About Us

Internship Program

The Cornerstone Government Affairs intern program provides a unique opportunity for selected candidates to gain irreplaceable experience at the heart of Capitol Hill. Our intern program offers first-hand exposure to the people and processes of Congress and Washington, DC.

The Cornerstone program is student-focused and scaleable to the demands and capacity of the students – we have successfully accommodated students from second year undergraduates to second year law students.
Our objective is to provide a practical, in-depth and hands-on experience to all elements of a full-service D.C. government relations firm. We seek to ensure that interns who successfully complete our program are prepared to both succeed in an entry-level policy position as well as gain a deeper academic comprehension of the institutions that govern the country. The program emphasizes effective communications, analysis and research skills with an emphasis on written product.

Notwithstanding prohibitive measures in place at a host or other institution, Cornerstone interns are paid and we also work with students who would like to receive credit for their internship.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply directly to Cornerstone’s Intern Coordinator, Avery Walker, by email (awalker@cgagroup.com). The email’s subject line should read: Full Name – Internship Application. An application includes a cover letter and resume.

Once all applications have been reviewed, selected candidates will be contacted for in-person and phone interviews. The final portion of the application process involves completing a writing test, after which Cornerstone will reach out to all candidates regarding the final decision.

Cornerstone offers internships year round, split into three sessions: spring, summer and fall.


Internship Session

Application Deadline

Spring (January - early May)

November 1st

Summer (mid May - mid August)

March 1st

Fall (September - mid December)

July 1st