National Farmers Union (NFU) is seeking interns to assist with projects in government relations, communications, and/or organizational operations during the summer months of 2021. The start and end times for this internship are flexible. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, this internship will be online only
This internship can provide first-hand experience in monitoring legislative and regulatory activity in the federal government, creating written or visual content for publications, developing social media content, planning educational and advocacy events, or supporting the organization’s 200,000 members. In addition to learning directly from our national staff and leaders, NFU provides interns with the flexibility to tailor their internship to their interests and create projects that will benefit them professionally. Interns will report to the Vice President of Advocacy who may delegate project-specific supervision to other staff as appropriate.
Ideal candidates should be enrolled in a degree program and possess a high level of organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks or projects at once, creative and critical thinking skills, the confidence to work independently without much supervision, and experience in timely research and information gathering. A background in production agriculture, agriculture policy, and current political and environmental issues facing rural communities is a plus. Additional qualifications include:
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Dedication to customer service when interacting with members via telephone or email
- Proficiency in Microsoft programs, photo editing tools, and videoconferencing platforms
NFU offers a monthly stipend for our interns and, if public health conditions improve, may provide travel expenses to attend in-person Farmers Union events.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected] with the subject line “Summer Intern.”
NFU advocates on behalf of nearly 200,000 American farm families and their communities. Our organization envisions a world in which farm families and their communities are respected, valued, and enjoy economic prosperity and social justice. We are looking to grow our team with bright and ambitious individuals who are just as committed to improving the farm and food system as we are.