Intern, State Affairs – Summer

3 weeks ago

Arlington, Va.

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Consumer Brands is a hybrid workplace! This position is expected to collaborate with our fully vaccinated team in the Rosslyn office at least two days per week (Wednesdays are required) and has flexibility to work remotely for the remaining days. 

Position Overview:

Consumer Brands is looking for a motivated student passionate about making a difference in the home of every American consumer. Consumer Brands champions growth and innovation for food, beverage, household and personal-care product companies with currently more than 1,700 brands represented. Consumer Brands Public Affairs is responsible for advocacy and outreach to federal, state, and local U.S. government and other key stakeholders.

Key areas of responsibility:

The state affairs intern will support our advocacy efforts for policies that promote affordability, choice, and trust for the American consumer. This internship also provides opportunities to become familiar with the political process and gain professional experience. Ideal applicants will have an interest in public policy and a strong interest in government affairs work. Examples of some of the tasks you’ll be doing include:

  • Monitor emerging state legislation and related news.
  • Share articles related to current campaigns and strategic issues.
  • Participate in and monitor online/remote state legislative and regulatory meetings and write up minutes and key takeaways.
  • Research and draft memos, write markups, draft communications, format documents, and support engagement with members of state government.
  • Schedule, attend, and provide summaries of meetings and calls with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate signature collection on key documents.
  • Support and participate in select advocacy projects for the duration of the internship.


  • Intern candidates are current students (sophomores and above) pursuing their undergraduate degree. Recent graduates are welcome to apply.
  • Interest in government or politics.
  • Experience working with the public, either as a volunteer or through employment.
  • Previous legislative/political experience or similar experience is a plus, but not required.

What Else:

  • This is a paid summer internship working up to a full-time schedule (37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday).
  • Intern candidates are available to work 8-10 weeks starting in early- to mid-June.
  • This internship will be a hybrid opportunity allowing some remote work as well as work in the office and participation in select off-site meetings.
  • Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to offer a housing stipend.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law.