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Explore opportunities at NRF’s Washington, D.C. headquarters


Are you a student interested in exploring a career at a trade association? Contact Brandi Douglas at 202-626-8141 for information about internships at NRF’s Washington, D.C. office. 

NRF’s staff of more than 100 makes an impact in the lives of retailers, retail employees and consumers every day. Our collaborative, family-friendly culture reflects the passion and innovation of the industry we serve. A career at NRF offers opportunities for learning, travel and professional growth.

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Health Insurance

NRF offers health insurance coverage through CareFirst. Eligible employees may select from two plans. Coverage includes medical, dental, vision and prescription. Coverage is available to eligible employees and their dependents. 

Flexible Spending Benefits

NRF offers Flexible Spending Accounts, which offset out-of-pocket medical and dependent care costs by allowing eligible participants to set aside pre-tax funds to pay for medical and childcare expenses. 

Basic Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)

NRF provides group term life including accidental death and dismemberment insurance through Mutual of Omaha. Coverage is 2x an employee’s current salary up to $500,000. 

Optional Term Life and AD&D

Eligible employees can purchase additional term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance for the employee and eligible dependents. 


NRF offers short-term and long-term disability benefits. These benefits pay a percentage of your earnings in the event of a disability.

Retirement Savings Plan

NRF offers a 401(k) for eligible participants with immediate vesting. NRF will make a contribution for eligible participants. 

Commuter Program

NRF Commuter Benefits Program allows participants to pay for Qualified Transportation Expenses with pre-tax funds. Eligible participants may set aside up to the monthly maximum for transit and/or parking expenses. 

Leave Benefits

  • Vacation – Accrual rates are based on length of service, beginning with 10 days annually increasing to a maximum of 30 days.
  • Personal – Three days provided per anniversary period
  • Sick – 10 days per anniversary period
  • NRF Holidays – 10 days per anniversary period

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

NRF offers the EAP program to all eligible employees through COPE, Inc. This program offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related issues.

NRF is an equal opportunity employer

The National Retail Federation is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. NRF will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or of other protected classes. NRF will make a reasonable accommodation to applicants who require such in order to apply for any position.  

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