JOB DESCRIPTION: Spring 2019 DC Intern

The New England Council is a non-partisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations throughout New England formed to promote economic growth and a high quality of life in the New England region. The Council’s mission is to identify and support federal public policies and articulate the voice of its membership regionally and nationally on important issues facing New England.

The Council is seeking to hire a paid intern for Spring 2019 (January – May/June).  The Administrative Associate provides support to our federal affairs team in our small but busy Washington, DC, office.  This position provides and excellent opportunity to see first hand how policy developed by Congress the federal government impacts the business community and the economy, to learn about how stakeholders participate in policy development, and to network with business leaders at member companies and organizations.


  • Monitoring news and compiling coverage of key issues areas for NEC staff.
  • Research on legislation and other federal policy matters.
  • Tracking and reporting on legislative and policy developments, including attending hearings and public policy forums and summarizing legislative proposals.
  • Assistance with planning and staffing of Council events, including Capital Conversations series featuring members of Congress and other federal leaders.
  • Researching and writing blog posts for the NEC website.
  • Administrative tasks as needed, including phone coverage, maintaining office supply inventory, and others as needed.


  • An interest in government and politics, as well as business and economic issues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, research skills, and attention to detail.
  • Strong organization and time management abilities.
  • Team player with an outgoing and enthusiastic personality.

Hours & Compensation

We would prefer to hire a full-time intern (M-F, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), and preference will be given to candidates who are available full-time.  However, we will also consider candidates who are only available part-time, ideally at least 2-3 days per week.  Compensation is $13.25/hr.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Emily Heisig at  References and writing samples will be requested at time of interview.  Please indicate availability (full-time vs. part-time) in your cover letter.

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