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Research and Policy Analysis 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 on some of the biggest policy issues facing our country. Working closely with staff, interns will utilize their deep understanding of the legislative process and their analytical, research, and writing skills to support the firm’s bipartisan professionals across a wide range of topic areas included technology, agriculture, telecommunications, and more. 

Research & Policy Analysis interns conduct legislative and policy analyses, attend and report on congressional hearings and briefings, and draft a broad array of research memoranda. This important work is used by FTP’s principals and clients to inform and guide decision-making on issues.

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.