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Current Opportunities


Hilltop Public Solutions – Fall Intern
Hilltop Public Solutions is looking for intern analysts for our Fall 2017 internship program. Hilltop is a Democratic political consulting and public affairs group, working to elect Democratic candidates and advance public affairs policies through coalition building and grasstops communications. Hilltop interns spend a good portion of every day on research and writing. We don’t work in any one particular issue area or region: Hilltop has offices around the country, and has worked on most major political issues of the day. Intern applicants should have excellent written communication skills, and an eagerness to lend a hand wherever it’s needed. Fall and spring semester interns typically commit to two full days a week, but we are willing to be flexible. This is a paid position. Applicants should send their resume and a brief (1-3 page) writing sample to asmith@hilltoppublicsolutions.com.

University of Chicago Office of Federal Relations – Internship
Located just a block away from the White House, the Office of Federal Relations serves as the University of Chicago’s primary liaison to the federal government. The office advocates on behalf of the University on issues pertaining to higher education, in particular those affecting our students, faculty, and staff. The Office of Federal Relations offers a hands-on internship in Washington, D.C. This program provides leadership and professional development experiences for students and recent graduates. Working on a part-time basis (10-15 hours per week), the internship offers unique opportunities to gain valuable work experience and knowledge of Congress and the Executive Branch.

An intern is expected to assist members of the federal relations team by completing research assignments, tracking bills, compiling reports, monitoring media sources, and participating in planning conference calls, among other things. Interns are also given the opportunity to assist with event planning and to hone administrative skills. Flexibility is important as assignments can arise at the last minute, often with a short deadline. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Michelle Farmer at mfarmer@uchicago.edu.

Hilltop Public Solutions – Associate
Hilltop Public Solutions is seeking a qualified applicant to serve as an Associate in our Washington, DC office, working with Partners on both public affairs and political campaigns. Hilltop Public Solutions is a Democratic political consulting and public affairs firm. We are based in Washington, DC, but have offices around the country. Our team here in DC works on state, federal, and local issues: from Mayoral elections in cities like Philadelphia, to national issue advocacy campaigns based out of Washington, to grasstops and grassroots projects in all fifty states.

If you are interested in applying to work as an associate in our DC office, please email your resume and cover letter to our HR Director at hr@hilltoppublicsolutions.com with the office and position in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until December 1, 2017. The position is full-time, with a benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.

BP Washington – International Affairs Internship
BP Washington has an immediate opening for a graduate intern to support the work of their International Affairs team. Responsibilities include: (1) attending external events around DC, (2) preparing briefs/agenda for executive visits to DC, (3) helping team monitor key energy developments around the world, (4) liaising with government multilateral institutions and diplomatic embassies. Applicants should be currently enrolled in graduate school (ideally in final year of grad school) preferably with experience in energy, international affairs, government work, think-tank and/or work overseas. Prior coursework in international affairs and economics and/or finance is required, with prior coursework in energy preferred. This position would be 15-20 hours per week with a $15/hour salary. Interested applicants should send resumes to Ilya.Bourtman@bp.com.

Pew Research Center – Politics Intern (Spring 2018)
Pew Research Center’s politics research group studies American attitudes about politics and public policy issues. The winter/spring internship is a paid internship opportunity starting in January of 2018 for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, recent college graduates, or graduate level students with an interest in political polling or survey research. The intern will be expected to assist the research team on various aspects of the survey process, including questionnaire development, data management, statistical analysis, reporting of survey results and quality control. Apply online here.

Republican National Committee – Internships
The RNC is always looking for interested undergraduate students to serve as interns at our headquarters in Washington, DC. Applications for both spring and fall are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no official deadline. The RNC’s internship program is for undergraduate students and preference is given to juniors and seniors. To apply for an RNC internship, please submit the following: RNC Internship Application, Resume, 2 Letters of Recommendation. Please email completed applications to Internships@gop.com.

Feel free to contact Kayla Auletto, Program Coordinator, at kayla.auletto@georgetown.edu to discuss potential opportunities or share postings to be shared with the GU Politics community.

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