NLIHC Accepting Applications for Internship Positions
NLIHC accepts applications for our internship positions on a continuous rolling basis. Interns are highly valued and fully integrated into our staff work. We seek students passionate about social justice issues, with excellent writing and interpersonal skills.
The available positions are:
Fall (Sept. to Dec.) and Spring Semesters (Jan. to May):
- Policy Intern. Tracks new legislation, attends and summarizes Congressional hearings for the Memo to Members newsletter, participates in visits to Congressional offices, develops materials for use in lobbying the House and Senate to achieve NLIHC’s policy agenda, and updates the NLIHC Congressional database.
- Field Intern. Assists the NLIHC Field team in creating email campaigns focused on important federal policies, writing blogs, managing our database of membership records, mobilizing the field for the legislative efforts, and reaching out to new and existing members.
- Research Intern. Assists in ongoing quantitative and qualitative research projects, writes weekly articles on current research for Memo to Members, attends briefings, and responds to research inquiries. Quantitative skills and experience with SPSS a plus.
Fall (Sept.-Dec.), Spring (Jan.-May), and Summer Semesters (June-Aug.)
- Communications/Media/Graphic Design Intern. Prepares and distributes press materials, assists with media research and outreach for publication releases, works on social media projects, maintains a media database and tracks press hits. Also assists with sending out e-communications; revising collateral print material such as brochures, flyers, and factsheets; and updating content on the NLIHC website. Some graphic design experience a plus.
Fall and Winter interns are expected to work 25 hours a week. The summer intern works 40 hours a week. Two semester placements are possible. NLIHC provides modest stipends.
A cover letter, resume, and writing sample are required for consideration. In your cover letter, please specify the position(s) for which you applying and that you are interested in a fall 2016 internship.
Interested students should send their materials to: Paul Kealey, chief operating officer, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.