Thursday, October 27, 2016

Paid Spring Government Relations Internship

Launch your career with an industry leader! SmithBucklin's Government Relations intern will assist with researching and monitoring legislative and regulatory developments. You will have the ability to shadow committee calls that focus on developing association advocacy programs in healthcare, small business, and manufacturing sectors.
The intern will have opportunities to attend meetings on Capitol Hill with association members. We'll get you ready to conquer the job market. In addition to hands-on learning through client work, by attending presentations, group discussions, workshops and networking events our interns will learn about association management career opportunities while finessing the relationship building, collaboration, teamwork and presentation skills required to thrive in today's work force.

Internship Program Components:
• 18 total paid hours of work per week, 16 hours of on-the-job training and 2 hours of educational and professional development
• Paid half-day orientation on Friday, January 13, 2017
• Program begins January 16, 2017, and concludes April 28, 2017
• Comprehensive performance evaluation at the end of the program
• Competitive hourly pay

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Research, analyze, and summarize legislative and regulatory policy issues impacting client associations
• Assist with grassroots activities and updating congressional contact databases
• Contribute to and post regulatory updates to client blogs, newsletters, and websites
• Schedule congressional or agency meetings

Qualifications:
• Enrolled seniors or candidates that have obtained a degree within the past 12 months
• Must be a U.S. citizen and resident of the D.C. metro area
• Exposure to public policy and regulatory affairs
• Demonstrated interest in legislative, public policy, and regulatory matters
• Proficiency with Microsoft office suite
• Strong interpersonal skills and focus on customer service
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Proficient in time management and organizational skills

To view the full post and to apply, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 148032