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2023 Fall Internship - Government Affairs Intern

The Role

Title: Government Affairs Intern

Company: Prism Group (

Location: Washington, D.C.

Time commitment: September 1 – December 15, 2023, full-time five days a week or part-time three days a week. We have some flexibility surrounding the start and end date.

Compensation: $10 per hour

The Firm

Prism Group is a public relations and government affairs firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. We amplify the awareness of issues globally that affect our clients by identifying, recruiting, educating, and mobilizing local and regional support through the media, third-party influencers, and policy-makers. Our goal is to reframe media narratives, shape public opinion, and directly impact legislation.

The Details

At Prism Group, you will gain hands-on experience in integrated public relations and government affairs practices while developing an understanding of a wide range of business, political, and economic issues in the U.S. and abroad. We create an environment where our interns are encouraged to contribute their strengths as a team member while providing our intern an opportunity to be creative and innovative. We are looking for a candidate interested in challenging work and a dynamic career who likes to “think outside the box.” This position is underpinned by our commitment to preparing interns for real-world success. If this sounds like you, then we’d love to see your resume!

The Day-to-Day

  • Prepare daily newsletter and media clips for internal team and clients

  • Draft press release outlines and briefing documents

  • Occasionally attend Congressional Hearings and prepare briefing memos

  • Conduct background research on various topics and draft briefs based on findings

  • Support planning and execution of events, including client fly-ins and “Hill Days.”

  • Assist in planning and executing social media strategy on multiple platforms

  • Assist other colleagues in editing case studies

  • Conduct basic administrative duties

The “Right Stuff”

  • Background in PR, communications, international relations, political science, or government

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing

  • Avid user of popular social media platforms with knowledge of trends, key words, etc

  • Excellent time-management skills, ability to meet deadlines, and attention to detail

  • Must be able to work independently but collaborate with others to accomplish tasks

We encourage all levels of students to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume to

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