2016 Legislative Session – Government Affairs Intern with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce


Government Affairs Intern: 2016 Legislative Session

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is Georgia’s largest business advocacy organization.  Our focus is on keeping, growing and creating new jobs in our state.  We have an aggressive, proactive approach to state policy issues, and we transcend regional boundaries to create a state-wide network of business leaders working to help Georgia’s economy thrive.

Currently, we are offering a learning experience for one to two internships in the Government Affairs Department. Intern(s) will assist the government affairs department in state lobbying efforts at the Capitol during the 2016 Legislative Session

Position Title: Government Affairs Intern

Positions Available: One—Two

Position Dates: December 2015 through May 2016 (flexible)

Hours: Minimum of 20-24 hours per week.

Prerequisites: Third year level student or higher in a baccalaureate program; or graduate studies

Behavioral traits, attitudes, and skills required

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a proven track record of strong relationship building skills
  • Demonstrate excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to identify and provide the appropriate level of information to stakeholders
  • Be able to organize large amounts of information, with high attention to detail
  • Be positive and responsive, a high level of professionalism
  • Trustworthy and respectful of Chamber mission
  • Interest in politics and the political process

Duties & Responsibilities:

The primary purpose of the internship is to assist the government affairs department in state lobbying efforts at the Capitol during the 2016 Legislative Session. Potential tasks associated with this include, but are not limited to:

  • Attend committee hearings and take detailed notes on legislation that the Chamber is tracking
  • Coordinate and prepare handouts for Government Affairs Committee meetings
  • Assist with creation and distribution of electronic and print information per the direction of the government affairs department
  • Maintain website at the direction of the government affairs department
  • Limited travel within Georgia


  • The opportunity to gain hands-on experience in state lobbying efforts
  • Gain knowledge of key stakeholder and issues of importance to the state of Georgia
  • Parking and expenses reimbursed while on Chamber business
  • Credit hours upon agreement and documentation by sponsoring institution
  • A stipend to allow interns to gain valuable experiential education without sacrificing needed income

To Apply:

Email the following information to eharwood@gachamber.com.

  • Resume and cover letter
  • A reference from an instructor, advisor or other non-relative (or indicate one is being sent by a reference).
  • A brief writing sample of no more than five pages. This may be a business style writing sample, or selection from a longer piece written for class, a school newspaper, etc.

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