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Summer 2022 Public Affairs Paid Internship

Summary of Position:
HPS is seeking full-time paid interns for summer 2022 to support the operations of the firm. They will benefit from immediate client exposure and opportunities for professional development while working in a fun, fast-paced, and challenging environment. Interns support directors and partners on client teams, as well as contribute to internal firm projects. A successful candidate has strong writing and time-management skills, and a curious, proactive, high-achieving attitude. 

Duties & Responsibilities:
+ Write communications products like press releases, media advisories, opinion pieces, and social media posts
+ Research and monitor clients' business and industry to maintain an updated knowledge base and keep team apprised of new and ongoing developments
+ Collect, conduct, and present quantitative and qualitative research and analysis in a variety of communication vehicles, including presentations, reports, infographics, and fact sheets
+ Assist with executing events, including press conferences, speaking engagements, editorial board meetings and media trainings
+ Build and maintain media lists
+ Pull census data and economic policy data
+ Perform statistical and economic analyses
+ Assist in day-to-day administrative tasks as needed

+ Rising undergraduate seniors (graduating in Dec. 2022 or spring 2023) working toward a degree in Political Science/Government, Public Policy, Economics, Journalism, Business or related field
+ Previous internship experience at an agency, publicly-traded company, media outlet, or in politics or government
+ Experience conducting research and performing financial or economic analysis, writing and distilling complex ideas and concepts into a digestible format
+ Familiarity with business, economics, politics, and the legislative process; expertise and interest in a specific policy field is a plus
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
+ Strong attention to detail
+ Ability to take initiative
+ Strong organizational skills
+ Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team
+ Problem-solving skills
+ Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing tasks
+ Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
+ Ability to work 40 hours per week
+ Ability to commit to internship from early June through August 2022

+ Excellent environment for learning and growth
+ Frequent firm-wide social events and activities
+ Knowledge Meeting lunches with all staff on a variety of topics

The deadline for this application is Sunday, January 23 at 11:00pm ET. If you have questions about the role, please find a list of frequently asked questions here, including a link to sign up for a virtual information session on January 12th or January 19th.

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