Government Relations Internship Description
While reasoned and rigorous analysis is needed for sound public policy, this alone does not move the political process.
To impact the public dialogue and influence policy outcomes, BPC Action—the Bipartisan Policy Center’s partner organization for political advocacy—engages in aggressive advocacy and implements strategic education and outreach plans to bring Republicans and Democrats together, changing policy on the most polarizing issues.
The intern will assist staff as they tackle the many policy areas in their portfolios such as:
- Economic policy
- Congressional reform
Responsibilities include research and writing, event planning and staffing, monitoring news and congressional activity, blogging, communications activities and administrative duties as needed. The intern will be exposed to key congressional players and participate in strategic outreach. The selected intern will also support the American Congressional Exchange Program, where members of Congress from one party visit with a colleague in the opposite party, spending time in each other’s districts.
- Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school
- Strong research and writing skills
- Independent, efficient worker with experience managing multiple, pressing deadlines
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with senior-level staff
- Strong interest and understanding of the legislative process
- Previous internship in a legislative office or government relations office preferred