About Government Affairs Institute

The Government Affairs Institute is an educational nonprofit corporation in the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University. The institute offers courses and simulations to federal employees on the operations of Congress. The courses are conducted on Capitol Hill and feature members of Congress, congressional staff, journalists, lobbyists and academics.

Interns at the Government Affairs Institute research and write issue briefs and help conduct simulations. The briefs usually cover issues in Congress that are of relevance to particular agencies, departments or service branches of the military. Interns also have the opportunity to spend time on Capitol Hill during some of the courses.


Open to all college students, though sophomores, juniors and seniors are preferred. An academic background in U.S. government is required.

Government Affairs Institute

  • John Haskell
  • Government Affairs Institute
  • Gov. Affairs Institute at Georgetown U.
  • 3333 K Street NW, Suite 112
  • Washington, DC 20007
  • Phone: (202) 333-4838


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors


  • Washington, DC