Association of the United States Navy Legislative Intern

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The Association of the United States Navy (AUSN), the premier voice and advocate for our nation’s current and former Sailors, is looking for a full or part time unpaid Legislative Intern for their offices in Old Town, Alexandria.


The Director of Legislative Affairs is also willing to oversee a research project of the intern’s interest if they are pursuing class credit for the internship.

Legislative Interns are expected to commit at least 15 hours per week. Interns who are able to commit 30 hours a week or more may be eligible to be considered for a position as a Military Legislative Assistant or a Veterans Legislative Assistant. Only one opening is available for each position, and only a select few candidates will be considered.

Candidates can submit a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page writing sample to the Director of Legislative Affairs, Mr. Michael J. Little at or fax it to 703-683-3647. Schedules are flexible/negotiable for the fall, spring, and summer and Metrorail travel reimbursement is available to interns as well as free parking at our headquarters off of King Street in Alexandria.

Candidates that send in their resumes after the above deadlines may have their applications considered.


Candidates should have, or be pursuing, a degree in Political Science/Government Affairs/Communications/Veterans Affairs. Strong writing and personal skills are a must! An interest and passion for the United States Navy and Navy Reserve is highly desirable. Veterans are preferred but ALL can apply!

Interns will be tasked with researching legislation for AUSN relating to Veterans Issues, as well as monitoring and writing After Action Reports on Congressional Hearings of interest such as House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearings. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend meetings with Congressional Staff along with the Director of Legislative Affairs as well as other meetings off of Capitol Hill. Intern duties will also include administrative tasks i.e.: answering phones and scheduling appointments.


Required - Article Writing
Preferred - AP style writing, Analytical Writing, Letter Writing, Composing Press Releases, Press Release Development, Political Communication, Multi Tasking, Proactive self-starter

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