Program and Government Affairs Intern

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1701 K St, NW
Suite 950
United States


The Bretton Woods Committee is the non-partisan network of prominent global citizens, which works to demonstrate the value of international economic cooperation and to foster strong, effective Bretton Woods institutions as forces for global well-being.


The Committee seeks the help of 1 part-time intern each semester to support the Committee’s programs and government affairs. Individuals who wish to gain a wide range of hands-on experience and learn about the individuals and organizations shaping the future of the international financial institutions are encouraged to apply. The internship will require 20-25 hours per week and pays a $500 stipend.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Research and create background materials for Committee staff and leadership on key issues in international trade, finance, and development.
  • Track breaking news on the World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and Regional Development Banks (ADB, AfDB, IDB, EBRD, AIIB, NDB).
  • Assist in the planning and execution of Committee programs including researching and developing program themes and topics; drafting background and promotional materials; creating speaker preparatory materials and invitations; and logistics support.
  • Support the Committee’s government affairs and congressional relations strategy including U.S. Congressional bill tracking, U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve issue tracking, relevant political research, and event logistics support.
  • Support the Committee’s digital communication strategy including content creation and process development to improve the Committee’s website and social media communications.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Committee’s internal and external communication tools including its quarterly newsletter and other member communications.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Graduate student or recent graduate in international business, finance, economics, development, political science, or related fields who has:

  • Previous office experience. Previous Capitol Hill experience is strongly preferred.
  • A healthy awareness of companies, government actors, and other organizations involved in global finance, trade and development activities.
  • A self-driven nature and demonstrated ability to multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS-Office. Above average knowledge of social media, including Twitter, Linkedin, Drupal, and/or basic HTML helpful but not required.


The Committee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose funding comes from individuals, companies and other organizations that support its mission and work. The Committee does not receive funding directly from the U.S. government or the Bretton Woods institutions. 


The internship pays a $500 stipend.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter addressed to the Program Manager, and writing sample (2 pages maximum) by email with subject line: BWC Program Intern Candidate. Please include your desired beginning and end dates and available number of hours per week in your cover letter. The deadline for submission is December 3, 2018.