Government Affairs Internship

Government Affairs Internship Job Description:

Catalyst Public Affairs is looking for a Government Affairs intern to join our team Fall semester 2023. The successful candidate will assist with weekly legislative tracking and reporting to provide excellent customer service to Catalyst’s clients. Applicants must have junior standing, at a minimum.

Work schedule can be designed to accommodate academic class schedules; however, interns must be available to work in-person at our offices in the Cornhusker Marriott Office Plaza.

This internship is designed to provide students with hands-on opportunities to work in the public policy arena. During their time at Catalyst, interns can expect to attend and report state and local government activities, conduct policy research, assist our team with the development of a robust advocacy program, and provide general administrative support to our Lincoln, Nebraska-based lobbying practice group.

What we are looking for:

  • College credits equivalent to two (2) years toward an undergraduate degree in Political Science, Public Affairs, Journalism or a closely aligned field.
  • Time Management
  • Positive and good written and verbal communication
  • Working knowledge of the legislative process in Nebraska
  • Ability to summarize complex information accurately and concisely

This internship is offered from September 5, 2023 to December 15, 2023, with the possibility of extending the internship into the spring semester.

About the Organization: Catalyst Public Affairs is a full-service government relations and public affairs located in the Cornhusker Business Plaza in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. The firm was founded by former State Senator Tim Gay. Catalyst Public Affairs offers state and local government representation, government contract procurement, government business strategies, and regulatory compliance for an array of clients ranging from nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies. To learn more, visit our website at

Credit: College credit towards a major, minor or general elective may be earned.

Compensation: The Government Affairs Intern shall receive compensation in the form of $15/hour with the potential to work up to twenty (20) hours per week on an agreed upon schedule.

Interested applicants should submit their resume, three (3) references, and a writing sample.

Please submit all materials by May 17th to [email protected].