Friday, May 5, 2017

Paid Summer Government Relations Internship

Do you love going to the movies and also have an interest in policymaking? Then come work for us! The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the nation’s largest trade body representing the movie theater industry. Our members own and operate movie theaters in all 50 states and range from large national chains to mid-sized regional companies to small businesses. Representing our members on government policy at all levels is one of our principal functions.

NATO seeks a full-time paid GR intern to assist with federal, state, and local government policy work. While NATO is a national trade association, this intern will assist in NATO’s emerging role with our affiliated state and regional associations. This is a summer internship (with a possibility of extending the internship through the fall at reduced hours). This is an excellent opportunity to learn the ins and outs of how trade associations operate and gain experience in crafting and executing policy strategy.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• General administrative duties

• Assist with research projects
• Assist with tracking and reporting on legislative developments
• Assist Director of Government Relations with managing committee communications
• Coordinate meeting requests with Capitol Hill staff
• Accompany Director of Government Relations on Capitol Hill meetings

Start date is flexible, but end of May/beginning of June is preferred. The GR internship hours are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at $15 an hour (with a one-hour unpaid lunch break). The GR intern position will be located at NATO headquarters office, near Dupont Circle at 1705 N Street, NW, Washington, DC.
The right candidate will have:

• A college degree or be in the midst of obtaining one
• A strong interest in government policy work; all majors welcome to apply

• A strong attention to detail and a willingness to learn
• Excellent writing skills

• A positive attitude that no job is too big or too small

Applications accepted until May 31, 2017.

To apply, students can log in to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 157951