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US Government Affairs Intern

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Date: Jan 15, 2021

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141 Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092 Washington, DC, US, 20037-3303 Houston, TX, US, 77034 Deer Park, TX, US, 77536

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.



This role has the potential to be quite impactful on the company.  An example from 2020 is how working with the rest of the chemical industry allowed Lubrizol to be seen as an essential business.  That meant that we were allowed to keep our plants open and supply chain running when many businesses were forced to close.  In addition to the benefit to Lubrizol, we were able to help combat COVID-19 by providing our products which help keep transportation moving, power being generated, people and objects sanitized, and medical procedures completed.


Summary of Responsibilities                


  • Understands the strategy and key objectives for the Lubrizol Sustainability Organization’s Government Relations team;
  • Supports the development of relationships with US legislative stakeholders;
  • Supports the development of Lubrizol positions on key policy issues impacting Lubrizol in the US   
  • Contributes to Lubrizol’s working knowledge of US federal and state legislative and regulatory developments that may impact Lubrizol and/or business units;
  • Coordinates with Corporate Communications Team to positively represent Lubrizol and its business units in US government relationship building and advocacy


Essential Job Functions  


  • Provide support for the implementation of processes to build relationships with federal and state lawmakers who represent states and districts where Lubrizol conducts operations;
    • Engage  with key trade associations to schedule and prepare all parties for 1:1 meetings and calls with lawmakers
    • Gather, update and leverage key facts and information for Lubrizol’s activities at US sites
    • Prepare pre meet information for Lubrizol and lawmakers in advance of meetings   
  • Initiate and drive processes to gather and maintain information regarding regulatory and legislative progress and developments that could impact Lubrizol, its businesses, suppliers and customers 
    • Research and follow key legislation in federal and state governements
    • Provide regular updates on developments to Director of GA   
  • Assist in the implementation of advocacy strategies to proactively address key legislative proposals to create opportunity and manage risk for Lubrizol and its businesses.
    • Communicate with trade associations to understand advocacy strategies and how they may impact Lubrizol or its businesses
  • Participate in development of Lubrizol position and advocacy on key policy issues.  


Skills, Qualifications, Experience Requirements:

  • Demonstrated understanding of and interest in the legislative process in the US federal and state governments
  • Participation in or completion of four year degree in political science, history, philosophy or related majors  
  • Strong research, communication and presentation skills
  • Collaborative team management and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills demonstrated in attention to details and organization to meet deadlines
  • Work effectively with diverse team members to address complex problems and implement solutions



  • Detail oriented
  • Effective researcher
  • Results oriented
  • Tactful and persistent
  • Astute facilitator

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

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