Government & Public Affairs Internship

Mass Dept of Transportation - Boston, MA

The Office of Government and Public Affairs of the Secretary of Transportation oversees public policy matters related to federal, state and local governments. The office’s core mission is to achieve permanent and meaningful government relations and community relations for MassDOT agencies by supervising all legislative initiatives, conducting core outreach programs and providing technical assistance for public information requests.

The Internship Experience

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is looking for a student interested in Political Science. The candidate will be working in a fast-paced government relations office with experienced professionals who will rely on the extra effort that he/she brings to their work. This internship experience requires attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to meet deadlines. Applicants must be able to follow oral and written instructions, analyze information, report findings and maintain accurate records.

The candidate will also be required to perform such duties as answering phones; greeting visitors; drafting testimony and legislative histories; performing research on legislation; maintaining legislative databases and calendars. He/she will also attend relevant hearings and seminars on behalf of the office and provide written summaries. The individual will be expected to keep up-to-date on current local, state and national policy issues and trends relevant to the Secretary’s agenda. The internship experience is an excellent opportunity for government or public policy majors.

Provide administrative support to the Office and to Senior Staff members.
Prepare research, press clippings and legislative reports.
Respond to inquiries in order to provide information concerning assigned activities.
Confer with staff in order to exchange information, to coordinate efforts, and to obtain information concerning projects and activities.
Maintain the office’s legislative data base.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior Internship experience is preferred, but not required; computer proficiency, including the ability to develop and analyze spreadsheets, databases and reports; applicants must be willing to participate in all facets of event planning, scheduling and record keeping; applicants must be able to maintain the accurate and timely workflow of the office; applicants must be able to conduct accurate research with minimal supervision.


This requisition will remain open until filled.

Applicants are required to be enrolled as a full-time student for Fall of 2019.
Applicants must have completed at least two years of a Bachelor's program.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title: Contracted Student Interns
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-10 Park Plaza
Job: Administrative Services
Agency: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Apr 17, 2019, 2:31:57 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 16.00 - 16.00 Hourly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Derrick Mann (857-368-8541)/ADA Coordinator Rita DiNunzio - 857-368-8738
Bargaining Unit: Non
Confidential: No