Government Affairs Intern, Spring Term
Internet Association represents over 40 of the world’s leading global internet companies. IA’s mission is to advocate for a policy environment that will foster innovation, promote economic growth, and empower people through the free and open internet. Internet Association ensures that the internet industry, separate from the broader technology community, has an effective voice both in the United States and around the globe.
DEPARTMENT: Government Affairs
POSITION: Intern, Federal Government Affairs
DESCRIPTION: We are seeking interns to help support the Internet Association’s advocacy on key internet government affairs priorities. Interns will provide government affairs research and administrative support to the IA’s current government affairs projects and day-to-day office functions. The position would be approximately 30 hours each week. An immediate opening is now available due to the most recent intern’s promotion.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on experience working with an active, collaborative, and effective government affairs team. Interns will join a fast-paced environment and meaningfully support internet advocacy. Interns will also have exposure to federal congressional and regulatory policymaking as well as government affairs strategy for leading internet companies and the users they serve.
REPORTS TO: SVP, Head of Global Government Affairs
- Prepare government affairs research and written deliverables.
- Attend or view internet-related hearings and events to provide detailed notes.
- Monitor congressional, regulatory, and political developments relevant to IA and member companies.
- Maintain policymaker and member company government affairs contacts/lists.
- Support ongoing government affairs organizational effectiveness improvements, such as filing and team project support.
- Provide logistical support for Internet Association government affairs meetings and events.
- Provide government affairs administrative support, group scheduling, and assistance in other responsibilities as assigned.
- Execute assigned government affairs projects in a timely manner with a commitment to excellence and attention to detail.
- Currently pursuing a degree or recently completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
- Able to work 3-5 days per week (preferably during core office hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) for the equivalent of a semester: January-April, May-August, or Sept-December.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong creative, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
- Strong research and organizational skills.
- Resourcefulness and attention to detail.
- Flexible, adaptable, and enthusiastic team player.
- Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, prioritize multiple tasks, and manage time efficiently.
- Strong interest in government affairs and internet policy.
- Academic or career background in political science, public policy, and/or technology a plus.
- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
- Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds at times.
- This job normally operates in a professional office environment. However, remote work may take place due to COVID-19 and any other pandemic or for any reason as determined by IA’s CEO.
- During a pandemic, employees work from home with the option to work in the office on a voluntary basis or as needed according to state and local directives. IA makes every effort to create and maintain an environment that is safe for our staff.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “Government Affairs Intern”.