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Government Affairs Intern


Job Purpose

Support the Government Affairs Office in Washington, DC in activities including research, public policy projects and communications.

Length of Service (Hybrid) January - April/May 2024

Varied – 3-5 days weekly – maximum 40 hours per week. Pay rate $17.00 per hour.

Job Functions

May include, but not limited to:

- Research current events and work on various projects as necessary to assist with deadline driven assignments

- Assist staff with legislative, regulatory and consumer group issues, attend legislative hearings, provide hearing coverage with follow-up report writing

- Provide Internet searches and other research on organizations, issues, trends, case studies, federal legislative and political agendas, public policy issues and regional events

- Front desk coverage, greet guests, answer phones, respond to customer inquiries, retrieve, and open mail, assist with reports, prepare word documents and spreadsheets, filing, faxing, photocopying, backup office coverage, assist in accounting related matters

Qualifications/Skill Sets


- Professional demeanor / superior business etiquette

- Communication skills – must have excellent written and oral skills (will have interaction with business leaders and other professionals)

- Research skills – including use of Internet

- Solid organizational skills

- Good time management

- Ability to multi-task

- Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint (required); Outlook (desired)

Optional skills:

- Political and / or public policy knowledge experience

- Previous office / corporate experience

- Editing

- Phone experience / member relations

Educational Requirements

- Must be a current student in good standing

- Concentrations of study may include political science, social science, business, communications, or a related study

- Minimum GPA 3.0/4.0

American Express will use a third party to screen all applicants. The third-party supplier will also conduct a background screening and drug test on the final candidate.

Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial copy of transcript and provide start/end dates and available workdays and hours. Email MSP Temporary Labor: (Applications not accepted through Handshake site.)