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Current Opportunities

The Corn Refiners Association – Internship Program

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is actively recruiting for its Internship Program. The CRA Internship Program is designed to provide current university students and recent graduates with practical experience and an introduction to careers in environmental policy, government relations, or communications.

CRA offers our interns the opportunity for professional growth and development, assigning them interesting and in-depth projects, and exposing them to working professionals at all levels. Interns interact professionally with government officials, corporate executives, advocacy groups and more.

CRA has several paid internship opportunities available. For more information visit,


Intern – Office of Senator Debbie Stabenow

Responsibilities and Qualifications: Intern responsibilities vary greatly and range from assisting with administrative and office duties to working with the press, legislative or constituent services staff. Specific tasks might include assisting with phones, researching an issue, drafting a letter, assisting with office operations (eg. faxing, filing, copying, data entry or mailings), clipping newspapers or attending meetings or events. Interns are given specific areas of responsibility and as broad a range of experiences as possible; they are expected to assist with all office operations, as needed.

An intern’s contributions to the office are important. Punctuality, dependability and a willingness to work hard and pitch-in where needed are all important attributes. Strong computer and writing skills are essential for many intern positions.

Application Process: Internships are volunteer (unpaid) work experiences that provide valuable insight into our government and unique public service opportunities. The number of positions is limited, depending on the number of applicants and available space. Internships in the Washington DC office are competitive because of the number of applicants. Interns must perform services as part of an educational plan and must be appointed on a temporary basis for a total period not exceeding 12 months.

To apply, visit

Intern – Hilltop Public Solutions

The Hilltop internship experience is unlike many others in Washington. Working at Hilltop goes well beyond answering phones and making copies. While such tasks are sometimes part of the job, interns are an integral part of the Hilltop team, which is why we term them intern analysts. Interns provide much of the research and writing support that allows Hilltop staff to attract new business and develop strategy on behalf of clients. On a typical day, a Hilltop intern may be asked to research and write a briefing memo on upcoming attorneys general races around the country, find background information for a client meeting, draft an op–ed on behalf of a coalition Hilltop manages, or write content for a candidate’s website. Hilltop’s intern analysts have the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting policy and political campaigns, develop strong research and analysis skills, and build lasting connections to some of Washington’s leading political minds.

To submit an application, email a resume and cover letter to

Fellow – Echelon Insights

Unlock insights to help clients make smart choices. Apply right-brained creativity to left-brained analysis. Qualitative or quantitative, structured or unstructured, we use a big toolkit to crack the code on strategy and persuasion and to let data tell meaningful stories.

Our Echelon Insights Fellows will work directly with our partners and analysts to uncover and mine new data sources, synthesize results, and write research reports for our growing base of clients and subscribers. As an Echelon Fellow, you’ll be at the forefront of answering some of the most interesting and burning questions in politics, media, and marketing today. Your work will focus on uncovering the factors that really matter in driving persuasion and organizational effectiveness, integrating multiple data sources to help our clients gain real-time situational awareness of their competition and the challenges ahead.

An Echelon Fellowship offers college students and recent graduates looking to explore a career in market research an opportunity to learn from leaders in the field in a fast-paced, startup environment. Full-time Fellows will earn a stipend of $1,000 per month.

For qualifications and application information visit,


Intern – Senate Committee on Finance Office of the Ranking Member

The Senate Committee on Finance Office of the Ranking Member is seeking interns to assist the Committee’s tax team during the fall semester (September-December). The Committee oversees matters relating to taxation and other revenue measures.

Interns routinely assist with legislative research projects, hearings, and other substantive assignments and administrative tasks. Ideal candidates would be public policy graduate students with an interest in tax policy.

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, 1-2 page writing sample, and two references to the following address in a single PDF document: Should additional questions arise, please contact the Committee at (202) 224-4515.


Part-Time Press Secretary – Representative Beto O’Rourke

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX-D) is seeking a talented writer to serve as a Part-Time Press Secretary. The ideal candidate must be able to use various social media platforms as the primary means of communicating with constituents. Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to with “Part-Time Press Secretary” in the subject line. No calls or drop-ins, please.

BPI Summer 2018 Fellowship – Paid ($2,250/month)

Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is seeking an additional summer fellow for our Washington, D.C. headquarters.

BPI is the largest marketer in the Democratic Party, with roots in the presidential campaigns of John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. Fellows at BPI have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the constantly evolving world of marketing by working with clients such as high-profile political campaigns, corporations, and non-profits.

This particular fellow will have the opportunity to work with an exciting mix of clients, including EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics. Ideal candidates will have strong writing skills and an interest in marketing.

Applicants should send their resumes to Meredith ( with some information about their interest. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Location(s): Washington, DC
  • Employee Status: Temporary – 3 months, with potential to extend for 1 additional 3 month fellowship pending review
  • Salary: $2,250/month stipend


Office of Virginia State Senator Bill DeSteph Jr. – Political Director/Campaign Director

Senator Bill DeSteph, representing Virginia’s 8th Senate District, is now accepting applications for a political director and/or campaign manager. You will lay the groundwork for a successful re-election campaign in 2019, develop a cutting-edge volunteer and field organization, and execute a winning strategy. Prior to the launch of the 2019 campaign, you will be responsible for planning fundraisers, maintaining social media and other communication platforms, along with other duties supporting the candidate.


  • Hard-working, highly motivated, and excited by campaigns and politics.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Passionate for conservative issues.
  • Possess strong writing, creative and critical thinking skills.
  • Previous campaign experience is preferred.

Please send your resume, a cover letter, and two references to, subject line: Application. The ideal candidate will start around July and serve through the 2019 campaign cycle or beyond.


Feel free to contact Jennie Fay, Director of Fellows and Career Programming, at to discuss potential opportunities or share postings to be shared with the GU Politics community.

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