TRP is Hiring!

Thorn Run Partners, one of the Top 10 lobbying firms in Washington D.C., is seeking a Legislative Assistant with an interest in federal politics and 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 analyzing federal policy, drafting memos and presentations, summarizing congressional hearings, tracking policy issues, facilitating advocacy campaigns, and more. The individual in this multidisciplinary role will work across multiple policy verticals and be directly integrated into the firm’s nine-person Policy Team.

At Thorn Run Partners, we prioritize collaboration, elite client service, and a collegial work environment. While our firm boasts all the expertise and government credentials of Washington’s mega-firms, we also bring the creativity, collaboration, and discipline of an elite boutique. As the “youngest” lobbying firm in Politico’s Top 10 rankings (founded in 2010), TRP is a recognized leader among the next generation of government affairs firms. Leading national publications have called our innovative approach to advocacy “nimble,” “new generation,” and “rabidly bipartisan” — and we’re looking for talented individuals who shares our values to join this dynamic team.

The individual 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 on Capitol Hill or in government affairs) would also be considered. A strong pedigree in writing or legislative analysis is imperative. 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 with the code 021623 in the subject line. Please highlight any background in public policy analysis 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

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.