Americans for the Arts

Spring 2018 Government and Public Affairs Intern

3 weeks ago
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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.


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