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NHSA's Internship Program

Overview

Designed to introduce college students to the daily workings of a nonprofit advocacy organization, including national and grassroots advocacy, research, communications, and more.

Timeline

The internship program is 15 weeks long, with a Fall, Spring, and Summer cohort. NHSA internships are open year-round to currently-enrolled qualified college students.

Now accepting applications

To apply for an internship, please review our open internships below and email a resume and cover letter to jobs@nhsa.org.

NHSA's Internship Program

Thank you for your interest in the National Head Start Association (NHSA) and our internship program. NHSA’s internship program is designed to introduce college students to the daily workings of a nonprofit advocacy organization, including national and grassroots advocacy, research, communications, and more.

NHSA offers full-time and part-time internship opportunities, but full-time positions are recommended. As active members of our team, interns acquire hands-on experience in various important elements of nonprofit work. Interns will gain experience through exposure to a wide range of projects that may be tailored to their own interest. Each intern will also have the opportunity to participate in collaborative research projects, attend Congressional briefings and hearings, and participate in bi-weekly professional development lunches.

NHSA seeks candidates who are eager to learn more about early childhood education, public policy and advocacy, and are interested in a challenging and stimulating environment. We are seeking strategic thinkers with excellent oral and written communication skills, intellectual curiosity, and a firm commitment to vulnerable children and families.

The internship program is 15 weeks long, with a Fall, Spring, and Summer cohort. NHSA internships are open year-round to currently-enrolled qualified college students, including work-study students and students seeking academic credit. A monthly transportation stipend is offered. 

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Learn more about NHSA
NHSA is a nonprofit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.