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Internships by Department

Congressional & Public Affairs
Track regulations, legislation, and political activities and attend Congressional hearings and task force meetings.

Media Relations
Prepare news releases, arrange and attend press sessions, and track press coverage.

Marketing Communications
Help tell the Chamber story in new and creative ways to achieve policy victories and attract new members.

Corporate Development
Assist in building relationships between our corporate members and our development office.

Corporate Research
Assist in writing briefs on Fortune 1000 companies for Senior Management and National Account Sales Force and conduct research on industry and broad business issues used for fundraising purposes.

Environment & Energy
Conduct background research in developing our policy relating to environment, food and agriculture, legal affairs, natural resources, regulatory affairs, and energy issues.

International
Hands-on exposure to lobbying for international trade and developing programs that educate American companies about trade opportunities in Latin America, Eurasia, Europe and Asia/Pacific, as well as specific trade initiatives for China, India, Brazil, Bangladesh, and Central/Eastern Europe.

Labor & Employee Benefits
Conduct policy analysis on labor law, pension and retirement funds, and health care, as well as interact with congressional staff, federal agencies, and national coalitions to help define and shape labor and employee benefits policy.

Office of Association Relations
Provide research support to help our association membership achieve their key business goals.

Grassroots
Conduct research on public policy issues, assist in the writing and editing of various newsletters, participate in efforts to get grassroots activists involved with our activities, and assist with the creation and implementation of special projects.

Survey and Research Center Internship
Participate in the development and implementation of  surveys, including the nationally recognized Employee Benefits Study. Assist entrepreneurs, businesspersons, and U.S. chamber staff to locate the information for decision-making from the Internet, government agencies, and other sources.

Office of General Counsel
Conduct research for all litigation in which we or our affiliates are a party.

Political Affairs and Federation Relations

Works closely with Chamber members to build awareness of top policy issues, generate grassroots momentum, and provide unique programs and services that lead to sustained involvement in our public policy process.

The U.S. Chamber's internship program also provides opportunities in the following areas:

Center for International Private Enterprise — Offers grants to businesses and organizations in transitional countries for projects which introduce private enterprise and economic reform.

Institute for a Competitive Workforce— Works with school systems and local and state chambers of commerce to improve the quality of education for our future workforce.

National Chamber Foundation — NCF an independent, non-profit, public policy think tank affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Our goal is to make the NCF the first place policymakers look to for high-level discussions on cutting-edge issues. We have a busy spring and summer hosting several events to help the Chamber drive the debate on specific issues critical to the business community.

National Chamber Litigation Center — Represents businesses in the courts and regulatory agencies on issues that are national in both scope and significance.

Institute for Legal Reform — Works to reduce excessive and frivolous litigation while restoring fairness and balance to the nation's civil justice system.

For additional information, e-mail intern@uschamber.com.