Government Relations – Summer Graduate Intern
Posted on 10/10/2022

501-1,000 employees

Technology products for defense & national security
Company Overview
Anduril's mission is to transform US & allied military capabilities with advanced technology.
Washington, DC, USA
Experience Level
  • 2-3 years of experience in Government Relations area
  • Accepted to or currently pursuing a master's degree in a related field
  • Experience in budget policy or national security
  • Familiarity with planning and implementing strategies to promote government relations priorities and influence change in the legislative policy and budget process
  • Knowledge of US federal appropriations and policy making processes, including executive agencies, the White House, Senate and House and an understanding of how these processes impact the company's business development agenda
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work independently to pursue short and long-term goals
  • The ability to work and be an integral part of an action-oriented, decision-making working environment
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data
  • Support the creation and execution of specific government relations strategies to build the company's reputation, enhance the strategic positioning in the industry and increase the understanding of the company and its business objectives in Washington, DC
  • Assist with outreach, including coordinating and staffing meetings, with Members of Congress, their staff, and Congressional Committees as well as with the Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other key agencies and customers
  • Identify, update, and organize the company's interactions and engagements with Congress, such as: meeting readouts and follow-up, policy and funding request submissions, drafting hearing questions and supporting documentation
  • Assist with planning and preparing information products to inform and educate internal and external audiences on newsworthy events and developments related to the company's products and programs
  • Research, draft, and edit deliverables, including: white papers, policy positions, letters of support, Congressional hearing questions, publications (i.e. articles, op-eds), memoranda, and talking points representing the company and its programs
  • Possess knowledge of the federal appropriations process, formulation of the federal budget, and the relationship between appropriations and authorizing legislation
  • Monitor, analyze, and engage the annual congressional policymaking process to support the company's priorities with a particular focus on annual appropriations, and defense and homeland security policy
  • Collaborate internally and externally on legislative priorities, messaging and general outreach to ensure coordination and integration across the business development teams, independent consultants and senior leadership at the company
  • Be a proactive strategic agent on behalf of the company's interests and help set the agenda, form the agenda and shape future agendas, with a focus on informing policy makers with the objective of best advancing the near and long-term interests of the company
  • Understand the substantive policy and funding issues important to Anduril and the defense technology sector and be able to help develop and carry-out advocacy initiatives
  • Support the company's involvement in industry and trade associations