Capitol Associates, Inc. Internships

Capitol Associates, Inc. (CAI) offers paid federal government relations internships to undergraduate students who are self-motivated with an interest in understanding the development of public policy and government affairs. This experience provides exposure to the federal legislative and regulatory process while developing an understanding of the operations of a bipartisan federal government relations firm.  

Candidates are expected to have strong writing skills and a background or interest in public policy, health care, and/or political science is preferred. Eligibility is limited to undergraduate students with Sophomore or Junior standing. Students with Senior standing will be considered if they are applying through a Washington program facilitated by a College or University.

Legislative Interns

Legislative interns work on a variety of projects that support the firm's federal government relations efforts on behalf of clients including: attending and reporting on relevant workshops, briefings, meetings and Congressional hearings; assisting in the preparation of reports; drafting summaries of legislation and regulations; researching informational materials; as well as editing and proofreading.

Please note the following application deadlines:

  • Spring Internship (January - May): November 1
  • Summer Internship (May - August): March 15
  • Fall Internship (September - December): June 15

These strategies often involve; direct lobbying, coalition building and strategic communications. Over the years we have developed a strong ability to track, report, analyze and help shape public policy. We understand the policymaking process and have established trust and credibility among policymakers. That gives us the ability to craft policy positions that are supported by both Members of Congress and the administration.

Starting Dates

Starting and ending dates are negotiable and usually depend on school schedules.
This is a full-time internship with daily office hours Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Persons interested in applying should submit a letter of interest, a resume, a writing sample and contact information for 2-3 references.
Please submit this information to:

Capitol Associates, Inc.
�Attn: Intern Coordinator�
1009 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Thank you for your interest.