INTERN - GR

NCTA - The Internet & Television Association - Washington, DC

Full-timeEstimated: $18,000 - $25,000 a year
Skills
DEPARTMENT: Government Relations

POSITION: Intern

DESCRIPTION: This internship position will be primarily responsible for providing assistance to the Government Relations Department and will serve as a resource for monitoring, tracking and analyzing legislative and regulatory issues that are relevant to NCTA’s member companies and the high tech, broadband, programmer, and communications sectors (including, for example privacy, spectrum, rural broadband support, access to rights-of-way, and competition policy). The position will offer unique opportunities to gain valuable work experience and knowledge of Congress and the federal and state governments.

REPORTS TO: SVP & Chief, Government Relations

SPECIFICATIONS: Full-time, non-exempt position

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(In Order of Importance)
  • Provide research assistance to the Government Relations team, including basic research regarding Members of Congress and legislative issues
  • Cover Congressional hearings, markups, and floor proceedings as assigned
  • Monitor House and Senate floor debate Attend seminars and provide summaries
  • Accompany Government Relations staff to meetings on the hill
  • Update resource files and support files
  • Prepare weekly reports, presentations, and other materials for distribution to NCTA and its members
  • Assist the Government Relations team with tasks as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Currently attending or graduated from an accredited college or university
  • Fields of Study: Public Policy, Law, Political Management or related fields are preferred
  • Proficiency required with Microsoft Office products (including Excel and Power Point) required and preferred with SalesForce
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of the legislative process and familiarity with telecommunications issues is desirable
  • Good judgment and initiative
Only applicants who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered.