Fall 2017 Internship at Winning Strategies Washington
Winning Strategies Washington (WSW) is pleased to offer Fall 2017 internships to highly qualified college and graduate students who have a focus on the fields of government, history, political science, public administration, communications, or international affairs. WSW is a boutique lobbying firm in downtown Washington, D.C. in the Penn Quarter area. The firm has a wide variety of clients with domestic and international interests, primarily in the defense and health care sectors. Clients range from non-profits and municipalities to pharmaceutical companies, start-ups, and major corporations. This is a great opportunity for students to understand how private entities interact with Congress and advocate for their interests to the federal government. For more information on the firm, please visit www.wswdc.com. Interested students should submit their résumé and a letter of interest to WSW intern coordinator Fifi Baleva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSW internships involve working closely with the Principals and Partners at WSW on a range of tasks – both administrative and substantive. Clerical responsibilities may include updating databases, answering phones, scheduling meetings on Capitol Hill, and working directly under WSW Partners and Principals. Substantive responsibilities may include a broad range of activities, such as monitoring Congressional hearings, conducting legislative research, working on social media projects, analyzing legislation, and coordinating and attending events for Members of Congress. WSW interns are also encouraged to attend events on Capitol Hill and often experience other opportunities to interact with elected officials. WSW helps interns to make the most of their Washington, D.C. experience by coordinating tours of the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court, and the White House when possible.
Internships can also be coordinated for college or graduate school credit based on the criteria outlined by the participating college or university.
Intern Candidate Criteria
WSW is looking for motivated, self-starters who are interested in how the private sector works with the federal government. At least two years of college-level courses is preferred, along with a basic understanding of the U.S. political process.
Applications for the Fall are considered on a rolling basis,
but as there are a limited number of internships available, positions are generally filled by August 1st.