internship

Dive into the exciting world of federal government relations with Michael Best Strategies.

The Opportunity:

You deserve an internship that’s more than just a line on your resume; let us help you achieve that. At Michael Best Strategies, you’ll find an internship that’s both rewarding and challenging. Over the course of your experience, you will work alongside our professional staffers, from Legislative Assistants to our Partners, throughout our organization.

What makes the Michael Best experience unique is that you will be doing real, substantive work – no stereotypical intern coffee runs here. In addition to honing your writing, research, and project management skills, you will be interfacing directly with both clients and policymakers. This opportunity isn’t for someone looking for an easygoing, check the box internship experience. This is your professional career’s launch pad.

We have three internship sessions in DC: spring, summer, and fall. You can find the dates and application deadlines below:

Spring Internship Program:

  • Applications close November 1.
  • Interview & offer issued in November/December.
  • Internship duration from January to May (exact dates agreed upon by MBS and candidate).
  • Internship Commitment Level: Part time, at least two full days physically in the office.

Summer Internship Program:

  • Applications close April 1.
  • Interview & offer issued in April/May.
  • Internship duration from end of May to August (exact dates agreed upon by MBS and candidate).
  • Internship Commitment Level: Part time of full time.

Fall Internship Program:

  • Applications close August 1.
  • Interview & offer issued in August/September.
  • Internship duration from September to December (exact dates agreed upon by MBS and candidate).
  • Internship Commitment Level: Part time, at least two full days physically in the office.

Our office, located at the brand new Wharf in Southwest DC, provides a beautiful environment for you to get your first experience in federal government relations work. We also want this experience to be as beneficial and rewarding to you as possible; that’s why, despite a highly competitive application process, we select a small number of interns for each session. Finally, our internship is a paid experience to open this opportunity to applicants of all backgrounds.

About You:

The ideal candidate shall be:

  • A rising junior or senior in an accredited undergraduate program
  • Maintaining a GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Pursuing a major relevant to this field: political science, government, public policy, economics, communications, etc.
  • Highly personable, eager and curious, and excited to take their first steps into the professional world

How to Apply:

Please click here to begin your application. Please provide a cover letter and resume. Should your application proceed, you should be prepared to submit 2-3 references, ideally individuals who can speak to your professional and/or personal capabilities and experiences. We will ask that you submit writing samples during the application process as well. Due to the large volume of applicants, we will only be able to contact individuals most actively considered for the position. We do retain all applications for consideration for future internships for up to one calendar year.

Please Note: This opportunity is for an internship in the Michael Best Strategies DC office only. For internships at MBS offices across the nation, please visit this page.

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