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Summer Internship 2024 - BPC Action (Government Relations)

Bipartisan Policy Center

Bipartisan Policy Center

Washington, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Background
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.

Responsibilities
The intern will assist staff as they tackle the many policy areas in their portfolios such as:

  • Economic policy
  • Early Childhood development
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Immigration
  • Paid Leave
  • Congressional reform

Responsibilities include research and writing, monitoring news and congressional activity, helping out BPC Action's Communications Manager with BPC Action's social media accounts, blogging, and other communications activities and administrative duties as needed. The intern will be exposed to key congressional players and participate in strategic outreach.

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate school, or be a recent grad.
  • 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
  • Collaborative and enthusiastic team player

SUMMER PROGRAM

BPC has a robust summer program. Interns work full time, and will receive a $6,000 stipend for ten weeks of work. Interns must be rising juniors or above. Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate program or a recent graduate. Interns will provide functional support, conduct research, and work directly with project analysts and staff in various capacities.

*Please note that our Summer internship will be hybrid program*

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until a qualified candidate has been identified. Please do not send multiple submissions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, we are unable to contact those who have not been selected for an internship. No phone calls, please. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply but must have a valid work permit or visa verifying eligibility to work in the United States. We do not offer visa sponsorship.

Required materials (please submit as one PDF File):

• Resume

• Cover Letter

• Relevant writing sample (3-5 pages).

• College or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable).

• Phone and email contact information for two professional references, including a professor or other individual familiar with your work.

• Brief response to our Diversity statement on what it means to you (5-8 sentences).

APPLICATION DEADLINE

• Summer internships: March 1st

BPC Diversity Statement
The Bipartisan Policy Center defines diversity as the range of human qualities that make us unique as individuals, including—but not limited to—age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, geographic location, nationality, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
To celebrate diversity and ensure equity and inclusivity, BPC is committed to:
• Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce with insights and solutions for our increasingly divided society.
• Creating a workplace culture where all employees feel valued and their perspectives are heard.
• Developing policy solutions and undertaking research that reflect a diversity of thought and experience.
COVID Guidelines
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

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