Government Affairs Internship

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Council on Competitiveness
1500 K St NW Suite 850
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Paid

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The Council on Competitiveness seeks a full time intern to focus on government affairs who can start early-mid January. A modest daily stipend is available.
The Council on Competitiveness ( is the only group of corporate CEOs, university presidents, and labor leaders committed to ensuring the future prosperity of all Americans through enhanced competitiveness in the global economy and the creation of high-value economic activity in the United States. Interns are absolutely essential to supporting the Council’s mission and the impact. Interns will gain invaluable experience as they become familiar with how a non-profit organization/think tank works and gain an opportunity to attend CEO level meetings.

To seek additional information or to apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two short (no more than 2 pages) writing samples to Deborah Koolbeck at NOTE- stipend is modest and will not cover living expenses.


Day-to-day responsibilities will include general administrative support, research, drafting & writing (from memos to draft press statements or tweets), maintaining and updating databases as well as prepping for and staffing Council events, including those on the Hill and around Washington. Interns should be interested in deepening their exposure and gaining knowledge on a wide range of policy issues and working with the top leadership of the Council.


Attention to detail and accuracy, strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work under pressure (at times) are a must, along with the ability to work in a dynamic environment. Knowledge of various software applications including the basic Microsoft packages including Excel, MS Word, and Power Point as well as Raiser’s Edge, is also useful. Desired, but not required, is previous internship experience on the Hill or in a district office, in a federal agency, or in a governor’s office or state government. Interns can be upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates who present a strong academic record.

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