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Over the summer, I completed a remote internship at a nonprofit organization called the National Academy Foundation, also known as NAF. NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future-ready. More specifically, I was a policy and advocacy intern and also serve as the NAF Alumni Policy Ambassador. Some of my responsibilities included policy research on NAF states, community and school district research, lobbying research, legislator research, attending webinars and meetings. Some of the webinars that I participated in included “Are Earmarks Making A Comeback?”, “Talent forward and workforce”, “Federal Funds are flowing”, and “Virtual Hill Days: What Works, What Doesn’t, and What’s Next?”. The mission of NAF is to solve some of the biggest challenges facing education and the economy by bringing education, business, and community leaders together to transform the high school experience.


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