Advocacy Internship

Offered By: 
McGuireWoods Consulting
Job Location: 
Job Location (Other): 
Hybrid role
If "Paid", provide rate: 
15-20 hours per week | $14 per hour
Job Description: 
Founded in 1998 as a full-service public affairs firm, McGuireWoods Consulting (MWC) provides a full range of government relations, lobbying, media relations, grassroots issue management, and related services to clients across the country. Designing and implementing public policy solutions for over 25 years, McGuireWoods Consulting is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing law firm subsidiaries providing public policy-related services. Our organization is unique because of our ability to dramatically impact both public opinion and public policy. Our team is comprised of bi-partisan professionals that are active and influential at all levels of government and possess first-hand experience in government services, politics, journalism and public relations, political campaigns, and sustainability initiatives. McGuireWoods Consulting works closely with our clients to assess and identify opportunities and challenges for meeting their business and public affairs goals. By utilizing a combination of government relations, strategic communications and grassroots tactics, we have developed a senior-level approach to achieving favorable results for our clients by opening doors, building positive reputations and shaping public policy. Nationally, McGuireWoods Consulting is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and is a subsidiary of the McGuireWoods law firm. Having represented many clients across the country, McGuireWoods Consulting’s substantive expertise runs the full gamut of public policy issues at the local, state and federal level. INTERNSHIP DATES Jan 22, 2024 to Apr 26, 2024 (Spring Semester) HOURS & LOCATION ● 15-20 hours per week | $14 per hour ● 300 Colorado St. Suite #2300 Austin, TX 78701 POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES ● Assist in content creation and graphic design ● Draft content for a variety of communications materials ● Assist with social media channel monitoring ● Help manage social media pages including scheduling content ● Research topics for content development, clients, new projects, etc. ● Assist with client serving and project management ● Copywriting and editing ● Help build coalitions for issue advocacy clients ● Assist with database management and other advocacy tools ● Outreach to potential allies for engagement on client issues ● Assist MWCAdvocacy in timely matters that arise REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS ● Interest in digital media and communications ● Excellent written and verbal communication ● Creativity and passion with the ability to work alone and on a team ● Openness to learning and taking on new challenges ● Currently enrolled in an accredited degree program PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS ● Experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud and Canva BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH MCGUIREWOODS CONSULTING ● Hands-on experience in content development and client management ● Incredible networking opportunities ● Build your communications and digital content portfolio ● Get to work on current and exciting issues impacting the country ● Join a company with a meaningful footprint across the country ● You have the option to receive an hourly stipend or class credit for your time with us!
Application Instructions: 
Please send a resume and cover letter to Ellie Barmish ( using the subject line: MWCAdvocacy Internship Application.
Contact Information: 
Ellie Barmish:
Type of Internship: 
Advocacy - State
Please reach out if you have any questions!
Posted By: 
Ellie Barmish
Expiration Date: 
Saturday, December 23, 2023