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Government Affairs Intern

Government Affairs Intern

Government Affairs · Washington, District of Columbia (Hybrid)

Washington, D.C. | 20 Hours/Week | May 20, 2024 to August 15, 2024 | Compensated at $18-22/Hour


**Only applications submitted via BambooHR will be accepted

The Century Foundation (TCF) is a progressive, independent think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through research and policy solutions. TCF's policy focus includes economic, disability, racial, and gender equity in education, health care, and work, and the promotion of U.S. foreign policy that fosters international cooperation, peace, and security.

We are seeking a Government Affairs Intern to support TCF's policy teams' outreach to Congress and the Executive Branch. This internship position runs from approximately May 20 to August 15, 2024 for 20 hours per week. The position is hybrid with a minimum of one to two days per week in-person in our Washington, D.C. office. 



The Government Affairs Intern reports to the Director of the Government Affairs Program and is responsible for:

  • Sharing TCF research and commentaries with targeted audiences in Congress and the Biden Administration;
  • Helping TCF staff to arrange meetings with key congressional staff, members of Congress, and others;
  • Monitoring developments in TCF’s key policy areas, in the news and through other communications;
  • Maintaining databases;
  • Maintaining relationships with Hill and Executive Branch staff and responding to inquiries from Capitol Hill or the Administration;
  • Tracking legislation relevant to our policy priorities;
  • Tracking advocacy efforts by TCF staff, and;
  • Other duties as may be appropriate.



To be successful in this role, experience in government, public affairs, and/or advocacy are preferred, and Capitol Hill experience is strongly preferred. In addition, we are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • An interest in public policy and preferably also TCF’s issues areas;
  • An eagerness to learn, and;
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, particularly sheets and docs, as well as familiarity with Mail Merge.

As a member of the TCF team, you will work with dedicated professionals who are committed to making a difference in the world. You will have the opportunity to contribute to meaningful research and policy solutions and build a strong network of contacts and relationships. If you are passionate about making a difference and have the skills and experience we are looking for, we encourage you to apply for this position.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, references, and at least two short writing examples via BambooHR. No inquiries by third-party vendors and no phone calls please.  If you have any issues accessing the hiring portal, please reach out with questions to The deadline for submission of application materials is May 15, 2024 and they will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


About The Century Foundation

The Century Foundation is a progressive, independent think tank that conducts research, develops solutions, and drives policy change to make people’s lives better. We pursue economic, racial, gender, and disability equity in education, health care, and work, and promote U.S. foreign policy that fosters international cooperation, peace, and security. TCF has offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. You can learn more at


The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.