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    Position: FSR interns

    Position Summary:

    Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) is currently seeking full-time interns for Fall 2014 to support staff and its member companies. FSR prides itself on an internship program that is both engaging and educational that will provide you exposure to the legislative process, government agencies, and member company leaders. As a prestigious and reputable organization, FSR expects work product, dedication, and commitment of the highest caliber from its interns. Candidates are based in Washington, D.C., and are paid minimum wage on a biweekly basis during their time with the Roundtable. Each intern will be hired by a specific department at FSR, but will also receive the added advantage of spending 5% of their time with the Government Affairs department. The length of the internship is flexible, but we prefer that candidates be available to start in September and finish in December.

    Below are the descriptions of each department. Please take the time to read over the job descriptions for each department and in the application section mark any department(s) you are interested in joining. In order to be considered for an internship, please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample. In your application materials, please indicate at least 3 departmental preferences from the following:

     

    BITS (FSR’s technology policy division)

    This position is designed to solicit program support for various BITS departments and focus areas to include Fraud Reduction, Cybersecurity and other Special Interest Groups related to technology risk. The BITS internship experience will provide candidate with a greater awareness and understanding of the risk management field as it relates to financial services and public policy. Candidate will participate in the development, and facilitation of in-person meetings that host high-profile representatives of the financial services industry. Candidate will also participate in the development of core project initiatives and deliverables that may include whitepapers, advisories, surveys and the aggregation and analyzing of technology risk data.

    Key Skill requirements/characteristics: written, organization, and communication skills, professionalism, critical thinking, organized, thorough, dependable, positive attitude, willingness to work with others and basic knowledge of external research tools.

    Communications

    This position is responsible with aiding FSR’s Communications department in its effort to sustain a strong digital media presence on multiple social media outlets as well as on its website. In addition, candidates will monitor FSR’s digital media performance through various digital analytics tools. Candidates will be instrumental in producing a wide variety of graphic design products, including agendas, brochures, reports, white papers, infographics and other visual media. Finally, candidates, will be assisting in any other tasks the Communications department needs, including, but not limited to, drafting press releases, participating in FSR off-site events, posting digital media content, distributing press releases and newsletters and conducting research for media appearances.

    Key Skill requirements/characteristics: Currently majoring in communications, journalism, political communications or any related field is a strongly recommended, but not required. Knows design layout and/or school newspaper reporting experience is a plus but not necessary. Having knowledge of the following programs is a major plus, but not a requirement: VOCUS, Microsoft Publisher, InDesign, Aristotle, MailChimp, Google Analytics, TV Eyes, Twitter Counter

    Corporate Social Responsibility

    This position will write draft e-mails, feature stories, talking points and presentations as needed. Research financial literacy topics, general corporate social responsibility programs, and legislative bills and write executive summaries. Candidate will also assist in the coordination of and preparation for meetings and special events as well as attend outside meetings and/or receptions on behalf of the department. Some administrative tasks, such as making copies and mailing packages, update and maintain contact database, and input numerical data collected on a quarterly basis using excel and develop reports and data analysis from data will also be required.

    Key Skill requirements/characteristics: Currently majoring in Communications, Marketing, or Public Affairs with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better (based on 4.0 scale). Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, organized, ability to manage deadlines, set priorities, take initiative, work diplomatically and efficiently in fast-paced demanding environment, detail oriented, proficiency in Microsoft Office software and database management, and relate to all levels of personnel in collaborative manner.

    Government Affairs

    This position is responsible for assisting the Government Affairs department in its effort to foster and work towards achieving legislative goals and actions on behalf of our member companies. The candidate will work directly with the department lobbyists in preparation of Hill and regulatory meetings, as well as provide research assistance in relevant financial services issues impacting the industry. Responsibilities will include monitoring Senate and House hearings and mark-ups of topics relevant to financial services, as well as ensure hearing coverage and executive summaries are prepared in a timely manner. Candidate will assist the Government Affairs Manager in the coordination of and provide logistical support for FSR-Political Action Committee (PAC) fundraisers, meetings, and special events such as Financial Services University (FSU), the educational outreach program for Hill staffers and member companies. Additionally candidate will assist with various administrative tasks and provide assistance to other departments as needed.

    Key Skill requirements/characteristics: Currently majoring in political science is ideal, but other fields of study such as government, public policy, economics, or business management is recommended. Previous experience interning in a congressional office or government official is desired, but not required. Strong writing skills and attention to detail are essential.

    HOPE NOW (a consumer housing alliance)

    This position will assist in all operations of HOPE NOW. The candidate will be asked to identify and contact community partners in markets where HOPE NOW is hosting Homeownership Preservation Events, generate reports based on foreclosure and mortgage scam data collected at such events, prepare materials for events and other HOPE NOW meetings, manage clerical tasks, such as ordering office supplies and mailing letters to partners, assist with other foreclosure, housing, and banking research projects and cover Congressional hearings as needed. Candidate will receive a first-hand experience and learn about current issues affecting the housing market.

    Key Skill requirements/characteristics: Candidate should be self-disciplined with a strong work ethic, quick-thinking and possess critical problem solving skills. HOPE NOW requires an independent individual who is able to perform assigned research and project initiatives in a timely manner.

    Housing Policy Council (FSR's housing policy division)

    This position will play an integral role for the HPC team. With a small department, the candidate will be leaned on heavily for a wide range of tasks including: assistance in preparing and planning for HPC Quarterly Meeting and monthly Advisory Council meetings, schedule appointments on Capitol Hill, attend congressional hearings, draft summaries on congressional hearings and proposed legislation and letters to Capitol Hill, attend Hill meetings with HPC staff, track legislation that is of interest to our members, and collect daily news articles for the team.

    Key Skill requirements/characteristics: Ability to maintain confidentiality of various projects, correspondence and other written or oral items as needed. Knowledge and experience with political process and political persons is important. Excellent oral/written communication skills, adaptability to ever-changing environment, results/outcome oriented, strong time management, analytical, and critical thinking skills are a plus. Proficiency with MS Office applications (including: mail merges, creating calendar events, excel calculations and charts, constructing slide shows) and internet searching is required.

    Meeting and Event Management

    This position will assist the meetings department in managing logistics and operations of internal and external events. The candidate will manage the meetings calendar and ensure that internal meetings are scheduled appropriately in the conference spaces in the office. In addition, the candidate will assist with the preparation of said conference spaces prior to meetings occurring. Lastly, the candidate will assist with planning and execution of FSR’s Fall Conference through a variety of assignments associated with the conference.

    Key Skill requirements/characteristics: Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to interact cooperatively with multiple departments are required. Working knowledge of MS Office applications is needed.

    MembershipServices and Operations

    This position will consist of a variety responsibilities with FSR membership and office operations. Candidate will support the IT Governance Council meetings from scheduling, materials presentation, AV requirement point of view, keep records of the meetings and categorize and follow up on any action items, with supervision from Operations and Membership leadership. As well as assist the Webmaster and Database administrator in additional IT projects as requested and development of RFPs for IT services to be outsourced if possible. Candidate will also support the Membership database, produce briefings and participation reports, and participate in meetings when requested. Lastly, candidate will interface with leaders in the Financial Services arena including senior executives of the Roundtable and the member companies.

    Key Skill requirements/characteristics: fast learner, self-starting, and reliable.

    Should your qualifications and credentials match an open position at FSR, you will be contacted by a staff member. Questions regarding FSR internships or the application process can be directed to info@FSRoundtable.org.

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