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Intern, Government and External Affairs at BMW of North America

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, Washington DC

Job Description:

This is a full-time internship position for our Summer Rotation, expected to start May 20, 2024 and continue through August 9, 2024 in Washington, DC.

The Intern will contribute to advancing issues important to the BMW Group, as well as learn about the automotive industry on global and domestic levels. In addition, the Intern will gain exposure to the political process in the United States. The main focus is on the Government and External Affairs activities in the Washington, DC Office. The office acts as an advocate and serves as an advisor to the company headquarters in Munich, Germany. The office regularly communicates with policymakers, the diplomatic community, industry associations, and non-governmental organizations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Tracking company-relevant issues and legislation

  • Conducting trade, transportation, and other related research

  • Supporting event organization and execution

  • Reporting on Capitol Hill meetings and hearings

  • Performing administrative and office management work including answering telephones, ordering supplies, updating contact lists, filing, and assisting with mailings and invitations

  • Acting as an office concierge to assist visitors, oversee the overall office maintenance, and ensure that office resources are stocked and operational

Join the BMW North America team and enjoy a high-performance Total Rewards package that may include:

  • Medical Insurance
    • All with options for $0 Employee contribution

  • Paid Time Off in addition to Company paid holidays where eligible

  • Hybrid work environment

The hourly rate for Undergraduate students is $25.30.
The hourly rate for Graduate students is $32.20.

The selected student's academic level will be used to determine the final pay rate. This statement is in accordance with state and local pay disclosure requirements.

Even more so than the generous compensation and benefits, the culture and values of Shared Services make it the ultimate working environment. These values are Responsibility, Appreciation, Transparency, Trust, and Openness. We allow these values to guide the way we conduct ourselves and our business.

At BMW, we are driven by diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are welcoming of all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor or master's degree program at an accredited college or university

  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (not just in major)

  • Have completed at least 30 college credit hours at time of application

  • Must attach a copy of college unofficial transcript

  • Ability to work full-time (36.25 hours/week)

  • Excellent time-management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills

  • Self-motivated, adaptable to a dynamic environment

  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Willing to perform regular administrative tasks


  • General knowledge of legislative and executive branches

  • Experience in a business environment

  • Languages: English (fluent, oral, and written)

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