Summer 2023 Legislative Internship

Americans for Financial ReformWashington, DC
Unpaid Internship

6 months ago


Job Title

Intern at Americans for Financial Reform

Job Location

Remote (MD, DC, VA preferred)

Job Overview

Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) is a nonpartisan and nonprofit coalition, composed of over 200 civil rights, consumer, labor, business, investor, faith-based, civic, and community groups. We strive to establish a fair and ethical financial system that benefits the entire economy and nation. As an intern with AFR, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our mission of creating a just and sustainable economy.


AFR Ed Fund offers a compensation of $16.10/hour for interns, along with engaging work and valuable learning experiences in public-interest advocacy, financial regulation, communications, and coalition building. Academic credit can also be earned.


  • Build and maintain staff list for Hill staff on key committees and caucuses
  • Maintain legislative tracker that monitors legislation within our policy areas
  • Conduct research on members of Congress, including their positions on bills/proposals and statements to the media
  • Attend and take notes during Congressional hearings, briefings, lobbying efforts, and coalition meetings
  • Assist policy staff in creating social media content after Congressional hearings
  • Provide logistics support for lobbying and coalition activities, including scheduling meetings, petition deliveries, and briefings


  • Strong commitment to racial and economic justice
  • Fundamental understanding of Congress and the legislative process
  • Knowledge and experience with website content management systems, such as Wordpress
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with general office software (Google Suite, Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to conduct creative research, exercise good judgment, build relationships, and maintain a sense of humor

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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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