Government & Community Engagement Internship

Our Mission

Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning and health of children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.

What We Do

Parents as Teachers National Center is a nonprofit with a focus on the earliest years of life. We help other nonprofits implement evidence-based programs that improve the learning and health outcomes of children and families. While our business mainly revolves around the training, support and replication of our home visiting program nationally, we also have a small public policy team to help maintain and influence public decisions that keep our affiliates sustainable.

Advocacy and Public Policy Internship/Practicum

Our advocacy interns and practicum students are considered an important public policy team member at Parents as Teachers National Center. Interns/practicums typically work for one semester but can work more than one. Specific duties will depend on the needs of the department at that time. As an advocacy intern/practicum you may:

  • help monitor federal and state legislation
  • help write or design advocacy materials
  • assist with legislator engagement or advocacy campaign activities
  • shadow advocacy team members on internal and external meetings and presentations

Education and/or Experience:

Senior, grad student or recent college graduate

Computer Skills:

  • Above average computer skills and ability to learn specialized software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of applications

Language Skills:

  • Above average ability to gather data
  • Highly organized with attention to detail


Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

**Please note that this internship will evolve as Parents as Teachers National Center opportunities evolve. This intern experience description is not intended to limit the experience to items listed on this page. As the student identifies areas that he/she would like to grow in, we will make every effort to ensure that they gather the desired experience(s) necessary to be successful in their careers.


Interested candidates should download the Internship & Practicum Interest Form. Send completed Interest Form and Resume/Curriculum Vitae to jobs@parentsasteachers.org.