Internships

FMC accepts undergraduate and graduate student interns for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Recent graduates are also encouraged to apply. Our interns assist with FMC’s international programs and domestic initiatives, and we recommend applicants familiarize themselves with the work we do by browsing through our website. Language proficiency and Hill experience are a plus, but are not required. For more information about the specific positions, please see the descriptions below.

To apply, send an email with a cover letter, current resume, a short writing sample (no more than three pages), and contact information for three references attached to Ms. Rachel Haas at RHaas -at- usafmc (dot) org. Please specify for which position you are applying.

You can meet our current and past interns here!

Internship Application Deadlines
Summer Internship………….May 1
Fall Internship………………..September 31
Spring Internship ……………November 1

Internship Descriptions

Communications Intern

Domestic Initiatives

International Programs



Communications Intern

The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) is seeking a highly qualified intern to support its Domestic Initiatives Programs. The Association is a non-profit, bipartisan, and non-advocacy organization with a membership of over 500 former Representatives and Senators. In addition to its alumni activities for former Members, FMC serves as the secretariat for a number of major domestic and international programs engaging its membership and current Members of Congress.

Your tasks as an intern would be focused on supporting FMC’s many domestic programs, including: Congress to Campus, the Statesmanship Award Dinner, panels at the National Archives, and other civically or politically-minded events, as well as the organization in general; office/administrative support and writing/researching/editing information for the Association’s numerous programs. Expertise with Facebook and Twitter accounts and other social media is a plus. Most events involve former and current Members of Congress, as well as other high-level government officials, leaders of the diplomatic community, and foundation/think-tank representatives.

Because the Association plans numerous high-profile events, applicants must be comfortable interacting with VIPs; be extremely motivated, flexible, and responsible. The preferred candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of social media and internet research; be proficient in MS Office programs, databases, Wordpress and Excel. Capitol Hill experience is a plus.

Although this is an unpaid position, the Association’s balance of domestic and international programs provides invaluable experience in many applicable fields, and college credit is available.

Domestic Initiatives Intern

The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) is seeking a highly qualified intern to support its Domestic Initiatives. The Association is a non-profit, bipartisan, and non-advocacy organization with a membership of over 500 former Representatives and Senators. In addition to its alumni activities for former Members, FMC serves as the secretariat for a number of major domestic and international programs engaging its membership and current Members of Congress.

Your tasks as an intern for the Domestic Initiatives would be focused on aiding in event planning and support for FMC’s many programs, including  the Congress to Campus Program, the Annual Meeting, the Charitable Golf Tournament, panels at the National Archives, and many other civically- or politically-minded events. As an intern you will also be required to help update and maintain various directories, and assist questions from FMC Members. We encourage you to browse our website to learn more. These events involve former and current Members of Congress, as well as other high-level government officials, leaders of the diplomatic community, and foundation/think-tank representatives. Other tasks vary, ranging from managing FMC’s social media, to providing office/administrative support, to writing/researching/editing information for the Association’s numerous programs. Interns may also attend and cover Association-sponsored events on Capitol Hill, and be responsible for drafting reports.

Because the Association plans numerous high-profile events, applicants must be comfortable interacting with VIPs both in person and on the telephone; be extremely motivated, flexible, and responsible; and have an in-depth knowledge of internet research and MS Office programs. Familiarity with CRM databases, knowledge of and  Capitol Hill experience is a plus.

Although this is an unpaid position, the Association’s balance of domestic and international programs provides invaluable experience in many applicable fields, and college credit is available.

International Programs Intern

The Congressional Study Groups of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) is seeking a highly qualified intern to provide support for FMC’s Congressional Study Groups on Germany, Turkey, Japan, and Europe—as well as the Diplomatic Advisory Council (DAC). The role of the Study Groups is to link Members of the U.S. Congress with legislators and leaders of other countries, and to provide opportunities for lawmakers from abroad to speak candidly with U.S. lawmakers about matters of mutual importance. The DAC is an informal body comprised of current Ambassadors serving in the nation’s capital. The purpose of the DAC is to encourage quality dialogue between ambassadors and current and former Members of Congress. We encourage you to browse our website to learn more.

Your tasks as an intern would be focused on assisting in event planning for the Association’s international programs, including planning overseas study tours. These events and tours involve former and current Members of Congress, as well as other high-level government leaders, Embassy officials, and foundation/think-tank representatives. Other tasks vary, ranging from providing basic administrative tasks and office support to writing/researching/editing information for the Association’s numerous programs. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend and cover FMC sponsored events on Capitol Hill, and be responsible for drafting summary reports.

Because the Association plans numerous high-profile events, applicants must be comfortable interacting with VIPs; be extremely motivated, flexible, and responsible; and have an in-depth knowledge of internet research and MS Office programs. Familiarity with CRM databases, knowledge of German, Turkish or Japanese, and/or Capitol Hill experience is a plus.

Although this is an unpaid position, the Association’s balance of domestic and international programs provides invaluable experience in many applicable fields, and college credit is available.