National Farmers Union

Spring Internship

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Posted On: Thursday, 27th September 2018
Category: Government
Location: Washington, D.C.
20 F Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20001
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

About National Farmers Union:

National Farmers Union (NFU) is seeking a spring intern to assist with projects in government relations, communications, and/or operations departments. NFU is a grassroots, producer-driven organization that believes strong family agriculture is the basis for thriving rural communities. 

If you are interested in creating written or visual content for our blogs, managing social media accounts, or learning how our organization works to ensure that the voices of our 200,000 members are heard, we encourage you to apply for our internship program. In addition to learning from our staff, the NFU internship program provides our interns with the flexibility to tailor their internship to their interests and create projects that will benefit them professionally.

This internship runs from January 7- May 17, 2019, the application deadline is October 20, 2018  

 

Qualifications: 

Ideal candidates must possess a high level of organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks or projects at once, the ability to creatively solve problems and implement effective solutions that support objectives, the confidence to work independently without much supervision, and conduct research and gather valuable information in a timely manner. 

A background in animal or produce production, agriculture policy, and current political and environmental issues facing rural communities is a plus. Additional qualifications include: 

  • Strong verbal communication skills 
  • Developing professional writing and editing skills 
  • Dedication to customer service when interacting with members via telephone or email 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs and photo editing tools 

  

Benefits: 

National Farmers Union offers a monthly stipend for our interns and provides the opportunity to travel to our National Convention at no additional cost. 

 

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to Alexis Dunnum at adunnum@nfudc.org, with the subject line “Spring Intern”. 

 
 
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