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Fall Communications Scholar

Department: Office of Communications & Strategic Planning
Location: Washington, DC

Project Description:

The National Governors Association (NGA) seeks a talented individual to join our team as an intern in our NGA Communications department. Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the nonpartisan organization of the nationís 55 governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, address issues of national and state interest and share innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.

The internship will be 30-40 hours per week.

Preferred education/qualifications (including academic major preferred or subject areas and special skills required):

Preference will be given to those in their senior year of college, or those who have recently completed a bachelorís degree in journalism and/or communications.


  • Copy editing (AP Style proficiency is a must; also, must be able to pick up a house style easily)
  • Familiarity with content management systems (particularly WordPress) for simple web updates strongly desired
  • Press release and media relations experience desired
  • Social media proficiency desired
  • Administrative support and research as requested
  • High degree of personal organization and attention to detail desired
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and/or Canva desired
  • Positive, can-do attitude a MUST!

Duration of Service:

This is a paid internship at $15/hour that runs from September 1 - December 31, 2019.

The National Governors Association is committed to providing a productive and safe environment. To achieve that goal, we conduct background and reference check investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. 

Equal Opportunity Employment M/D/F/V

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