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Paid Internship

Mindset provides paid internships for individuals seeking to gain hands-on experience in the field of public policy.

Mindset provides paid internships for individuals seeking to gain hands-on experience in the field of public policy.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with strong written communications skills and a career interest in public policy. The intern would work with the research team on a broad range of regulatory and legislative issues for a variety of clients.

Specific tasks may include:

  • Watch congressional hearings and provide reports to internal staff and interested clients;
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory issues of interest and provide real-time updates;
  • Draft client-facing written deliverables such as policy backgrounders, legislative side-by-side comparisons, and policy outlook analyses; and
  • Analyze risks and opportunities for clients related to the new administration.

The start and end dates for the internship are negotiable. We host paid internships over three sessions per year as outlined below.

  • Spring (January – May)
  • Summer (June – August)
  • Fall (September – December)

Interns must be located in Washington D.C., Maryland, or Virginia or must be able to relocate to the area prior to start date.

This is a full-time role and interns are expected to be available from Monday – Friday 9-6pm.

About Mindset

Mindset is a bipartisan public policy firm that applies thoughtful research, strategic advisory, and effective advocacy to help our clients address the challenges and opportunities they face in today’s dynamic public policy environment. Based in Washington DC, Mindset possesses deep expertise in financial services including banking, insurance, housing, capital markets, Web3 and digital assets; tax, trade, and international affairs; energy, environment, materials, transport, and infrastructure; technology, media, and telecommunications; healthcare; and more.

Mindset values substantive policy depth and takes an analytical and immersive approach to support our clients’ business goals. We have a strong, dedicated research team that understands the policy, political, and stakeholder developments that shape the environment in which our clients operate. We combine this breadth and depth of understanding with the intangible experience that comes from having been in the room during times of high-stakes policymaking to predict and influence outcomes on behalf of our clients.

Mindset is squarely focused on maintaining best-in-class service and impact for our clients. At the core of our success is our belief in hustle and humility. We work hard to get the job done, and we never lose focus on our clients.

Mindset is deeply committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and bias-free work environment. We are perpetually focused on building high-functioning teams with a breadth of experiences and perspectives to meet the complex needs of our clients. We seek the right individuals to help us continue building an exceptional, diverse, inclusive, and cohesive culture with a true sense of personal and professional integrity. At Mindset, our team members bring all of who they are to the table, and our work and our clients are better for it.

Join Our Team

Sound like a good fit? Apply now.

For full-time opportunities, please send your cover letter, a copy of your resume and the position you are interested in applying for to

For internship opportunities, please submit your resume and cover letter to