Thursday, November 14, 2019

Spring 2020 Internship with The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Position description

The Congressional Affairs Program seeks an energetic, detail-oriented, and 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 to attend GMF conferences.

GMF internships are unpaid but offer an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in a career in public policy or international affairs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the planning and logistical arrangements of congressional delegations to the Congressional delegations to the Congress-Bundestag Forum (CBF), the Transatlantic Technology Congressional Delegation (TTCD), and Brussels Forum (BF);
  • Providing logistical and on-the-ground support for various Congress-related events;
  • Producing a weekly newsletter on the events occurring in the House and Senate;
  • Assisting with scheduling, administrative, and monthly reporting duties;
  • Writing summaries of the program’s events to post on the GMF website;
  • Drafting correspondence to external contacts;
  • Maintaining databases; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Qualified candidates will be recent graduates, graduate students, or undergraduate students with strong interpersonal skills, proven writing ability, and exceptional attention to detail;
  • 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;
  • Experience with Social Media Outreach
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team;
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign an asset; and
  • Able to commit at least 30 hours per week, Monday-Friday between 9 AM to 5 PM.

Start and Length of Internship:

  • Preferred starting date: January 9, 2020
  • Preferred length of internship: 3-6 months, pending Congressional Affairs offer and depending availability of the individual
  • For best consideration, apply by November 30
Apply on the German Marshall fund HRM Direct page.