The Government & Public Affairs Intern will work closely with the Federal Affairs team to promote advocacy for the arts. Key policy areas include education, tax reform, and appropriations.
Assisting with the planning and preparation for Arts Advocacy Day.
Assisting with events on Capitol Hill and outreach to congressional offices, both House and Senate.
Reviewing publications and drafting summaries related to national policy areas including education, tax, arts and culture, economic development, international cultural exchange, and the arts and health.
Attending and reporting on congressional committee hearings and other national policy forums around Washington, D.C. as needed.
Creating point of contact lists for legislative coalitions and congressional representatives utilizing Congress Plus.
Updating Voter Voice database for “Call to Action” advocacy email blasts.
Additional projects may include:
Contacting state and local arts leaders regarding advocacy activities.
Other projects and assignments given by the Vice President of Government Affairs & Arts Education, the Director of Federal Affairs, and the Government Affairs and Grassroots Coordinator.
Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize multiple tasks at a time.
Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and the Microsoft Office Suite.
An interest in learning advocacy outreach applications, tools, and methods.
Ability to communicate with staff in a professional and courteous manner.