WSW Internships

Fall 2018 Internships at Winning Strategies Washington

Government Relations Intern

Winning Strategies Washington (WSW) is pleased to offer Fall 2018 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 fbaleva@wswdc.com.

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.

Deadline

Applications are accepted until August 17, 2018.

About Winning Strategies Washington

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 foreign governments, start-ups and major corporations. This is a great opportunity for students to understand how private entities interact with Congress and advocate for their interest to the federal government.

Grants Intern

Winning Strategies Washington (WSW), a federal government relations and grants procurement firm in Washington, DC, seeks a  Grants Intern. WSW offers an array of grant services to a number of institutions of higher education, hospitals and health systems, local governmental agencies, and non-profits.

This is a great opportunity for college students to learn more about the federal, state, and private grant making processes.

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Grants, the intern will: research and identify federal, state and private funding opportunities that match clients’ priorities and needs, including performing prospect research on potential private funders; and assist with the development, preparation, and editing of federal, state and private grant proposals.

Interested students should submit their resume, letter of interest and writing sample to Laura Lay, Director of Grants, at llay@wswdc.com.