The National League of Cities’ City Solutions & Applied Research provides undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to work on a wide variety of local government policy issues including: housing, sustainability, taxation, immigration, transportation, telecommunications, community and economic development, public safety and many others. NLC involves interns in substantive projects that include research and oral and written communications components. Additionally, interns are fully incorporated into the NLC staff to learn the value of teamwork in an office environment and how to work with other professionals on a daily basis to complete a task.
· Researching local government policy issues and innovative practices related to homelessness, affordable housing, and veteran issues;
· Writing for the NLC website (knowledge of or willingness to learn CMS software key);
· Assisting with surveys (knowledge of SPSS software desired);
· Attending meetings or briefings and reporting back to staff; and
· Providing administrative support as needed.
Highly qualified candidates should be approaching or in their final year of undergraduate education or be in a graduate-level program. Excellent oral and written communications skills are required along with strong organizational skills and an interest in government, public policy or related fields. Priority will be given to candidates with experience working on the issues of homelessness and/or affordable housing. Relevant coursework will be considered.
This is a paid internship for an initial period of three months (12 weeks). There may be the potential for on-going work into the spring academic semester. Work hours are generally at least 20-30 hours per week.
To apply submit a cover letter, resume and short writing sample.