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About National Rifle Association

The National Rifle Association was established in 1871 when Colonel William C. Church and General George Wingate—Union veterans of the Civil War—became frustrated with their troops’ inability to shoot correctly. It has now grown into a national lobbying group, dedicated to preserving and upholding the Second Amendment, which gives U.S. citizens the right to bear arms. Millions of members support NRA in its causes to promote education, safety and marksmanship training.

Several departments hire interns, including administrative services, community services, field services, financial services, legislative action, membership, purchasing, recreational shooting and security. Some tasks include clerical and administrative duties, and may require interaction with members and the public.


Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as college graduates and grad students.

National Rifle Association

Human Resources
National Rifle Association
National Rifle Association of America
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 267-1260


Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Richmond, VA