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Federal Government Relations Intern
Washington, DC US
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Federal Government Relations Intern (18001069)

Federal Government Relations Intern- Washington, DC
About Syngenta
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.
About this Job:
As an intern at Syngenta, you have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, and work on real projects finding real solutions. Work with us and you'll get:
* Competitive wages
* Ongoing career development resources
* The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects
* Meaningful projects that solve problems
Duration:
May 2019-August 2019
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Research new and historic legislation, congressional district demographics, and Members of Congress' and the Executive Branch's position statements on key issues
  • Assist the federal government relations team by preparing fact sheets, infographics, presentations, position papers, and briefing materials on both politics and policy
  • Help draft the monthly PAC newsletter, manage content for internal PAC social media (Yammer), and support PAC fundraising campaigns
  • Become familiar with the basic operations of a government relations team, and work on projects including legislation tracking, data management, and event planning
  • Work with other Syngenta departments possibly including but not limited to industry relations, regulatory, internal and external communications, legal, and global and corporate affairs
  • Attend meetings with government officials and industry trade associations, with and on behalf of the federal government relations team
  • Interact and network with the broader agriculture community in Washington DC

Qualifications
Education & Experience:
  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Student must be pursuing a bachelors or advanced degree in American Politics, Pre-Law, Communications or another closely related field of study.
  • Fluent in English
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
  • Communication- The ability to communicate information well (written, spoken, and via telephone) is highly desired in this position
  • Collaboration- The ability to work with individuals who come from diverse backgrounds
  • Autonomous- An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision
  • Detail/Accuracy Oriented- All procedures and policies must be understood and followed
  • Adaptable- The ability to work well with ambiguous/undefined problems
  • Problem Solver- The ability to help resolve complex issues related to supply chain
  • Inquisitive- Not afraid to ask bold questions and be curious
  • Eagerness to learn and grow in the role
Work Level: XZ
Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Syngenta Contact Information:
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Position Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Open
Type of Compensation
Paid
College Credits Earned
No
Tuition Assistance
No
Required Student Status
Open
Preferred Majors
Other
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