Project Assistant, Government Relations (Entry-level)
APCO Worldwide - Washington, DC

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Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an independently owned global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm that challenges conventional thinking and creates powerful movements to help our clients succeed. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

APCO’s Government Relations team is seeking a Project Assistant with a focus on working with technology clients. APCO’s Government Relations team works with clients to predict, understand and formulate strategic responses to policy, regulatory and reputational challenges. Our team includes consultants with experience in elected offices and as appointed officials on both sides of the aisle.


Play a key role in the coordination of account activity and perform a variety of tasks including research and analysis, media monitoring and preparing summary reports to support client engagements

Responsible for day-to-day client work under the daily supervision of a more senior team member

Support a portfolio of clients by monitoring and analyzing legislative activity

Conduct thorough research that reflects an understanding of the clients; summarize wide variety of policy issues with a focus on technology

Draft memos and speaking points for clients

Maintain strong understanding of issues affecting clients and conduct media monitoring surrounding those issues

Coordinate meetings and Capitol Hill events


1-3 years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field

Previous Capitol Hill experience preferred

Keen understanding of technology policy issues

Must have strong knowledge of and an in-depth understanding of the federal legislative and regulatory process and congressional committee structure

Strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Excellent written and oral skills

APCO Worldwide, named the “2013 Best Large Agency to Work For” and one of the 'Top Places to Work in PR' by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.


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