The NAD Internship Program is designed for college students, law students, and recent graduates interested in gaining valuable experience in a creative, fast-paced nonprofit organization. The interns bring a diverse set of experiences, skills, and most importantly, a willingness to learn and to contribute to our mission and goals.
Additionally, we accept applicants for the Nancy J. Bloch Leadership and Advocacy Scholarship every summer; the application process begins in the Winter and recipients will be notified in the Spring.
Otherwise, we welcome all interested people to complete their internship requirements with the NAD! Fill out your interest below.
COMMUNICATIONS — Open to applicants who are interested in internal and external communications. We’d love interns who have experience with (and not limited to): copywriting, graphic design, editing video (including adding open captions), familiar with transcripts/descriptions/accessibility/captioning, and social media platforms (planning/creating campaigns, scheduling posts, sharing events/posts, creating events, etc). Apps and programs to be familiar with: canva, Adobe Premiere, wordpress, mailchimp, slack, YouTube caption creator, google Drive, and Marco Polo. The communications intern will work closely with the Content Coordinator and the Director of Communications.
EDUCATION POLICY — Open to applicants who are currently in or have completed undergraduate or graduate studies focusing on one of those areas or related areas: Communication Studies, Deaf Studies, Education, Government/Policy, Linguistics, or Psychology. Knowledge and fluent use of ASL is preferred. Education Policy interns will work closely with the Education Policy Counsel to complete relevant/timely projects (e.g. data collection, resources development, legislation research, policy push/analysis, or event coordination), and to assist with logistics for the National Deaf Education Conference and NAD Education Advocate trainings.
LEGAL — Open to applicants who are planning to apply or currently applying to or enrolled in law school. Legal interns work closely with the NAD Law and Advocacy Center’s litigation team and have the opportunity to assist the attorneys in all aspects of federal litigation, including initial client interviews, client counseling, drafting research memos, drafting pleadings and briefs, negotiation, discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeal.
STATE LEGISLATIVE POLICY — Open to applicants who are currently in or have completed an undergraduate course of study related to public policy, government, political science, communications, social work policy, pre-law, or similar majors. State legislative interns work closely with the NAD Legislative Affairs Coordinator to conduct research and analysis on policy issues and state bills and resources affecting people who are deaf and hard of hearing, including but not limited to interpreting, education, senior citizens and accessibility.
FEDERAL PUBLIC POLICY — Open to applicants who are currently in or have completed an undergraduate course of study related to public policy, government, political science, pre-law, or similar majors. Policy interns work closely with the NAD Law and Advocacy Center’s Policy Counsel to conduct research and analysis on policy issues affecting people who are deaf and hard of hearing, including but not limited to transportation, telecommunications, video programming, emergency communications, voting rights, and employment.
YOUTH — Open to applicants who are currently in or have completed undergraduate studies. Communications, social work, event planning, or relevant majors are preferred. Youth Program interns will work closely with the Director of Youth Programs by assisting with program logistics for the Jr. NAD, Youth Leadership Camp, Youth Ambassador Program, and College Bowl programs and other related activities.