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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
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 application period for the Summer Internship Program is now closed. The Fall Internship Program application period will be open soon.