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Associate OR Senior Associate, Government Affairs

Prism Group is a bipartisan public affairs firm that specializes in assisting corporations, non-profits, trade associations, and sovereign governments navigate complex legislative and regulatory environments. A vibrant, team-oriented focus allows us to engage policymakers and high-level influencers and offer a full set of advocacy and communications services to generate positive client outcomes.

Role Summary

The right candidate is a motivated self-starter who will support a growing and dynamic team. The candidate should have between one to three (Associate/Senior Associate) years of experience in government relations, preferably recent Capitol Hill or government affairs/public affairs experience. This role will support Prism Group’s government and public affairs team, reporting to the firm’s Partners and the Government Affairs Director.

Candidate should be capable of working independently with minimal supervision, highly organized, and attentive to detail. To successfully execute projects for our clients, the candidate must be able to manage multiple priorities at once, solve problems, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. This position is based in Washington, DC.

Primary Responsibilities

Support the Federal Government Affairs teams

  • Attend client calls and perform administrative tasks including scheduling, note-taking, and tracking action items for projects.

  • Conduct policy research and monitor policy issues for clients.

  • Attend relevant hearings/events and provide written summaries.

  • Analyze and track legislation and regulatory developments.

Support Client Work-streams

  • Prepare policy talking points for C-Suite leadership for meetings, panels, interviews, etc.

  • Coordinate fly-ins and Congressional/Agency meetings.

  • Develop collateral including advocacy toolkits, and one-pagers, and work with graphics and communications teams.

  • Event planning (both virtual and in-person) including webinars, receptions, panels, and conferences, and keynote speakers.

Primary Issue Areas

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Small Business

  • Capital Access

  • Finance

  • Labor

  • Workforce

  • Procurement

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

  • Exceptional writing abilities. Writing samples will be expected.

  • 1+ years for Associate or 3+ years for Senior Associate.

  • Excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills are required.

  • Ability to quickly process information and analyze tasks.

  • Ability to project manage and handle various issues and projects at simultaneously.

  • Research (qualitative and quantitative)

  • Preferred recent experience with Congress.

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to balance deliverables in a multi-client environment.

  • High attention to detail and can exercise critical thinking in a fast-paced environment.

  • Flexibility to travel and work outside of the office and/or during evenings or weekends.


This is a full-time position based at our office in downtown Washington DC. Currently, Prism Group employees work remotely on Mondays and Fridays, unless otherwise warranted by client meetings or travel. We are in-office on Tuesday-Thursday. Normal business hours are usual, but this person must be able to work evenings or weekends if needed.

Compensation and Benefits 

  • This position range is $45,000-$60,000, with bonuses (client retention and merit-based), and 401 (k) match program after tenure

  • Other Benefits: Prism Group provides a pre-tax stipend to purchase your own customized insurance plan, commuting transportation, or cell phone usage.

  • Hybrid Workplace

  • 10 days of PTO

  • Unlimited Sick Leave

  • Paid Family Leave

  • Wellness Benefit: Onsite Gym

  • Near popular metro stations (Metro Centro, McPherson Sq & Gallery Chinatown Place)

Prism Group is an equal-opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Prism Group makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Submit your resume and cover letter to and; applications will close by September 29, 2023.

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible

Please direct all inquiries to and

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