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Employment Opportunities at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce


Internships at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce

If you are interested in any of the internship opportunities below, contact Elizabeth Sothoron at esothoron@mdchamber.org.

Position: Legislative Intern

Compensation: Paid

Position Dates: Flexible

Hours: 2-3 days a week, 17-22 hours per week. Flexible.

Prerequisites: Student currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate level program in political science, business, communications or other related field.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Providing administrative support to the lobbying team in order to provide timely and accurate reports, position papers, testimony, fax/emailing of legislative-related documents and correspondence to legislators, members and other constituency groups
  • Supporting the Legislative, and other policy committees of the Maryland Chamber with regard to preparing, updating, and maintaining committee lists, agendas, meeting notices, RSVPs, materials and correspondence
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Aid in database management

Skills Required:

  • Outstanding computer skills, including database management
  • Good writing skills as well as a strong ability to work within strict timelines, under pressure and with a wide variety of personalities
  • A professional demeanor coupled with a good work ethic
  • A general understanding of the legislative process is preferred

Position: Communications 

Area of Focus: Event Planning and Promotion

Compensation: Paid 

Position Dates: Flexible

Hours: 2-3 days a week, 17-22 hours per week. Flexible.

Prerequisites: Student currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate level program in marketing, communications, business, hospitality management or other related field.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research, make site visits (with Chamber staff), and find resources to help staff make decisions about event possibilities
  • Assist in identifying event opportunities and generating interest
  • Works closely with other staff members in promoting Chamber events to target audiences
  • Assists in preparing a variety of publications, materials, and programs for events
  • Assists in maintaining the Chamber website ensuring that event and program updates are made on a timely basis
  • Attends signature events
  • Assists on the “day of” in set-up, preparation, hosting registration table and troubleshooting
  • May be asked to assist with social media, pre-and post-event coverage
  • Assist with event registration 
  • Aid in database management

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and speaking
  • Excellent organization skills and experience with project management
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and work assignments from a variety of staff and volunteers 
  • Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision
  • Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality