Government Affairs Associate

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Position description

Education: Relevant degree in Government & Public Affairs, Economics, or Business.

Experience: 3+ years of associate level (or higher) experience in advocacy or public policy. Prior work on Capitol Hill is highly desired to understand the culture and environment.

Knowledge: Familiarity with U.S. regulatory and policy issues impacting the energy industry.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to multitask, set priorities, and maintain accuracy.
  • Positive, proactive, and self-motivated attitude.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.


  • Relevant internships.
  • Advanced degrees in related fields.

Legal Requirement:

The successful candidate must have the legal right to work in the U.S., as TotalEnergies is unable to sponsor a visa for this position.



Key Responsibilities for the Government Affairs Specialist role include:

  • Understanding the direction of US energy policy, climate policy and foreign policy in specific areas/geographies defined by management that affect TotalEnergies’ business interest
  •  Providing analytical reports/memos on US positions/debates on areas of responsibility and ad hoc issues 
  • Developing a presence primarily amongst some Washington DC’s industry associations and think tanks in liaison with specific areas under responsibility
  • Assisting the head of office by working on specific tasks or missions assigned
  • Supporting the activities of the TotalEnergies Washington DC office and the Government and Public Affairs team by:
    • Conducting research into assigned topics and assigned areas of responsibility
    • Working on any ad hoc issues as may be assigned 

Contexte et environnement

Are you passionate about shaping energy policies and advocating for sustainable solutions? TotalEnergies, a global energy leader, is seeking a Government Affairs Specialist to join our Washington, D.C. office. As a key member of our team, you’ll play a crucial role in advancing our commitment to cleaner, safer, and more accessible energy for all.


Informations supplémentaires

TotalEnergies has an opportunity for a Government Affairs Specialist to join the Washington DC office. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to start their career in Government and Public Affairs with opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in a major energy company which is at the forefront of the Energy Transition.



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