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Government Affairs Paid Internship Opportunity

Government Affairs Paid Internship Opportunity

NAIOP SoCal, the leading association for the commercial real estate industry in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, is seeking a highly motivated part-time Government Affairs intern. Intern responsibilities will include research and writing on public policy issues, writing legislative updates for newsletters, attending (in-person or virtual) NAIOP committee meetings and public forums and assisting with social media postings on government affairs matters. The Intern will support NAIOP SoCal on a number of projects that shape policies and political challenges for the membership. This is a great opportunity to gain insight into a government and public affairs role with a respected association that represents one of the most important industries in the nation. 

The applicant should be a strong writer and researcher as well as a quick learner, a resourceful problem-solver and a self-starter. The applicant must also have strong communication skills and a good sense of humor.

As an intern supporting government affairs, you will:

  • Research and write on local or state public policy issues impacting the commercial real estate industry in Southern California
  • Write and edit e-newsletter articles and assist with other communications and social media postings relating to our government affairs work
  • Produce various documents as needed for NAIOP Staff and members
  • Assist researching information on political candidates
  • Assist with fundraising
  • Responding to emails on government affairs matters
  • Assist in arranging meetings with elected officials and other organizations
  • Produce various documents on legislative and regulatory issues as needed for NAIOP Staff and members
  • Attend in-person or virtual NAIOP Committee meetings or public forums


  • Commit to approximately twenty hours per week starting ASAP
  • Ability to work in a hybrid environment of in-office and virtual work  
  • Must be able to commit to one-year
  • Junior year standing, sophomore year for community college or a recent college graduate
  • Excellent writing and research skills, including online research
  • Previous office or administrative experience (preferred but not required)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Basic knowledge of social media with a willingness to learn
  • Good time management skills and must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment


  • Previous legislative, communications, public relations, campaign or administrative internship or work experience preferred
  • Experience with graphic design programs including Photoshop, InDesign, Canva and Publisher

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NAIOP SoCal does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.

Job Type: Internship
Pay: $15.00 per hour

About NAIOP SoCal 
NAIOP SoCal is the leading commercial real estate organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate in Southern California. Serving Los Angeles and Orange counties, NAIOP SoCal is one of the largest chapters in the United States comprised of approximately 1,000 members. The mission is to provide a unified voice to protect and enhance the commercial real estate industry and quality of life in Southern California. This is accomplished through proactive involvement in public policy, superior educational programs and interactive business relationship opportunities.

Additional Info

Job Type : Internship

Contact : To be considered, please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample and two references to: No phone calls please.

File Upload : Internship Description .pdf

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