General Description
Working as an intern with NASBE can provide an experience that encompasses both the nonprofit 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 nonprofit 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.

General Qualifications

  • 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.

Logistics
Interns may receive a stipend for a semester depending on their assignment, time commitment and financial need. 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, and a 3- to 5-page¬†writing sample (excerpts are fine) to employment@nasbe.org¬†with “Application for Internship” in the subject heading. Applications are rolling.

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
  • performing federal or state-level legal research
  • 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