Join Our Team

At Cornerstone, our most valued resource is our people. 

With more than 20 years of experience, Cornerstone has built a tremendous track record of dedicated client service rooted in a bipartisan, team approach.  The benefit of our team approach is the ability to bring together a number of highly qualified professionals with the collective experience, background, and relationships to develop and implement a strategy for success on behalf of our clients.

Diversity & Inclusion

Cornerstone’s employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation or any other status protected by applicable law. Cornerstone is an equal opportunity employer.

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Policy Intern

Our government affairs internship provides students and graduates with a variety of learning experiences and an inside look at government relations strategies. We have successfully accommodated students from second-year undergraduate programs to second-year law students and master’s degree graduates. We seek to ensure that interns who successfully complete our program are prepared to both succeed in entry-level policy positions as well as gain a deeper academic comprehension of the institutions that govern our country. Cornerstone’s Intern Program emphasizes effective communications, policy analysis, and research and writing skills.

While our program is perfect for a candidate who can commit to a full-time work schedule, we also regularly accommodate part-time interns.

Appropriations Intern

Cornerstone’s Appropriations internship provides a unique opportunity to work directly with the firm’s well-regarded appropriations team by assisting with the completion and submission of client appropriations requests. Appropriations interns play a significant role in tracking all congressional deadlines and forms.

OpsWatch Intern

OpsWatch is a specialized offering within Cornerstone that provides grant monitoring services across a broad set of industry sectors. Our OpsWatch team monitors a large net of federal grant opportunities and provides individualized client guidance on those opportunities most worth pursuing. In practice, the OpsWatch team pulls information from key sites like and creates various tailored reports for clients like universities, municipalities, nonprofit foundations, national security and defense companies.

The OpsWatch team also increasingly runs point on reading, summarizing and categorizing large omnibus bills to produce critical and timely analyses for clients and the firm at large.

OpsWatch interns get a unique insight into how federal funding mechanisms work (i.e. formula and competitive funding), and how they connect to broader policy work that Cornerstone does with respect to congressional activity, appropriations, etc.

In addition, OpsWatch interns have the opportunity to do meaningful work and contribute substantially to client-facing work products. They will also be integral to OpsWatch as it works to expand its offering within Cornerstone by helping to reimagine the role OpsWatch can have in meeting client needs.

Public Affairs Intern

Our Public Affairs internship offers students and graduates the opportunity to become an integral part of our public affairs team. This internship provides experience in drafting and executing full public affairs campaigns, pitching reporters, creating content, writing and editing social media, press releases and more. The ideal candidate has a vested interest in public affairs, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to adapt, collaborate and a willingness to express new ideas.

While our program is perfect for a candidate who can commit to a full-time work schedule, we also regularly accommodate part-time interns.

Operations Intern

Our Operations Internship provides students and graduates with a variety of learning experiences and insight into the operations and business development objectives of the government relations industry. As an intern for the Operations team, selected candidates work directly with our team on event coordination for political fundraisers and client meetings, firm marketing proposals and research, firm financial planning and compliance and internal operations.

Selected candidates will be a part of a fun, dynamic and evolving team at Cornerstone. The right candidate should be passionate about learning, able to work within tight deadlines, and interested in helping to improve and expand our existing Operations capabilities.