About The Academy Internship Program
The Academy Internship Program offers both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to address critical and timely government challenges and consider careers in public service.
Internships are unpaid but provide opportunities to gain experience in the Academy operations and learn from leaders in all areas of public administration. We offer internships throughout the year and accommodate all academic schedules, including semesters (spring, summer, fall) and quarters. The description of the internships is below. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Diane Irving, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internship in the Office of the Director of Fellow Engagement
This internship provides the opportunity to work directly with the Director of Fellow Engagement on a variety of tasks related to the Fellows and Board members, such as: researching specific information, writing, and editing requested materials, and attending project panel meetings as well as shadowing a staff member on other projects. This internship will assist with staffing the Academy’s Standing Panels and help with many Fellow initiatives.
Internship with Academy Study Teams
The intern will be assigned to shadow a project staff on one or more Academy studies. Tasks will include but are not limited to reviewing the literature, and attending group conferences and study-related interviews, writing notes to clarify the intern’s understanding of study topics, reviewing various documents, and providing support for the day-to-day operations. For more information on the Academy, studies click on the link: https://www.napawash.org/studies/academy-studies/
Internship in the Office of the Director of Strategic Initiatives – Grand Challenges, Agile Government Center, and the Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships
This internship provides the opportunity to work directly with the Director of Strategic Initiatives on various tasks related to the Grand Challenges and strategic initiatives such as the Agile Government and the Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships. The duties will include researching specific information, writing, editing requested materials, and attending topical meetings and convenings. Other tasks may surface during the internship that will be interesting and rewarding.
Internship in the Office of the Director of Development and Philanthropy Challenges
This internship provides the opportunity to work directly with the Director of Development and Philanthropy on a variety of tasks related to the organization’s role to help expand the established development portfolio and help create robust fundraising and philanthropy component. The intern will be responsible for researching specific information, writing, editing requested materials, and attending topical meetings and convenings. They will gain insights on internal operations related to grant writing, proposal development, and communications strategies. Other tasks that may surface during the internship will be exciting and rewarding.
Social Media/Marketing Internship
The social media/marketing Intern will assist in marketing duties expanding the Academy’s visibility and brand awareness. The intern will be a member of a top-notch public and media relations team focused on developing the Academy’s brand and expanding awareness of the Academy with government agencies, legislators, and public administrators at the federal, state, and local levels. In this role, the intern will be an integral member of this team and will have the opportunity to perform many valuable tasks directly related to the goals of the Academy. The duties may include:
- Assisting with the design and execution of social medial campaigns,
- Using tools for collecting data,
- Tracking analytics for social media campaigns,
- Creating social media postings.