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Nga Cover Letter Internship

The National Governors Association (NGA) seeks students to join us as Interns. This position is a paid internship, working 40 hours per week. The internship lasts for 11 weeks, beginning on May 29th and ending on August 10th, 2018. A cover letter and writing sample must accompany your resume when applying.

NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation�s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The intern must be reliable, discreet, detail-oriented and have excellent communication, analytic and organizational skills.

Internships are available in the following areas:

 

The intern�s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  

�Assist with the research and development of policy;

�Design and execution of project to discuss at the end of the scholar's program;

�Maintain up-to-date graphic style guide, and in-house photo gallery; and

�Monitor current policy and state news.

  

TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will require minimal supervision, be an exceptional team player and possess the following:

�Seeking a bachelor�s or master�s degree in related discipline (e.g., political science, public policy, government, communications, etc.);

�Expertise and strong interest in research and analytical skills.

�High level of proficiency in MS Office/Prezi applications;

�Excellent oral and written communications skills;

�A strong creative and critical thinker who can work both independently and collaboratively;

�Strong attention to detail;

�Capability to multitask and work independently in a dynamic, changing work environment, setting priorities effectively;

�Excellent interpersonal skills, including a positive, team-oriented attitude and the ability to communicate well with a variety of constituencies;

�Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a positive approach to change and fluidity; and

�Ability to work on a bipartisan basis to support NGA�s mission and goals.

  

PHYSICAL/SENSORY DEMANDS

�Fast-paced working environment, extensive computer and database usage.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

NGA is committed to providing a productive and safe environment. To achieve that goal, we conduct background and reference check investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment.

Equal Opportunity Employment M/D/F/V

To view a list of current NGA internship opportunities, please click the link below:

https://www.nga.org/cms/scholars

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please email your resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

Email Your Resume

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Saint Louis, MO).

Interview

Phone screening: The conversation lasted about 20 minutes. The interviewer was blunt, very straightforward, and had little-to-no personality. I wasn't sure what to expect, but appreciated the brevity of the conversation. The interviewer seemed to appreciate the succinctness of my responses.

Interview Questions

  • Phone screening: Expect to be asked about current world events, remote sensing, problem solving, the future of the GIS industry, and national security priorities.

    1 on 1 or panel interview: Expect to be asked your motivation for applying, your five-year career goals, what is your favorite book and why, basic problem solving scenarios (be sure to think aloud), and more questions about how GIS can help solve global security problems.   Answer Question

Negotiation

If you have a graduate degree in a sought after field, negotiate to enter employment as a Pay Band 3.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 2015-05-28 10:26 PDT

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