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FTP State Government Relations Intern

Program Description

The FTP internship program offers students and recent graduates substantive, practical and hands-on experience working at the nexus between the public and private sectors. Our program exposes interns to the daily workings of a highly reputable government relations and public affairs firm and affords them the opportunity to work specifically with our State and Local Government Relations team. Interns will conduct policy research, track client deliverables, analyze state legislation and regulations, track state political and issue dynamics, write analyses, and assist principals with client-facing projects. Interns should have an interest in state government policy and politics across all 50 states.

Fall 2024 Program Details

  • Start Date: September 3, 2024
  • End Date: December 13, 2024 (flexible) 
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM ET. Must be able to work 32-40 hours per week.  
  • Salary: $17.00/hour 
  • Location: This internship is based in Washington, DC. Interns will work from the FTP office Monday-Wednesday and work from home Thursday-Friday.


Ideal applicants have experience in media, communications, federal government, or public policy. They must have a keen attention to detail and exceptional writing abilities and interpersonal skills. Political experience, including work on Capitol Hill, within the executive branch, in-state/district offices or political campaigns, is preferred. 

About Forbes Tate Partners

Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in bipartisan federal and state government relations, strategic communications, grassroots and grasstops advocacy, issue campaigns, and corporate development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over 100 clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.