This is a paid hybrid internship at $17/hour for 10-15 hours a week.

    NACo is a friendly, fast-paced work environment with a bipartisan, mission-driven team. An ideal candidate will thrive in a strategic, nonpartisan political environment designed to advance the policies and priorities of our members. Candidates should have a strong understanding of and interest in the U.S. political system, including local and regional government.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    Responsibilities associated with this position include:  

    • Researching and analyzing impacts of legislation and regulations
    • Authoring weekly blogs on regulatory and legislative actions
    • Learning and managing various NACo web software utilized by the Government Affairs Department
    • Meeting scheduling and preparation
    • Responding to member inquiries
    • Supporting NACo Government Affairs team at in-person meetings and conferences
    • Administrative duties and other tasks as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree and are at least a Junior in good standing
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
    • Knowledge of and interest in local government policies and practices
    • Prior Capitol Hill internship experience in government affairs or other fields plus.

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to jcortina@naco.org by Friday, January 27.

    NACo and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Our jobs are open to all applications regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) is offering a short-term paid internship within the Government Affairs Department. The internship will run from January until late March, with the possibility for an extension. Ideal candidates will be able to provide on-site assistance to the Government Affairs team at NACo’s 2023 Legislative Conference from February 10-14.
    2023-01-23
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    2023-01-23
Organization: 
National Association of Counties
Job Location: 
660 N. Capitol St. NW, Ste. 400, Washington, DC 20001

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is offering a short-term paid internship within the Government Affairs Department. The internship will run from January until late March, with the possibility for an extension. Ideal candidates will be able to provide on-site assistance to the Government Affairs team at NACo’s 2023 Legislative Conference from February 10-14.

Benefits of this internship include gaining significant exposure to the federal legislative process, advocacy strategies and making valuable connections with government officials, Congressional staff and other legislative professionals. This is a paid hybrid internship at $17/hour for 10-15 hours a week.

NACo is a friendly, fast-paced work environment with a bipartisan, mission-driven team. An ideal candidate will thrive in a strategic, nonpartisan political environment designed to advance the policies and priorities of our members. Candidates should have a strong understanding of and interest in the U.S. political system, including local and regional government.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities associated with this position include:  

  • Researching and analyzing impacts of legislation and regulations
  • Authoring weekly blogs on regulatory and legislative actions
  • Learning and managing various NACo web software utilized by the Government Affairs Department
  • Meeting scheduling and preparation
  • Responding to member inquiries
  • Supporting NACo Government Affairs team at in-person meetings and conferences
  • Administrative duties and other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree and are at least a Junior in good standing
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Knowledge of and interest in local government policies and practices
  • Prior Capitol Hill internship experience in government affairs or other fields plus.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to jcortina@naco.org by Friday, January 27.

NACo and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Our jobs are open to all applications regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.