National Association for Gun Rights

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The National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) actively works to build the next generation of top level political professionals in political lobbying, non-profit fundraising/marketing, donor relations and mail production.

Interns in our Loveland, Colorado office will have the opportunity to experience all avenues of the political process that will allow you to build your portfolio as well as gain hands-on experience in the political atmosphere. Interns receive personal mentoring from their supervisors and complete high priority projects in our major departments.


Click Here to Apply! Be sure to upload your resume, cover letter, and 2-3 paragraph essay describing your personal beliefs on the 3 most important political figures in our Nation’s history


Zach Lautenschlager
Vice President

Brenden Boudreau
Senior Political Director

Brian Falls
Director of Information Technology

Chris Stone
Director of Political Operations

Elisa Murphy
Director of Political Communications

David Shinsato
Director of Marketing

With over 4 million members and supporters nationwide, the National Association for Gun Rights is dedicated to building and equipping an army in defense of the right to keep and bear arms.

The NAGR First Freedom Internship Program plays a key role in this effort, focusing on recruiting, training and equipping leaders of the next generation. Graduates of the program receive individual attention from some of the best grassroots political operatives in the battle to preserve liberty and freedom.

During the brutal winter of 1777-1778, George Washington chose Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, as the Continental Army's encampment.

The Army had been poorly trained and equipped through every engagement, and it entered winter bivouac broken, starving, and facing mass desertion.

Help came in the form of renowned Prussian military officer Friedrich von Steuben, who drilled the Continental Army into shape and equipped them with the knowledge and discipline they needed. It was a major turning point for the American cause.

In much the same way, our nation again faces grave threats to liberty and freedom. Winning this battle requires the necessary skills, training and mindset.

The National Association for Gun Rights’ First Freedom Internship Program provides the tools and mindset you need to fight back against those bent on stripping Americans of their God-given rights.

Schedule

To receive a completed mark in NAGR's internship, you must complete a 9-week program that gives you experience in the following major fields of our company.

Interns receive personal mentoring from their instructors and complete high priority projects in the following areas:

Political Lobbying

You will spend 4 weeks working with our Political Lobbying teams, where you will gain experience and build a portfolio in the following areas:

• Monitoring and researching current and relevant emerging policy issues

• Developing, crafting, and overseeing messaging to mobilize grassroots supporters on the gun rights issue

• Drafting copy for various mediums for internal and external application

• Compiling legislative voting records

• Studying and comprehending legislative rules and the legislative process in multiple states

Fundraising and Marketing

You will spend 4 weeks working with our Fundraising and Marketing teams, where you will gain experience and build a portfolio in the following areas:

• Writing fundraising Copy

• Create and design art for important fundraising programs

• Managing direct response programs

• Print shop bidding, build mail production

• Large scale email management and sending

• Social Media

• Fundamentals in data management

• Basic HTML coding and web design

• Digital advertising purchases

Donor Relations

You will spend 5 days working with the donor relations department, where you will gain experience and build a portfolio in the following areas:

• Quickly and efficiently processing donations and memberships.

• Email Reply Monitoring: Maintaining positive relationships with NAGR members and supporters

• Petitions: Quickly sorting through petitions to make ready to send to Representatives and Senators

• Scheduling meetings with selected donors

Mail Production

You will spend 3 days working with our mail production team, where you will gain experience and build a portfolio in the following areas:

• Printing mail pieces on appropriate equipment

• Coordinating the assembly and delivery of mail pieces

• Maintaining records of completed mail projects

• Communicating progress to project managers and meeting deadlines

• Developing relationships with technicians, suppliers, and the local US Post Offices

• Proofreading all mail pieces before production begins

• Maintaining operational equipment and coordinating repair efforts with outside service technicians

Click on the link below to be taken to our application page. You will be asked to submit a resume, cover letter and a short writing sample on the topic we assign. Applicants should expect to participate in a phone interview before final decisions is made. Applicants will receive a response regarding acceptance status within four weeks of the application deadline. Any questions should be directed to internships@nationalgunrights.org.


Click here to upload resume, cover letter, and 2-3 paragraph essay describing your personal beliefs on the 3 most important political figures in our Nation’s history.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age limit?

The National Association for Gun Rights First Freedom Internship Program is open to applicants aged 18-25 by the first day of session. Applicants under 18 may still apply, but will not be accepted unless they turn 18 before the start date of the session.

Where are you located?

The National Association for Gun Rights is headquartered in Loveland, CO. We also have an office in Washington, DC. Interns will be working out of our headquarters in Colorado.

What does a typical day at NAGR look like?

A typical work day runs 8:30 to 5:00. Interns will keep typical work hours but will be presented with opportunities to attend events and trainings outside of the typical work hours.

Is there a dress code?

Interns should plan to dress in business casual attire during office hours. Special events may require a more formal dress code which will be communicated by your supervisor in advance.

What do I need to bring with me?

NAGR will provide a list of any needed materials with the acceptance package. NAGR will supply all office materials and a laptop for use.