Home Depot Intern, Government Relations (Fall Internship) in Washington, District Of Columbia
The Home Depot Government Relations office is seeking a Government Relations Intern for the Fall 2019 semester. This is an opportunity to contribute to the success of a corporate government relations team, and the 9th largest corporate Political Action Committee.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Gathering research and writing briefings on topics such as political campaigns, candidates, or legislative issues
Attending briefings relevant to The Home Depot’s legislative priorities at campaign committees, trade associations, or Capitol Hill
Assisting with The Home Depot’s Political Action Committee (PAC), including maintaining donor databases, organizing monthly mailings, and sending thank you letters
Event planning and preparation (scheduling PAC member DC tours, fly-in support, etc.)
Providing daily administrative support, including sending packages and mailings, and assisting with meeting and event preparation
Completing a long-term research project on relevant government relations, grassroots, or other issues facing our department and presenting it to the Government Relations team at the end of the internship
NATURE AND SCOPE
Typically reports to Manager
No direct responsibility for supervising others.
- Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
- Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
- The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 0 years
- Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Prior experience in a Capitol Hill, government relations, fundraising, or related office
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of coursework at the college level in a political science, business, economics, or related degree program
Outstanding time management and organization
A history of working in retail or customer service
Being a self-starter and willing to help wherever needed
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
- Ability to communicate issues and recommend solutions in a timely manner.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.