Policy Internship in Washington D.C.

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is now accepting applications for a policy intern in Washington, D.C. The NASFAA was established in 1966 and supports the financial aid profession, advocates for public policies and programs that increase student access to and success in post-secondary education, and serves as a forum for communication and collaboration on student financial aid issues.

The intern will work closely with all members of the Policy and Federal Relations team and will: assist in the development of advocacy materials, including letters to Congress, position statements and grassroots initiative communications; attend and report on legislative hearings and events and coalition meetings; assist in the planning and organization of a student aid orientation for congressional staff; assist with policy research projects; analyze, interpret and write about current and pending legislation and/or regulations.

Qualifications/skills and knowledge requirements include: must be an undergraduate rising junior or senior, or a graduate student, preferably majoring in areas of study related to history, political science or public policy; excellent and proven research, writing and organizational skills required; general understanding of federal legislative processes required; experience managing multiple tasks simultaneously; coursework or experience in education policy and related issues of access and equity desired.

This is a paid internship. Weekly pay will occur upon start and until completion of the 12-week period. NASFAA will also provide limited reimbursements for pre-approved expenses associated with execution of job duties, in accordance with the Association’s travel policy.

Interested applicants should send a resume and a cover letter explaining why they are interested and qualified for this internship to policy@nasfaa.org with the subject line “Policy Intern.” Deadline to apply is April 12.

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