Intern With Us
NARP offers unpaid internships year round that can be adjusted to fit your work and/or school schedule. As well NARP can assist in arranging academic credit for your internship.
Interns will have the chance to work closely with all departments during their time with NARP, while gaining valuable experience working on Capitol Hill.There will be opportunities to work on program management, events planning, fundraising/development and grant-writing, donor outreach and fulfillment, office administration, policy research, and attend Congressional and transportation related hearings and events.
Interns will research and stay informed on current rail transit issues and reports, attend Congressional briefings and hearings, and assist in creating policy briefings. Ideal candidates have a strong passion for transportation issues and policy; excellent writing, researching, editing, and analytical skills; and the capability of handling multiple tasks successfully in a fast-paced professional environment.
Interns will research and write 2-3 blog posts per week (>350 words) for use on the NARP website and social media sites. Interns will draft and edit press releases, media advisories, and monitor and produce bi-weekly media reports.
Interns will also assist in creating policy briefings.
Interns will work with closely with the Resource Development Coordinator to increase membership, create communication materials, research and increase major donor membership, and assist in event planning. Other duties include media monitoring, in addition to researching the latest reports and studies on transportation related happenings. Development Interns will also have the chance to attend policy briefings, congressional hearings, and transportation related events.
This internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students studying journalism, communications, political science, public policy, or related fields. Applicants should have a strong academic record, excellent writing and analytical skills, and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to public interest and passenger train advocacy.
All interested candidates should email [email protected] with a cover letter, resume, 2 page writing sample, along with 3 references.
Hours of internship:
Attire: Business Professional
Commuter Information: NARP is conveniently located at 1200 G. Street, NW; immediatelty adjacent to the Metro Center Metro Stop, serving the Red, Orange, Blue and Silver Lines.
"The National Association of Railroad Passengers has done yeoman work over the years and in fact if it weren’t for NARP, I'd be surprised if Amtrak were still in possession of as a large a network as they have. So they've done good work, they're very good on the factual case."
Robert Gallamore, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University and former Federal Railroad Administration official, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University
November 17, 2005, on The Leonard Lopate Show (with guest host Chris Bannon), WNYC New York.