Employer: Carmen Group, Inc.
Position Title: Government Relations Intern Position Description:The Carmen Group is the leading government affairs consulting firm, with the best overall business approach serving a long-standing, bi-partisan client base. Our deep knowledge of overlapping sectors and our ability to bring complex constituencies into a coherent, productive process fills many needs in the global economy. Carmen Group’s corporate culture embraces shared values and ideals. We believe in challenging the status quo, continually elevating our performance, intensifying support behind worthy missions, stretching our limits and achieving proven results. Our ability to produce substantive, strategically articulated, measurable and accountable results is unique among Washington, D.C. consulting firms. As an intern at the Carmen Group, you will be immersed in the day-to-day work of government relations, gaining a stronger understanding of the policymaking process, political strategizing, and the complexities of major policy issues. This experience includes practical, substantive work on real-world issues; in-depth, challenging discussions on controversial policy problems with the firm’s executives; close work with and supervision from the firm’s associates and executives on projects in a wide range of policy areas; and opportunities to attend lectures, briefings, and seminars depending on the intern’s interest. Interns at the Carmen Group typically: Research and write memoranda, reports, presentations, and talking points on current policy issues within such diverse subject areas as education, healthcare, taxes, telecommunications, infrastructure, constituent service, and urban development;Attend meetings, briefings, and Congressional hearings;Assist with outreach and coordination with outside offices and groups;Assist with office operations on occasion; and,Take on additional projects based on skills and interests. Qualifications for Applicant:The Carmen Group considers an intern’s application holistically. A strong applicant would:Have a strong academic record;Exhibit interest in politics and public policy;Possess independent drive and strong problem-solving skills;Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills; and,Be patient, tenacious, adaptable, and intellectually curious.