The U.S. Chamber is proud to offer internship opportunities for college students during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.
At the Chamber, you can obtain hands-on experience in a variety of departments. Internships offer responsibilities such as research, writing, database management, web page maintenance, communications, and event preparation. During the internship, you will be able to network with colleagues and demonstrate your skills and abilities. You will also have the opportunity to attend our "Your First Steps to Success" workshop to enhance your resume writing, cover letter writing and interviewing skills.
College students currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate program, or law program.
Spring 2014 Internship Openings:
Title: Editorial Communications Intern
Department: Editorial Communications
Division: Communications Division
Department Description: The Editorial Communications team communicates the U.S. Chamber’s pro-business messages through speechwriting and op-ed writing, producing a quarterly print publication, and creating content for the organization’s leading web properties.
- Interview subjects, report, and write for print and digital outlets;
- Track, analyze, and report web metrics;
- Proofread and upload web content;
- Follow news events and business trends and suggest story ideas from them.
Qualifications: Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited university or college pursuing a major in journalism or digital communications and an interest in public policy. Experience working in the editorial department of a student newspaper or other publication or website is a plus. The internship could be part-time or full-time depending on a candidate’s qualifications and availability.
Please submit your application and resume to Greg Galdabini at email@example.com.
Title: Marketing and Events Intern
Department: Signature Partnership Events
Division: U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Department Description: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Special Events Division hosts unique events that address a wide range of business issues and best practices. In an ever evolving economy, these individual events occur throughout the year to allow us to discuss current issues, obtain foresight on emerging issues, and reflect on past reports.
- Provide administrative Assistance to Marketing Team including registration of attendees via email/phone/fax, pulling lists from marketing database, updating marketing database, calling marketing partners, and monitoring and responding to events inbox.
- Assist with website and event postings as well as other social media activities (writing and editing).
- Provide administrative and day of support for events including creating event attendee lists, preparation of event name badges and monitoring federal government attendees at events.
- Assist in managing express delivery (DHL and FedEx) accounts and messenger service.
- Assist with coverage for USCCF main phone line.
- Manage special projects as needed.
Qualifications: Strong writing skills, solid knowledge of multiple social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), able to multi-task, remain organized, maintain professional conduct at events. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited university or college during the term of the internship assignment.
Please submit your application and resume to Vanessa Lyon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title: Marketing Intern
Division: U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
Division Description: The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) is the most effective and comprehensive campaign committed to improving the lawsuit climate in America and around the globe. ILR’s mission is to restore balance, ensure justice, and maintain integrity within the civil legal system. We do this by creating broad awareness of the impact of litigation on society and by championing common sense legal reforms at the state, federal, and global levels. ILR’s approach is highly aggressive and pragmatic, focused on achieving real change in real time while laying the groundwork for long-term legal reform. ILR’s hallmarks are the execution of cutting-edge strategies and a track record of visible success. ILR is a 501 (c) (6) tax-exempt, separately incorporated affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The Marketing Intern will be responsible for assisting the ILR organization in the development and implementation of its marketing efforts to support our fundraising activities and build awareness of the ILR program. This will be accomplished through developing, maintaining and expanding marketing channels/methodologies to gain in roads into the legal community and the public at large.
Primary Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
- Assist with development of various fundraising materials.
- Maintain and utilizes monthly marketing calendar to coordinate necessary activities, specifically with the website and research marketing.
- Assist with customizing, coordinating, and then disseminating of marketing information.
- Assist in coordinating various marketing strategies including direct mail, print ads, networking activities.
- Develop a list of possible events to showcase our information.
Qualifications: Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited university or college pursuing a major in marketing. Applicants must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently and as part of a team, and able to prioritize in a changing environment. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and proactive problem prevention and issue resolution leadership ability. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, and Outlook is required. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
Please submit your resume to Anita Patel at email@example.com.
Title: Programming and Communications Intern
Department: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Education and Workforce Program
Department Description: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's (USCCF) Education and Workforce program promotes the rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems needed to preserve the strength of America's greatest economic resource, its workforce. Through its events, publications, and policy initiatives—and drawing upon the Chamber's extensive network of members—USCCF connects the best minds in American business with the most innovative thinkers in American education, helping them work together to ensure the nation's continued prosperity.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing in common—they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.
This spring, the Foundation’s Education and Workforce team will execute several regional institutes and state education reform events around the country. Qualified candidates will assist with the planning and execution of all events, and support communications efforts. Specific duties include but are not limited to:
- Assisting the Education and Workforce team with outreach to state and local business and education groups
- Assist with event planning and logistics
- Staffing in-town events
- Working with the communications manager to draft and distribute marketing materials
- Execute special projects as assigned
- Required: Must be receiving college credit for the internship. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program at an accredited college/university. Must be available to work at least 25 hours a week.
- Desired: strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills; ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; self-starter; problem-solver; and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Interest in education and workforce issues preferred.
For more information on the Foundation’s Education and Workforce program or the U.S. Chamber visit http://education.uschamber.com/.
Please send resumes and cover letters to Jaimie Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title: U.S.-India Business Council Financial Policy Intern
Department: U.S.-India Business Council
Department Description: The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), housed within the International Division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is the premier business advocacy organization strengthening commercial ties between the United States and India. Chaired by Ajay Banga, President, and CEO of MasterCard Worldwide, USIBC represents nearly 350 leading American and Indian companies from its offices in Washington, New York, Silicon Valley, and New Delhi, India.
USIBC is seeking a part-time Financial Policy Intern for the Spring 2014 semester (beginning January 2014) to assist staff with policy research and analysis, program administration and communications. This internship will specifically support USIBC’s Financial Services and Tax Committees, in addition to general cross-sector activities.
- Research and analyze developments in India’s economic policy and assist in the preparation of background briefs, press releases and official correspondence to business and government leaders;
- Track relevant U.S. and Indian legislation and position papers of interest to USIBC Member-companies;
- Research the activities of current and potential member-companies;
- Provide administrative support to staff in the planning and organization of council events, presentations, and business delegations to India;
- and assist staff in database management and website maintenance.
Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program (1st or 2nd year) or an undergraduate degree program (seniors only) and available 2-3 full days of the week. Applicants must have strong professional writing skills; proficiency in Microsoft office suite; strong time management skills and attention to detail; interest in U.S.-India commercial relations, financial services, trade policy, and/or government affairs; basic financial markets knowledge and/or experience preferred; professional demeanor and comfort attending business and government meetings (as deemed appropriate); and a team-player approach and willingness to pitch in for “all hands on deck” meetings and events.
Please submit your application and resume to Reena Vogt at email@example.com.