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.

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

Domestic Initiatives

International Programs

 


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Domestic Initiatives 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.

The intern will support and facilitate planning for FMC’s many domestic programs, including: the Congress to Campus Program, the Annual Meeting, the Common Ground Project, The Statesmanship Awards Dinner, the Charitable Golf Tournament, panels at the National Archives, and many other civic and politically-oriented events. Other tasks include managing FMC’s social media (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr), providing office/administrative support, and writing/researching/editing information for FMC’s numerous programs. Interns will attend and cover Association-sponsored events on Capitol Hill and be responsible for drafting reports. The preferred candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of social media and internet research and be proficient in MS Office programs. Familiarity with CRM databases is a plus, as is Capitol Hill experience.

Since the Association plans numerous high-profile events involving former and current Members of Congress, high-level government officials, leaders of the diplomatic community, and foundation/think-tank representatives, applicants must be comfortable interacting with VIPs; as well as be extremely motivated, flexible, and responsible.

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

 

International Programs Intern

The Congressional Study Groups on Germany, Japan, Turkey, and Europe are the flagship international programs of the the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC). For over thirty years, these bipartisan, non-advoacy legislative exchanges have provided a forum for frank and candid dialogue for current Members of Congress and senior congressional staff on issues vital to the transatlantic and transpacific relationships. Programming consists of regular roundtables on Capitol Hill, as well as study tour opportunities for Members of Congress and senior congressional staff abroad. We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about these programs, as well as the Diplomatic Advisory Council and Business Advisory Council which support our activities.

We are seeking a highly-qualified intern to assist in event planning and program development. These events and tours involve current and former Members of Congress, as well as other high-level government leaders, Ambassadors and Embassy officials, and foundation/think-tank representatives. Tasks range from basic administrative and office support to drafting invitations and program itineraries to invitation tracking and follow-up calls/emails, and light research that informs all of our work. Interns will have the opportunity to attend and staff Study Group events on Capitol Hill and be responsible for drafting summary reports.

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

Although this is an unpaid position, the Study Group’s programs provides invaluable experience in many applicable fields, as well as an opportunity to interact with high-level individuals. College credit is also available.

To apply, send an email with a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references attached to Andrew Loeb Shoenig at AShoenig – at – usafmc.org with the subject line “Fall 2014 Internship.”