Thursday, February 3, 2011

Government Affairs Intern (Washington, DC)

Government Affairs Intern (Washington, DC)

The Organization

M+R Strategic Services,, an advocacy firm specializing in progressive nonprofit clients, seeks a Government Affairs Intern. At M+R, we're dedicated to helping nonprofits and corporations whose concerns place them on the side of the broad public interest.

Position Summary
The Government Affairs division focuses on congressional outreach and grassroots advocacy, working with a variety of organizations that include SEIU and Easter Seals. We are looking for a candidate with a strong academic background and a passion for policy to fill the role of Government Affairs Intern in our Washington D.C. office.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Assist with the planning and execution of advocacy strategy

Conduct legislative analysis and research on pertinent issues

Build and maintain grassroots relations on behalf of clients

Conduct necessary research to assist with the development of new business presentations and strategy

Assist with planning, coordination and implementation of special events

Assist staff with various aspects of day-to-day operation

Complete special projects and/or reports when assigned

Other duties as assigned


Proficiency in Lexis-Nexis, THOMAS, and/or other research databases

Fluency in basic aspects of policy and an understanding of the legislative process

Familiarity with Capitol Hill and working with Congress

Understanding of integrating press, online, and field organizing

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Excellent verbal and writing skills

Previous internship experience preferred

Salary + Benefits

Paid Internship with potential for growth

401K and Profit Sharing Plan

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit resumes and cover letters to Ashley Smith at with the subject line “Government Affairs Intern.” For more information about M+R, please visit our Web site at

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