This internship supports the NEA’s strategic objective to focus the energy and resources of its 3 million members toward the promotion of public education by providing a variety of learning opportunities and services to several NEA Centers and departments. A limited number of internships are available at the National Education Association. The internship program will be accepting applications until all positions are filled.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act: The position involves analytical and problem-solving skills; use of clear and articulate speech; written/oral communication skills; interpersonal and customer service skills; light lifting (up to 10 lbs.); use of a computer keyboard; sitting/standing for long periods and ability to travel by various means, e.g., train, plane, automobile.
The NEA partners with institutions of higher education and other organizations to identify interns – generally juniors, seniors, recent college graduates (up to 18 months) or graduate students– who are interested in public education policy and education issues. Students pursuing degrees in Education, Political Science, Journalism, Communications, International Relations, Finance, Information Technology, Business Administration, and Human Resources are encouraged to apply.
The intern program provides interns with training, learning opportunities, and marketable experiences through a variety of rich and substantive programmatic work that support quality public education. These experiences may include conducting research; data analysis; writing, editing, and using Internet applications and social media; participating in and assisting with meeting and policy forums; visits to Capitol Hill; and other appropriate program-related activities. The internships range from six weeks to a full semester.
The Summer 2018 internship session will begin on or about June 5, 2018 and end on or before August 16, 2018. Stipended interns may intern up to a maximum of twenty (20) hours per week and will receive fifteen dollars ($15) an hour for each hour interned. Assignments are based on departmental needs. Interns may work on projects in various Centers or departments throughout the NEA.
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