Friday, October 28, 2011

Paid Intern/Temporary Association Staff in Transportation/Legislative Affairs Industry

Job Posting: Intern/Temporary Association Staff in Transportation/Legislative Affairs Industry

A DC-based government affairs/lobbying firm, Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell (, focused on the rail transportation industry seeks an intern in its Washington, DC office. The intern would be primarily tasked to a railroad trade association client of the firm, the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (, but would also get exposure to the firm’s other clients, including freight railroads, commuter railroads, rail transit agencies, and intercity passenger rail operators.

Responsibilities include assisting with the day-to-day administration of the association, which consists of conference planning and database updating, membership services, phone and email correspondence, website and social media updating, and providing general support to the President and Director of Operations of the Association. In addition, this position involves legislative assistant work, coordination of the association’s exhibition/conference and aiding the firm’s other associates on various legislative and government affairs projects.

An interest in transportation issues and/or legislative affairs is preferred. Candidate should be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word, and comfortable communicating via phone and email with association members.

40 hours per week is expected. Compensation is $10-$12/hour based on experience, with an ability to increase based on performance. Office located on Capitol Hill, walking distance from Union Station. The position is available immediately. Minimum duration of position is 6 months, end date is flexible and longer tenures are preferred.

Please send a cover letter and resume to

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