Summer Public Policy & Advocacy Internship (May-August) - PAID

Girl Scouts of the USA, Public Policy & Advocacy Office (Washington, DC)Washington, DC
Unpaid Internship

9 months ago


Job Title

Public Policy and Advocacy Intern

Job Location

Washington, DC

Job Overview

  • Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual to join our Public Policy and Advocacy office in Washington, DC.
  • As an intern, you will have the opportunity to promote public policies and research on critical issues facing girls, while mobilizing support from Girl Scout councils and other youth serving organizations in grassroots advocacy.
  • You will assist in research, drafting policy memoranda, implementing congressional briefings, creating advocacy materials, attending hearings and briefings, developing content for publication and websites, tracking legislation, and participating in national coalition meetings.
  • This is a hybrid position that includes both in-person and virtual work.


  • $15/hour


  • Conduct research on girl-focused issues
  • Draft policy memoranda
  • Assist in the implementation of congressional briefings
  • Help create advocacy materials
  • Attend congressional hearings and briefings
  • Develop content for publication and websites
  • Track relevant legislation
  • Participate in various national coalition meetings


  • Excellent research ability, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work both in-person and virtually

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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 Government11%

  • Communication6%

  • Economics5%

  • Psychology4%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations4%

  • 342 other majors68%

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

  • US Congress
  • United States Senate
  • US Department Of State
  • Teach For America
  • Deloitte
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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