Intern, Government Relations (Spring Semester) Job
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The Home Depot
Washington, DC 20001, US
The Home Depot Government Relations office is seeking a Government Relations Intern for the Spring 2020 semester. This is an opportunity to contribute to the success of a corporate government relations team, and the 9th largest corporate Political Action Committee.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Gathering research and writing briefings on topics such as political campaigns, candidates, or legislative issuesAttending briefings relevant to The Home Depot’s legislative priorities at campaign committees, trade associations, or Capitol HillAssisting with The Home Depot’s Political Action Committee (PAC), including maintaining donor databases, organizing monthly mailings, and sending thank you lettersEvent planning and preparation (scheduling PAC member DC tours, fly-in support, etc.)Providing daily administrative support, including sending packages and mailings, and assisting with meeting and event preparationCompleting a long-term research project on relevant government relations, grassroots, or other issues facing our department and presenting it to the Government Relations team at the end of the internshipNATURE AND SCOPE
Typically reports to ManagerNo direct responsibility for supervising others.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Environment:Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.Travel:
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.Years of Relevant Work Experience: 0 years
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience in a Capitol Hill, government relations, fundraising, or related officeThe knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of coursework at the college level in a political science, business, economics, or related degree programOutstanding time management and organizationA history of working in retail or customer serviceBeing a self-starter and willing to help wherever neededKnowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Ability to communicate issues and recommend solutions in a timely manner.
Who We Are
With more than 35,000 veteran associates, we see the strength of character that the military produces each and every day.
<div style="text-align: justify;"><b>OUR COMMITMENT IN ACTION: </b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>COMMUNITY
</b><br>From rebuilding veteran homes and community centers with Team Depot to The Home Depot Foundation, we’re dedicated to being a force for good.
</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>COMMITMENT
</b><br>Our commitment to the military extends beyond our veteran and active military associates; increasing our commitment to $500 Million for veteran causes.
</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>HONORS
</b><br>We recognize the value that veteran and active military can bring to our team, so we’re committed to providing the environment where their skills and experiences are both recognized and respected. </div><div style="text-align: justify;">And it’s this commitment that has landed us on Indeed’s Top-Rated Workplaces: Best for Veterans.</div>