Government Affairs Intern

Washington, DC
May 16, 2018
May 24, 2018
Full Time
Your success is a train ride away. Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America's workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees. Are you ready to join our team? SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The Government Affairs intern is responsible for learning and supporting the department in its corporate legislative strategy with key stakeholders in Congress and appropriate federal departments. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Punctuality in terms of meeting previously agreed schedules for being in the office or for other events and timely notice of absences or changes to schedules. * Appropriate business attire. * Attending Capitol Hill meetings, or meetings with other affinity groups, with a member of department staff. * Attending public hearings, alone or with a member of staff, as the situation warrants. * Research projects, such as relating to organizing floor vote records or upcoming election cycles. * Document organization, either for permanent files or for meeting or hearing preparation. * Assistance with special events, such as large travel groups, student tours, or dignitary travel. * Other activities as they arise. WORK EXPERIENCE: * Able to function in a collaborative work environment and communicating orally and in writing within the corporation and externally. * Demonstrates a set of core values that includes humility, mission, courage, justice prudence and self-control. PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE: * An understanding of the legislative floor and Committee procedures as well as the workings of Capitol Hill. * An understanding of authorization and appropriation legislative processes. * Basic understanding of transportation industry. EDUCATION: * Current undergraduate student at an accredited college or university. * Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university. COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. SF:LI Requisition ID: 36124 Posting Location(s): District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia Personnel Area: DC13 Job Family/Function: Government Affairs Relocation Offered: No Education Requirements: High School/GED Travel Requirements: None Employment Experience Requirements: No Experience Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance. We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job - we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals. We proudly support and encourage US Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities. All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free. In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions. Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status. POSTING NOTES: Government Affairs || Corporate

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