The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) is hiring an undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate school federal government relations fellow for Fall 2021, ideally starting mid-September 2021; end date is flexible. Representing nearly 60% of the U.S. property casualty insurance market, APCIA promotes and protects the viability of private competition for the benefit of consumers and insurers. APCIA represents the broadest cross-section of home, auto, and business insurers of any national trade association and member companies represent all sizes, structures, and regions, which protect families, communities, and businesses in the U.S. and across the globe.
APCIA’s purpose is to advocate our members’ public policy positions in all 50 states and on Capitol Hill, and to keep our members current on the information that is critical to their businesses.
Responsibilities for the fall fellowship will include:
· providing support for the Federal Government Relations (FGR) team;
· working in coordination with the FGR team to track and review relevant legislation;
· reviewing and summarizing congressional hearings, legislator bios, and trade association responses; and,
· shadowing lobbyists in virtual meetings with Congressional offices.
Fellows will also have the opportunity to work with APCIA staff in other divisions including Policy Development and Research, Public Affairs, Political Engagement, and Federal PAC and Grassroots teams on specialized projects.
This fellowship will be remote. Fellows are paid ($15.00 per hour). Hours will be from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with an hour for lunch, amounting to 35 hours of work a week; if attending undergraduate or graduate classes, flexibility is available. While fellows are not eligible for benefits, fellows will receive pay for APCIA-designated holidays. No paid time off is offered.
Please submit a resume including availability, writing sample and 2-3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than midnight on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021.
If you are interested in learning more about our organization, please go to APCIA’s website.
The ideal candidate will possess:
· Interest in learning about the federal public policy-making process.
· Shown experience on research, writing, and oral communication skills.
· Excellent organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple deadlines and projects while working independently.
· The composure and professional demeanor to interact with all levels of the federal government relations community.
· Strong attention to detail.