Monument Advocacy seeks college-, post-graduate-, or graduate-level candidates for a PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWSHIP based in the firm’s Washington DC office. Monument is a nationally recognized consulting firm, focused on Government relations, strategic communications, and public affairs. We maintain groundbreaking practices in numerous fields, including technology and innovation; sustainability; tax, trade, and economic policy; travel and immigration; defense and cybersecurity; healthcare; food, agriculture, energy, and more. Fellows will have significant opportunities to witness the public policy and legislative process first-hand and to gain real government relations, public affairs, and strategic communications experience.
Duties will include but are not limited to:
– Conducting legislative, political, and policy research;
– Tracking bills, regulatory developments, and current events related to client interests;
– Covering congressional hearings, briefings, and off-the-Hill policy events;
– Assisting in business development proposals and research.
The goal of the fellowship program is to expose highly motivated pre- and early-career professionals to the everyday operations of a government relations firm. Fellows will be given meaningful assignments in order to develop a range of skills including research and writing; personal development through inter-office communication and team-building skills; critical thinking and time management based on real-life deadlines; and a realistic understanding of the legislative process. Fellows will compile research on current legislative matters and write short memos informing clients of key takeaways. They will assist client managers with the preparation of congressional hearing memos and event summaries.
A successful Fellow will possess strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work well under pressure, and the desire to learn more about Congress and the public policy process.
Applications are now closed. Please check back in the fall for Winter/Spring 2024 opportunities.
“My time with Monument gave me fantastic insight on the ever-evolving relationship between government and the private sector. Fellows have the chance to contribute to projects in their fields of interest, all while collaborating with and learning from supportive colleagues from so many accomplished backgrounds. It’s a fast-paced environment that taught me how government affairs can progress forward in innovative and exciting ways, and Monument is leading the pack.”
“My Monument Advocacy fellowship kick-started my career. Not only did their team teach me the technical aspects of lobbying, politics, and business – they made it fun along the way! I would recommend spending a summer or semester at Monument to anyone.”
“Being a fellow at Monument is an incredibly rewarding experience! Not only was able to get a lot of hands-on experience through exciting, challenging projects, but I felt like I made meaningful contributions through my work. Monument is full of intelligent, policy-savvy people who are invested in their work and care a lot about the fellows.”