Paid Internship

Posted on 03/16/2022
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Mehlman Consulting is looking for experienced, reliable, and detail-oriented interns. Due to the ever-changing and fast-paced environment of federal politics, every day is different. This job will cover a broad array of issue areas and will require someone who is highly organized and adapts quickly to changing workflows. Interns work closely with the firm’s policy analysts to provide various work products for clients including watching and summarizing live hearings and markups, article research, and data analysis, content creation, vote summaries, and other ad hoc projects.

Interns work in-person in our Washington, DC office.

Interns can work a flexible schedule based on their class schedule or other commitments but preference will be given to interns who are available 30 – 40 hours a week.


  • Proactive problem solver
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities
  • Exhibit a willingness to be an active team member with a positive attitude
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Meticulous and resourceful researcher
  • Synthesize and distill large amounts of information into concise summaries


  • Previous experience within or related to the federal government is preferred but not required (Capitol Hill internship, think tank, government affairs, trade association, etc.)
  • This posting is open to current college students, recent graduates, and graduate students.


  • Application deadlines
    • Fall 2024: June 14, 2024
    • Spring 2025: October 11, 2024
    • Summer 2025: March 7, 2025
  • Send your resume and writing sample (both in PDF format) to [email protected]
  • Writing sample: Please provide a 1-page policy memo on a subject of interest to you. Make sure to cite your sources.