Government Affairs Intern

NHSA's Government Affairs Intern assists with national and grassroots advocacy, legislative work, and policy research. As an active member of our team, they will acquire hands-on experience and participate in meaningful projects and will have the opportunity to attend congressional briefings and hearings and participate in team meetings and discussion. They will also gain experience through:

  • Assisting in regular communication from NHSA to offices on Capitol Hill;
  • Tracking and collaborating on the planning of NHSA's advocacy efforts;
  • Updating NHSA's legislative and advocacy database; and
  • Researching current legislation affecting Head Start and early childhood education.

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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