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Program Assistant

Organization Profile

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all. Appleseed takes a systemic approach to complex issues – such as children’s welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care, and poverty – and takes its work wherever it can do the most good, whether that’s at the courthouse, at the statehouse, or in the community. For more information visit

Nebraska Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer; people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Nebraska Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Position Summary

The program assistant is responsible for providing a broad range of administrative support to the organization’s program directors and policy director.


This position assumes the lead role in administrative support for the organization’s program directors and policy director, including the following:

  • Setting and scheduling meetings, and providing logistical support and materials for key meetings.
  • Providing meeting support, including note taking and creation and distribution of agendas.
  • Tracking and assisting with follow through on action items arising from programmatic and policy meetings and projects.
  • Assisting with time tracking, reimbursements and travel arrangements, including creation of travel itineraries.
  • Drafting email and other correspondence to staff members, partner organizations, legislative staff and others.
  • Ensuring contacts and documents are properly maintained and filed in the appropriate databases.
  • Serving as secondary coverage for the organization’s main phone line.
  • Serving as a member of the Administration Team, and helping with other organizational administrative tasks as necessary.


  • Someone who is looking to support a dynamic and successful nonprofit advocacy organization in achieving its mission.
  • Someone who likes a fast-paced environment and can manage and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines effectively.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Someone who is energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.
  • Strong computer skills, including use of google docs, email, and calendar, microsoft word, excel and powerpoint, and basic databases.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive nonprofit salary based on experience and benefits including health, vision, dental, 401(k), and vacation.

To Apply

Position is open until filled. Target start date is January 2017. Please send a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (letter, excerpt from a paper or report, etc), and list of three references via email to Elizabeth Hutchison at or mail to: Nebraska Appleseed Program Assistant Search, Nebraska Appleseed, 941 “O” Street, Suite 920, Lincoln, NE 68508.

If you have any questions or need additional time to submit materials, please contact Elizabeth Hutchison at 402-438-8853, ext. 122.

Get Involved With Nebraska Appleseed

There are many ways to get involved with Appleseed, and we welcome all passionate individuals who are interested in learning more about and becoming engaged in our work.

Fill out our volunteer form below or apply for an internship or clerkship and a staff member will be in touch with you about next steps towards joining us in the fight for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans.

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Internships & Clerkships

Nebraska Appleseed routinely has positions for interns and law clerks to help support our work. If you are interested in being a law clerk or intern please complete our electronic application form and attach a cover letter and resume. Apply online for Law Clerk, Intern, & Volunteer positions.

We will are currently hiring for Spring 2017 Internships.

The deadline to apply for a Spring 2017 internship is Monday, November 28th.


The Nebraska Appleseed Internship Program is a hands on way to learn about nonprofit and advocacy work in Nebraska.

Our internships are part time, unpaid positions (8-12 hours per week). Interns work within our programs to conduct research projects, assist with advocacy and public policy work, help with community outreach and education, and provide general office support.

Interns work directly under the supervision of a Nebraska Appleseed staff member in one of our four program areas (Immigrants and Communities, Economic Justice, Health Care Access, and Child Welfare).

Law Clerks

Nebraska Appleseed clerkships are full or part time positions open to current law students that provide opportunities to experience a wide variety of public interest law. Law clerks will do research, legal writing, litigation support, assist with administrative appeals and advocacy and conduct public policy research and analysis. Law clerks work directly under the supervision of Nebraska Appleseed Staff Attorneys allowing them to get one on one attention and direction.

Available Positions

Online Application for Internships & Clerkships

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