We are allowed a maximum amount of creativity in meeting our clients' goals and objectives. And in areas where we lack knowledge as individuals, we are encouraged to partner with our colleagues. The collaboration and creativity make every challenge an opportunity to learn and grow.
The Ferguson Group, LLC (TFG), headquartered in Washington, DC, is a bipartisan government relations consulting firm which represents the largest number of local governments. TFG offers a unique internship program allowing dedicated individuals the opportunity to learn and work directly with the firm’s lobbying team on a wide variety of substantive issues.
TFG’s internship program is different from other internships in numerous ways. Our congenial atmosphere provides the space and opportunity for burgeoning careers to develop. TFG partners specialize in a wide variety of issue areas, and understand the gamut of perspectives from Capitol Hill to local municipalities. We create a challenging and interesting experience for our interns. Yet, our "small firm" environment enables an intern to experience a range of policy issues common to the federal government, while allowing an intern to focus on areas of professional interest to further his/her career.
Interns at TFG primarily assist firm lobbyists and staff on short-term to medium-length projects. Daily assignments often include: researching and tracking federal legislation; searching previous and current appropriations bills for critical information; locating grant opportunities for municipal government and nonprofit clients; assisting with public relations by compiling information for TFG's website, database, and business proposals; attending congressional and industry hearings and briefings; and writing blog posts, summaries and memorandums. Interns are expected to remain informed on current legislative affairs and daily news events. Proficiency in Microsoft suite programs, Adobe, and internet applications are necessary.
In 2013-2014, we anticipate selecting 1-2 interns for the summer, fall, and spring seasons. Solid writing and verbal skills and an interest in federal relations are essential, and we prefer mature applicants able to intern forty hours a week. Compensation is based on an hourly rate of $10 an hour.
If you are interested in TFG’s internship program please send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your availability. The subject line of your email should contain the words "intern candidate".
Voices of TFG
TFG fosters a very collaborative work environment. I’m constantly learning from others in the firm.
People change jobs a lot in DC, always looking for something better. Twenty years later I still feel like I've already found it.