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Verizon Public Policy Internship

Organization: Verizon

Posted: 1/19/2018

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


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