Internship Program, Washington DC

As one of the top three lobbying firms in Washington, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP (BHFS) represents a diverse set of public and private corporations, trade associations, partnerships, and nonprofits on a variety of matters before the federal government. Our government relations practice is comprised of a bipartisan and bicameral cadre of lobbyists, policy professional, and strategic advisors who have spent decades in Washington working on high profile legislative and regulatory issues. Our team includes individuals who have served at the highest levels of government.

Brownstein is currently accepting applications for its internship program from students with an interest in politics, government, advocacy, or law. Our interns support the firm’s government relations activities by engaging in such tasks as covering congressional hearings, tracking legislation, and researching business development opportunities.

In addition to being paid an hourly wage, interns can expect to receive the following benefits:

  • Gain practical work experience in public policy;
  • Develop a deeper understanding of advocacy;
  • Strengthen your resume;
  • Prepare yourself for the job market; and
  • Network with professionals in Washington.

Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university, while also maintaining a 3.2 GPA or higher. Capitol Hill or equivalent public policy experience is preferred, but not required. Fall and Spring candidates must be able to commit three full days out of the week to the internship. Summer internships are full time, five days a week. 

Seasonal deadlines

  • Fall Internship – July 31 (internships running from late-August/September to December)

  • Spring Intern – November 15 (internships running from January to May)

  • Summer Internship – March 31 (internships running from May to August)

Interested applicants should send their resume with a cover letter and writing sample, as well as availability, to Micaela Arneson at

  Brownstein is an equal opportunity employer.