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The Carolyn C. Chaney Internship Program

The Carolyn C. Chaney Internship Program is for students interested in government relations that want to learn about advocating for cities and local agencies in Washington, DC. We are looking for students with a background in community engagement or those with expressed interest in municipal issues.

The internship program offers a variety of opportunities for career development and hands-on learning. While interning with CapitalEdge, students will gain practical skills in research, writing, editing, legislative issue tracking, and routine office work alongside our professional staff.

For this summer program, we request a minimum six-week commitment, preferably in June or July, of at least 20 hours a week. This paid internship is open to undergraduate graduate students. We are based in Downtown DC, with easy access to transit and in close proximity to intern housing opportunities.

We have hired an intern for the summer of 2019. Please check this page in early 2020 for information about applying for our summer 2020 internship.

Responsibilities:

• Monitor and analyze relevant legislation
• Review daily news and share relevant clippings with staff
• Attend congressional briefings and other relevant events on behalf of CapitalEdge
• Contribute to weekly Washington Report sent to clients by conducting research, writing articles, and editing report.
• Help generating content for blog and twitter account
• Other duties as needed

Required skills, abilities, and experience:
• Undergraduate student
• Excellent research and writing skills
• The ability to quickly gather information from various sources
• Organized and detail-oriented
• Ability to work in both a team setting and independently
• The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest or some background in local government issues

Carolyn 2013This internship program was created in memory of Carolyn C. Chaney. Carolyn dedicated her entire 40-year career to representing the interests of local governments. In addition to successfully representing her clients before the federal government, Carolyn was a mentor to countless individuals. To continue this legacy, the Carolyn C. Chaney internship program was created with the goal of providing guidance and support to young people as they look to begin their careers. We hope to honor Carolyn by investing in students that have expressed an interest in local governments and federal government relations. See Carolyn’s full bio here.