Over thirty years of experience in public policy, media development and grassroots mobilization has uniquely positioned Nebraska Family Alliance to train students for careers of influence.


Focus areas:

Graphic Design

Policy Research and Analysis

Grassroots Advocacy

Social Media


Journalism and Writing

Video Editing and Production

What Past Torchbearer Interns are Saying:

“NFA’s Torchbearer Internship provided me with the opportunity to be a part of the political process in Nebraska by conducting policy research, interacting with State leaders, and strategizing how NFA could best influence policy for good. They fully integrated my work with that of the entire organization- I did not spend time filing paper, but instead was involved with meaningful projects.

The Torchbearer Internship was a worthwhile step in my professional and educational journey, not only surpassing the requirements I had for receiving school credit, but equipping me with valuable workplace experience and skills. I am grateful for the blessing of working with this team to influence policy and people here in Nebraska.”

Since 2018, Benjamin has worked at UNL Ratio Christi as the Chapter Director.

Benjamin Blowers

Policy Research and Analysis, 2016 UNL Graduate

“My internship at NFA was uniquely tailored so that I worked in areas that aligned with my strengths and passions.

From helping equip the next generation of leaders at the City on a Hill camp to researching fetal development stages for public policy, God has used me to make a difference this summer. I would highly recommend NFA’s Torchbearer Internship Program to any conservative young person in the state wishing to make a positive impact on today’s increasingly secular world.”

In June of 2019, Marilyn joined Nebraska Family Alliance as the team’s Communications Specialist.

Marilyn Synek

Graphic Design and Marketing Intern, 2018 UNK Graduate

“My time at NFA as a Torchbearer Intern was both an uplifting and a clarifying experience for me. Uplifting because I had the opportunity to work on important issues related to family, life, and faith while interacting with the amazing NFA team. It was an honor to work with such a talented group of people seeking to honor the Lord Jesus Christ by passionately demonstrating truth. Clarifying because it solidified my desire to pursue a legal education in order to continue fighting for the rule of law and Christian values in our state. I am looking forward to carrying the torch forward into the legal sphere.”

Jacob graduated top of his class from Pepperdine Law School in May of 2020 and headed to a clerk for a district judge

Jacob Bliss

Policy Research and Analysis, 2017 UNO Graduate

“The Torchbearer Internship is a great opportunity for students in any career path to get real-world experience while making a difference in their community and learning about our government. As a Journalism and Mass Communications student, I had the chance to write articles, do research on current issues, try my hand at social media management and even help out with designing brochures, mailers and other electronic media. The NFA team really cared about my personal development – no fetching coffee at this internship! The team took the time to get to know me as a person, and gave me the opportunity to develop the communication skills I needed while learning about current political issues and our legislature.”

Melanie is currently the program manager of the Innovation Program at TD Ameritrade 

Melanie Thomas

Communication and Media Relations Intern, 2014 Kansas State University Graduate

Frequently Asked Questions:


Our internships are unpaid, however, Nebraska Family Alliance does assist interns in fundraising a stipend if they desire or have a financial need.


Nebraska Family Alliance is generally able to accommodate requirements for college credit. To find out for sure, contact us with the details concerning your specific requirements.


We require all our interns to dedicate a minimum of 10 hours per week to the internship.


This internship gives you hands-on experience in the nonprofit arena. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with policy advocacy and develop your leadership and professional skills.

If you have any questions about our internship program please don’t hesitate to contact us.