Examples of Work:
- Conduct research on key congressional committees and members of Congress, as well as the cities in their districts
- Maintain and update data on cities and city leaders for grassroots advocacy campaigns
- Create content for NLC’s online publications, website, and other communication vehicles
- Attending hearings or briefings on a range of policy issues and reporting back to federal advocacy staff
- Attend meetings with city leaders, advocacy coalitions, congressional staff, or federal officials
- Providing administrative support as needed
Qualified candidates should be approaching or in their final year of undergraduate education or in a
graduate-level program in government, public policy, public administration, or a related field. Priority will be given to candidates with experience working on advocacy campaigns. Relevant coursework and volunteer work will be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Qualified candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; ability to conduct research online and by phone; and understand how to use a database. Experience writing in Associated Press style and interest in local government a plus.
This is a paid internship for a period of three months (12 weeks). Beginning and end dates are negotiable. Work hours are at least 37.5 hours per week.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to:
National League of Cities
660 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20001