Thorn Run Partners, one of the top lobbying firms in Washington D.C., is seeking a Legislative Assistant with an interest in federal politics and financial services policy to aid our executive-level advocacy team on a variety of writing, research, and administrative projects. The Legislative Assistant will spearhead a variety of legislative and regulatory projects, such as drafting a widely distributed weekly financial services report, facilitating advocacy campaigns, summarizing congressional hearings, analyzing federal regulations, tracking financial services policy issues, and more. A strong pedigree in writing or legislative analysis is imperative.
Individuals in this role will be expected to prepare client-ready deliverables for some of Washington’s most influential stakeholders. Thorn Run is looking for a self-starter who is prepared to adapt to a fast-paced environment and consistently perform everyday responsibilities at an elite level. One to three years of experience handling federal policy issues is recommended, although exemplary entry-level candidates (especially those who have held relevant internships) would also be considered. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should provide a cover letter in the body of their email, in addition to attaching a resume and writing sample (required) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the code 090721 in the subject line. Please highlight any background in financial services policy in your cover letter.
- Excellent research and writing skills
- Strong oral communication skills
- Ability to analyze complex issues and distill them into executive-level summaries
- Demonstrated interest in politics and the legislative process
- Professional poise and confidence
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Preferred focus in public policy, political science, pre-law, English, journalism, or related fields
- Master’s in public policy is a plus but not required
About Thorn Run Partners
Established in 2010, Thorn Run Partners is a one of Washington’s highest rated government affairs firms, offering a team of Capitol Hill and administration veterans with significant experience in federal lobbying, government service, and policy development. Unique for its bipartisan composition, first-in-class health policy practice, and client-friendly size, Thorn Run was founded by former aide to Democratic Senator Edward M. Kennedy (MA), Andy Rosenberg, and former aide to Republican Senator Fred Thompson (TN), Chris Lamond.