Marketing & Communications Internship

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is seeking an intern for our Marketing and Media Relations departments. NCIA’s mission is to promote the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and work for a favorable social, economic, and legal environment for the industry in the United States. NCIA is the nation’s oldest and largest trade association representing the industry. The intern will primarily work with the marketing team. 

NCIA believes in treating all people with respect and dignity. We strive to create and foster a supportive and understanding environment in which all individuals realize their maximum potential within the organization, regardless of their differences. We believe that the wide array of perspectives that results from workplace diversity promotes innovation and long-term organizational success. We expect interns to uphold NCIA’s core values which include being accountable, ready for change, invested, team-oriented and responsive. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft email copy
  • Assist with copy editing 
  • Assist with sponsorship fulfillment reporting for digital campaigns 
  • Quick graphic design requests
  • Make routine updates to website content 
  • Occasional scheduling assistance 
  • Obtain and update journalist contact information 
  • Occasional research – media history, government websites/reports, scientific databases

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • A strong work ethic, desire to learn, and intellectual curiosity in the cannabis industry
  • Ability to write, communicate, and manage multiple tasks at one time
  • Positive and upbeat attitude
  • A general understanding about current federal and state cannabis legislation
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

As a part-time internship, this position will be expected to perform 8-10 hours of work per week on average. NCIA pays interns the hourly minimum wage. 

How to Apply:

Follow all of the instructions below to email a one-page cover letter and resume to the attention of Amy Rose, NCIA Operations Manager, at

Please include the title, “INTERN APPLICANT – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of your email.

In your cover letter, please specify your stance on marijuana law and the industry’s role in reform, and why you think you would be an excellent fit for the internship. Feel free to include any other information you deem relevant, as long as your cover letter is limited to one page.

Your cover letter and resume must be sent as one single PDF document that includes your first initial and last name in the file name. 

NCIA is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. BIPOC applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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