McAllister & Quinn, a diverse government relations and grants consulting firm located in the heart of Washington, DC, has developed a comprehensive internship program that will give these students unique access to the many different aspects of Washington, DC. McAllister & Quinn specializes in grants consulting and lobbying. Our clients include higher education institutions, research universities and institutions, healthcare systems, advanced technology corporations, and non-profits.
The McAllister & Quinn 360° Internship Program is an excellent fit for a college student with a career interest in the public policy and federal/foundation funding, or sponsored research arena and desire to explore the various options that exist in that realm.
Congress. Interns will work with McAllister & Quinn professionals to participate in lobbying Congress in a virtual or in-person consulting experience. Interns will assist with scheduling, preparing background materials, monitoring congressional hearings, and joining virtual meetings with congressional offices or congressional briefings when possible.
Grants and Federal Agency Exposure. Interns will gain insight into how federal agencies operate along with exposure to federal and foundation funding mechanisms. Interns will learn the critical role that agencies play in the overall federal budget process. This will involve research on federal grants and tracking of other agency activities and announcements.
Policy and Programmatic Research. Interns will be responsible for developing policy and program-specific research memos and reports to be utilized by McAllister & Quinn and shared with various clients of the firm. We will work with interns to demonstrate the importance of strong writing, attention to detail, prioritization, and attention to meeting internal deadlines.
Political Fundraising. Interns will get first-hand experience in the political process by making political fundraising phone calls and attending virtual fundraisers with Members of Congress when possible.
Consulting and Office Culture. Interns will experience how a consulting firm operates with an emphasis on client service interaction and the overall culture of a 65-person consulting firm operating in a hybrid remote/in-person environment. Interns will assist in building internal team resources and infrastructure to support multiple client service models. Interns will receive guidance, knowledge, and direct feedback on the importance of communication skills, virtual communication etiquette, professionalism, networking, and other keys to success in an office environment.
Professional Development and Intern Mentors. Interns will participate in several McAllister & Quinn sponsored events involving experienced speakers focused on public policy, career development, and other relevant topics. In addition, each intern will be assigned an individual McAllister & Quinn mentor who will serve as a resource and sounding board for career advice, resume development, networking and other areas.
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McAllister & Quinn is committed building a culturally diverse and pluralistic network of consultants, who are committed to working in a multicultural environment where differences are valued and respected. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and intersectional individuals are encouraged to apply.