Intern with NARP

NARP offers unpaid internships year round that can be adjusted to fit your work and/or school schedule. As well NARP can assist in arranging academic credit for your internship.

Interns will have the chance to work closely with all departments during their time with NARP,
while gaining valuable experience working on Capitol Hill.There will be opportunities to work on program management,
events planning, fundraising/development and grant-writing, donor outreach and fulfillment, office administration, policy research, and attend Congressional and transportation related hearings and events.


Positions available

Policy intern
Interns will research and stay informed on current rail transit issues and reports, attend Congressional briefings and hearings, and assist in creating policy briefings. Ideal candidates have a strong passion for transportation issues and policy; excellent writing, researching, editing, and analytical skills; and the capability of handling multiple tasks successfully in a fast-paced professional environment.


Communications intern
Interns will research and write 2-3 blog posts per week (>350 words) for use on the NARP website and social media sites. Interns will draft and edit press releases, media advisories, and monitor and produce bi-weekly media reports.
Interns will also assist in creating policy briefings.

Development Intern
Interns will work with closely with the Resource Development Coordinator to increase membership, create communication materials, research and increase major donor membership, and assist in event planning. Other duties include media monitoring, in addition to researching the latest reports and studies on transportation related happenings. Development Interns will also have the chance to attend policy briefings, congressional hearings, and transportation related events.

This internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students studying journalism, communications, political science, public policy, or related fields. Applicants should have a strong academic record, excellent writing and analytical skills, and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to public interest and passenger train advocacy.

All interested candidates should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a cover letter, resume, 2 page writing sample, along with 3 references.


Hours of internship: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Attire: Business Casual and Professional
Commuter Information: NARP is conveniently located on Capitol Hill, three blocks from the Union Station Metro stop on the Red Line.