The National Association of Counties (NACo) in Washington, D.C., announces an opening for a Data Analytics Intern within the Research and Data Analytics team.
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 intern will work with the Data Analytics team from June through August 2023. The intern will assist in completing ongoing data projects, creating data visualizations and providing technical and administrative support. The qualifications and skills needed for the position are presented below:
- Strong data and analytical skills necessary.
- Background in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Public Policy, Geography, or related field.
- Proficiency with programming and statistical tools such as Python, R or Stata.
- Comfort in handling large datasets and databases.
- Experience with Microsoft Office products. Excel and Word skills should be at an intermediate level or higher.
- Ability to work independently (within a team) and handle multiple tasks under short deadlines.
- Eye for detail; strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Other duties as assigned.
Undergraduate students (especially those in the senior class), recent college graduates and graduate students majoring in economics, political science, statistics, mathematics, public policy, geography, other social sciences, or related fields of interest to NACo are encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to students interested in local/state government careers.
Interns work at least 3 full days, up to 24-29 hours per week, depending on the Department’s needs and the intern’s availability. This internship is paid.
To apply for an internship, please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your email, indicate your availability (approximate hours per week available to work and approximate start and end dates). If available, interns should provide any sample code used in a data project. Applications are processed on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled, so applying early is encouraged.
Chief Research Officer & Chief Economist
660 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Why Work at NACo
Our vision is healthy, safe, and vibrant counties across America. Counties play an integral part of the intergovernmental responsibilities among federal, state, local and tribal government officials. We are guided by the belief that stronger counties result in a stronger America.
NACo is committed to fostering a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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.
Teammates of NACo enjoy a fun and challenging environment with a wide range of competitive benefits, including comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance; generous paid leave and federal holidays; transportation subsidy; tuition assistance; 401(k) match, pension plans, group life insurance, pet insurance, credit union membership, and short/long term disability coverage including applicable parental leave and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
We are passionate about advancing excellence in public service to help people and places thrive across America. We embrace and respect our diversity of experience, heritage, and thought and strive to cultivate an equitable workplace. As outlined in our Values and NACo Norms, we pursue our mission through a ONE NACo mindset of genuine care, empathy, and respect for each other, our partners, and our members.
Join us as we advance excellence in public service to help our local communities thrive.