Junior Associate

Employer Mercury
Location Remote
Type Internship
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More details https://www.mercuryllc.com/
Posted on June 13, 2022


Mercury Public Affairs is seeking well-qualified, highly-motivated candidates for its Junior Associate program, beginning in August/September 2022 until December 2022. This position is a full-time, paid internship in Washington, DC. Please note that for the foreseeable future, we are working remotely.

Both full-time and part-time positions are available.


Junior associates provide critical support to our public affairs, media, and government relations teams by conducting essential media and congressional monitoring, research, and analysis for clients in an array of different sectors. Applicants must demonstrate a proven track record of success and should possess the following skills:

  • Closely monitor latest legislative developments and news on Capitol Hill and within relevant client issue areas, and keep client account team appraised
  • Ability to synthesize complicated ideas into easily digestible concepts
  • Strong note-taking skills and ability to perform high-quality work while paying attention to detail
  • Draft background and briefing materials for meeting preparation and/or external communication
  • Ability to complete assignments on tight deadlines and operate on quick turn-around schedules
  • Strong critical-thinking skills and a track record of applying them to real-world settings
  • Desire to learn more about the U.S. political system and track record of political experience (campaigning, coursework, volunteering, etc.)


Candidates should be current college undergraduates or recent college graduates. There are no prerequisite collegiate majors or courses of study to apply for the position, but applicants must demonstrate a strong understanding of and interest in the United States political system.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample of no more than 5 pages, preferably from a political science course. Mercury will work to ensure that every application is responded to within an adequate time frame. Applicants can submit a one-page resume, a one-page cover letter and a 1-2 page writing sample via email to careers@mercuryllc.com.

About Mercury Public Affairs:

Founded in 2001, Mercury is a high-stakes, bipartisan public strategy firm that provides a comprehensive suite of services that includes federal, state and local government relations, public affairs, international affairs, crisis management, strategic media and digital relations, political consulting, public opinion research, and a bipartisan grassroots mobilization network in all 50 states. Mercury is a part of Omnicom Group, Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company.