Careers at Forbes Tate Partners

At Forbes Tate Partners, our staff is an extended family. This mindset helps us build on each other’s expertise, seize unique opportunities, and work from a foundation of trust and collaboration.

We come from various backgrounds and communities, and together form a group of innovative, smart, and dedicated staff. We believe strongly in celebrating the achievements of our employees and clients.

Most importantly, our shared decision-making and camaraderie throughout all levels of staff have helped us reach common goals and have fun along the way.

Employment Opportunities: 

Vice President, Public Affairs

About Forbes Tate Partners

Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in bipartisan, federal and state government relations, strategic communications, grassroots and grasstops advocacy, issue campaigns, and corporate development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over 100 clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.

Position Description

We are currently seeking a bright, focused and proactive individual to join our team as a Vice President in our Public Affairs practice. The candidate will lead and manage a diverse portfolio of clients, manage and develop staff teams, contribute to thought leadership activities, and participate in business development. This position is full-time salaried, with benefits and paid holidays. The Vice President reports to the Public Affairs Partners and works closely with senior leaders across the Public Affairs practice.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of professional experience in public affairs, strategic communications, and/or coalition management is required. Experience in media relations, advocacy, and grassroots engagement is a plus. The ideal candidate must be team-oriented, have a keen attention to detail, possess exceptional oral and written communications skills, have a proven track record of leading and managing both clients and staff, and ability to work well under pressure.

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Proactively develop and execute fully integrated public affairs campaigns that support Forbes Tate Partners’ clients.
  • Build and/or manage coalitions, maintain relationships with third-party stakeholders, and mobilize like-minded outside groups to advance client priorities.
  • Accelerate the growth of the Public Affairs practice by identifying and seizing opportunities to add value through strategic innovation and service integration, coordinating proposals for business development, and identifying additional opportunities for departmental growth.
  • Manage client campaigns that combine coalition management, research, earned and paid media, polling, grassroots engagement, direct outreach to elected officials, and/or stakeholder engagement.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with members of the media.
  • Develop and maintain a general knowledge of legislation, government policy, and current events relevant to Forbes Tate Partners’ work and its clients.
  • Identify creative ways to engage on core issues and create new opportunities for clients to advocate for key priorities through events, meetings, and partnerships.
  • Deliver quantifiable and visible results on behalf of Forbes Tate Partners’ clients.
  • Oversee outside vendor activities and budgets.
  • Mentoring and developing team members and staying abreast of new industry developments.

How to Apply

Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and three references to careers@forbes-tate.com. Please save each attachment with your full name (first and last name) and document title. For example: John Smith Resume, John Smith Cover Letter, John Smith References.

No calls, emails, or faxes, please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

 

Director, Public Affairs

About Forbes Tate Partners

Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in bipartisan federal and state government relations, strategic communications, grassroots and grasstops advocacy, issue campaigns, and corporate development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over 100 clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.

Position Description

We are currently seeking a bright, focused, and proactive individual to join our team as a Director in our Public Affairs practice. The Public Affairs team specializes in crafting strong and compelling messages, devising smart communications and advocacy strategies, engaging the right audiences, and influencing public opinion to deliver results for our clients. The position is full-time salaried, with benefits and paid holidays, and reports to Public Affairs Vice Presidents.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain general knowledge of legislation, government policy, media environment, and current events relevant to Forbes Tate Partners’ work and its clients.
  • Offer insights and recommendations to shape client team strategy.
  • Manage day-to-day execution of client projects, including strategic communications, research, digital, and grassroots activities.
  • Supervise Public Affairs Analysts in the production of content and collateral for client campaigns.
  • Manage recurring reports and deliverables to ensure deadlines are met and track campaign success.
  • Participate in client meetings, conference calls, and in-person meetings as appropriate.
  • Support departmental growth by contributing to project proposals.
  • Provide support to staff and vendors on client activities.
  • Provide mentorship and professional development support for Public Affairs Analysts.
  • Follow and report on new industry developments and best practices.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree. Relevant prior experience, such as work on political campaigns, in private sector communications, on Capitol Hill, within the executive branch, or for trade associations is required. Ideal applicants must have a keen attention to detail, demonstrated ability to effectively, simultaneously manage multiple projects, exceptional writing abilities, and effective interpersonal skills.

Additional required professional attributes include:

  • Familiarity with technological platforms including Microsoft Office Suite and major social media services.
  • Understanding of how public policy decisions impact clients’ abilities needs.
  • Strong desire to keep learning and taking additional recommended training as needed.
  • Passion for researching, writing, and editing content pieces while utilizing strong grammar skills.
  • Independent, strategic thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity for teamwork, including the ability to effectively engage supervisors and subordinates under quick, tight deadlines within and across teams.

How to Apply

Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (three pages or less) to careers@forbes-tate.com with the subject line Director, Public Affairs. Please save each attachment with your full name (first and last name) and document title. For example: John Smith Resume, John Smith Cover Letter, John Smith Writing Sample.

No calls, emails, or faxes please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

 

Analyst, Public Affairs

About Forbes Tate Partners

Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in bipartisan federal and state government relations, strategic communications, grassroots and grasstops advocacy, issue campaigns, and corporate development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over sixty clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.

Position Description

We are currently seeking a bright, focused and proactive individual to join our team as an entry level Analyst in our Public Affairs practice. The Public Affairs team specializes in crafting strong and compelling messages, devising smart communications and advocacy strategies, engaging the right audiences, and influencing public opinion to deliver results for our clients. This position is full-time salaried, with benefits and paid holidays.

Primary responsibilities

  • Conducting research to develop and maintain general knowledge of legislation, public policy, and current events relevant to clients.
  • Drafting content including press releases, one-pagers, case studies, op-eds, website copy, social media, grassroots action alerts and client reports.
  • Assisting in the development of social media campaigns (organic and paid).
  • Maintaining active communication, interface, and coordination with state field teams on specific client projects.
  • Providing support for client events including event planning, vendor outreach, logistics, and event staffing.
  • Supporting new business initiatives through research and proposal development in all formats including PowerPoint, narrative and memo formats.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree. Prior experience (minimum 1 year) including work on political campaigns, in private sector communications, on Capitol Hill, within the executive branch, or for trade associations is helpful.

Additional required professional attributes include:  

  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills including attention to grammatical detail, clarity, speed, and accuracy.
  • The ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
  • Willingness to be a team player that works well in a collaborative environment and is willing to take initiative when necessary.
  • Familiarity with technological platforms including Microsoft Office Suite and major social media services.
  • The ability to quickly synthesize information from multiple sources, identify salient points, and think creatively about how to communicate their significance.
  • Candidates are also encouraged to note any proficiency with data and media analysis tools or data metric analysis.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (3 pages or less) to careers@forbes-tate.com. Please save each attachment with your full name (first and last name) and document title. For example: John Smith Resume, John Smith Cover Letter, John Smith Writing Sample.

No calls, emails or faxes please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. 

 

 

Director/Senior Director, Research and Policy Analysis

About Forbes Tate Partners

Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in bipartisan federal and state government relations, strategic communications, grassroots and grasstops advocacy, issue campaigns, and corporate development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over 200 clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.

Position Description

We are currently seeking an experienced, detailed, and proactive individual to join our team as a Director/Sr. Director of our Research and Policy Analysis (RPA) department. The RPA team provides fundamental support to FTP’s government relations and public affairs professionals by researching, interpreting, and analyzing federal and state legislation, key developments in the legislative process, public policy proposals, political dynamics of key topics, and media coverage of pertinent issues. The RPA team is central to all of our work at FTP, from business development to building strategy and demonstrating successful outcomes. The Director/Sr. Director reports directly to the Senior Vice President & Head of RPA.

Determination between Director and Sr. Director role is based on experience. 

This position is full-time salaried, with benefits and paid holidays, based in Washington, D.C.. This position describes the general nature of the work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Directing the completion of legislative, regulatory, public affairs, and general research projects, including content for broad-based policy analyses.
  • Managing departmental assignments, workflow, project execution, and cross-department coordination.
  • Supervising and editing client-facing work products, including research and policy reports.
  • Developing concepts for and leading the execution of original research.
  • Leading research-based assessments of the business, policy, and political environments to support current and prospective clients.
  • Aiding in the assessment of potential public policy impacts of various legislative and regulatory proposals.
  • Drafting public-facing research documents to support ongoing issue advocacy campaigns.
  • Assessing new tools for research and helping to integrate them into our research process.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have a graduate degree. Relevant prior experience, 4-6 years of relevant legislative or policy experience, and demonstrated knowledge of Congress, federal agencies, and/or state government. Ideal applicants must have a keen attention to detail, demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, exceptional writing abilities, and strong project and team management skills. Experience working at a think tank is highly desirable.

Additional required professional attributes include:

  • Solid understanding of how public policy decisions impact clients’ needs and priorities.
  • Ability to think creatively about how to express the ramifications of policy proposals and political developments across issues.
  • Instinct for identifying and elevating substantively and politically salient elements within large, complicated issue areas.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately conduct legislative research by reviewing legislation, congressional proceedings and transcripts, and member profiles.
  • Ability to develop and lead strategic, proactive planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely, and provide thorough issue summaries and analyses.
  • Passion for research, and writing and editing content pieces.
  • Independent, strategic thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity for teamwork, including the ability to effectively engage supervisors and subordinates under quick, tight deadlines within and across teams. Supervise RPA staff in the production on content and collateral for research assignments.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple assignments in a flexible, fast-paced, team-based environment.
  • Desire to keep learning and take additional recommended training, as needed.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite, including the use of forms, functions, and data visualization tools in Excel.
  • Familiarity with policy research tools such as Quorum, PoliticoPro, CQ, LexisNexis, etc.
  • Familiarity with data analysis tools such as STATA, SAS, SPSS, is a plus.

How to Apply

Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (three pages or less) to careers@forbes-tate.com with the subject line Director/Sr. Director, Research & Policy Analysis. Please save each attachment with your full name (first and last name) and document title. For example: John Smith Resume, John Smith Cover Letter, John Smith Writing Sample.

No calls, emails, or faxes please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

Analyst/Senior Analyst, Research and Policy Analysis

About Forbes Tate Partners

Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in bipartisan federal and state government relations, strategic communications, grassroots and grasstops advocacy, issue campaigns, and corporate development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over 200 clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.

Position Description

We are currently seeking an Analyst/Sr. Analyst to join our Research and Policy Analysis (RPA) department. The RPA team provides fundamental support to FTP’s government relations and public affairs professionals by researching, interpreting, and analyzing federal and state legislation, key developments in the legislative process, public policy proposals, political dynamics of key topics, and media coverage of pertinent issues. The team also contributes to firm growth by assessing markets and assisting in the development of business relationships. The RPA team is central to all of our work at FTP, from business development to building strategy and demonstrating successful outcomes. The Analyst/Sr. Analyst reports directly to the Senior Vice President & Head of RPA. Determination between Analyst and Sr. Analyst role is based on experience.

This position is full-time salaried with benefits and paid holidays, based in Washington, D.C. This position describes the general nature of the work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Completing legislative and regulatory research projects, including content for broad-based policy analyses and regular update bulletins.
  • Analyzing the potential implications of proposed legislative and regulatory policies.
  • Drafting public-facing research documents to support ongoing issue advocacy campaigns.
  • Assist team in summarizing the events that occurred in Congress and the Administration over the week.
  • Assisting in business development and marketplace assessments to support client development.
  • Guiding RPA interns in the conduct and completion of general research assignments.
  • Assessing new tools for research and helping to integrate them into the research process.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a social science field of study. Degrees in fields such as political science, history, and public policy are preferred.
  • At least three months of relevant legislative or policy experience that includes complete end-to-end research, memo and proposal writing, and document production/distribution/publication.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of both policy and politics, including direct experience with policy dynamics within and among political parties, and the intersection between policy, politics, and communications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the working of Congress, the Administration, and federal agencies.
  • Leadership experience capable of being translated to directing the work of interns.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an ideologically diverse, bipartisan environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ongoing policy debates important to FTP clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact directly with current and prospective clients to develop and maintain business.
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing qualitative data from multiple sources to produce streamlined reports.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite, including the use of forms, functions, and data visualization tools in Excel.
  • Familiarity with policy research tools such as Quorum, PoliticoPro, CQ, LexisNexis, etc.
  • Familiarity with data analysis tools such as STATA, SAS, SPSS, is a plus.

Desired skills

  • Ability to quickly and accurately conduct legislative research by reviewing legislation, congressional proceedings and transcripts, and member profiles, including the demonstrated ability to conduct real-time monitoring and summarization of events and campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely while providing a thorough summary and analysis of the issues.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple assignments in a flexible, fast-paced, and team-based environment.
  • Instinct for identifying and elevating substantively and politically salient elements within large, complicated issues.
  • Ability to think creatively about how to express the ramifications of policy proposals and political developments across issues.
  • Ability to identify trends and emerging political and policy issues at the state and federal levels.

How to Apply

Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (three pages or less) to careers@forbes-tate.com with the subject line Analyst/Sr. Analyst, Research and Policy Analysis. Please save each attachment with your full name (first and last name) and document title. For example: John Smith Resume, John Smith Cover Letter, John Smith Writing Sample.

No calls, emails, or faxes please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

    Operations Assistant

    About Forbes Tate Partners

    Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy, specializing in bipartisan government relations, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, corporate growth and change, and fundraising and development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over fifty clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.

    Position Description

    We are currently seeking a bright, proactive individual to join our team as an Operations Assistant. The person in this position will assist with the firm’s day-to-day operations, performing daily front desk administrative duties, assisting with various IT-related tasks and the firm’s intern program. This position is full-time salaried, with benefits and paid holidays. This position reports to the VP of Operations and Director of Operations. The Director of Information Technology (IT) will also provide project-specific supervision. This position requires a high degree of confidentiality, sensitivity, and organization.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Handle communication of meeting logistics, setup, and special requests with internal departments and external vendors.
    • Assist with meeting preparation and coverage for various firmwide activities.
    • Provide firmwide support for all day-to-day office and front desk operations.
    • Order and maintain inventory of office supplies.
    • Assist Intern Program Director and other intern program personnel with day-to-day program operations.
    • Maintain active communication with all Operations Department members.
    • Assist the Director of IT with the firm’s information technology needs. Typical duties include:
        • Moves/Adds/Changes within Office 365.
        • Basic troubleshooting and break/fix on Windows, MacOS and IOS devices.
        • Coordination of shipping and delivery logistics to remote employees from IT vendors.
        • Track inventory.
        • Other duties as assigned.
    • Ensure office space and IT resources are prepared for internal events, meetings, and trainings.
    • Independently identify ways to build and improve on FTP’s operational framework by examining needs, assessing possible solutions, and making concise recommendations to the Director of Operations.
    • Assist with other duties under the Operations Department as assigned.

    Qualifications

    A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of one year of experience in the public or private sector, preferably political or non-profit, is required. Non-profit or political experience, including work on Capitol Hill, within the executive branch, in-state/district offices or political campaigns, is preferred. You should be computer and tech savvy with some familiarity with the Office 365 suite, as well as Mac and Windows operating systems.

    Ideal applicants have experience in office administration, information technology, communications, and/or event planning. They must have a keen attention to detail and exceptional multi-tasking abilities and interpersonal skills. A desire to learn is greatly required. Other key attributes of a high-quality candidate include:

    • You have a passion for helping people and solving small to large problems for others.
    • You can work well with others and function as part of a team.
    • You can simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
    • You can think of creative solutions to problems no matter how big or small and are not afraid to work hard to find a solution.
    • You work well in an environment where needs and priorities are subject to sudden change or revision. You can be flexible and adapt as our office grows. 

    How to Apply

    Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (three pages or less) to careers@forbes-tate.com with the subject line Operations Assistant. Please save each attachment with your full name (first and last name) and document title. For example: John Smith Resume, John Smith Cover Letter, John Smith Writing Sample.

    No calls, emails, or faxes please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

     

    Operations Assistant

    About Forbes Tate Partners

    Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy, specializing in bipartisan government relations, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, corporate growth and change, and fundraising and development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over fifty clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.

    Position Description

    We are currently seeking a bright, proactive individual to join our team as an Operations Assistant. The person in this position will assist with the firm’s day-to-day operations, performing daily administrative duties. This position is full-time salaried, with benefits and paid holidays. This position reports to the VP of Operations and Director of Operations.  This position requires a high degree of confidentiality, sensitivity, and organization.

    Ideal applicants have experience in organization, information technology, communications, and/or event planning. They must have a keen attention to detail and exceptional multi-tasking abilities and interpersonal skills. Non-profit or political experience, including work on Capitol Hill, within the executive branch, in-state/district offices or political campaigns, is preferred. A desire to learn is greatly preferred.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Managing daily calendars for multiple principals, demonstrating flexibility and problem-solving abilities to adjust or prioritize schedules based on last-minute changes.
    • Assist Human Resource (HR) Liaisons with all HR-related items including recruitment and interview process, preparing HR paperwork and orientation schedules for new hires, and scheduling employee annual evaluations.
    • Coordinate new employee on-boarding, including scheduling and conducting orientation, and work with other administrative departments to facilitate the on-boarding process.
    • Assist with organizing, coordinating, and scheduling staff engagement activities.
    • Handle communication of meeting logistics, setup, and special requests with internal departments and external vendors.
    • Assist with meeting preparation and coverage for various firmwide activities.
    • Provide firmwide support for all day-to-day office operations and back-up coverage for the front desk.
    • Maintain active communication with all members of the Operations Department.
    • Independently identify ways to build and improve on FTP’s operational framework by examining needs, assessing possible solutions, and making concise recommendations to the Director of Operations.
    • Assist with other duties under the Operations Department as assigned.

    Qualifications

    A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of one year of experience in the public or private sector, preferably political or non-profit, is required. You should be computer and tech savvy with some familiarity with the Office 365 suite, as well as Mac and Windows operating systems.  

    • You have a passion for helping people and solving small to large problems for others.
    • You can work well with others and function as part of a team.
    • You have the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
    • You’re an independent thinker that does more with less, comes up with solutions when there isn’t one, and isn’t afraid to say, “I don’t know but I’ll figure it out.”
    • You work well in an environment where needs and priorities are subject to sudden change or revision.

    How to Apply

    Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (three pages or less) to careers@forbes-tate.com with the subject line Operations Assistant. Please save each attachment with your full name (first and last name) and document title. For example: John Smith Resume, John Smith Cover Letter, John Smith Writing Sample.

    No calls, emails, or faxes please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

     

    Operations Assistant

    About Forbes Tate Partners

    Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy, specializing in bipartisan government relations, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, corporate growth and change, and fundraising and development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over fifty clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.

    Position Description

    We are currently seeking a bright, proactive individual to join our team as an Operations Assistant. The person in this position will assist with the firm’s day-to-day operations, performing daily administrative duties. This position is full-time salaried, with benefits and paid holidays. This position reports to the VP of Operations and Director of Operations.  This position requires a high degree of confidentiality, sensitivity, and organization.

    Ideal applicants have experience in organization, information technology, communications, and/or event planning. They must have a keen attention to detail and exceptional multi-tasking abilities and interpersonal skills. Non-profit or political experience, including work on Capitol Hill, within the executive branch, in-state/district offices or political campaigns, is preferred. A desire to learn is greatly preferred.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Managing daily calendars for multiple principals, demonstrating flexibility and problem-solving abilities to adjust or prioritize schedules based on last-minute changes.
    • Assist with events preparation and coverage for various firm fundraisers, receptions, client events, etc. at the FTP Office.
    • Handle communication of event and meeting logistics, setup, and special requests with internal departments and external vendors.
    • Assist with organizing, coordinating, and scheduling staff engagement activities.
    • Assist with meeting preparation and coverage for various firmwide activities.
    • Provide firmwide support for all day-to-day office and back-up to front desk operations.
    • Maintain active communication with all Operations Department members.
    • Independently identify ways to build and improve on FTP’s operational framework by examining needs, assessing possible solutions, and making concise recommendations to the Director of Operations.
    • Assist with other duties under the Operations Department as assigned.

    Qualifications

    A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of one year of experience in the public or private sector, preferably political or non-profit, is required. You should be computer and tech savvy with some familiarity with the Office 365 suite, as well as Mac and Windows operating systems.  

    • You have a passion for helping people and solving small to large problems for others.
    • You have a flexible schedule with ability to come in the FTP office for early morning or late afternoon receptions.
    • You can work well with others and function as part of a team.
    • You have the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
    • You’re an independent thinker that does more with less, comes up with solutions when there isn’t one, and isn’t afraid to say, “I don’t know but I’ll figure it out.”
    • You work well in an environment where needs and priorities are subject to sudden change or revision.

    How to Apply

    Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (three pages or less) to careers@forbes-tate.com with the subject line Operations Assistant. Please save each attachment with your full name (first and last name) and document title. For example: John Smith Resume, John Smith Cover Letter, John Smith Writing Sample.

    No calls, emails, or faxes please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

    Internship Opportunities:

    The FTP Internship Program offers students and recent graduates substantive, practical, and hands-on experience working at the nexus between the public and private sectors. Our program exposes interns to the daily workings of a highly reputable government relations and public affairs firm and affords them the opportunity to work specifically with our Public Affairs, Research and Policy Analysis, or Insights Teams.

    Public Affairs (PA) – Interns conduct research, write analyses, draft media content (including social media posts), prepare memos for meetings, and assist principals with client-facing projects.

    Research and Policy Analysis (RPA) – Interns conduct legislative and policy analyses, attend and report on congressional hearings and briefings, and draft a broad array of research memoranda on issues including health care, tax, energy, natural resources, financial services, and more.

    Insights – Interns will contribute to the development of media analysis, survey design, and focus groups. Interns should be excited about digging deeper into the nuts and bolts of data generation and analysis. 

    FTP hires paid interns each spring, summer, and fall semesters. Interested applicants can send a resume, cover letter, and two professional writing samples to internprogram@forbes-tate.com. Writing samples should be no more than 3 pages in length. Items should be sent as an attachment labeled with your name (ex. John Smith Resume) with the subject line Internship Program – Summer 2022

    Click here for the application for the Summer 2022 Public Affairs Internship.

    Click here for the application for the Summer 2022 Research & Policy Analysis Internship.

    Click here for the application for the Summer 2022 Insights Internship.

    Please note that applications are only accepted during the dates listed. Session dates, application availability and deadlines are below:

    2022 Internship Sessions

    Spring Semester (Virtual Only) Summer Semester (In-Person) Fall Semester (In-Person)
    January 10 – May 20 May 23 – August 19 August 22 – December 16
    Applications Accepted:
    October 18 – November 12, 2021
    Applications Accepted:
    March 14 – April 11, 2022
    Applications Accepted:
    June 10 – July 8, 2022

    Forbes Tate Partners is an equal-opportunity employer.

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