Archive for August, 2012
Senior West Coast House Democrat seeks Communications Director to lead an aggressive communication operation. Duties include writing press releases, op-eds, advisories, and other written materials for the Member’s personal office; pitching stories and articles to local, regional, and national media; managing incoming media requests and press bookings; maintaining the Member’s website and social media platforms; and working closely with legislative staff to create media coverage for policy initiatives.
Prior experience working for Congress or within the communications field is preferred. Strong writing and verbal skills, knowledge of HTML/website design, and an understanding of Congress and current federal policy issues are also desired. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The office is an equal opportunity employer.
The Staff Assistant serves as an assistant to the staff and constituents. He or she greets visitors, answers the telephone and answers constituent requests for general information, tours and other inquiries. This position also maintains the front office, works daily with the database, assists with various administrative duties including re-stocking office supplies, overseas office intern program and monitors delivery and pickup of materials.
• Answers and screens telephone calls for the Member and other staff members and takes messages or sends to voice-mail
• Responsible for overall cleanliness and presentation of front office
• Greets and screens visitors for staff and responsible for initial sign-in of all guests
• Assists persons who have appointments with the staff members
• Works closely with the Legislative Director to ensure that staff appointments are on time
• Responds to constituent requests for flags, tours, and other information
• Maintains literature regarding the district and House offices for distribution to visitors
• Deputy database manager, works with Executive Assistant
• Organizes distribution lists including business card lists
• Manages intern program
• Ensures that requests for assistance are directed to the appropriate staff member in a timely manner
• Documents phone and visitor opinions including full name, address, and all relevant information
• Performs general word processing and data entry
• Maintains a good working relationship with the Member, staff and constituents
• Accepts performance-based criticism and direction
• Works a flexible schedule when requested
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree
• Washington State connections a plus, but not required
• Capitol Hill experience a plus, but not required
Skills and Knowledge Required:
• Highly motivated with ability to multitask
• Ability to use and troubleshoot office equipment
• Excellent organizational and proofreading skills
•Professional telephone manner
• Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner
• Works cooperatively and courteously with others
• Knowledge of office policies, practices and procedures
• Knowledge of office computer applications, proficiency in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel
The Office of Rep. Rick Larsen (D,WA-02) is seeking to hire an intern in the Washington, DC office for the fall term. Candidates should have an interest in and knowledge of the legislative process, possess excellent communication and writing skills, and have an understanding of the American political system.
Interns play an important role in the congressional office, and perform tasks that make the legislative process work. They will be responsible for projects such as researching and writing memos, and constituent correspondence, assisting legislative staff in committee hearings, and fielding constituent phone calls and other requests. Other duties include leading Capitol building tours and providing staff with general office support. During their term, interns are encouraged to attend briefings and committee hearings of personal interest and complete individual and team goals.
Fall term typically runs from September – December with flexible starting and ending dates. Those with ties to Washington State or the 2nd Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply. While the internship is unpaid, we are happy to work with schools that offer students academic credit for the internship.
As the primary administrative staff member in the District Office, Staff Assistant duties include (but are not limited to): answer phones; handle mail and faxes; greet and direct visitors; maintain order & efficiency of front and back offices; order supplies; organize office files; coordinate with the Capitol Office to arrange tour and flag requests; coordinate vendor service needs; research the status of some legislation; draft some correspondence; assist the District Director and all District Office staff with additional tasks, as needed. In the absence of the District Scheduler, the staff assistant will serve as back-up and help facilitate any scheduling requests.
Casework duties include (but are not limited to): Assist constituents with their individual cases pertaining to federal agencies. Help constituents to obtain timely consideration and cut through red tape. As the “front-line” caseworker, help constituents with nonfederal questions to find appropriate resources.
Prefer some experience working directly with the community. Solid interpersonal, writing and organizational skills are essential. The successful applicant will be a team player, have a positive attitude and the ability to work and set priorities in a fast-paced environment. Spanish language skills considered a plus.
Please fax or email cover letter and resume to:
Office of Congressman Xavier Becerra
1910 W. Sunset Boulevard, Suite 810
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Fax: (213) 483-1429
Rep. Adam Schiff seeks organized and enthusiastic Staff Assistant. Responsibilities include managing the front desk, greeting visitors, answering phones, and responding to constituent requests for general information, handling all tour and flag requests and recruiting and managing interns. Qualified applicants should be highly motivated, have strong writing and excellent people skills, and be able to function in a fast-paced environment. California ties and some Hill experience a plus.
Congressman Webster is seeking interns to serve in the Winter Garden District Office. Internships are available on an ongoing basis and schedules are flexible based on the intern’s availability. The ideal candidate will have a motivation to serve others, work well under pressure, and seek to go above and beyond in serving constituents. Qualities desired for the position include detail oriented, excellent phone skills and a high level of character. Candidates should also have strong written and verbal communication skills. Responsibilities include processing constituent correspondence, assisting staff with research and casework, answering phones, assisting with events and town hall meetings, greeting office visitors, and completing various projects. Internships are unpaid.
Ohio Democrat seeks highly motivated, organized staff assistant with excellent oral and written communication skills for the Washington, DC office. The ideal candidate possesses a high degree of professionalism and maturity, the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and is a committed and diligent team player with strong organizational skills and a positive attitude.
No calls, direct emails or stop-bys please.
Congresswoman Mazie Hirono is currently accepting applications for internship positions available in her Washington, D.C. office for the 2012 fall semester. This internship provides opportunities to gain firsthand knowledge of how a congressional office operates, to observe the legislative process at the federal level, and to develop research skills related to public policy. Duties will include, but are not limited to, constituent service, drafting correspondence, attending legislative briefings, and assisting staff. Qualified applicants should posses a professional and courteous demeanor, good interpersonal communication skills, the ability to multi-task, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work in a fast paced environment, and interest in the legislative and governmental process.
Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Michigan) office is currently seeking Fall Interns
The purpose of this internship is to provide the student with complete exposure to the workings of a Congressional office in a dynamic team environment – which we hope will be an exciting experience!
To provide assistance to the Chief of Staff and Legislative Assistants on congressional projects including preparing for briefings, researching topics for floor speeches and press releases, and evaluating legislation to be considered on the House floor. A major responsibility will also include managing the front desk, which entails the following: answering phones (screening calls and taking accurate phone messages), greeting constituents, opening and distributing office mail, analyzing constituent letters, and entering and tracking constituent casework in the office database.
Special Research Project:
You will be given the opportunity to research a topic of your choice and submit your findings with policy recommendations to the appropriate staff person.
• Must be a current college student
• Must be friendly and pleasant on the phone and to office visitors
• Eager to assist staff with projects and general office duties
• Flexible work hours with at least a minimum of 12 hours per week
Please put the words “INTERN APPLICATION” in the subject line of your email. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Questions to be completed by applicant:
(1) Please explain in a brief statement why you are interested in a congressional internship with Congressman John Conyers, Jr..
(2) Please indicate areas of legislation you are most interested in learning.
(3) Please provide a list of any relevant experiences such as class assignments, projects, memberships, etc.
(4) Please provide two professional references.
(5) Please indicate your hours of availability.
An Upstate New York Republican Member of Congress is offering a paid internship to a highly qualified candidate available to work mid-August to mid-December 2012 in the Washington, D.C. office. Recent graduates and those with previous Hill internship experience are encouraged to apply. Those interested in the position must be able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.
Responsibilities include answering phones, sorting mail, handling constituent requests, assisting staff with legislative correspondence, coordinating constituent tour requests, and working on special projects as assigned. Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
The majority staff of the Committee on Natural Resources in the U.S. House of Representatives is now accepting applications for a paid internship. The Committee is currently seeking to fill positions for the fall. Responsibilities include: assisting Committee staff, supporting hearings, answering phones, greeting visitors, and research. Interns will be assigned special projects as needed. The ideal candidate will be motivated, mature, detail oriented and possess the ability to multi-task. This is an excellent opportunity for a college student or recent graduate looking to gain experience working on Capitol Hill. Interns are expected to work full time, from approximately 9:00am-5:30pm.
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