TRP is Hiring: Financial Services Legislative Assistant

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 smccarthy@thornrun.com with the code 052920 in the subject line. Please highlight any background in financial services policy in your cover letter.

Required Skills

  • 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

Education Requirements

  • 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

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.