National Indian Education Association

The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) located in Washington, DC  is the only national education organization which advocates for educational equity on behalf of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children. NIEA works to bring Native educators together to explore ways to improve schools and the education of Native children; to promote the maintenance and continued development of Native languages and cultures; and to develop and implement strategies for influencing local, state, and federal policy and policymakers. NIEA conducts advocacy at the state and federal level, leads efforts for capacity-building for Native students and educators, and works to collect and disseminate data about Native education. 

Job Description
There are many opportunities for interns to both learn and direct individual projects under the supervision of the Membership Recruitment Manager (MRM). By working with the Federal Policy Associate, interns learn to read and track legislation, assist in writing letters of support to congressional representatives, attend Civil Rights Coalition meetings, attend meetings on Capitol Hill, and assist in producing legislation factsheets for distribution to membership.  With supervision from the MRM, interns will provide input on website redesign, help research and plan membership recruitment strategies, author blogs and communications to be sent to membership, and monitor and run social media channels.

Skills Needed
Strong writing and organization skills, experience (or willingness to learn) about education/minority issues are necessary. The ability to be flexible, juggle competing priorities, and be a self-starter are preferred.

Application Process
Inquire with Brigid Beachler, Managing Director at bk30@cornell.edu. Submit cover letter and resume.