The Bank Policy Institute is a fast-paced, leading advocacy organization for America’s financial services industry. We work directly with CEOs, executives, and other key figures in the financial world to make sure policy makers enact legislation and regulation that is good for consumers, businesses, and the American economy.
Our internship offers you the opportunity to:
- Explore career opportunities – by working at BPI, you can receive an inside look at your potential career path within the financial sector, and dive into technology focus areas including cybersecurity, fraud reduction, innovation and regulation
- Network – expand your network by meeting a variety of people involved in crafting the voice of the nation’s largest financial institutions
- Find Mentors – certain staff members can help guide you through your internship and expose you to opportunities to which you can aspire
The BPI Government Affairs intern supports the department to achieve legislative goals on behalf of our member companies. The person will work directly with the BPI’s government affairs and public affairs teams to research public policy issues and prepare for external engagements with Congress and relevant stakeholders. He or she will be responsible for monitoring and preparing summaries for relevant Senate and House hearings, markups, and other key meetings.
This person will assist the Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs with logistical support for Bank Policy Institute – Political Action Committee (PAC) fundraisers, meetings, and special events, as well as educational briefings and outreach programs for Hill staffers and member companies. Additionally, the person will assist with various administrative tasks and help other departments as needed.
The Ideal Candidate:
- The ideal candidate is engaged, proactive, a team player, and interested in public policy. He or she should be comfortable learning new issues, functioning in a dynamic environment, and executing on various projects.
- The candidate should have strong writing skills and attention to detail.
- Strong candidates have a background and interest in political science, government, public policy, and/or economics.
- Previous experience interning in a congressional office or government official is desired, but not required.
The position is based in Washington, D.C., and candidates are paid an hourly minimum wage. We prefer interns to work a full 40 hours each week (Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm), the length of the internship can be somewhat flexible. In order to be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter below.