Interested in Interning at NCPTA?

NCPTA is looking for an intern!

Safe Routes to School Advocacy Intern

The North Carolina Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA) is the state’s oldest and largest volunteer organization advocating for the education, health, safety and success of all children and youth while building strong families and communities. PTAs across North Carolina impact more than 685,000 children and their families.

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Advocacy Intern will be responsible for membership engagement, capacity and partner building, developing educational materials, and coordinating and assisting with advocacy trainings to support NCPTA’s Safe Routes to School advocacy objectives. The SRTS Advocacy Intern will work with the Director of Family Engagement and report directly to the Executive Director.

This is a part-time, grant-funded, paid internship from date of hire through September 30, 2019. As this is designed as an internship, NCPTA will work with student to obtain credit if desired and eligible and to accommodate class schedule.


  • Work with the Director of Family Engagement, Executive Director, and other stakeholders to develop and implement campaign to secure state appropriations for SRTS programming and infrastructure including:
    • Liaising with state officials
    • Creating and updating informational materials for various audiences
  • Develop a coalition of stakeholders to advocate for state appropriations for SRTS programming and infrastructure and coordinate stakeholder meetings including:
    • Assessing current coalitions and workgroups to evaluate opportunities for collaboration and synergy
    • Assessing current stakeholders and partners to identify opportunities to engage diverse voices
    • Engaging members in advocacy
  • Organize advocacy and training events
  • Plan and develop communications with members, elected leaders, coalition members, and the general public about SRTS including:
    • Creating a social media messages and talking points
    • Creating and distributing local messages and calls to action
    • Creating member communications
  • Provide bi-weekly reports to funding organization

Qualifications and skills:

  • A graduate student or recent graduate in health policy, policy administration, transportation, planning, or a related field with applicable work or volunteer experience
  • Working knowledge of the political and legislative environment of North Carolina and the federal and state policies impacting SRTS and bike and pedestrian modes of transportation preferred
  • A knowledge of and commitment to NCPTA’s non-partisan advocacy work and the history of PTA advocacy
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passion for NCPTA’s mission and vision
  • Spanish bilingual preferred

Those looking to gain valuable advocacy experience with an established nonprofit organization are encouraged to submit a brief cover letter and resume to by October 26. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until position is filled.