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Intern, Government Affairs (Graduate) - WASHINGTON DC at horizonpharma

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Location: Washington, Washington DC

Job Description:
Working at Horizon is more than a job - it's personal. For us, success is measured by the numbers that matter most - the number of lives we touch, the number we change and those we work tirelessly to help save. We're a team of agile, out-of-the-box thinkers who are inspired to do more because we know we're a part of something bigger. We strive to build meaningful careers at a company whose values we share because when we live up to our potential, we help others live up to theirs.


Intern responsibilities include a variety of short- and long-term projects, assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Horizon government affairs function, and assisting government affairs staff with any and all needs. Duties include:
  • Projects:
    • Monitor key health-related priority issues for Horizon (legislation, DC-specific media, policy forums)
    • Write weekly government affairs and policy newsletter, pulling from various sources (PoliticoPro, Bloomberg, trade association reports, consultant reports)
    • Cover House of Representatives and Senate hearings and write summary memos
    • Write annual Senate Report and House Report
    • Update and synthesize Member of Congress biographies for meetings with Capitol Hill
    • Listen and report on political and policy calls, including trade association calls as necessary
    • Provide research on various policy projects and generate memos
    • Assist in planning Horizon fundraising events
  • Operational Assistance:
    • Assist with meeting scheduling as needed
    • Handle presentation formatting/ printing handouts as needed
    • Collect receipts and send to responsible person for reimbursement
  • Gain a broad understanding of the responsibilities of Government Affairs role in a pharmaceutical company.
  • Other ad hoc projects and tasks as needed.

Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • Currently attending a 4-year undergraduate program, working towards a Master's degree in field related to internship, or attending a postgraduate law program at an accredited college/university.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Professional, proactive demeanor.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Horizon Core Values & Competencies:

  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Demonstrates Self-awareness
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Develops Talent

  • Drives Results
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Decision Quality

  • Courage
  • Collaboration
  • Instills Trust

Horizon Therapeutics plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.