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Summer Internship

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez on January 17, 2020

Application Deadline February 15, 2020
National Farmers Union (NFU) is seeking a Summer Intern to assist with projects in government relations, communications, and operations departments. NFU is a grassroots, producer-driven organization that believes strong family agriculture is the basis for thriving rural communities.

If you are interested in attending meetings on Capitol Hill, creating written or visual content for our blogs, managing social media accounts, or learning how our organization works to ensure that the voices of our 200,000 members are heard, we encourage you to apply for our internship program. In addition to learning from our staff, the NFU internship program provides our interns with the flexibility to tailor their internship to their interests and create projects that will benefit them professionally


Ideal candidates should possess a high level of organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks or projects at once, the ability to creatively solve problems and implement effective solutions that support objectives, the confidence to work independently without much supervision, and conduct research and gather valuable information in a timely manner. A background in animal or produce production, agriculture policy, and current political and environmental issues facing rural communities is a plus. Additional qualifications include:

  • Strong verbal communication skills Developing professional writing and editing skills
  • Dedication to customer service when interacting with members via telephone or email
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs and photo editing tools

Additional Benefits:

National Farmers Union offers a monthly stipend for our interns and provides the opportunity to travel at the organization’s expense.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to The subject line of the email should be “Summer Intern.”

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