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 issues and vocabulary.
  • An ability to think critically and analytically.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Fluency with MS Office software.
  • Excellent keyboard skills.

How to Apply
Send a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample (excerpts are fine) to employment@nasbe.org with “Application for NASBE Internship” in the subject heading. You must specify which internship(s) you are applying to in your cover letter. All applications are rolling.

Open Internship Positions

Fall 2017  Publications Intern (applications rolling)

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) seeks an intern to support its publishing work. Duties include research, writing, proofing, production editing, supporting association meetings, and communicating with authors, designers, and printers. This paid position requires mastery of Microsoft Word, knowledge of Excel and Creative Suite applications, attention to detail, can-do spirit, ability to work independently and as part of a team, and a thorough grasp of grammar, style, punctuation, and proofing marks. Experience in writing and editing research-based articles, press releases, or news items is desired, as is knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style. Design experience or photo research experience is a plus, as is interest in education policy or public policymaking generally.

Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to employment@nasbe.org. Please put “Publications Intern” in the email subject line.

Fall 2017 Research and Policy Intern (applications rolling)

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) seeks an intern to support its data collection research and policy development work. Duties include researching and tracking state board of education meeting agendas and minutes, assisting in research analysis, and writing short reports.

This paid position requires attention to detail, a can-do spirit, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, an interest in learning new skills and adapting to new platforms, and proficiency in online research. Experience in research and an understanding of education issues are a plus. Upper level undergraduate and graduate level students preferred.

NASBE is a nonprofit association that represents state and territorial boards of education. Its principal objectives are to strengthen state leadership in education policymaking, promote excellence in the education of all students, advocate equality of access to educational opportunity, and ensure continued citizen support for public education.

Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to employment@nasbe.org. Please put “Research and Policy Intern” in the email subject line.

Logistics

Interns may receive a stipend for a semester depending on their assignment, time commitment and financial need. NASBE offices are located at 333 John Carlyle Street in Alexandria, VA, and are easily accessible from the DC metro yellow and blue lines at the King street metro stop. Start dates are somewhat flexible depending upon a student’s school schedule. Student is responsible for housing, board, and transportation.

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