Become a Member
Since 1935, the National School Public Relations Association has been providing school communication training, products and services to school leaders throughout the United States, Canada and the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools worldwide. NSPRA’s mission is to develop professionals to communicate strategically, build trust and foster positive relationships in support of their school communities. That mission is accomplished by developing and providing a variety of diverse products, services and professional development activities to association members as well as to other education leaders interested in improving their communication efforts.
For those college students looking to pursue a career in communications or a related field, NSPRA also offers summer, one-semester and/or full-year internship opportunities.
Summer, one-semester and/or full-year internship opportunities are available to qualified candidates who are students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program of study, with preference for specialization in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or English.
The intern is expected to commit to delivering at least 10-12 internship hours each week. Typical tasks for the successful intern applicant may include the following:
This unpaid position is typically based out of NSPRA headquarters, which is located at 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855. It includes a modest travel stipend for local interns to cover the cost of gas or metro cards. The office is within walking distance of the Shady Grove Metro Station.
Some teleworking is possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, so candidates interested in a virtual internship are invited to apply as well.
Candidates for this internship must meet the following requirements:
Please email your cover letter, resume and availability (e.g., months of the year, hours per week) to NSPRA Associate Director Mellissa Braham at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “NSPRA Internship Opportunity.”