Government Relations Internship

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Description

**Only those who apply at www.wakefern.com will be considered**

This internship position is a great opportunity for a student majoring in Pre-Law, Political Science, or
another related field to gain hands-on experience working with Wakefern Food Corporation's Government Relations Department.
The Government Relations Intern will work directly with the Senior Legislative Rep. This internship will
allow the individual to gain experience in creating and maintaining various legislative tracking systems
and grassroots strategies. The position will initiate involvement in a variety of federal and state programs
and efforts and provide experience within the Government Relations field.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities are inclusive of but not limited to:
-Develop and execute a Get-Out-The-Vote grassroots campaign
-Write legislative briefs for federal issues and our ten service area states
-Support Government Relations team on advocacy efforts internally and externally
-Assist in developing and strengthening grassroots strategies to oppose/support legislation
-Liaison with internal divisions on legislative and regulatory issues
-Research and respond to legislative and regulatory issues
-Create and maintain legislative and regulatory databases
-Assist in the day-to-day operations of Government Relations including but not limited to opening and sorting mail, handling telephone requests and maintaining general files

Requirements

To be considered, a candidate must meet the minimum qualifications of the position:
-Must be at least 18 years old
-Must have completed 24 college credits with a 2.9 cumulative GPA or better
-Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school for Fall of 2017
-Successful completion of a substance abuse test and background check required
-Strong MS Office skills (Excel, Word and PowerPoint required. Knowledge of Lotus Notes and Access a plus)
-Valid driver's license and flexibility with regard to travel required
-Strong interpersonal, analytical and customer service skills with the ability to multitask and manage time effectively
-Excellent communication skills (written, oral and presentation)
-Ability to exhibit proper business etiquette when dealing with all levels of the organization
-Previous work experience in a retail environment is beneficial
-Political Science and Pre-Law Majors a plus

Skills

Preferred - Political Science

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