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If you love rural living and working nationally for rural Americans, join our team. We celebrate our rural culture while working on national issues that impact all rural citizens. Our jobs and internships are posted on a rolling basis, so check back often! You can see the Principles that Guide How We Work Together here.


We have no openings at the moment, but look below. Two new internships just opened up! 


We currently have 2 internship opportunities available!

Development & Operations Associate

Do you love working with people and helping them connect to a passionate and successful organization? Do you excel at working with a team to better manage a complicated organization? We are looking for a development & operations associate intern! This individual will help develop a major capital campaign, monitor annual giving goals and results, manage some projects, and reach out to constituents and donors to tell their stories.

This position will work in the Lyons office and report to the Director of Development, Engagement, & Operations. This internship can be structured around the selected individual's work schedule, and can be up to 40 hours per week for a temporary basis. 

Qualified candidates must be great communicators and writers, possess a strong attention to detail and follow through, and a desire to facilitate charitable giving through written and oral communication. Must have completed two years of undergraduate work. May graduates are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send resume and three professional references to

Accounting & Finance Assistant

Are you a numbers person with heart? Do you want to use your superior analytical and financial skills to do good for Rural America? We are also looking for an Accounting & Finance intern! Work will be for a complex operation with business locations in no less than five different states, and operating no less than five distinctly different programs.

The internship can be structured around the selected individual's school schedule, and can be up to 40 hours per week on a temporary basis. This will be a paid internship, and duties will parallel that of an entry level staff accountant position. This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer, and has the potential to lead to further employment for the right candidate. 

Duties will include: Grant Accounting, General Ledger Data Entry, Bank Reconcilements, Accounts Receivable/ Payable, Depreciation, Cost Accounting, and other duties assigned. If you know what all of these things are, this might be a fantastic job for you!

Applicants must have completed no less than two years of accounting courses aimed toward an accounting bachelors degree, with preference granted to those nearing completion of degree. May graduates are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send resume and three professional references to Tyler Vacha,

​The Center for Rural Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.