Public Affairs and Government Affairs Careers

Public Affairs & Government Affairs professionals at Dow play a key role in managing and enhancing the corporate reputation and opening up dialogue for change by interacting with stakeholders such as customers, employees, government officials, policy makers, retirees and communities worldwide.

We BUILD Dow’s reputation and market preference - improving Dow’s ability to grow by enabling game-changing opportunities and creating value in the marketplace.  Public Affairs & Government Affairs professionals help  drive Dow’s success as the world’s leading specialty chemicals and advanced materials company. We DEVELOP leadership and expertise - enhancing Dow and employee success through our world-class organization.  We DRIVE competitive advantage - building relationships with key stakeholders through communication and advocacy to help drive the success of the Company.

Professional Roles

We offer many diverse opportunities for professional development and growth. Opportunities in Public Affairs & Government Affairs include:

Business Public Affairs

Helps position and promote Dow products and services to key customers and markets through trade media relations, advertising, literature production, direct mail, trade shows, customer communications and events, and digital and social media.

Corporate Public Affairs

Provides communications counsel to the company’s top executives as well as leads Dow’s communications with employees, the news media, advocacy groups and the general public.

Geographic/Site Public Affairs

Works to build and strengthen relationships with employees, retirees, communities, advocacy groups, trade associations, governmental organizations and other stakeholders in their respective communities.

Government Affairs

Offers expertise in essential areas of the public and international policy process, including development, process expertise, and relationships.

Customer & Business Events

Helps Dow professionals go beyond business meetings and phone calls to provide an atmosphere that allows them to build relationships with strategic customers and team members. Customers and employees are the keys to Dow's success, but building effective, long-term relationships that fuel innovation takes time and effort.



Public Affairs & Government Affairs internships provide students the opportunity to gain experience in corporate communications and public relations. Students will develop and improve their strategic planning, writing, event planning and advertising skills.

Project Areas

Interns have the opportunity to work on projects within Public Affairs & Government Affairs including, but not limited to: Business/Marketing Communications; Community Relations; Corporate Reputation and Branding; Crisis Management; Employee Communications; Environmental Health & Safety; Event and Tradeshow Planning; Issues Management; Media Relations; Public Policy; and Social Media & Digital Communications.

Who We are Looking for

Students majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Advertising, Marketing, Government Affairs, Public Policy or related disciplines and have completed their sophomore year in college will be considered for internships with Public Affairs & Government Affairs at Dow.



The Public Affairs & Government Affairs Development Program allows participants to develop and enhance communications skills, gain valuable insight into the different communications roles, and build networks in the function and across the company globally. The program is structured to provide three rotational assignments over a 12 to 18 month period.

Who We are Looking for

Applicants for the Public Affairs & Government Affairs Development Program are typically graduates with degrees in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Advertising, Marketing, Government Affairs, Public Policy or related disciplines.

Assignments During the Program

Assignments include challenging projects to develop well-rounded Public Affairs & Government Affairs professionals and enhance career potential. Participants in the program contribute to local, national, regional and global projects, and may even have the opportunity to work in different Dow locations.

Past projects have included, but are not limited to: Corporate Reputation and Branding; Business and Marketing Communications; Geographic Communications; Corporate Communications (Employee Communications, Media Relations, Digital & Social Media Communications); and, Site Communications (Employee Engagement and Community Outreach).

Full-Time Opportunities

At the end of the rotational program, the Public Affairs & Government Affairs Development Program alumnus will be placed in a career position, based on available jobs and the individual's preference and performance.


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