What you’ll be doing...

This internship position – which is part of the Verizon Campus Program – will give you a chance to channel your drive and enthusiasm while learning from the best minds in the industry. You’ll be front and center, hands-on and contributing your creative energy to high-impact projects from the moment you arrive through the course of this 10-week experience. You will take part in meaningful work and real-life projects within the Public Policy Organization that will help you grow both professionally and personally throughout the program.

Verizon’s Public Policy, Law and Security organization represents and protects the company's legal, security, and regulatory interests at federal, state, local, and international levels. Public Policy internships at Verizon provide the opportunity for exposure to federal regulatory affairs, federal legislative affairs, public policy development, strategic alliances and communications. Public Policy internships are located in Washington, DC.

In this role you will:

  • Work with and learn from senior Verizon policy executives
  • Analyze the business and policy environment
  • Work as part of a professional team charged with developing and executing policy campaigns
  • Witness government in action with opportunities to participate in policy discussions, attend policy forums and hearings and visit Capitol Hill
  • Perform research and prepare memoranda regarding issues under review by the Administration, federal agencies and Congress
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of communications plans for internal and external audiences
  • Become familiar with and participate in Verizon’s corporate responsibility initiatives;
  • Learn about the future of the tech industry and help showcase Verizon by working on stakeholder engagement activities in our Technology & Policy Center
  • Become familiar with policy research tools such as Lexis / Nexis, academic studies, oral interviews of experts, legal and political documents, Bloomberg Government, National Journal, Politico PRO, U.S. Library of Congress materials and other sources as appropriate
  • Develop your professional network, refine your written and oral communication skills and learn to create value

What we’re looking for...

You’re a motivated self-starter. Never satisfied with the status quo, you’re always trying to beat a personal best. You thrive in a fast-paced environment where new challenges come up every day. You are flexible, dependable and work well in varying environments. You are coach-able and seeking an internship with the desire to learn in a professional environment.

You’ll need to have:

  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program in Public Policy, Business or a related major with an expected completion date between December 2018 and June 2021.

Even better if you have:

  • 3.0 GPA or greater
  • An open mind to the full political spectrum
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and team orientation
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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