The NAS offers internships to train students and graduates in the principles of intellectual freedom and reasoned debate.

Every spring, summer, and fall NAS offers two or more paid internships. Through these internships, NAS staff train and mentor college students and recent graduates (and occasionally high school students). Interns are given responsibilities comparable to those of staff members, and they have opportunities to engage with our mission by writing articles for NAS, speaking with NAS faculty members, and representing NAS publicly at our events. Internships are one of the means by which NAS educates the next generation about intellectual freedom and reasoned debate. Applications are open year-round.

 

Terms

Spring: January-May. Apply by December 1.

Summer: June-August. Apply by May 1.

Fall: September-December. Apply by August 1.

All internships are paid hourly, 20-30 hours per week.

 

Types

Communications Assistant

Reports to
Executive Director

Qualifications

  • Desire to further NAS’s mission to improve higher education
  • Strong writing and editing ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good research skills
  • Creativity and initiative
  • Professionalism in correspondence
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Basic design skills

Overall responsibility
Manage NAS website content and communications with NAS members

Key areas of responsibilities

  • Managing website content
  • Managing social media
  • Creating email newsletter updates
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Basic image editing
  • Assisting with mailing projects
  • Writing brief articles on issues in higher education
  • Editing guest articles
  • Assisting with research reports

 

Development Assistant

Reports to
Controller

Key areas of responsibilities

  • Process donations and memberships
  • Record data in fundraising database
  • Collaborate with NAS staff on development projects
  • Draft thank you notes to foundations and major donors, draft other correspondence
  • Correspond with donors and members regarding issues about payments
  • Process spreadsheet requests for staff members
  • Design materials for development mailings, including reply forms for donations

Qualifications

  • Desire to further NAS’s mission to improve higher education
  • Strong writing and editing ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good research skills
  • Creativity and initiative
  • Professionalism in correspondence
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Basic design skills

 

Executive Assistant

Reports to
Executive Director

Key areas of responsibilities

  • Organizing physical news clippings
  • Building a digital news database in Excel
  • Matching articles with images from creative commons, cropping images and uploading them to the organization's website
  • Mailing letters to college professors

Qualifications

  • Desire to further NAS’s mission to improve higher education
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good research skills
  • Creativity and initiative
  • Professionalism in correspondence
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Basic design skills

 

How to Apply

To apply, send a resume, writing sample, and letter of interest – stating why you are interested in the National Association of Scholars – to Ashley Thorne at thorne@nas.org.
Questions about internships may also be sent to Ashley Thorne at thorne@nas.org.

 

About NAS

The National Association of Scholars (NAS) is a non-profit higher education reform organization. NAS works to improve American higher education by supporting intellectual standards, academic freedom, and institutional transparency in colleges and universities. It opposes racial preferences and promotes the teaching of the Western tradition. To learn more about NAS, please visit our Overview, FAQ, Issues & Ideals, and History pages.