International Programs Intern Internship – The Congressional Study Groups – Washington, DC

The Congressional Study Groups on Germany, Japan, Turkey, and Europe are the flagship international programs of the the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC). For over thirty years, these bipartisan, non-advoacy legislative exchanges have provided a forum for frank and candid dialogue for current Members of Congress and senior congressional staff on issues vital to the transatlantic and transpacific relationships. Programming consists of regular roundtables on Capitol Hill, as well as study tour opportunities for Members of Congress and senior congressional staff abroad. We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about these programs, as well as the Diplomatic Advisory Council and Business Advisory Council which support our activities.

We are seeking a highly-qualified intern to assist in event planning and program development. These events and tours involve current and former Members of Congress, as well as other high-level government leaders, Ambassadors and Embassy officials, and foundation/think-tank representatives. Tasks range from basic administrative and office support to drafting invitations and program itineraries to invitation tracking and follow-up calls/emails, and light research that informs all of our work. Interns will have the opportunity to attend and staff Study Group events on Capitol Hill and be responsible for drafting summary reports.

Because the Study Group events plans numerous high-profile events, applicants must be comfortable interacting with VIPs; be extremely motivated, flexible, and responsible; demonstrate strong verbal and written communications skills, and have an in-depth knowledge of internet research and MS Office programs. Familiarity with CRM databases, knowledge of German, Turkish, Hungarian or Japanese, and/or Capitol Hill experience is a plus.

Although this is an unpaid position, the Study Group’s programs provides invaluable experience in many applicable fields, as well as an opportunity to interact with high-level individuals. College credit is also available.To apply, send an email with a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references attached to Andrew Loeb Shoenig atAShoenig@usafmc.org¬†with the subject line “Fall 2014 Internship.”

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