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Fellows & Interns

We are only as good as the company we keep. At D&P, our highly skilled team is comprised of not only our dynamic full-time staff but also our bright and talented Public Policy Fellows and Interns. We have seen some amazing talent come through our doors over the years and we’re not done yet.

Are you are interested in being part of an extraordinary team? Consider applying for an Internship or Fellowship with us.
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Anais Carmona

Director Federal Government Affairs, T-Mobile USA

"D&P Creative Strategies launched my career in government affairs--full stop. D&P's leadership intentionally fostered my professional growth by providing me meaningful exposure to different industries and by giving me direct responsibilities to work with a wide pool of clients, including Fortune 500 companies. The wide range of clients they work with was key to helping me find a sector that I am passionate about.  I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for the reputation and power that the D&P team yield in this field and in this city. "

Public Policy Fellowship

The D&P Fellowship Program provides college students and recent graduates with opportunities to gain experience in government relations, public affairs, and philanthropic advising to learn about the relationship between elected officials, corporate America, third party organizations and philanthropy.


Former Fellows:

  • Joseph Ciccone (2012)

  • Reynaldo Goicochea (2014)

  • Anais Carmona (2014)

  • John LoPorto (2015)

  • Ash del Cid (2016)

  • Dane Pedersen (2019)

  • Emma Casey (2023)

  • Rita Castañon (2023)

D&P is currently accepting applications. Please send your resume and cover letter to and put Fellowship in the subject line. Please direct any questions to the email above. 

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John LoPorto

Public Affairs Specialist, State of Michigan

Former US Government Affairs Professional at Mcdonald's

"I had the privilege of being a D&P Fellow 2014 - 2015. When I came to Washington, I was fresh out of graduate school, I knew no one in DC, and I was itching to make a difference. D&P gave me the tools, training, and friendship that enabled me to understand the complicated world of DC politics. Today, as a government relations manager for McDonald’s responsible for legislative outreach at the state, local, and federal levels, I rely on the foundation created by D&P to effectively communicate, influence policy, and do the right thing. Like they say, it’s “consulting with a social conscience”, and that conscience follows you wherever your career may go!"


D&P collaborates with The Washington Center to host interns for a 15-week professional development program. We have also specifically hosted interns from TWC’s Mexico 100 Program, which brings in Mexican youth leaders that are part of the Mexican and American governments' 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative into our office.


Current Intern(s):

  • Jorge Azize-Torres (2021)

Former Interns:

  • Alejandro Beltran (2014)

  • Aracely Morales (2014)

  • Teresa Flores (2014)

  • Andres Melendez (2015)

  • Juan Pablo Sarmiento (2016)

  • Kaue Gobbi (2017)

  • Dane Pedersen (2018)

  • Itzel Leyva Hernandez (2019)

  • Sophia Garcia (2019)

  • Jessica De Los Santos (2020)

  • Blake Woods (2020)

  • Andrea Tecpoyotl (2021)

  • Andrew Guedea (2021)

D&P is currently accepting applications. Please send your resume and cover letter to and put Internship in the subject line.

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"As an intern in 2019, D&P Creative Strategies offered me incredible hands-on opportunities. Their work environment provided unlimited growth and knowledge. Working as a team from drafting e-mails to planning events for the firm's influential clients, my time with D&P was my most enriching experience to date."

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