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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1912, is the world's largest not-for-profit business federation. At home and abroad, we champion the principles of private enterprise. We fight for business and free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion, and governments around the world.

The Chamber has approximately 500 employees nationwide. Our headquarters is located in Washington, DC, on Lafayette Square across from the White House.

Internship Program Overview:

We are proud to offer a wide variety of internship opportunities to the best and brightest young leaders. At the Chamber, you will obtain hands-on, meaningful work experience designed to meet your academic and career goals. Our 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 senior-level executives while participating in educational and professional activities designed to enhance your internship experience.

The following events are currently included in our internship program:

  • Welcome Lunch and Orientation;
  • Private Intern Reception with Tom J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce;
  • Breakfast with a View: a breakfast series that grants interns the opportunity to converse with Shannon DiBari, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce;
  • Dine with the Minds: a luncheon series that provides interns with multiple opportunities to converse with and seek the advice of senior-level Chamber executives;
  • Your First Steps Toward Success: a workshop designated to enhancing your resume writing, cover letter writing and interviewing skills;
  • Young Professionals Panel: a luncheon series that offers interns the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance from a panel consisting of four to five successful recent graduates;
  • Sporting Events: past events have included Nationals baseball games and Wizards basketball games;
  • White House Tour; and
  • Exit Interviews.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this a paid internship?

  • Yes, all of our interns are paid a competitive salary, unless the intern elects to receive academic credit in lieu of monetary compensation.

Do I qualify for an internship after I have finished school or university?

  • In order to be eligible for an internship, the Chamber requires that you are either enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program.

When is the application deadline?

  • We will accept applications until we have filled all open positions.

Do you provide housing?

  • No, we do not provide housing for our interns, but we work closely with the WISH Foundation. WISH offers interns-only, fully furnished buildings on Capitol Hill and the Woodly Park neighborhood. All locations are near a metro stop, have Wi-fi, free laundry, and 24-hour emergency service. The Chamber of Commerce interns receive a 25% discount. For more information, visit www.internsdc.com

Are international students eligible for an internship?

  • International students who are authorized to be employed in the United States are eligible for an internship at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Program Status:

The Fall internship semester will begin on September 14, 2015 and continue through December 11, 2015.

The 2015 Fall application can be found here: 

 

Opportunities available for our Fall 2015 session are below:


U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform

Title: Marketing Intern

Job Responsibilities:  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.

*         Assist with development of various fundraising materials;

*         Maintain and utilize 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, social media, print ads, and networking activities; and

*         Develop a list of possible events to showcase our information.

Qualifications:

*         Working towards a Bachelor's degree in Marketing;

*         Requires a good understanding of social media techniques, especially with LinkedIn;

*         Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a changing environment;

*         Must have excellent interpersonal skills and follow-up skills;

*         Proactive problem prevention and issue resolution leadership ability;

*         Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, and Outlook required;

*         Strong verbal and written communication skills required; and

*         Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Please submit your application and resume to Stephanie Gregorian at sgregorian@uschamber.com.  


U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform

Title:  Legal Intern

Job Responsibilities:

The Legal Intern will be responsible for assisting the ILR organization in the implementation of the Federal and State programs. This will be accomplished through legal research, memo writing, and updating of fundraising materials.

*         Assist with development of various fundraising materials;

*         Conduct specific issue related research;

*         Write analytical memos; and

*         Participate in ILR member task-force calls, meetings, events, etc.

Qualifications:

*         Working towards Juris Doctorate degree;

*         Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a changing environment;

*         Must have excellent interpersonal skills and follow- up skills;

*         Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, and Outlook required;

*         Strong verbal and written communication skills required; and

*         Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Please submit your application and resume to Stephanie Gregorian at sgregorian@uschamber.com.  


International

Title: Americas Intern

Job Responsibilities:

*         Help to organize and promote events featuring top tier government officials from the United States and Latin America (AACCLA meeting, Heads of State visits, etc.);

*         Research sectoral information and trends in Latin America;

*         Compile Latin America news briefs; and

*         Market the Americas programs to business executives.

Qualifications: Advanced computer skills, including MS Office and Internet; strong verbal and written communication skills in English; attention to detail and ability to work without close supervision; and Spanish language skills and familiarity with Latin America (preferred).

Please submit your application and resume to Isabel Quiroz at iquiroz@uschamber.com.


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Title: Marketing and Events Intern

Department Description: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment. USCCF presents a broad range of programs that promote a greater understanding of economic and public affairs issues.

Job Responsibilities:

*         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; and

*         Manage special projects as needed.

Qualifications: Strong writing skills, solid knowledge of Microsoft Office and multiple social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), able to multi-task, remain organized, and maintain professional conduct at events.

Please submit your application and resume to Vanessa Lyon at vlyon@uschamber.com.


U.S. Chamber Litigation Center and Office of the General Counsel

Title: Legal Intern

Department Description: 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. The Office of the General Counsel provides legal services to the Chamber and its affiliates on a wide range of legal issues. The National Chamber Litigation Center advocates for fair treatment of business in the courts and before regulatory agencies.

Job Responsibilities:

As a Legal Intern at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, you will work with the in-house lawyers of both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.  This is a great opportunity for a law student to gain valuable experience in an in-house legal environment, working on corporate, litigation, and compliance matters.  Among other things, your duties will include:

*          Assisting lawyers and communications professionals in the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center to manage a broad portfolio of federal and state court litigation matters, including Supreme Court amicus briefs and regulatory challenges under the Administrative Procedures Act;

*         Assisting lawyers in the Chamber's Office of the General Counsel to provide advice to in-house clients on a variety of matters including commercial contracts; financial transactions; corporate governance; intellectual property; tax, lobbying and election law compliance; congressional matters and litigation; and

*         Assisting lawyers in both of these law departments to research, monitor, and analyze emerging legal issues that significantly impact the business community.

Qualifications: Working towards Juris Doctorate degree; must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; strong verbal and written communication skills required; and ability to work independently and as part of a team. 


Please submit your application and resume to Marissa Martinez at mmartinez@uschamber.com.


U.S.-India Business Council

Title: USIBC Intern

Job Responsibilities:

*         Research and analyze developments in India's economic policy and assist in the preparation of background briefs, sector updates, press releases, and official correspondence;

*         Track relevant U.S. and Indian legislation, calls for comments, and position papers of interest to member-companies;

*         Research the activities of current and potential member-companies and foundations;

*         Participate in relevant government and company meetings, as appropriate;

*         Assist staff in the planning and organization of Council events, presentations and missions to India; and

*         Assist staff in contact management, website maintenance, and member communications.

Qualifications: Enrolled in the final year of an undergraduate degree or graduate program and available 2 full days of the week; strong writing skills; interest in trade and investment policy, political economy, public policy, and/or government affairs; interest in U.S.-India commercial relations; previous India knowledge and/or experience is helpful but not required; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; professional demeanor and comfort attending member-company and government meetings, as deemed appropriate; and team-player willing to pitch in for "all hands on deck" events.

Please send Cover Letter, writing sample, application, and resume to Reena Vogt at rvogt@uschamber.com.

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