Advocacy & Alumni Affairs Intern

The advocacy and alumni affairs intern assists efforts to organize national grassroots support for Head Start by identifying and engaging Head Start alumni and the general public in various advocacy campaigns and initiatives throughout the year. The intern will gain valuable experience in grassroots advocacy, social media campaigns and organizing alumni at the national level. They will have the opportunity to participate in strategy discussions, artist engagement meetings, and bi-weekly professional development lunches.

  • Assisting with the development of the NHSA Alumni Network programming, advocacy appeals, and membership benefits;
  • Updating Alumni Network records and corresponding with the membership;
  • Crafting unique and creative social media communications for the Alumni Network Facebook page; and
  • Participating in weekly strategy meetings to engage artists, celebrities, and others to support Head Start.

To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to The candidate will need to provide their own computer or laptop with a webcam, internet connection, and phone to successfully meet the equipment requirements. If this is a barrier to participation, exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applications for all internship positions will be considered until the internship is filled.

NHSA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education.

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