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Campus Undergraduate - 2023 Government Affairs Summer Internship

Company: American Express
Location: Biloxi
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Job Description:

At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we're supporting our customers' financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what's possible- and we're proud to back each other every step of the way. Join #TeamAmex and let's lead the way together.
The American Express Government Affairs office (GA) represents the company on important public policy issues around the world, before Congress and the Administration, and state governments across the country. GA works with business units to advance their policy agendas and support their business priorities and works with legislators, government officials, consumer leaders, business partners and trade associations to advance the policy interests of the company.
We are passionate about our commitment to drive the Company's goals of growth and progress by monitoring the issues and public policy debates and engaging with government officials at various levels throughout the world to provide our perspective. We coordinate across the business to assess the potential impact of public policy issues to prioritize and determine the appropriate level of engagement. Government Affairs is dedicated to building diversity and inclusive leadership across all levels of the organization.
The Government Affairs office internship will be in Washington DC from June 2023 - August 2023.
Support GA activities including research, public policy projects and communications

Research current events and work on various projects as necessary to assist with deadline driven assignments

Assist staff with legislative, regulatory and consumer group issues, attend legislative hearings, provide hearing coverage with follow-up report writing
Conduct research on organizations, issues, trends, case studies, federal legislative and political agendas, public policy issues and regional events
Other responsibilities may include front desk coverage; greet guests; answer phones; respond to customer inquiries; retrieve and open mail; assist with reports; prepare Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and reports
Inclusive mind-set and behaviors across all levels of organization

Professional demeanor / superior business etiquette

Demonstrated experience building, sustaining and leveraging relationships
Strong work ethic, organizational skills and attention to detail with excellent follow-up skills
Demonstrated willingness to take initiative and act decisively
Ability to think strategically and influence teammates on multiple, cross-functional teams
Positive, can-do attitude embracing Growth Mindset
Project management skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask
Currently enrolled in full-time 4-year undergraduate degree program in political science, social science, business, communications, economics, or a related study
Students must have a graduation date between December 2023 and June 2024
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Minimum GPA 3.0/4.0
Political and / or public policy knowledge experience

Previous office / corporate experience

Microsoft Office suite
Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.
American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.
We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That's why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.
If the role you are applying for is designated as hybrid or onsite, you will be required to demonstrate that you have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (i.e. 2 doses for Moderna/Pfizer and 1 dose for J&J), in order to work in or visit any of our offices. This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

Keywords: American Express, Biloxi , Campus Undergraduate - 2023 Government Affairs Summer Internship, Government & Protective Services , Biloxi, Mississippi

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