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Public Affairs Legislative Fellow

Primary Location 316 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, WASHINGTON, District of Columbia - United States of America , 20003 Job ID R24006965

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Job Description:

UPS Global Public Affairs presents an exciting opportunity for the annual Public Affairs Fellow in Washington, D.C. As a global leader in logistics and the world’s largest transportation services company, UPS is seeking college graduates or individuals with advanced degrees to apply for the International Fellowship position. This role will be based in the UPS Global Public Affairs office in Washington, D.C. This is a one-year Fellowship. We are seeking professionals with robust analytical capabilities and a long-term aspiration to pursue a career in international public policy, trade, or international government affairs.

The successful applicant will possess a background that includes previous undergraduate or graduate school experience in public policy (domestic or international), and/or business. The position necessitates excellent research, writing, verbal communication, and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong desire to deepen their understanding of the politics, policies, and processes that influence regulatory outcomes. Candidates should exhibit the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within cross-disciplinary and global teams, engaging with key external stakeholders in trade associations, governments, and international organizations.

The primary focus of this position will be on conducting research, drafting policy papers, performing statistical analysis, and preparing presentations on policy issues such as international trade, supply chain, trade regulations, e-commerce, cross-border trade, tax, postal and customs, sustainability, and other UPS priorities. The position offers a competitive wage, and the selected individual will join a professional, fast-paced, and dynamic advocacy team that leads complex policy initiatives critical to the company's objectives.

The Fellow will work to enhance UPS relationships with key government officials and industry organizations to foster a business and policy environment conducive to our growth objectives and our vision for sustainability and corporate responsibility. This role is based in Washington, D.C., where the individual fulfilling this role will be integrated into a relatively small but engaged and diverse team of government relations professionals. They will have an opportunity to undertake substantial work beyond a typical Fellow, gaining valuable experience in public policy, lobbying, and corporate strategy.


  • Curating public affairs materials and developing/maintaining the ‘library’ of materials
  • Creating and organizing public affairs collateral
  • Developing essential communication materials required for government relations outreach.
  • Attending Congressional hearings and meetings with key officials; providing concise written readouts
  • Scheduling and attending virtual or in-person meetings with congressional staff on key policy issues.
  • Completing stakeholder maps on key issue areas
  • Assisting the Public Affairs team in gathering relevant government relations policy issues and UPS’s policy priorities content that can be highlighted on social media.


  • Enjoy politics and policy issues.
  • Thrive in socializing, networking, and facilitating connections.
  • Are open to working in a small team as a contributor and self-starter.
  • Are organized and adept at helping others get organized.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Have an interest in a future career in law, government, or government relations.
  • Currently hold a bachelor’s degree in political science, Public Policy, Government Relations, Economics, or a similar field.

We look forward to welcoming enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team and contribute to UPS’s global advocacy efforts.

Employee Type:


UPS is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Other Criteria:

Employer will sponsor visas for specific positions. UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Basic Qualifications:

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National of the U.S., an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. for this employer.