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Federal Relations Summer "22 Intern

The Company:  Aflac Incorporated
The Location: 

Washington, DC, US, 20004

The Division:  Government Relations
Job Id:  1958

Job Summary 

Performs assigned duties under the direction of experienced personnel to gain knowledge and experience in preparation for full time professional opportunities 


Principal Duties & Responsibilities


Aflac Federal Relations is located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC and is responsible for the federal public policy strategy and government relations activities for Aflac, Inc.


The Aflac Federal Relations Diversity Internship provides an opportunity for candidates of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented to groups to:


  • Explore careers in advocacy, public policy, political affairs, and public affairs.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Aflac’s legislative priorities and their impact on our company and policyholders that we serve.
  • Interact and engage with policymakers in the legislative and executive branch; industry trade groups and non-government organizations who influence public policy; political committee staff and campaign finance professionals who shape the political process; and public affairs professionals who influence public opinion.
  • Develop core business skills through work assignments, peer-to-peer coaching, and other professional development training, including prioritization, time and project management, interpersonal and networking; verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attend professional networking events; policy briefings and hearings; trade working group and strategy meetings; and industry coalition meetings.
  • Collect, organize and analyze research within the areas of political intelligence, public policy, and public affairs
  • Track and monitor key legislation and provide legislative updates at weekly team meetings.
  • Complete project and work assignments in support of current business needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including supporting our extensive political affairs and special events efforts.
  • Become part of a growing and active network of Aflac interns.


Education & Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent, actively pursuing Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Business, Political Science, Economics, or similar degree programs


Aflac Federal Relations welcomes and encourages all qualified candidates to apply for the internship, including those from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups.


Interested applicants should include a cover letter with their resume explaining your interest in the program, what in your background makes you the optimal candidate for the position, and how this position fits into your career.


Job Knowledge and Skills 


A desire to work in public policy and Washington, DC


Demonstrated interpersonal skills, and commitment to community


Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Strong analytical and problem solving skills


Demonstrates acceptance of responsibility, flexibility in acceptance of assignments; exhibits dependability


Basic administrative and organizational skills

Proficient in MS Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint



Organizational Competencies


Acting with Integrity, Communicating Effectively, Pursuing Self-Development, Serving Customers, Supporting Change, Supporting Organizational Goals, Working with Diverse Populations 


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC