Government Relations Internship

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  • United States, Washington, DC 20004 View on Map
  • Post Date : September 17, 2020
  • Apply Before : October 17, 2020
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Job Description

Company Description

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. As the global leader in the food service industry, our legacy of innovation and hard work continues to drive us.

From drive thru updates to delivery to mobile order and pay, we are innovating quickly and growing. Joining McDonald’s means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

While most of us are working remote during COVID-19, we’re excited to get back to our state-of-the-art headquarters in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago! It’s set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. We are interested in people who enhance our company culture: Does this role interest you? We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every single requirement!

Job Description

Why You’ll Want this Internship

Enjoy a flexible work environment where you can think critically and feed your need (and ours!) for innovation. After initial training, dive in with your full-time team to learn the business and enjoy robust programming including our Executive Speaker Series, Lunch and Learns with unique teams like Restaurant Architecture and Happy Meals, Employee Business Network sessions, and other training. We designed this internship to provide a smooth transition into McDonald’s so don’t worry – if you bring curiosity and work ethic, we will bring the know-how.

We believe we are #BetterTogether, so we encourage networking through Peer Lunches and mentorship from industry leaders who want you to succeed and take pride in guiding you to develop into a future leader.

Department Overview

The U.S. Government Relations (GR) Department is within the U.S. Communications team and is made up of 15 people who work on either state/local or federal issues. The primary goals of the GR Department are to represent the company’s interests on issues that impact the business and to proactively share our positive stories in the people, food and planet spaces. Our stakeholders include elected officials, agencies and third party partners including trade associations and NGOs.


Why We’ll Hire You

You are a strong candidate if you:

  • Are a Junior working towards your Bachelor’s degree with a graduation date in Winter 2021 or Summer 2022
  • Are pursuing one of the preferred majors including: Government, Political Science, Business or other related degrees
  • Have a college GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have a passion for government, business and political science
  • Can work Monday-Friday all 10 weeks of the internship (6/7-8/13)
  • Adapt strong written and oral communication skills based on your audience
  • Pursue organization involvement or experience related to strategy, communications, or government relations

  • Committed to a culture of inclusiveness
  • Want to impact the modern era of McDonald’s

How You’ll be Compensated

You’ll be lovin’ your benefits which will include:

  • $25/Hr (Expect to work 40 hrs each week during the 10-week internship)
  • Housing Stipend
  • Access to our world-class headquarters and facilities (gym, company events, rooftop patio, Global Restaurant)
  • Sponsored networking and social events
  • Eligibility for Summer Hours

Additional Information

McDonald’s is committed to providing qualified individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their jobs. Additionally, if you (or another applicant of whom you are aware) require assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise seek assistance in the application process, please contact [email protected]

McDonald’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

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