What’s a great way for college students to learn about how our laws are really made and get a taste of Washington, D.C., one of the world’s most dynamic cities? A NAWG internship.
NAWG offers an internship program throughout the year for sophomores, juniors or seniors in college interested in gaining real-world experience in policy development.
Applicants can expect a NAWG internship to provide a well-balanced, unique-to-D.C. experience in the day-to-day operations of an agricultural advocacy organization. Selected individuals will assist the government affairs department and other office departments as needed, but specific experiences are likely to include:
- assisting NAWG’s government affairs staff, who interface daily with Congress and the Administration;
- conducting research and helping with NAWG’s weekly newsletter; and
- performing other office-type tasks.
Though the students selected are responsible for all living costs during the internship, they are considered temporary employees and paid by the hour. Preference is given to applicants from states with NAWG-affiliated state wheat grower associations.
Interns are accepted for fall, winter and summer terms.