Archive for July 25th, 2012
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.
Capitol Hill Jobs
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.