Working as an intern with NASBE can provide an experience that encompasses both the non-profit and public sectors. The internship will give you an opportunity to interact with state board of education members, education leaders, policy experts, and government officials–all who work together shaping public education policy. NASBE offers a great working atmosphere and provides the opportunity to work with different parts of a non-profit organization. For those who are interested in education and education policy, an internship can provide a great opportunity in exchange for college credit. If you are interested in shaping education policy or working with policymakers, then apply today.
- Currently attending an institution of higher education that allows internships and in which the student has obtained permission to participate.
- A beginning knowledge of federal or state government.
- Some working knowledge of education and/or health issues and vocabulary.
- An ability to think critically and analytically.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Fluency with MS Office software.
- Excellent keyboard skills.
Interns receive a stipend for a semester. NASBE offices are located at 2121 Crystal Drive in Arlington, VA and are easily accessible from the DC metro yellow and blue lines. Start dates are somewhat flexible depending upon a student’s school schedule. Student is responsible for housing, board, and transportation.
How to Apply
Send a cover letter, resume, three letters of reference and a 3- to 5-page writing sample (excerpts are fine) to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Application for Internship” in the subject heading.
Deadline for Application
Fall: June 15
Winter/Spring: October 15
Summer: March 1
Responsibilities – General association responsibilities may include:
- following K-12 education laws and policies at the national and state level
- writing informational items for the membership
- attending hearings, press conferences and other events
- completion and presentation of a final project to NASBE staff
- representing the organization in meetings with other educational organizations
- putting information together for our membership
- assisting at conferences
- writing internal reports for panels and presentations attended
- updating selected sections of website
- reviewing past NASBE publications for website uploads
- ability to travel locally