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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is seeking an intern to undertake projects that will help them learn about the electrical industry and medical imaging industry and how NEMA operates as an industry trade association to promote the interests of the industries we represent. 

NEMA represents the manufacturers of electroindustry. Through the collective impact of our 325 member companies and 68 NEMA staff, we are leading a renaissance of ever-more electrified future—one defined by network-enabled devices and connectivity, high-performance transportation and building systems, more resilient electrical grids, advanced manufacturing automation, and nanogrid technologies. NEMA is committed to expanding market opportunities and removing business barriers by developing industry standards, advocating on behalf of the industry at the federal and state level, and delivering world-class market intelligence.  NEMA serves its members by living our core values in every aspect of our work: respect, integrity, teamwork, and leadership.

Position Description and Responsibilities

NEMA offers 3 separate summer internships in one of the following areas: public policy, electrification and emerging technologies, communications, marketing, finance, and information technology. Under the direction and guidance of Vice Presidents with responsibility for government relations, communications, technical standards, business intelligence, legal, finance and information technology, this hands-on internship will provide meaningful training and education opportunities across diverse topics and job functions.  The intern will learn from industry and subject matter leaders by engaging in meetings, strategizing with NEMA leaders and staff, and preparing research and analysis.  Topics of engagement may include electric vehicles and other electric transportation, microgrids, digitalization, electrification, supply chain challenges, infrastructure implementation, the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables, energy storage, and smart grids. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a college student or a recent graduate to gain experience working to promote the adoption of emerging electrical technologies. Approximately 20 hours a week of valuable experience will be offered over the summer period during a 90-day period. NEMA offers a hybrid schedule (working a minimum of two days per week in the office) located in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia.

Candidate Requirements and Qualities: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to self-learning to advance personal professional goals
  • Eager to take on new challenges and willingness to jump in where needed 
  • Excellent Communication skills and analytical skills
  • Evidence of enrollment in a program of studies at an accredited college or university in the United States, or newly graduated (in 2024) from an accredited college/university

Intern Pay Range: 

  • Monthly stipend $1,000


Interested candidates should apply at NEMA CAREERS

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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and

medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems serving major markets including the Built Environment, the Grid, Industrial, Core Electrical and Mobility. NEMA’s combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $106 billion in shipments and $36 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, NEMA’s mission is to accelerate and create an environment in which the all-electric economy will thrive. NEMA employs approximately 75, to grow to 85 over the next year and an annual operating budget of approximately $24 million, expected to grow to $34 million over the same timeframe. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association engages in advocacy on public policy issues important to those industries, develops performance and other Standards in the electrical and medical imaging industries, and provides economic reports and analytical products to assist Member companies with business decisions. NEMA is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization.

The Director of Regulatory and Industry Affairs, Built Environment leads NEMA’s regulatory agency engagement and issue management relative to NEMA members with products and integrated technologies for the built environment, including energy efficient, electric, and connected building products, lighting, and medical imaging. The Director engages with agency officials at the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other relevant federal and state agencies on rulemakings and other programs of interest to NEMA members. The Director leads teams of members to develop positions and strategies that advance member interests. The Director also works with NEMA members to develop strategies to advance NEMA members interests in the built environment space, by bringing to bear other NEMA competencies such as federal and state legislative affairs, internal and external communications, standards development and market insights.

The position reports to the Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Legal Affairs. NEMA delivers values to members using a matrixed, multi-faceted model, supported and facilitated by the Director.

The position is located in Arlington, Virginia, allows for a hybrid work schedule, and may include up to 30 percent time on travel, including both domestic and international.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Oversees NEMA’s engagement with regulatory agencies of jurisdiction in built environment space, including DOE, EPA, and relevant state agencies, among others. Maintains constructive working relationships with senior officials within relevant agencies. Oversees member committees and teams on relevant regulatory engagements
  2. Leadership of matrix staff team with NEMA Technical and Public Affairs Departments to develop strategy and advance NEMA’s policy positions and desired regulatory outcomes, leveraging full scope of NEMA’s capabilities and demonstrating value to members.
  3. Serve as subject matter expert on building systems and products for internal and external audiences. Build NEMA reputation, capabilities, services, and value for NEMA members with building systems applications.
  4. Acts as membership growth catalyst. Coordinates with the NEMA Membership Department to provide excellent customer service to retain existing members, while seeking opportunities for to grow NEMA’s membership and the industry’s profile in the built environment space.
  5. Regulatory agency engagement on programs and rulemaking. Develops constructive, respectful and effective relationships with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, both domestic and international, to deliver value-add strategies.
  6. Serves as subject matter expert on sector issues and priorities based on depth and breadth of experience.  Communicator and evangelist of NEMA value to constituents. Trusted NEMA spokesperson with an ability to provide press interviews, thought leadership pieces, present at conferences and events, and serve on external committees to advance NEMA objectives. Cultivates relationships with coalition partners, regulators, NGO’s, key allies, member companies.

Competencies and Attributes

  • Excellent market and industry knowledge
  • Exemplary communications and relationship management skills
  • Issue and member leadership track record
  • Ability to thrive in a matrix environment, while modeling NEMA's core values: respect, integrity, teamwork, leadership
  • Persuasive written and oral skills
  • Executive presence
  • Diplomacy and effective conflict management capabilities
  • Creativity and learning mindset
  • Deep knowledge of existing and emerging built environment technologies/systems desired
  • Past experience analyzing, influencing, implementing, or adapting regulatory issues affecting built environment technologies preferred

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required; advanced technical or business degree a plus
  • Ten or more years full-time experience in related field(s)

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should apply directly to NEMA at:   NEMA_CAREERS


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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division develops standards, crafts and executes technical and regulatory advocacy campaigns, and generates decision-grade business intelligence and analytics.

The Senior Program Manager, Medical Imaging, leads MITA standards committees and associated regulatory and technical activities. The incumbent will proactively identify challenges and opportunities arising domestically and internationally, suggesting innovative and actionable solutions. The Senior Program Manager works to categorize relevant domestic and international governmental regulations as well as map other trade associations’ and standards development organizations’ technical work. The incumbent will also lead development and maintenance of NEMA medical imaging standards and technical documents and assist in the administration of DICOM protocols. This position develops and manages associated budgets to include projections, invoice processing, and required record keeping.

The position reports to the Vice President, Standards and Technical Services.

The position is based in Arlington, Virginia. Domestic/international travel up to 30% of time.

Key Responsibilities

I.  Global Affairs

  • Serve as U.S. Secretariat of DITTA (the global industry voice for diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, healthcare ICT, electromedical and radiopharmaceuticals) and provide management and logistics to achieve Member-defined goals
  • Lead several DITTA Work Groups associated with the International Medical Device Regulatory Forum (IMDRF)
  • Lead the Global Affairs Committee to include crafting annual goals and outcomes

II.  Standards Development

  • Lead the MITA Standards Committee (MSC) and associated task forces to include crafting annual goals and outcome-driven work plans
  • Surveil and monitor the national and international standards environment; develop plans and achieve Members company-defined results via unique Standards or other value-added technical intellectual property
  • Direct creation, review, revision, and withdrawal of NEMA/MITA Standards and technical documents
  • Participate in other organizations’ standards development activities when appropriate; maintain strong relationships with external organizations
  • Support DICOM General Secretary in administration of DICOM protocols, including database maintenance, website maintenance, meeting management, and ballot management
  • Serve as Secretary to medical imaging Technical Advisory Groups that serve as mirror committees to International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committees and Subcommittees. Develop and implement national adoption strategy.
  • Represent NEMA and assigned industry sector(s) by writing papers and presenting at national and international settings and/or by serving on various outside committees
  • Plan logistics and manage meetings in accordance with NEMA procedures 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required; studies emphasizing healthcare and/or engineering preferred
  • Knowledge of medical imaging technologies and global healthcare regulatory environment are important
  • Work experience and proven results in standards developing organizations, trade associations, for-profit companies, and/or government service preferred
  • Ability to quickly grasp the essentials of underlying medical science and engineering as well as standards and regulatory development
  • Strong time management and budget planning/execution skills with ability to execute multiple projects against demanding timelines is essential
  • Clear and persuasive writer, speaker with ability to represent MITA with professional presence, including on technical matters
  • Keenness to demonstrate leadership and team-building expertise in results-oriented environment
  • Carry out responsibilities in a manner that models NEMA’s core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, and leadership
  • Eager to shoulder more demanding roles and grow professional skills rapidly
  • Knowledge of (or ability to quickly acquire) digital work environment expertise as relevant to MITA and MITA member processes
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.  Interested individuals may apply at NEMA_CAREERS

Veterans are encouraged to apply.  EOE/M/F/V/D.
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