Government Relations Interns

HitachiWashington, DC

a month ago


Job Title

Government Relations Intern - Advocacy

Job Location

Washington, DC

Job Overview

The Government Relations Intern - Advocacy will support Hitachi Ltd.'s Washington Corporate Office in their efforts to influence U.S. public policy. This internship will provide hands-on experience in working with government officials and key stakeholders to impact the development of public policy.


  • Status: Intern, Part-Time
  • Duration: Sept - December 2023


The internship opportunity will focus on the following areas:

  • Government Relations (55%): Track and summarize Congressional hearings, monitor key members of Congress, and support state advocacy when necessary.
  • Relationship Building (20%): Participate in public and political events, cultivating and maintaining effective relationships.
  • Support (10%): Assist other Hitachi employees in the DC office to ensure smooth operations.
  • Research (10%): Conduct research on Hitachi policy priorities and create reports and presentations for the Washington team.
  • Event Attendance (5%): Attend DC events, virtual or in person, and provide detailed memorandums for newsletters and executive insights.


  • Current enrollment in an academic program, undergraduate preferred.
  • Preferred fields of study: Public Administration, Political Science, Government Affairs, International Relations, Communications/Journalism, or related degrees.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Communication21%

  • Public Relations Image Management10%

  • Marketing9%

  • Advertising6%

  • Speech Communication And Rhetoric4%

  • 311 other majors47%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Edelman
  • Fleishman-Hillard
  • NBC Universal
  • Weber Shandwick
  • US Congress
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Washington, DC | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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