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Policy Intern (Remote)

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NAFOA

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NAFOA is seeking intern to assist in NAFOA’s policy advocacy work. This will be a remote part-time position for 6-weeks. The intern will be expected to commit up to 20 hours per week. Additionally, the intern will receive a $1,000.00 stipend.

Project 1: Daily Briefings 

The intern will spend some time each day scanning media outlets for relevant policy information. The intern will aim to find three things per day that they think are useful, relevant, and/or timely to NAFOA’s work and audience. These things could include (but are not limited to) articles, introduced legislation, press releases, program announcements, or litigation. Once found, the intern will distill findings into short brief for the policy team.

Project 2: Website Assistance: Organization and Population

The policy section of NAFOA’s website is out of date and does not reflect all the work that the organization currently does in the policy sphere. The intern will work with the policy team to determine the best way to organize policy issues and subcategories of these issues. Once the organization is determined, the intern will also assist in populating these pages with information from various NAFOA publications and policy position papers.

Project 3: Personal Policy Project

The intern will identify an emerging policy issue to take ownership over. The intern will be expected to track legislative and/or agency movement with the issue and provide regular updates to the policy team. The intern will create materials related to the issue that will serve as useful resources for NAFOA going forward as well as a strong policy writing sample for the intern’s future job search.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • At least a rising college junior for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Pursuing or have a Bachelor’s degree in public policy, political science, economics, or a related field.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Familiarity with video conferencing.
  • Demonstrated interest in Native American issues, policy, economic development, financial management, or culture preferred.
  • Professional experience with Native American policy is helpful, but not required.
  • Ability to work east-coast hours (9am-5pm) is helpful, but not required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States


To apply, please review the full description and fill out the Internship Application Form by Sunday, June 21st. For questions, please email education@nafoa.org.

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