Summer Intern - Federal Policy (DC) - Washington, DC

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Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports has an exciting opportunity for a Federal Policy summer intern in our Washington, DC office.

Join a team dedicated to protecting and informing consumers through various communication channels. This is a wonderful summer opportunity for students interested in gaining invaluable experience in a vibrant organization, working closely on issues affecting consumers.

Summer internships will be available to current full-time students (undergraduate and graduate college students) or recent graduates (Dec 2012 graduate or graduating in May 2013).

Internship positions will start in late May and run through mid-August. Interns will be paid $15 per hour for a maximum of 35 hours per week for a total of 12 weeks. Academic credits can be applied if applicable (please specify in your application if your internship will be for credit and provide contact information for your academic institution representative).

NOTE: For summer internships, Consumers Reports cannot pay any relocation or housing allowance. Internships are filled on a rolling basis. It is suggested that you apply as soon as possible.

Consumer Reports interns are considered trainees under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1973.

Qualifications Include:
Law, public policy, political science, or economics majors preferred
• Experience with writing legal briefs and research regarding federal laws and regulations a plus.
Key Responsibilities:
Intern will research and write for Consumers Union (CU) advocates on a variety of public policy issues, including health care, product safety, telecommunications, food safety, energy, and financial services.
• Intern will participate in weekly CU staff meetings, attend congressional hearings, and join CU advocates for strategy meetings with allied groups.
Consumers Reports is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

Consumers Union does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, religion, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status and any other category covered by applicable law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in the application or interview process should notify a Consumers Union Human Resources representative.

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