Archive for July, 2012
The Office of Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) is seeking bold, energetic, conservative individuals for paid/unpaid Fall internships, beginning early September. During your time with our office, you will be given the opportunity to develop leadership, management, and policy experience. Duties include answering phones and mail, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol, and assisting staff members and Congressman Jordan with achieving our legislative goals and constituent outreach. You will be challenged and will be given practical tools for career and academic success. Applicants should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be self-motivated, and able to work as part of a professional team. Fourth District/Ohio ties are a plus.
New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, and the Senior Member from the Northeast on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is seeking unpaid Interns for the Fall Semester. The internship will start at the end of August and run through mid-December.
Assist in the preparation of constituent responses, memos, bills, and amendments.
Perform legislative research.
Respond to information requests from constituents.
Attend briefings, hearings, and special events where they may have the opportunity to meet with Members of Congress, members of the Cabinet, and leaders of industry and the press.
Interns are also responsible for assisting in sorting incoming mail, greeting visitors, and answering the telephone.
Even though this is an unpaid position interns will gain valuable Hill experience and learn about the federal legislative process.
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The office of U.S. Congressman Michael Michaud (ME-02) is currently accepting applications for full and part-time fall semester interns beginning in August/September. Daily tasks will vary and include answering phones, running errands, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns will learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. All internships are unpaid.
Minnesota Congressional office seeks energetic fall interns interested in learning about the operations of a Congressional office, current events as they relate to Congressional activity, federal legislation and legislative issues, and constituent services.
Responsibilities include: attending briefings and hearings, welcoming guests to the office, organizing and sorting constituent comments, writing responses to constituent letters, and assisting Congressional staff in other duties and errands as assigned. Applicants should have very strong written and verbal communications skills, the ability to multi-task and stay organized, and a keen interest in learning the operations of a Congressional office. Midwestern and Minnesota ties are preferred.
*When: Fall Semester
*Where: Congressman Kind’s Office in Washington D.C.
*Qualifications: College students in good academic standing or recent graduates interested in politics and seeing how a Congressional office functions. All majors are welcome to apply.
*Deadlines to apply: August 3, 2012
*Details: Interns perform a variety of tasks, including issue and legislative research, writing constituent mail, composing statements and press releases, administrative duties, and various other assignments. Washington, DC interns will have the opportunity to attend staff issue briefings and committee hearings to gain firsthand knowledge of how the legislative process works. We try to match assignments with specific interests so that interns get the most out of their experience. The positions are unpaid and students are responsible for finding their own housing.
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Congressman Larry Kissell (D, NC-08) is currently accepting applications for internship openings in his fast-paced Washington, D.C. office during the upcoming term (approximately early August through late December, 2012). Internship duties include, but are not limited to:
- drafting constituent response letters;
- conducting legislative research;
- answering phones;
- compiling and entering data;
- attending Congressional hearings and briefings;
- sorting mail;
- leading Capitol visitor tours; and
- performing other administrative task.
Successful interns will be goal-oriented self-starters with a professional demeanor and a good sense of humor. Additionally, excellent communication skills are highly valued in this position.
While the internship is unpaid, interns will gain invaluable knowledge about Capitol Hill and the legislative process. This is a great educational opportunity for anyone interested in government, politics, public policy or law, and interns will be able to take advantage of the unique learning opportunities that abound throughout the Washington, D.C. area.
Southern conservative House member seeks a Communications Director to independently handle a wide range of press and media activities. This individual must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, an acute attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. This individual must be confident and well spoken, and should possess strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to work in a team environment. Qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate an assertive and organized approach when pitching, preparing, and performing media projects. Responsibilities will include drafting public statements, speeches, and articles on legislation, public policy, and current events; pitching news stories to local, state, and national media organizations, managing the member’s web site and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr); publishing media advisories in advance of district travel; producing weekly video messages; drafting, editing, and publishing a weekly column; editing constituent mail; and building and maintaining relationships with state and local media outlets. Qualified applicants will have a willingness and capacity to stay current on relevant policy issues. This position is based in the Washington, D.C., office, but some in-state travel may be required.
Are you a graduate student or law student interested in human rights and U.S. foreign policy? Do you want an exciting internship on Capitol Hill? Applications for Fall Internships Being Accepted Now.
The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) is looking for enthusiastic law or graduate students interested in human rights and U.S. foreign policy to work as congressional interns. The bipartisan Commission is established under the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Interns support the work of the Republican Co-Chairman (Rep. Frank R. Wolf) or Democratic Co-Chairman (Rep. James McGovern) of the TLHRC.
Interns will be responsible for both administrative and substantive work, although primary responsibilities will center around organizing briefings and hearings to raise awareness among members of Congress and their staff about pressing global human rights issues.
Additional responsibilities include: conducting extensive human rights research and analysis; drafting briefing memoranda, hearing statements, and hearing questions; assisting with inter-agency coordination; answering the phones and responding to general inquiries; and updating the TLHRC website and Facebook page. In addition to gaining an in-depth knowledge of human rights law and procedures, interns will also have the opportunity to meet with human rights activists and U.S. and foreign government officials.
Interns are expected to display professionalism, maturity, and discretion while working with the Commission. Demonstrated knowledge of major human rights instruments is required. Experience working on human rights issues is strongly preferred.
A minimum 3-month commitment is required. Internship can be part-time or full-time, although a full-time commitment is preferred. We are happy to assist students seeking to earn course credits through an externship with the Commission.
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Professional Staff Member (federal personnel pay & retirement issues) – Senate Subcommittee (minority)
The House Democratic Caucus offers full-time internships.
Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated and have strong academic records, as well as an interest in public policy. Interns will perform a variety of duties that are essential to the Caucus. These range from administrative duties such as answering phones and data entry, to assisting the staff in a variety of functions, including performing research,attending briefings, and preparing the Caucus’ many events. Interns will also interact with Members of Congress regularly, and are expected to uphold the Caucus’ high standards of conduct.
Candidates must be flexible and capable of working in an unpredictable, fast-paced environment.
The House Democratic Caucus seeks full-time interns,only. All current undergraduates and recent graduates who are available for a full-time position are encouraged to apply.
*Must be available to start immediately.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Republican Office, is seeking a reliable and enthusiastic intern to assist professional staff. This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the political process and how a congressional committee office operates. Interns receive an inside look at the legislative process by attending hearings, and, with their full access to the Library of Congress and Congressional Research Service, performing research on a wide variety of legislative issues. They also gain valuable experience by monitoring media outlets for daily developments, preparing briefing books, and providing general office support. Candidates should possess strong communications, writing and research skills. Please apply here http://epw.senate.gov/public/_files/internship_application.pdf.
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Nevada Republican seeks a legislative intern for Fall 2012 (August-December). Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional Office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, handling constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, and assist with correspondence, as well as attend some Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings, receptions, and press events.
Congressman Heck is an emergency room physician, and a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. He represents Nevada’s Third Congressional District, the most populated Congressional District in the nation.
Interns must have a good attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be able to find information with little assistance, be able to work both independently as well as part of a team environment, and with strong attention to detail. Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics, as well as a willingness to do mundane tasks as needed. Third Congressional District residency preferred; however, candidates from outside the state will also be considered.
Interns must be able to commit to at least three full days a week (9:00am-6:00pm).
U.S. Congressman David Cicilline’s (RI-1) office is currently accepting resumes for fall semester interns to assist in a busy Washington, DC office. Interns will be tasked with various assignments including communicating with constituents, providing staff with assistance, drafting correspondence under the supervision of the Legislative Correspondent and Legislative Director as well as a substantial amount of research to fully inform legislative and scheduling materials for the Congressman’s office. Great attention will be placed on time management skills and professional aptitude.