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Staff Assistant

NCTA has an exceptional work environment with great benefits!


The candidate will be a key member of the Government Relations team, assisting with the formulation, development, and implementation of legislative agenda.

Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assists SVP, Government Relations
  • Answers Government Relations’ phones and manages the SVP’s schedule
  • Provides research assistance to the Government Relations team, including covering congressional hearings and floor proceedings
  • Tracks key legislative activities for SVP and VPs
  • Prioritizes tasks and organizes and manages multiple projects while maintaining an understanding of legislative strategy and focus 
  • Summarizes and reports on legislative issues as assigned
  • Attends industry and PAC events
  • Assists Government Relations staff members with tasks as assigned 
  • Updates and maintains Congressional lists
  • Maintains chronological resource files and hearing files
  • Maintains online library of support materials
  • Conducts basic research for Congressional profiles and quarterly NCTA Board Books
  • Distributes materials
  • Submits expense reports
  • Interacts with Members of Congress and their staff on the phone on a daily basis and coordinates mailings to the Hill
  • Participates in cross-functional teams within NCTA

Qualifications & Experience:

  • College degree in related area plus two years work experience or comparable work experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Experience and/or familiarity with Capitol Hill and the cable industry are desirable
  • Good judgment and initiative
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft office products 
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion


Only applicants who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered.


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Internship Program

NCTA’s Internship Program is designed to offer awareness and exposure to the internet and television industry. We provide both paid part-time and full-time internships during the school year and the summer months to qualified applicants in our Washington, D.C. office.


About NCTA's Internship Program

NCTA’s Internship Program provides a quality experience.

  • Meaningful work opportunities

  • Mentors who share their knowledge and expertise, and provide guidance and feedback

  • Team building activities, facility tours, career development workshops, and participation in Association social events 

  • Department meetings

  • Exposure to top Executives

  • A formal evaluation process

Candidates must:

  • Be full-time secondary or post-secondary students

  • Be in good academic standing

  • Be enrolled at an accredited institution

  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills

NCTA uses the following factors and/or activities to identify candidates:

  • Business needs

  • Student academic performance

  • Relevant experience

  • Areas of study

  • Personal interviews 

NCTA places interns in the following departments:

  • Association Affairs

  • Communications and Public Affairs

  • Government Relations

  • Legal

  • Program Network Policy

  • Science and Technology

  • The Walter Kaitz Foundation

Internship Application Deadlines

Fall internships:
August 1st
Spring internships:
December 31st
Summer internships:
April 21st

To begin the application process, please contact NCTA Human Resources at NCTA will contact candidates whose qualifications match our requirements.

To learn more about employment and/or internship opportunities, please contact NCTA Human Resources at