Public Affairs Intern, CTIA-The Wireless Association, Washington, DC

Public Affairs Intern, CTIA-The Wireless Association, Washington, DC





CTIA-The Wireless Association ( represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. With members from wireless carriers and their suppliers to providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products, the association brings together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st century connected life. CTIA members benefit from its vigorous advocacy at all levels of government for policies that foster the continued innovation, investment and economic impact of America’s competitive and world-leading mobile ecosystem. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives and convenes the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow.


Headquartered in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, CTIA is offering one college student (undergrad or graduate) or recent graduate the opportunity to gain experience working for a dynamic trade association.


CTIA’s Public Affairs team works with our Regulatory Affairs, Government Affairs, External and State Affairs on many policy issues. We also work with the industry’s non-profit organization, The Wireless Foundation, on various matters.


The intern would be an integral part of the Public Affairs team, assisting with tasks including coordinating and staffing events, writing press releases, writing blog posts, developing online content and tracking industry-focused news and events.



Applicants must have completed their junior year of undergraduate study and have at least a B average. Applicants studying from all major areas are welcome, but academic or practical backgrounds in journalism, mass media, communications, public relations, public affairs and radio and television broadcasting are preferred.



Interns should be available at least 4 days a week and for at least 25 hours per week for college credit only.



Please send a cover letter, including your availability (start dates and weekly schedule), resume, three different writing samples (no more than 3 pages each and should demonstrate concise writing ability), two letters of recommendation and college transcript to: or


Public Affairs Intern Application

CTIA-The Wireless Association

1400 16th Street NW Suite 600

Washington, DC 20036


Applicants must be available beginning in January to May 2016. All application should be in CTIA Public Affairs’ office by December 11, 2015 at 5 PM ET.


Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. CTIA will contact candidates directly. Decisions will be made within 1-2 weeks of the application deadline.