Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Congressional Relations Internship with German Marshall Fund

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grant-making institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

The Congressional Relations Program seeks an energetic, detail-oriented, creative individual to assist with all aspects of the program. The program’s mission is to build strong relations between Congress and GMF. The team conducts a variety of activities and outreach to Capitol Hill in order to provide useful information, showcase GMF’s intellectual capacity, forge connections between American and European policymakers, and strengthen the organization’s reputation on the Hill. Activities include staffer-level briefings, one-on-one meetings, staffer study tours, member-level briefings, and organizing official congressional delegations for participation in GMF conferences.

GMF internships are unpaid.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Drafting correspondence;
  • Maintaining databases;
  • Writing summaries of the program’s events to post on the GMF website;
  • Attending Congressional hearings;
  • Producing a weekly newsletter on the events occurring in the House and Senate;
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of our signature event, the Congress-Bundestag Forum; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred starting date: May 19, 2015
Preferred length of internship: 3 – 6 months depending availability of the individual


  • Qualified candidates will be undergraduate students or recent graduates with strong interpersonal skills and proven writing ability.
  • Interest in the mission and priorities of The German Marshall Fund is essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills combined with the ability to work well under deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of small team.
  • Able to commit at least 30+ hours per week.