MDAA Fellows and Interns will work to support all areas of responsibility within the organization including operations, communications and government relations. Typical duties include:

Operations assignments include:

  • Interacting with visitors at MDAA’s office and guests at MDAA events
  • Researching contact information for government, military and defense industry officials
  • Assisting with the creation of agendas for MDAA’s global events
  • Answering phones
  • Assisting with mail
  • Supporting colleagues with special tasks

Communications assignments include

  • Updating the MDAA website
  • Creating social media posts
  • Writing and editing correspondence
  • Assisting with talking points and presentations
  • Other duties as assigned

Government Relations assignments include:

  • Maintaining a database of contacts including congressional staffers, foreign embassy staffers, U.S. military, and defense industry officials
  • Tracking congressional activity with an emphasis on the Armed Services and Appropriations committees
  • Attending Congressional hearings and think tank events in Washington and taking careful notes to brief MDAA staff on issues discussed
  • Assisting with the planning and execution of MDAA’s Congressional Roundtable Discussion events on Capitol Hill including delivering invitations to congressional staffers and following-up to confirm attendance
  • Other duties as assigned