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The Dershowitz Group accepts four interns three times per year (January-May, May-August, September-December). Undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students with an interest in international affairs, security issues or energy security are encouraged to apply.

Interns may be asked to develop databases of influencers for relevant policy areas, draft business letters, talking points and FAQ sheets, and prepare client materials. Interns are frequently asked to take ownership of their projects and are given additional responsibilities based upon their professionalism and level of productivity.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a knack for research, excellent time management skills and meticulous attention to detail. They will follow instructions in a precise manner, work in a fast-paced professional environment and learn from a constructive work environment.

Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with senior staff with expertise in foreign policy, media relations, and journalism. Mentorship is an important part of this program. Brown-bag lunch seminars with clients and other persons of interests occur regularly for the benefit of each intern class. Learn more about our Intern Speaker Series.

Interns will interact with clients. Strong writing and oral skills are required. A strong understanding of government, contemporary issues in foreign affairs, and journalism are preferred. Fluency in additional languages is a bonus. Applicants should indicate their proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe programs.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to internships@dershowitzgroup.com .


What Interns are Saying about The Dershowitz Group

"I would describe the internship as a healthy dose of fun, engaging learning, tempered with real responsibility and high expectations."
- Alex Kiselev, Fall 2013

"There was never a boring day in the office."
- Tyler Weymouth, Fall 2013

"This internship has given me the best start to a professional career anyone could ask for and has been invaluable in developing my professional skills that can be used in the future."
- Laura Deen, Fall 2013

"I felt like a full member of the staff given real responsibilities."
- Gracie Bayliss, Summer 2013

"My internship at TDG exceeded my expectations by providing an independent work environment with high standards that allowed for personal and professional growth."
- Jake Varn, Summer 2013

"Interning at TDG was definitely a worthwhile experience for many reasons. I was able to do a lot of research on topics I am interested in, as well as help prepare for and host events which was an exciting new opportunity."
- Garielle Jette, Spring 2013

"TDG has helped prepare me to enter any professional environment with the skills necessary to succeed."
- Caitlin Voss, Spring 2013

"I came to Washington D.C. in search of tangible work experience and to expand my knowledge about the world. I got exactly that at The Dershowitz Group."
- Anna Ha, Fall 2012

"The most important thing I took away from my internship were the professional skills I gained by working closely with TDG staff. These skills, even to date, have helped me to communicate better with authority figures and even to land another internship."
- Danielle Sloane, Fall 2012

"My internship was challenging, exciting and interesting all at the same time. I was able to experience a wide range of tasks during the internship, and was able to "own" the projects I worked on, including my input and using my own creativity."
- Ethan Abrams, Summer 2012

"During my internship at TDG, I learned new skills in numerous areas of strategic communications that I could have never learned in quite the same way in a classroom. I was treated extremely professionally, held accountable for my work, and learned many new things along the way."
- Hillary Wasserman, Summer 2012

"I enjoyed the opportunity to work on real projects-pitches, articles, backgrounders, and research-more than I worked on typical "intern" projects. I was able to apply critical thinking and writing skills to projects, and, within certain boundaries, flex some creative muscle."
- Ben Leiner, Summer 2012

"Interns at TDG are expected to own their work and see projects through to the very end. The staff emphasizes attention to detail, which is something that will help me throughout the rest of my educational career and in my professional life."
- Jeff Maul, Summer 2011

"I worked on truly substantive and timely projects which I think gave me a great insight into foreign affairs outside of academia."
- Nick Sidney, Summer 2011

"TDG leaves you with a much deeper knowledge base than that with which you began."
- Joshua Esquivel, Summer 2010

"I enjoyed feeling as though I was making valuable contributions to TDG. The level of responsibility given to us for our projects was a new experience but it helped me learn better."
- Lindsey Ross, Summer 2010

"I was exposed to many successful people in the policy-making world. These contacts, along with the experience I gained will benefit me in the future."
- Ryan Doherty, Spring 2010

"Interns at The Dershowitz Group hold real responsibility for the work completed. The Dershowitz Group staff fully embraces interns as fellow employees, sharing in the success and setbacks. It is impossible to walk away from this internship without improving your skills and becoming a better employee."
- Dana Higgins, Spring 2010

“I enjoyed the diversity of working on numerous policy-oriented projects with a variety of clients. This internship helped me to get a better idea of where I would like to begin my career.”
- Chris Alvarez, Summer 2009

“This was an unbelievable experience that introduced me to the professional world. The skills that I learned at TDG are invaluable and the experience will stay with me forever.”
- David Weinstein, Summer 2009

“This internship experience was instrumental in preparing me for life after college.”
- Jenna Weisbord, Summer 2009

"I appreciated that the staff valued interns. Interns are granted real tasks, assignments and responsibilities that provided us with a meaningful internship experience."
- Babak Sakaki, Summer 2009

"At TDG interns are expected to produce quality work every time and are always treated like members of the team. The projects interns are given have real importance and are even sometimes given directly to the client."
- Erin Lebe, Summer 2009

"This internship exceeded my expectations by exposing me to the conceptualization and implementations stages of an initiative. This was a great opportunity to learn about marketing with a policy twist. I enjoyed the opportunity to take charge of projects."
- Ari Rosner, Summer 2009

"This internship was helpful to me in pursuing my professional career because it provided me with a skill set, such as emphasis on strong and concise writing, that is easily transferable to most other future jobs."
- Arjav Ezekiel, Summer 2009

"The experience I gained in my short time with TDG provided me with the skills necessary to begin my career, and I am very grateful for the opportunity TDG gave me by bringing me on to its team."
- Linda Crossman, Spring 2009

"I appreciated the opportunity to work closely with senior staff. TDG's team exemplifies hard work, efficiency and confidence, while still maintaining an open and friendly work environment."
- Andrea Anstett, Fall 2009


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