Archive for July 27th, 2012
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.