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Corporate Relations Scholar

Department: Corporate Relations
Location: Washington, DC

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) invites professionals currently enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate program to fulfill an internship with the Corporate Relations Office. The intern will assist in a variety of activities related to ongoing work in the division to include: 

  • Conducting research and analysis on prospective and existing individual, foundation and corporate partners 
  • Drafting and/or editing business development materials such as correspondence, reports and marketing materials 
  • Assisting with strategies for donor cultivation and solicitation 
  • Helping to plan, develop and implement strategic marketing campaigns, email outreach, newsletters and website content  
  • Participate in special events meetings and calls 
  • Support the development and distribution of direct and email campaigns to support the branding as needed 
  • Updating Salesforce (SF) individual, organization and event records 
  • Support role: working with companies to market and promote their involvement in our coverage on social media and industry blogs 
  • Leveraging data to assist in testing and optimizing communication efforts to prospective customer audiences 
  • Assisting with special projects as needed 


  • Pursuing a Bachelorís Degree in an accredited university or graduate (Political science, business related field, marketing) 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills - strategic mindset
  • Strong work ethic and ability to execute in an unstructured work environment
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track record collaborating on projects in a team environment.
  • Willingness to take initiative to help as needed and take on new projects with enthusiasm
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

*Experience creating and editing content for multiple channels and audiences is preferred

*Experience with Salesforce and Constant Contact is preferred


Project Duration: this is a year-round paid internship at $15 per hour.

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