Archive for August 15th, 2012
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.