Intern, Government Affairs & Public Policy
Washington, DC 
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Job Description

This student will work closely with Vertex Government Affairs and Public Policy function with a focus on Federal Government Affairs. The student will receive exposure to how Vertex interacts with stakeholders in Washington D.C. including but not limited to Members of Congress & their staffs, trade associations, patient advocacy partners & consultants.

Part Time Role: 20-30 Hours/Week, Onsite in Washington, DC Office

Job Description

  • Undertake research and develop written materials to support federal advocacy.
  • Attend industry or patient group briefings on Capitol Hill.
  • Conduct legislative analysis by reviewing legislative text and policy research.
  • Attend trade association, patient advocacy, think tank and Capitol Hill briefings
  • Prepare presentation materials, including original material.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, be a team player and be willing to work in an environment where individual initiative and accountability to the team are required.
  • Must be able to work with limited day-to-day supervision.
  • Understand how to interact in a corporate, professional environment.
  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint experience and strong skill required.
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or advanced degree

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com.


Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Human Resources at ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
Open
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