States Government Affairs Intern

Everytown For Gun SafetyWashington, DC
Unpaid Internship

8 months ago


Job Title

State Government Affairs Intern

Job Location

Washington, D.C.

Job Overview

  • Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun violence prevention organization, is seeking a State Government Affairs Intern.
  • The State Government Affairs department works with state officials to provide resources to end community-based gun violence and advocate for and advance local, state, and federal gun safety measures.
  • We are looking for an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing studies in public administration, public policy, criminal justice, or a related field.
  • The intern will support our team’s efforts to engage state officials across the country and build out new programs of support.
  • This is a paid internship with a duration of mid-May to mid-August, flexible to a student's course schedule.


  • The rate will be a minimum of $17 per hour.


  • State Legislative Shadowing (25%)

    • Attend meetings with legislators and coalition partners.
    • Monitor hearings and report back on the status of priority legislation.
    • Attend regional and state pod meetings.
    • Participate in strategic planning for future legislative sessions.
  • Bill Tracking and Legislative Reporting (25%)

    • Maintain a record of gun violence-related policies at the State Government level.
    • Support the team in memorializing data around gun violence prevention bills.
    • Compile statistics from Quorum about the performance of high-priority state campaigns and legislation.
  • States Team Administrative Support (50%)

    • Support Operations Manager with compiling expense reports to meet accounting and compliance deadlines.
    • Organize team presence at priority conferences.
    • Help plan and execute in-person department meetings.


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Familiarity with or a strong desire to learn about state government.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • A self-starter who is willing to take initiative on projects.
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent judgment and communication skills.
  • Experience and proficiency using Google Suite products like Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Calendar.
  • Comfort working remotely with the ability to travel occasionally (all travel costs are covered by Everytown).
  • While not required, an interest in gun violence issues is a plus.

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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

  • Political Science And Government18%

  • Economics8%

  • Public Policy Analysis6%

  • International Relations And National Security Studies5%

  • Law4%

  • 272 other majors57%

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

  • US Congress
  • United States Senate
  • US Department Of State
  • Deloitte
  • US Department Of Justice
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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