Government Relations Intern [2022 Internship Program]

Washington, DC
Sep 24, 2021
Sep 26, 2021
Full Time
Interns will be expected to provide support to the Government Relation's Department's key responsibilities. DTCC's Government Relations Department works collaboratively with internal business lines, lawmakers, regulators, and trade associations to help shape global legislative and regulatory policies on critical industry issues. Our primary focus is to support DTCC's business functions through policy engagement, primarily with Congress. We also help manage DTCC's political action committee (PAC). As an intern, some of your key responsibilities may include: Monitor and flag relevant articles, legislation, hearings, and regulatory developments relevant to the financial services industry Watch, take notes, and summarize relevant hearings in Congress, state legislatures, and industry events. Relevant topics will include oversight hearings of financial regulators, financial technology (AI, cloud, blockchain, etc.), market structure, data privacy, cybersecurity, market resiliency, and other relevant topics Support DTCC PAC activities by providing donors written updates on political developments, assisting with presentations to the DTCC PAC Board, and preparing for meetings with Members of Congress Research and analyze proposed legislation to determine its potential impact on DTCC. Help prepare subject matter experts for meetings in Congress with staff or Members of Congress by providing research, drafting memos, and other related work Attend meetings and take notes with internal and external stakeholders. Help research and prepare internal and external communications Law students: The Government Relations team will provide opportunities for law students to provide legal research, analysis and writing regarding legislative, regulatory, and other relevant policy proposals. Qualifications: Candidates must be working towards bachelor's or master's degree in the following curriculums: Political Science, History, Constitutional Law, Economics, Business, English Literature, or any related field Strong interest and/or experience in politics, financial markets, financial regulation, and/or the financial services industry, with previous internship or work experience is a strong plus Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) Ability to work within a team environment Candidates must have authorization to work permanently in the US without the need for sponsorship (now or in the future) Candidates must have minimum of a 3.2 GPA to be considered About our Internship Program: DTCC offers 10-week summer internships for university students in several departments and locations around the globe. Internships are an opportunity to contribute to DTCC's daily operations, while learning more about the company and the financial services and technology industries. As a summer intern, you'll be aligned as closely as possible to a team that leverages your academic skills and considers your future career aspirations. Upon a successful summer, interns will have the opportunity to be considered for our new graduate program upon obtaining their degree, also known as the EDGE Program. Here's what you can expect as a DTCC intern: Access to senior leaders Workshops for skill-building and career development Participation in employee resource groups Team volunteering with local charities A sense of community Engage with DTCC this Fall: Meet and learn from our colleagues as we host a series of virtual events this Fall. Visit our careers site at to learn more and RSVP for our events. Recruitment Timeline: August - October 2021: Engage with us virtually and apply to our jobs November - January 2022: Interview virtually with our team February 2022: Receive an offer and accept! February - June 2022: Engage with our colleagues as you close out your school year June 2022: Start the Summer Intern Program

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