Archive for July, 2014
Conservative Southern Republican member is seeking a communications director. Candidate must be organized and have initiative. Excellent communication and writing skills required. Duties include implementing traditional/digital media, communications, and public relations strategies for the member. Southern ties and prior Republican Capitol Hill/political experience preferred. Email resume, cover letter and writing sample of no more than 2 pages to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) is seeking a full-time press intern to work with Congresswoman Slaughter’s communications team. This position is more advanced than a standard Congressional internship, requiring strong writing skills while being an avid consumer of political media.
The press intern will work directly with the Press Secretary and Digital Director to carry out responsibilities including – but not limited to – helping create digital content, developing press lists, collecting and distributing press clips, drafting press releases, and contacting reporters. Special skills such as photography or video editing a plus. Standard schedule begins with aggregating news clips at 8:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.
While the position is unpaid, the office will work with universities and academic programs to accommodate applicants wishing to earn academic credit. First-hand experience in the congressional office will provide a unique opportunity into the functions of a fast-paced press operation for a senior Democratic member office. It will also offer a unique insight into legislative and parliamentary procedure, as Congresswoman Slaughter is Senior Democrat on the Committee on Rules. The Rules Committee determines the parameters of debate for all major legislation before it can be considered on the House Floor, including which amendments can be offered.
Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a one-to-three page writing sample, and if applicable, a portfolio sample to Jack Spasiano at NY25.InternApplications@mail.house.gov. Please do not hesitate to contact Jack at 202-225-3615 with any questions.
Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) is currently seeking an unpaid intern to start work in August or September in his Washington, D.C. office. Interns perform a variety of front office responsibilities, including answering phones, receiving guests, and providing tours of the Capitol Building. They will also research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, write memos, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. Interns should possess strong research, writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to internshipsIL10@gmail.com.
The Republican Office of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is currently seeking 1-2 law students or law school graduates for a fall internship (mid-August-December 2014). Applicants should have strong analytical and writing skills. Legal background and experience in environment and energy issues a plus. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent research abilities and work well in a fast-paced environment. Previous experience in government is not required, but applicants should have a general understanding of the legislative process and an interest in environment and energy issues. Internships are unpaid, but provide a great opportunity to gain legislative experience in a committee office. Applicants available full-time are preferred. Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to email@example.com with “Legal Internship” in the subject line.
Congressman Jeb Hensarling from Texas is currently seeking unpaid interns in his Washington, DC office for the Fall Semester. Intern responsibilities include answering phones, facilitating tours of the Capitol to visiting constituents, greeting office visitors, researching legislation and attending meetings and hearings as needed. Candidates should be highly motivated, professional, and possess strong communication skills. Texas Ties are preferred. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Hannah.Tinsley@mail.house.gov.
The office of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers is currently seeking an unpaid intern in their Washington D.C. The goal of this internship program is to provide an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and to instill a sense of public service. This experience will equip interns with tools, skills and experiences that can be readily applied to any future challenges or career endeavors. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administrative duties such as managing the front office, giving tours, answering phone calls, and building the constituent database. Ideal candidates should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to multi-task, and an understanding and ability to provide quality customer service. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and brief writing example to Andrew.Neill@mail.house.gov.
Conservative Midwest Congressman is looking for a Legislative Assistant. The ideal candidate will have legislative experience with transportation, labor, judiciary, agriculture, and/or financial services issues. Candidate will have strong attention to detail, excellent writing skills, and the ability to manage several projects at once. Hill experience and law degree preferred, but not required. Salary and title negotiable, depending on experience. Midwest ties a plus. Email resume and cover letter to Midwest.LA.Search@gmail.com.
The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is offering internship opportunities for students and recent graduates starting immediately. First-hand experience in Congresswoman Slaughter’s office will provide interns with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the development of public policy and government affairs. Intern responsibilities include drafting letters to constituents, attending committee hearings, writing summary briefs, researching various issues for the legislative staff and assisting with additional office duties.
Interns will receive unique insight into the legislative process and parliamentary procedure as a result of her position as the Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee. The Rules Committee determines the parameters of debate for all major pieces of legislation before it can be considered on the House Floor, including which amendments can be offered.
The internship provides different opportunities with staff to discuss their experiences on the Hill and future employment strategies.
Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a one to three page writing sample to Jack Spasiano at NY25.InternApplications@mail.house.gov. Please do not hesitate to contact Jack at (202) 225-3615 with any questions.
The Office of Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) seeks interns for the fall semester to begin as soon as possible. Applicants should be able to competently handle telephone calls, be well-organized, possess strong writing skills, be generally knowledgeable of legislative issues, and be able to complete tasks as directed. Main duties include answering telephones, logging constituent calls, giving Capitol tours, opening and sorting mail, and assisting with other administrative tasks. Please send a cover letter and resume to CoburnJobs@gmail.com with “Fall Internship” in the subject line.
Western Freshman Democratic Member seeks Deputy Chief of Staff in Washington, D.C. office. This dynamic individual will serve as a senior manager working under the direction of the Member and the Chief of Staff. The Deputy Chief of Staff serves as the Member’s point of contact with interest and advocacy groups based in Washington, D.C. Coordinates with legislative team to proactively identify outreach opportunities with Washington, D.C. based groups. Responsible for staffing the Member in select meetings in Washington, D.C. office. Works with Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to strategically identify legislative and policy opportunities for the Member. Individual will have extensive experience working with interest groups on or off Capitol Hill. Please submit cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to HouseDCOS2014@gmail.com.
The office of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) is currently accepting resumes for fall semester internships in Washington, D.C. Ideal candidates posses a strong work ethic along with superb communication and writing skills. Interns will answer phones, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and engage in hands-on work with our press and legislative shops. Please submit your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to our intern coordinator: Jessica.Cahill@mail.house.gov.
The Office of Congressman Rick Crawford seeks interns for the Fall semester. Applicants should be public policy oriented, organized, hardworking, well mannered, enthusiastic, and responsible. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have an agricultural background. Interns will have the opportunity to conduct tours of the Capitol, research legislation, help constituents, attend briefings and hearings for Legislative staff, assist the press team with special projects, and assist the staff with other duties.
The internship in unpaid, however interns will gain valuable firsthand experience in a Congressional setting. Internships are available for both Press and Legislative. Hours are flexible, and can be shaped around class and work commitments. Interested applicants please send Resume and Cover letter to: Dana.Esposito@mail.house.gov.
In the subject Line please put First Name Last Name: Internship Candidate.
Western Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to handle defense and foreign affairs issues. This position will cover defense, foreign affairs and veteran’s affairs. Qualified candidates will have strong writing, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills; the ability to perform well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks; and sound political judgment. The Legislative Assistant will be expected to handle relevant committee work and related constituent matters. Equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222432 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY) is seeking unpaid interns for his Washington, DC office for the fall term (August/September – December, full or part time). Intern duties include answering the phone, writing letters, attending legislative briefings, and assisting staff members with special projects. Attention to detail and strong writing and grammar skills are required. Candidates from the 3rd Congressional District of New York are especially encouraged to apply, although all applications will be considered equally regardless of state or district ties. Prospective candidates should apply online and submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. No phone calls or drop ins, please.
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s office has openings for the 2014 Fall semester internship program in his Washington, DC office. College students and recent graduates who participate in this internship program have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of activities in the legislative, communications and administrative departments of the office. To apply, send your resume, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, a college transcript, and a one-to two-page college writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16) has full-time and part-time, unpaid internships available for the fall session (August-December) in his Washington, DC office. Qualified candidates should possess excellent organizational and communication skills, should have a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic. Although internships are unpaid, our office is happy to fill out any necessary forms for students to receive credit at their respective college or university.
All interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “2014 Fall Internship” in the subject line.
The Office of Senator Mark Kirk is looking for an Administrative Assistant to support the Scheduler, Administrative Director and Chief of Staff. The duties will include scheduling for the Senior Staff, assisting the Chief of Staff, event planning, organization, and working with the advance team. Successful administrative experience is required, as are Illinois ties. This is an administrative position and allows no opportunity for a legislative move. Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
The office of Congressman Steve Womack (AR-03) seeks full-time, unpaid interns for fall internships in his Washington, D.C. office. Start and end dates are flexible (approximately mid-August to mid-December). Strong candidates will be highly self-motivated with excellent organization and interpersonal skills. Duties will include answering phones, leading Capitol tours, assisting the front office and press shop, processing mail, and researching various legislative issues with the opportunity to take on additional duties at the discretion of the staff. Arkansas ties are preferred but not required. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Senator is seeking a senior communications professional experienced in working on international issues with domestic and international media. Candidate will be working with bipartisan House and Senate members to creatively promote common international goals and messages using the widest variety of communications tools available. This is a high-level position; a successful record of working in Washington on international messaging and communications is essential. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222431 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Progressive Florida Democrat seeks an intern to work late August to December 2014. This fast-paced House office is a strong, hard-working team environment and provides interns with a full Capitol Hill experience. Responsibilities as an intern in the office include sorting mail, answering phones, performing administrative duties, handling constituent requests, legislative correspondence, attending hearings, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol and working on special projects. Applicants will need a good attitude and a strong work ethic. First priority will be given to applicants who can work full-time. Florida ties are a plus, but are not required. This position is unpaid. Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
The Office of Congressman Robert A. Brady (PA-01) seeks interns for fall 2014 (Sept-Dec). Internship responsibilities will include: assisting with research, processing mail, data entry, reception duties, office errands, and other duties as assigned by Intern Supervisor. Ideal candidate will have strong social skills, good oral and written communication abilities, a willingness to learn, basic knowledge of the political process, and a firm opinion on the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania ties preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Liz Leibowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.
The Office of Congresswoman Elizabeth H. Esty is seeking qualified candidates to intern in our Washington, D.C office. Start date: Immediately through November with flexibility.
Interns will assist the staff with a variety of tasks, including office administration, legislative research, constituent correspondence, and other duties as assigned.
Administration will include daily tasks such as welcoming guests, being aware of the Congresswoman’s and staff’s schedules, answering phones, constituent tours, mail administration, and other duties.
Legislative research and constituent correspondence will include being aware of current and pending legislation, researching legislation for constituent correspondence, attending briefings, and other duties.
Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, strong organizational abilities, a good work ethic, an ability to work independently.
Connecticut ties preferred but not required.
Hours will be Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
If candidates have any questions or wish to apply, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Nakia.Mulley@mail.house.gov.
Florida House GOP member seeks full-time paid intern for a fall internship in the Washington D.C. office. A qualified candidate will be well-organized, responsible, dependable, and have good oral and written communication skills. Duties will include answering phones, sorting and distributing mail, assisting with press office functions, running errands, and aiding the Staff Assistant and Legislative Staff as necessary. Interns will often act as a direct liaison between the member and constituents. No previous Hill experience necessary. All interested applicants should e-mail their cover letter and resume to FLhillpaidinternship@gmail.com.
Congresswoman Candice S. Miller (R-MI) seeks legislative interns for the Fall 2014 (September-December) semester. 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, managing constituent phone calls, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, assist with constituent correspondence, and attend legislative briefings, congressional hearings, receptions, and press events.
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 possess a strong attention to detail. Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics, as well as a willingness to perform a variety of tasks and administrative functions. Michigan ties are strongly preferred; however, candidates from outside the state will be considered. Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid position, but a great opportunity for students seeking academic credit.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to MI10Internship@gmail.com.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s (FL-22) office seeks interns to begin immediately. The ideal candidate possesses a high degree of professionalism and maturity and can take initiative, is committed and diligent, and is a team player with a positive attitude. This position demands the ability to multi-task, high efficiency and strong organizational skills as well as an ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others. Duties include: answering telephone calls, responding to general constituent inquiries and requests for tours, assisting with constituent correspondence, and providing administrative assistance to the DC staff. Undergraduate students or recent college graduates preferred, South Florida ties a plus. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to: email@example.com.
The House Republican Conference is looking for both part and full time interns for the fall and spring semesters. Responsibilities include coordinating and setting up for events, conferences, and meetings, managing the front office, and many administrative duties. In addition, there are opportunities to work with the communications, coalitions, and policy teams on various projects. Applicants should be detail-oriented and friendly, as well as be able to successfully multitask in a fast-paced, professional environment. Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as strong customer service skills are required. The applicant should also have a keen interest in the federal government and communications. Please send resumes to ConferenceInternships@mail.house.gov.
Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC, starting at the beginning of August. Part-Time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. It is preferable, but not required, if candidate is available at the beginning of August, and can continue work through the Fall. Responsibilities include compiling press clips, answering reporter inquiries, organizing press conferences, writing press releases, talking points and memos, conducting research and assisting the Press Staff with the day-to-day operations of a very active press office. Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communications skills and a desire to learn. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates should have a general understanding of the governmental process, knowledge of the Northeast, and interest in communications. If interested, please send cover letter and resume via email to: SchumerPressInternship@gmail.com.
Senior and moderate House Republican from Florida looking to fill a Communications Assistant position.This is a high intensity position and the ability to singly coordinate and staff the member at all DC meetings & events is required (photos and real-time social media updating). This includes always working after hours & most weekends. General responsibilities will include managing the member’s daily digital E-mail outreach operation, extensive and involved social media presence, weekly E-newsletter, website, and other communications activities. Candidate must be able to manage multiple simultaneous responsibilities in a fast-paced environment with immediate deadlines. Candidate must have the ability to think creatively and generate digital graphics. Candidate must have strong communication skills and the ability to interact and communicate effectively (oral and written) in both English and in Spanish. Driving requirement, Spanish speaking & writing requirement, experience with video editing, photography or graphic design preferred, Florida ties preferred. Please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter & resume.
The Office of Congressman David Price (NC-04) is seeking qualified candidates to intern in our Washington, D.C. office for the fall semester (September through the end of November.) This unpaid internship will provide valuable hands-on experience in a Congressional office and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: attending Congressional briefings, conducting research for staffers, responding to constituent inquiries, operating the phones, sorting the mail, and giving tours of the Capitol.
The internship program is open to college undergraduates, regardless of major, who are attending a DC-area college or who are participating in a semester program in Washington sponsored by a college or university. NC ties are required. Please fill out the application by August 15th and follow the submitting instructions at http://price.house.gov/internships/.
The office of Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) is seeking a motivated, energetic and hard-working intern for the Fall 2014 semester (August – December). Responsibilities include: legislative research, assisting with constituent mail, answering phones, attending briefings and hearings, and administrative tasks. Strong writing skills are a requirement. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, dates of availability, and writing sample of absolutely no more than one page to WI02Internship@gmail.com.
The Washington, DC office of Congressman Mark Sanford (SC-01) seeks applicants for unpaid fulltime internships for the fall semester to begin on August 1, 2014 or shortly thereafter. Applicants should be able to competently handle telephone calls, be well-organized, have an eye for detail, possess strong writing skills, be generally knowledgeable of legislative and related issues, and be able to complete tasks as directed. Main duties include answering telephones, logging constituent calls, giving tours of the Capitol to visitors, opening and sorting mail, and assisting with other administrative tasks. Interns will have many opportunities to take on additional responsibilities within the office, at the discretion of staff. Interested parties should apply immediately. Preference will be given to applicants from South Carolina, particularly from the state’s Lowcountry, but everyone is encouraged to apply. Apply at https://sanford.house.gov/services/internships/congressional-internship-application.
Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is seeking hard-working individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in public service for spring internships. During the fall, we offer a semester-long internship and the upcoming session is August 25 – December 19, 2014. Our program provides a great opportunity for students interested in learning more about the workings of the United States Senate and federal legislation affecting Arkansans, as well as an unforgettable experience working in our nation’s capital. While internships are unpaid, students will receive valuable experience and knowledge that will serve well in future employment and endeavors. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: attending briefings and drafting memos for staff members, answering constituent calls, performing legislative research, assisting the front office in administrative duties, and assisting the correspondence director in mail management. No Capitol Hill experience necessary. To apply, please visit http://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=internship-form.
Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) is currently seeking an intern for the Fall of 2014. Applicants must be at least a high school junior/senior, college student, or recent college graduate wishing to gain legislative experience for a full-time or part-time semester internship to begin in August and/or September 2014. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the district office staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include assisting the staffers and communications staff, attending congressional outreach events, answering phones, working with the constituents of NV-04, doing legislative research and various other tasks.
The internship is unpaid, and will take place in the Congressman’s District office in Nevada. Interns will gain valuable congressional and office experience and will have access to many unique opportunities. Nevada and District 4 ties are preferred, but not necessary. Please send a resume and cover letter to NV04Internships@gmail.com. Include your anticipated start and end dates and have “DO Internship” as the subject of your email. Please no drop bys, phone calls, or emailing staff members.
Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03) is seeking unpaid full-time and part-time interns for his Washington, D.C. office. Candidates should be motivated, flexible, and detail-oriented individuals with immediate availability, and a preference for those who can stay two-three months. New Mexico ties are a plus, but are not required.
Intern responsibilities include answering constituent phone calls, leading tours of the Capitol, sorting mail and faxes, writing letters, and assisting experienced staff with projects in diverse issue areas. Candidates should be outgoing and possess strong oral and written communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a good sense of humor. Candidates with New Mexico ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a 1-2 page writing sample to email@example.com.
Republican Member of Appropriations Committee seeks current college students or recent graduates for an unpaid fall internship in Washington, DC office. The intern will work closely with the staff on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: giving Capitol Tours to constituents, answering phones, and assisting staff with special projects as needed. Strong candidates will have demonstrable interest in public policy and conservative politics, at least two years of college, strong written and verbal communication skills, and be willing and able to defend the Senator’s positions. Past political experience preferred but not required. Potential candidates with Illinois ties encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 22nd.
A conservative Congressman from South Carolina is seeking a motivated, energetic and hard-working intern for the fall 2014 semester (August-December). Responsibilities include: Legislative research, assisting with constituent mail, answering phones, attending briefings and hearings, and administrative tasks. Interested candidates should submit a resume, three references, a cover letter, dates of availability, and a writing sample to SCinterns2014@gmail.com.
The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard is seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals for fall internships. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, conducting Capitol Tours, sorting incoming mail, attending briefings, conducting legislative research and performing other administrative tasks. Successful candidates will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, a strong attentiveness to detail, an ability to work in a fast-paced environment, an eagerness to learn about the political process and congressional affairs as well as full week availability. Spanish-fluency and California ties are a plus. Please send a resume, cover letter, a short writing sample (no longer than one page), and dates of availability to email@example.com with “Intern” in the subject line.
New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is seeking unpaid Interns for the fall semester, preferably to begin in late August and finish in December. Interns will:
* Assist with office administrative tasks including, sorting incoming mail, greeting visitors, and answering the telephone.
* Assist in the preparation of constituent responses, bills, and amendments.
* Perform legislative research.
* Respond to requests from constituents.
* Attend briefings, hearings, and special events where they may have the opportunity to meet with Members of Congress, leaders of
industry, and the press.
* Gain valuable Hill experience and learn about the federal legislative process.
Currently, Congressman Jerrold Nadler represents New York’s 10th Congressional District, which includes the residents of most of the Upper West Side, Lower Manhattan and sections of Brooklyn. Congressman Nadler serves on the Judiciary Committee and on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he is the highest ranking member from New York. He is the Ranking member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Please e-mail or fax a resume, brief cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to: Email: Gabriella.Libby@mail.house.gov or Fax: 202-225-6923.
Northwest Democratic Senator seeks Press Assistant for fast-paced communications office. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing daily clips, drafting press releases, assisting with media events, tracking media coverage, maintaining the office’s archiving process, and performing general press office support. Candidates must be able to work quickly, accurately and creatively in a high pressure environment, under tight deadlines. Candidates must also possess excellent writing and editing skills and a team mentality. Prior Hill or campaign press experience is a plus, but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222427 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI) is seeking full-time Congressional Interns for his Washington, DC office during the fall 2014. This internship position will provide individuals the opportunity to work in a fast-paced Congressional office while receiving hands-on political experience. Duties include answering phones, leading U.S. Capitol tours and assisting staff members with research and special projects. There will also be frequent opportunities to attend legislative hearings of personal interest. The ideal candidate will be motivated, detail orientated and possess strong communication and writing skills. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates seeking Hill experience. Michigan ties are preferred. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Progressive Maryland Democrat seeks qualified interns to join her District office for unpaid Constituent Services and Outreach internships during the Fall 2014 term.
Constituent Service Internship – Constituent Service Interns will work in the District office to assist Constituent Service Representatives. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent files, gathering information from federal agencies, and answering constituent calls. S/he will monitor congressional inquiries through online databases.
Outreach Internship – The Outreach Intern will work in the District office supporting the team with a variety of outreach projects and activities, including event planning, and advocacy communications. The Outreach Intern also conducts project research using the web and traditional sources such as booth set up at events. S/he helps develop several databases and lists of state, local/civic, and federal organizations and government agencies. S/he must monitor local and national media through print, online/blog and television news media. The Outreach Intern also responds to outreach-related initiatives and assists with general outreach efforts.
Ideal candidates for both positions will be detailed oriented, well organized, and able to conduct research. Interns should also possess strong written and verbal communication skills in a professional setting. Undergraduates and recent graduates of any major with ties to Maryland are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email a resume, cover letter stating your availability, and a brief and relevant writing sample (maximum one page) by August 15th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representative Joseph Pitts (PA-16) is currently seeking 2014 fall interns for the Representative’s Washington, D.C. office. Ideal candidates would be willing to work hard, have a good attitude, and maintain strong conservative values.
Responsibilities will mostly include, but are not limited to, greeting guests in the front office, answering phones, giving Capitol tours, attending and summarizing hearings and/or briefings for legislative staff, assisting with correspondence, and performing various administrative tasks. Pennsylvania ties are preferred, but are not required. The months of the internship may vary depending on the availability or school schedule of the applicant. If interested, please email
Hannah.Anderson@mail.house.gov for more information.
The DC office of Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04) is seeking a legislative correspondent. Responsibilities will include managing the Congressman’s constituent mail program (Intranet Quorum) and a small portfolio of policy issues. This position involves daily sorting of mail and emails, drafting responses to constituent letters, and overall management of the mail program. Duties will also include assisting in developing and implementing the Congressman’s legislative agenda, briefing the Congressman on upcoming votes, and meeting with constituents and other groups regarding policy issue responsibilities. Applicants should have an understanding of the legislative process, excellent writing skills, and strong allegiance to constitutional principles. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com.
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office is currently accepting applications for internships in the Washington D.C. and the Vancouver offices. This is a great opportunity for college students, recent graduates, military veterans and others who are interested in an insider’s view of the legislative process and the daily operations of a congressional office.
Typical intern responsibilities in the D.C. office include: leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, fielding calls from constituents, administrative tasks, attending congressional hearings and briefings, and assisting staff in a variety of projects including research, writing and editing.
Intern tasks in the Vancouver office include: fielding calls from constituents, administrative tasks, assisting staff in a variety of projects and events, sorting and delivering mail, and entering data.
All candidates should possess great oral and written communication skills, be highly motivated, demonstrate knowledge of computer applications, maintain a positive attitude and show initiative.
Applicants must be able to make a commitment of at least 10 weeks. Those with Washington state or Pacific Northwest ties are preferred, but all may apply. Internships are unpaid; however, if academic credit can be awarded through your school, the office will be happy to assist in that process.
To apply, please submit the following materials to Breanna.Deutsch@mail.house.gov.
Resume with three references
Do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any questions regarding our internship program.
Senate Democrat seeks experienced Speechwriter for aggressive press operation. Duties include but are not limited to drafting, editing and managing talking points, speeches, remarks, video scripts and Floor Statements; drafting new media updates; and performing general press office support. Candidates must have knowledge of the legislative process and be able to multitask and work quickly, accurately, and creatively in an active environment, under tight deadlines. Candidates must also possess excellent research, writing, editing, and overall communication skills. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222428 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Senator Tom Carper is accepting internship applications for Fall 2014. This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the legislative process. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills, and a demonstrated interest in American politics. Preference is given to applicants from Delaware. The final deadline to apply to the Washington, D.C. office is August 31st. To apply, please submit a completed application form (available on our website, carper.senate.gov), cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
The Office of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office for a part time unpaid internship this fall. Candidates should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, interest in the legislative process, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and a sense of humor. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, attending Congressional briefings, responding to constituent correspondence, assisting with flag requests, and general office duties. Candidates with New York ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to NY.ResumeInbox@mail.house.gov. Equal opportunity employer. No calls or walk-ins please.
A Southern Republican Member of Congress seeks applicants for a scheduler to begin immediately. Applicants should be well-organized, have an eye for detail, possess a strong work ethic, an ability to learn quickly, and be able to complete tasks as directed. Main duties include handling the congressman’s schedule, overseeing the intern program, staffing the congressman at certain events, and managing his outgoing and incoming correspondence. Experience preferred, but not necessary. Resumes should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The office of Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) is seeking interns for the Washington D.C. office for the 2014 fall semester. Full-time and part-time internships are available. Special consideration will be given to applicants with Michigan ties, but all are welcome to apply. Interns will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, sort mail and answer constituent letters on various issues. Please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
The office of Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ-03) seeks full-time unpaid interns for the Washington D.C. office for fall 2014. The office would prefer applicants to have an availability from mid-August through December. Intern responsibilities include answering phones, interacting with constituents, running errands, and administering tours of the Capitol. NJ ties are preferred, but not required, and candidates should lean towards having conservative views. Please email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to NJ03Internships@gmail.com.