Government Affairs Internship

Government Affairs Internship Job Description:

Catalyst Public Affairs is looking for a Government Affairs intern to join our team Spring 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 the State Capitol in Lincoln during legislative hearings.

This internship is designed to provide students hands-on opportunities to work in the public policy arena. During their time at Catalyst, interns can expect to attend and report on legislative hearings, monitor activity in the Nebraska Legislature, maintain the legislative tracking system, and provide general administrative support to our Lincoln, Nebraska-based lobbying practice group.

How you will make a difference:

  • Watch and take notes on budget and legislative hearings, Governor’s briefings, and other issue briefings as assigned
  • Help the Catalyst team achieve weekly legislative tracking and report goals in a timely manner
  • Create weekly legislative tracking reports
  • Ensure that company leaders are prepared and informed on all legislative issues
  • Weekly report schedule is created
  • Legislative reports are used to make critical decisions for leadership
  • Lobbying teams are supported

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 January 4, 2023 until May 13, 2023.

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.

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

Please submit all materials by November 7, 2022 to