Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Summer Government and External Affairs Intern: BMW of North America

The BMW Group DC Summer Internship Program is designed to provide participants with a variety of learning experiences and opportunities to contribute to the overall success of the office and the organization. This position will give participants a behind-the-scenes look at the world of global business through the lens of U.S. Government and External Affairs.

The 12-week Summer Internship Program runs: May 23rd, 2016 to August 12th, 2016.

Goals: The Intern will contribute to advancing issues important to the BMW Group, as well as learn about the automotive industry on global and domestic levels. In addition, the Intern will gain exposure to the political process in the United States.

BMW Group DC: The internship will focus on the Government and External Affairs activities in the Washington, DC Office of the BMW Group. The office acts as an advocate for the BMW Group in Washington, DC and serves as an advisor to the company headquarters in Munich, Germany. The office regularly communicates with policymakers, the diplomatic community, industry associations, and non-governmental organizations.

Responsibilities: The Intern will be involved in a wide range of activities. 
  • Tracking company-relevant issues and legislation
  • Reporting on Capitol Hill meetings and hearings
  • Attending regulatory proceedings
  • Supporting event organization and execution
  • Conducting trade- and transportation-related research
  • Attending industry events
  • Coordinating with BMW Group associates around the world
  • Developing messaging
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Performing administrative work as needed
Qualifications: The BMW Group DC is seeking exceptional applicants for its Summer Internship Program. In particular, the successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
  • Highly motivated
  • Performance oriented
  • Highest standard of excellence
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility in a rapidly changing environment
  • Composure under pressure
  • Outgoing and engaging personality
  • Experience in a business environment
  • General knowledge of legislative and executive branches
Apply here.

Requirements: Due to the office’s regular business activities, including driving fleet vehicles, applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Minimum 21 years old.