Summer 2021 Public Affairs Paid Internship

Washington, DC /
Hamilton Place Strategies /
Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) is an analytical public affairs consulting firm. HPS uses substantive analysis to understand complex topics, and creative public affairs tools to explain issues to audiences and reach critical stakeholders. We achieve our clients' goals by enhancing understanding of issues, products, and companies, and ultimately, improving outcomes.

HPS is engaged at the highest levels on debates such as the role of finance in the global economy, U.S. trade policy, the future of work, health outcomes, energy innovation, technology's role in society, and other issues across a broad range of sectors. Our clients include corporations, trade associations, non-profits, and charitable foundations.

Summary of Position:
HPS is seeking full-time paid interns for summer 2021 to support the operations of the firm. They will benefit from immediate client exposure and opportunities for professional development while working in a fun, fast-paced, and challenging environment. Interns support directors and partners on client teams, as well as contribute to internal firm projects. A successful candidate has strong writing and time-management skills, and a curious, proactive, high-achieving attitude. 

Duties & Responsibilities:
+ Write communications products like press releases, media advisories, opinion pieces, and social media posts
+ Research and monitor clients' business and industry to maintain an updated knowledge base and keep team apprised of new and ongoing developments
+ Collect, conduct, and present quantitative and qualitative research and analysis in a variety of communication vehicles, including presentations, reports, infographics, and fact sheets
+ Assist with executing events, including press conferences, speaking engagements, editorial board meetings and media trainings
+ Build and maintain media lists
+ Pull census data and economic policy data
+ Perform statistical and economic analyses
+ Assist in day-to-day administrative tasks as needed

+ Rising undergraduate seniors (graduating in 2022) working toward a degree in Political Science/Government, Public Policy, Economics, Journalism, Business or related field
+ Previous internship experience at an agency, publicly-traded company, media outlet, or in politics or government
+ Experience conducting research and performing financial or economic analysis, writing and distilling complex ideas and concepts into a digestible format
+ Familiarity with business, economics, politics, and the legislative process; expertise and interest in a specific policy field is a plus
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
+ Strong attention to detail
+ Ability to take initiative
+ Strong organizational skills
+ Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team
+ Problem-solving skills
+ Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing tasks
+ Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
+ Ability to work 40 hours per week
+ Ability to commit to internship from early June through August 2021

+ Excellent environment for learning and growth
+ Frequent firm-wide social events and activities
+ Knowledge Meeting lunches with all staff on a variety of topics
The deadline for this application is Sunday, January 24 at 11:00pm ET. If you have questions about the role, please find a list of frequently asked questions here, including a link to sign up for a virtual information session on January 13th or January 20th.

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Hamilton Place Strategies values diversity and inclusion, is committed to equal employment opportunity, and to compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws. We also comply with District of Columbia law, which prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, applicants for employment and interns based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, reproductive health decisions and breastfeeding), national origin, disability, age (18 and over), personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family responsibilities, matriculation (e.g., being enrolled in a college or university or in a business, nursing, professional, secretarial, technical or vocational school), political affiliation, genetic information (including family medical history), lawful use of tobacco products, unemployment status and status as a victim or the family member of a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense or stalking.