Careers

Intern (Government Relations), Advocacy Team

About Us

FS Vector is a strategic consulting firm that works with financial services clients in a rapidly evolving industry and regulatory environment. We provide expertise at the intersection of technology, government, and traditional finance in order to serve clients as a trusted partner at each stage of growth—from early-stage ventures to global organizations. Our team delivers a variety of resources our clients need in one firm, including advisory, advocacy, and training services.

The Advocacy Team

We arm clients with political intelligence, to help keep pace in an evolving policy landscape, and then execute strategic roadmaps designed to concretely influence the climate in which they do business. Our team’s knowledge of how policymaking works both in- and outside government—along with our understanding of the regulatory apparatus—allows us to reach, educate, and influence policymakers at every level.

Primary Responsibilities

In this role, the Government Relations Intern will assist the Government Relations team in drafting hearing summary memos and providing research relevant to client business and objectives. Hearing summary memos involve watching relevant Congressional hearings or related events and synthesizing the information into a clear summary for clients and colleagues. Research includes monitoring multiple news sources, stakeholder mapping, and delving into specific topics relevant to client needs. The Government Relations Intern will also be expected to help support the team across ongoing client work and help organize various tasks. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about public affairs strategy in the financial services sector, the current political and regulatory environments, and get hands-on experience with researchers, industry experts, and policymakers.

Expectations

Interns are an integral part of the Government Relations team and provide significant support to the work we do. The internship requires a minimum of 20 hours per week and a commitment to high quality deliverables and productive communication in a virtual environment. FS Vector will teach top level skills, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback, and answer questions in a supportive, non-judgmental environment to aid in the success of our future colleagues.

*Note: this internship can be in-person in Washington D.C. or remote*

Skills

An interest in financial services policy, politics and regulation, as well as interest in working with emerging technology companies. Candidates should also have interest in gaining experience at an advisory firm that operates at the intersection of business, technology, and finance. Most importantly, we are looking for candidates who are creative, motivated, and possess a high level of intellectual curiosity. A successful candidate is a high-achieving leader who can solve problems creatively and possesses an interest in policy and public affairs.

A successful candidate must be capable of synthesizing complex material into a well-written document with speed and precision.

Qualifications:

  • Rising undergraduate senior or junior working toward a degree in Political Science/Government, Public Policy, Economics, Journalism, Business or related field
  • Graduate student working toward an JD, MPP, MPA, MBA, or other relevant degree
  • L1 or L2 with and interest in financial services, compliance, public policy, or business strategy
  • Previous internship experience on Capitol Hill, a federal agency, relevant financial services companies, media outlet, or in other political or government settings
  • Experience conducting research and performing analysis, writing and distilling complex ideas and concepts into an easy to understand form
  • Familiarity with business, compliance, politics and the legislative process, expertise and interest in a relevant policy field is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as a member of a team
  • Problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing priorities
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work minimum 20 hours per week

Benefits:

  • Excellent environment for learning and growth
  • Access to industry leading experts
  • Opportunity for hands-on, substantive project work
  • Competitive compensation or college credit

Qualifications:

Please indicate availability for the semester and if the internship will be for college credits. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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