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Archive for August, 2014

Fall Interns – Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-MI)

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 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 possess a strong attention to detail. Michigan ties are strongly preferred; however, candidates from outside the state will be considered. This is an unpaid position, but a great opportunity for students seeking academic credit. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to mi10intern@gmail.com.

Fall Interns – Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA)

The office of Congressman Scott Perry is currently accepting applications for part-time and full-time unpaid internships for Fall 2014. Interns will assist staff with constituent services, conduct legislative research, lead U.S. Capitol tours, process mail, provide other administrative support, and answer phones. Strong verbal and interpersonal skills are required. Previous Capitol Hill experience is not required, but candidates should have a general interest in the legislative process. Ties to Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District are preferred, but not required. If interested, please send a cover letter and one-page resume to pa04internships@gmail.com.

Press Intern (Fall) – Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)

U.S. Senator Tom Carper’s (D-Del.) Washington, D.C. office is seeking a full- or part-time press intern for September through December. This press internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a busy Capitol Hill press office, as well as accrue skills and participate in educational experiences beneficial to a career in communications. Duties include assisting with daily news clips, compiling news research, drafting media releases/advisories, maintaining press contact lists, creating social media content, and managing web content. This position requires attention to detail, creativity, strong writing ability and grammar skills, and a willingness to learn. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office and Adobe suites and familiarity with social media is preferred. A background in journalism or communications is a plus, but not required. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. Delaware ties are a plus. This internship is unpaid. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to northeastdempressintern@gmail.com by September 5. Please, no drop-ins or phone calls.

Senior Legislative Assistant (labor/trade/environment) – Senior House Democrat

Senior Democratic Member of the Appropriations Committee seeks a motivated, energetic, and detail-oriented senior legislative assistant to handle a broad range of issues, including labor, trade, and environment.  Responsibilities will include preparing materials for hearings and markups; developing legislation, amendments, and other initiatives that advance the Member’s priorities; drafting statements and talking points; advising the Member on a portfolio of issues; and conducting research.  Strong oral and written communications skills, ability to work well in a collaborative, fast-paced environment, and good judgment are essential.  Candidates should have previous Hill experience; appropriations experience is a plus. Minority candidates encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to job.announcement@mail.house.gov.

Military Legislative Assistant – Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL)

The Office of Senator Mark Kirk is looking for a Military LA to work with his legislative team.  Qualified candidates will have 2-3 years of legislative/military experience and strong familiarity with Illinois.  Only qualified candidates will be considered.  Please email cover letter and resume to gopsenateoffice@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

Press Secretary/Communications Director – House Republican

House Republican office seeks conservative press secretary/communications director.  Successful applicant will be self-starting, reliable, organized, creative and professional with superb writing skills, discretion and attention to detail.  Press secretary serves as official spokesperson and speechwriter, responsible for developing and implementing the Representative’s short and long-term public engagement strategy.  Duties include, but are not limited to: managing all media relations, official digital platforms (member website, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube), and constituent mass communications; media monitoring and issue research to contribute to Member policy briefings and interview preparation; engagement with grassroots activists and local opinion leaders to advance communications goals.  Successful candidate will have a minimum of 1-2 years of Capitol Hill or press experience, but compensation commensurate with experience.  Email resume, cover letter, references and editorial writing sample to gophousejob@gmail.com.

Fall Interns – Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI)

Congressman Dan Kildee’s Washington, D.C. office is always seeking motivated and hard-working college students for fall internships. Although internships are unpaid, students will gain valuable work experience in a fast-paced congressional office.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be highly motivated, have excellent oral and written communications skills, responsible, dependable, and eager to learn.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Interns are expected to carry out any task assigned to them. Tasks include and are not limited to the following: Researching legislative issues, preparing constituent correspondence, data entry, and helping maintain the efficient day-to-day operations of an active Congressional office.

If interested, please send a resume and letters of recommendation to Ghada Alkiek at ghada.alkiek@mail.house.gov.

For more information on Congressman Dan Kildee and Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, please visit our website at www.dankildee.house.gov.

Legislative Correspondent – Tennesee House Republican

Republican Member seeks Legislative Correspondent with strong Tennessee ties to manage all aspects of constituent correspondence. In addition, this position works with the scheduler to coordinate Member’s schedule in the Washington office.  Other duties include: sorting incoming letters and emails, tracking and assigning mail through constituent management software, drafting and sending timely responses. Successful candidates must demonstrate exceptional writing ability, attention to detail, and organizational skills. Hill experience, familiarity with IQ ties are a plus. Send resume and cover letter to TNHousejob@gmail.com.

Fall Interns – Congressional Black Caucus

The Congressional Black Caucus is accepting applications for internship positions available for fall 2014. This unpaid internship will provide valuable hands on experience in developing and executing initiatives for a Congressional Caucus and will provide an understanding the Caucus’s role in the legislative process. This is an excellent opportunity for college students and recent graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. All majors are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Charlyn.Stanberry@mail.house.gov with “Fall 2014 Internship” in the subject. Please also include dates of availability.

Interns – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX)

The House’s most unique and courageous conservative seeks smart, happy interns (of all ages and backgrounds) for the reminder of the year. Alas, we cannot pay you. Schedules and start/end dates are negotiable if you’re worth it. We do not insist on specific, arbitrary submissions: send us whatever personal materials you think will give us reason to hire you, even if that’s just a standard boring resume and canned cover letter. Writing samples are encouraged, but not required, because even a short cover letter belies and betrays a lousy writer. Brevity is the soul of wit. This Member is not a jerk, and neither loathes nor avoids interns, but loves them, and actually speaks to them. If you are selected for this internship you will have extraordinary access to the Member and to meaningful projects that go well beyond the standard intern grunt work (or your money back). Personality and ideology are important. Please bring a confident, vigorous intellect and no drama. Ideal candidates will be true patriots who can count up to 17 in trillions, and care more about future generations than they do about sucking up to current leadership. Mushy pleasers/appeasers keep walkin’. HINT: vapid granolas who fear guns, hate babies, are ashamed of America, and think Islamic terrorists and illegal aliens are just misunderstood will not be comfortable here. Reply to: kim.tape@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant – Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator is seeking an energetic, highly motivated and well-organized Staff Assistant. Responsibilities will include reception duties in the front office, answering phones, greeting visitors and coordinating tour requests. An ideal candidate has previous Capitol Hill and Intranet Quorum experience, is extremely detail-oriented, has strong written and communication skills, possesses a professional demeanor and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  Other duties assigned as necessary. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222450 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Fall Interns – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)

The Office of Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) is seeking fall interns, part and full time, available to start immediately. Interns will be put on a rotational program through both the leadership and personal offices of Congressman Scalise. Previous Hill internship experience and/or Louisiana ties are preferred but not required. Please send any resumes and cover letters to our intern coordinator, Megan Becker at megan.becker@mail.house.gov.

Press Assistant/Staff Assistant – Southern House Republican

Southern Republican seeks a Press Assistant/Staff Assistant for the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities for this position include answering the main telephone line for the office, processing flag requests, arranging tours of the Capitol and managing the front office. In addition to administrative duties, this person will also work closely with the Communications Director in compiling daily news clips, writing the weekly E-newsletter, drafting press materials, updating member’s website and developing content for member’s social media platforms. Familiarity with Photoshop and previous Hill or PR internship experience is a plus. Please email a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to resume.gopstaff@gmail.com.

Fall Interns – Congressman John Lewis (D-GA)

Congressman John Lewis, Representative for the 5th District of Georgia, seeks fall interns for his Washington, D.C., office.  Interns will work in a fast-paced setting and gain valuable experience and knowledge of the United States Congress.  Responsibilities include greeting constituents and visitors, handling phone calls, supporting staff with administrative tasks, conducting legislative research, aiding communications staff, and assisting with special projects and assignments.  Preference will be given to those with Georgia connections and those available full-time.

If you would like to receive more information or apply to our internship program, please complete the application at http://johnlewis.house.gov/.  For immediate consideration, please send the application, resume, and writing sample to William.Feeney@mail.house.gov.

Fall Interns – Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN)

Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) seeks interns for the Fall 2014 semester. Applicants should be highly-motivated, well-organized, and eager to assist with legislative and administrative needs of the staff. Such duties include but are not limited to attending briefings, answering the phones, drafting and responding to constituent letters, assisting in research, giving tours of the capitol, and various other administrative tasks. Applicants should possess an interest in the legislative process, as well as strong written and verbal communications skills. Minnesota ties a plus.  Veterans and active military are encouraged to apply. Applications accepted for both full-time and part-time positions (min. 16 hours per week). This is an unpaid position. To be considered, please send a resume and cover letter by August 22nd to denise.fleming@mail.house.gov with “Fall Internship” in the subject line.

Legislative Assistant – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)

Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)  is seeking a Legislative Assistant. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, developing and managing legislative initiatives, writing constituent correspondence and representing the Member in meetings. Strong writing and communication skills are essential. Additionally, prior Hill experience and Wisconsin ties are strongly preferred. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to wi05job@gmail.com.

Interns – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA)

The office of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene seeks full and part-time interns for her Washington, D.C. office. Interns will work in a fast-paced congressional office, gaining valuable experience and knowledge of the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents and handling constituent phone calls, assisting staff with administrative tasks, conducting research, and assisting with constituent correspondence. Washington, D.C. interns will have the opportunity to lead tours of the U.S. Capitol as well as attend hearings and briefings for the legislative staff. The ideal candidates will possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, a high degree of professionalism, as well as a strong interest in public service. Washington state ties are a plus, but are not required. Interested applicants should email a current resume and cover letter to Internship.DelBene@mail.house.gov.

Fall Interns – Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR)

The Washington, DC office of Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) seeks highly motivated interns, full time or part time, for Fall 2014. Successful candidates will demonstrate that they are organized, detail-oriented, and professional. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.

Intern responsibilities will include but are not limited to assisting staff with legislative, administrative, constituent relations, and press activities. Interns will: answer phones; sort, distribute, and respond to constituent mail; lead tours of the US Capitol building; attend hearings and briefings; and assist with legislative research.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to matt.leasure@mail.house.gov. Candidates with Oregon ties are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

Press Intern – Western Senate Democrat

Western Democratic Senator seeks personable, dependable and professional individual for an unpaid press internship position for the upcoming Fall term beginning in September 2014. The press intern will work closely with the communications team on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: compiling daily press clips, updating the website, assisting with social media, answering the phone, drafting language and other administrative tasks as assigned. This internship is a valuable opportunity to see how a Senate communications office functions and ideal for motivated, self-starting and quick learning individuals. Attention to detail and strong writing and grammar skills are required. Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to internship.press@gmail.com.

Fall Interns – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO)

The office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) is seeking applications for internships during the Fall.  As a fast-paced office for an active member of the Democratic leadership, we expect a lot from our interns and pride ourselves on an excellent internship program.  Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, sorting mail, attending briefings, drafting constituent correspondence, and providing assistance to the legislative staff. Applicants must have excellent writing and communications skills. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (2-3 pages) to tom.gibson@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Intern Application.”

Fall Interns – Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY)

The office of Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is seeking full-time, unpaid interns for the upcoming fall semester. Interns will be expected to complete a variety of tasks, including conducting legislative research, giving tours of the U.S. Capitol building, attending congressional hearings and briefings, assist the press team, and interfacing with constituents. Part-time and full-time applications will be accepted. Congressman Collins seeks applicants with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a team-oriented attitude. While past political experience is not required, applicants should possess and general knowledge of U.S. Congress and an interest in politics and current events. Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume to Cameron.Foster@mail.house.gov.

Fall Interns – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA)

The office of Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) is accepting applications for interns in Washington, DC on a full or part-time basis for the fall semester. Qualified candidates must be highly motivated, well-organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent communication skills. The ability to work in teams and use good judgment is critical. Duties will include helping staff with correspondence and research, greeting guests, answering phones, scheduling tours and assisting with other front-office duties. Applicants with an interest in Education Policy are encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. All interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to CA53DCInternApp@mail.house.gov.

Long-serving, southern Republican is seeking fall interns.  Duties include, but are not limited to: staffing front office and greeting visitors, answering phones, coordinating and executing flag and tour requests, assisting with mail processing, and helping with other projects as needed.  Strong organizational skills and a positive, team-oriented attitude are required. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to congressionalofficejobs@gmail.com.

Fall Interns – Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL)

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) is now accepting applications for highly motivated interns to join her Washington, DC for a full time, unpaid internship in the Fall of 2014. Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional office, gaining valuable experience and knowledge of the United States Congress. Candidates should be proactive, professional, dependable, and have an interest in the legislative process. Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and attention to detail are critical for this position. Internships are open to all majors and designed for undergraduate students and recent graduates with an interest in public service. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, be enrolled in or have graduated from college, and be 18 years of age or older. Starting and ending dates are flexible, depending on academic calendar, with a preferred start date of September 2nd. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting Congressional Staff, preforming research, answering telephones, processing mail, data entry, and general office duties.  Interns will also have the opportunity to attend special events, such as committee meetings and seminars. Candidates with Alabama ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, a short writing sample, and a transcript (unofficial is okay) to sewell.interns@mail.house.gov by August 20th, 2014. No calls or walk-ins please.

Fall Interns – Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)

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 Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.

Applicant Instructions:

Please e-mail or fax a resume, brief cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to:

Email: Gabriella.Libby@mail.house.gov Fax: 202-225-6923.

Fall Interns – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) is currently seeking full- or part-time interns for the 2014 fall semester in her Washington, DC office. Interns will assist in the day-to-day operations of a DC Congressional office by supporting members of staff with constituent communication, legislative research, and administrative activities. They will also serve as a tour coordinator and occasionally act as a guide of the United States Capitol to Maine constituents visiting Washington.

Qualified candidates will possess an interest in the legislative process, excellent writing and communication skills, strong attention to detail, and a willingness to learn and take on new tasks. The internship is unpaid, though interns will be an essential component to the effectiveness of the office and will be considered an integral member of the team. Maine ties are preferred, but not necessary.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to evan.johnston@mail.house.gov with the subject line Fall Internship. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please no drop bys or phone calls.

Staff Assistant – Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-TN)

Conservative Congressman seeks to fill a full time Staff Assistant position. Responsibilities include handling front desk duties, including answering phones, greeting constituents, supervising interns, and managing the office’s flag and tour services as well as providing administrative support for the DC office. Candidate must be organized, dependable, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and have strong written and verbal skills. Tennessee ties preferred. To be considered, interested applicants should email: 1) a cover letter in the body of the email; and 2) a resume in PDF format to TN08HouseJobs@mail.house.gov. No walk-ins or phone calls please.

Policy Advisor – Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

Fall Legal Fellow – New York House Democrat

Energetic NY Freshman Democrat is seeking a highly motivated Legislative Fellow to assist with a number of issues, including criminal justice, intellectual property, and financial services.  Responsibilities include analyzing policy issues, drafting memos, researching policy positions, and assisting extremely active legislative staff as needed.  The ideal candidate should possess strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment.  Candidates with New York ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply.  This fellowship is unpaid but is eligible for school credit where applicable.  Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to NY.ResumeInbox@mail.house.gov with “Legal Fellowship” in the subject line. Equal opportunity employer.  No calls or walk-ins please.

Intern – Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY)

Central New York Republican Representative seeks an intern to work, starting immediately, in the Washington, D.C. office. Hill experience is preferred, but not required, and any individuals with organizational skills and a keen attention to detail are encouraged to apply. Those interested should be able to dedicate 30 hours per week to the internship. Main responsibilities will include acting as the main point of contact for all flag requests, as well as handling miscellaneous constituent requests, answering phones, attending briefings, and sorting mail. The position is unpaid and ties to New York state, particularly Upstate, are a plus but not required. Please send a resume and cover letter to carla.virgilio@mail.house.gov.

Legislative Assistant (foreign affairs/defense/trade) – Senior House Democrat

Senior House Democrat seeks Legislative Assistant to cover foreign policy issues, trade, defense and potentially other related issues. The Legislative Assistant will support the Member’s activities on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Ideal candidates will have at least two years full time experience on Capitol Hill, and have a sound understanding of the legislative and appropriations processes. Candidates should be able to thrive in a fast paced work environment. Please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to FALegAssist@yahoo.com.

Fall Intern – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC)

Conference Secretary Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05) has an immediate opening for an internship in her Washington, DC office continuing through the end of the fall semester. Responsibilities include assisting the staff with data entry, attending hearings, researching legislative issues, giving Capitol tours, and other duties as assigned. Any applicant should have excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work diligently and upon instruction in a fast-paced work environment. Any candidate must also be self-motivated, detail oriented, and able to multi-task. Full time availability and NC ties are preferred. Any interested person should email his or her resume and cover letter to Tabetha.Bryant@mail.house.gov.

Fall Interns – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA)

The Washington DC office of Congressman H. Morgan Griffith (VA-09) is currently accepting internship applications for the 2014 Fall Semester.  Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, answering phones, inputting constituent communications in the database, sorting mail and faxes, assisting legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, and helping with additional office duties.  We are looking for candidates who are well-organized, have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, are professional, have strong communication skills, and possess the willingness to assist when needed.  Candidates with Virginia ties are encouraged to apply.  The internship is unpaid, but is eligible for school credit where applicable. The internship will begin in September.  To apply please email a resume and cover letter to caitlin.oakley@mail.house.gov.  Please include your availability in the cover letter.

Deputy District Director – Senior Texas House Republican

Senior Texas House Republican seeks energetic, out-going, well-organized individual for the position of deputy district director.  Primary responsibilities include assisting in the development and execution of district operations as well as community outreach to key constituencies throughout the district.  Position is also responsible for special projects.  Candidate must have strong communications skills, be resourceful and able to demonstrate initiative with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, changing environment.  Highly qualified candidates will have experience with community organizations and a strong knowledge of local and federal political process.

· This position assists in the development and implementation of strategies and operating plans for the Congressman’s district offices.
· This position assists in coordinating community outreach and works to engage and initiate relationship building throughout the district.
· This position is responsible for special projects related to district policy issues, grassroots and reaching new constituencies.

Education/Experience:

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the political science or related field, including strong academic credentials.  Alternatively, three-five years of related experience or training in management and/or legislation or equivalent similar experience.  Highly qualified candidates should have strong knowledge of local politics in the Houston region and a strong understanding of the federal political process. Texas ties are a plus. Qualified candidates please send resume and cover letter to: staff.txjobs@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

We are seeking a highly energetic, motivated, and organized individual to join the team of a Senior Democratic member of Congress. The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be comfortable with managing multiple tasks and work well under pressure.

The staff assistant is responsible for preparing letters of greetings, condolence and congratulations on behalf of the Member; answering the phones; coordinating mail and casework distribution; making room reservations for meetings.  Light casework assignments will include post office problems and requests for expedited passports and as assigned by the District Director.  The staff assistant also serves as intern coordinator by recruiting training, scheduling and assigning duties.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, significant experience interacting with the public, excellent writing and communication skills and a working knowledge of the District of Columbia. Candidate must be a resident of the District of Columbia or willing to move immediately to D.C., if hired.

The closing date for this until fillee. Salary is based on skill and experience level.

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, references and two writing samples to:

DC00.NortonResume@mail.houe.gov or fax to (202) 225-1129

Absolutely no phone calls will be accepted!

Scheduling Assistant – Los Angeles House Democrat

California Democratic office seeks hard-working, self-starter to assist with scheduling duties and special projects, including writing office meeting thank you notes. The ideal candidate is extremely organized, excellent at multi-tasking and detail-oriented. High degree of professionalism required, as well as an ability to work a flexible schedule and to be a team player. Familiarity with Los Angeles, Spanish language skills and Capitol Hill experience also a plus. Women and minority applicants encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter and resume to: DCJobs@mail.house.gov.

Law Clerks (Fall) – Senator Al Franken (D-MN)

The Office of Senator Al Franken is accepting applications from current law students for law clerk positions for the fall of 2014. Clerks will assist the counsels and staff of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law on a variety of policy issues, including privacy, antitrust, judicial nominations, crime, civil rights including LGBT rights, civil liberties, immigration, and campaign finance. We have a strong preference for 2Ls and 3Ls. This position is unpaid, but the office will support successful candidates’ efforts to obtain outside funding. Minnesota applicants are strongly encouraged to apply, but all are welcome. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, 2-3 references, and a 5-page writing sample to Helen Gilbert at helen_gilbert@judiciary-dem.senate.gov. Please include “Fall Law Clerk Applicant” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until Friday, August 29th.

Field Representative – Texas House Republican

Senior Texas House Republican seeks energetic, out-going, proactive individual for the position of district field representative.  Primary responsibilities include community outreach to key constituencies, representing the congressional office at civic events and assisting in the planning and execution of district events for the Member.  Candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal communications skills, be resourceful and able to demonstrate initiative with minimal supervision.  Highly qualified candidates will have familiarity with the federal political process and experience with community and grassroots organizations. Texas ties are a plus. Qualified candidates please send resume and cover letter to: staff.txjobs@mail.house.gov.

Scheduling Assistant – Senate Democrat

Senior Democratic Senator seeks a detail oriented, well organized Scheduling Assistant with superior judgment and interpersonal skills.  The ideal candidate must be proactive and have the ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.  The Scheduling Assistant is responsible for vetting the initial intake of meeting requests, maintaining scheduling files, and overseeing room reservations.  The Scheduling Assistant will assist with coordinating the Senator’s travel, assembling the Senator’s nightly briefing materials, and other various tasks at the direction of the Director of Scheduling.  Flexible work hours required when the Senate is in session.  Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senatejobs@gmail.com and put Scheduling Assistant in the Subject Line.

Communications Professional – Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO)

Midwest Republican Member is looking for a knowledgeable communications professional to lead traditional and social media communications from Washington. A minimum of two years’ experience is preferred. Responsibilities include development and execution of a comprehensive communication plan, manage and coordinate earned media activities in Washington and the district, develop strong media contacts for the Congressman and the office with both DC and District press, and production of a weekly newsletter. A strong social media background is a plus. Communicators who have worked with rural media will be given special consideration. Please send resume and cover letter to justin.gibbs@mail.house.gov.

Correspondence Manager – Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)

Senator Casey seeks an extremely organized, detail-oriented, team player with excellent time management skills and an interest in administrative work to oversee a high-volume mailroom in a paperless office.  This position reports to the Deputy Chief of Staff and is responsible for: the sorting and routing of all incoming constituent correspondence for response; facilitating the outgoing mail process by monitoring the office’s letter approval process and coordinating with Legislative Correspondents on substantive, timely responses; preparing weekly reports on mail volume, processing time, and other metrics; drafting congratulatory notes on behalf of the Senator; and other duties as assigned.  The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer with 2-3 years of professional experience and a demonstrated ability to use technology to streamline processes.  This is NOT an entry-level position.  Self-described perfectionists are strongly encouraged to apply.   Hill experience and familiarity with Intertrac preferred.  Pennsylvania ties are a plus.  Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and resume to open_positions@casey.senate.gov with the subject “Mail Manager.”  Absolutely no calls or drop-bys please.  This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Scheduler/Executive Assistant – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA)

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) seeks a scheduler/executive assistant to serve in her Washington, D.C. office.  Responsibilities include handling all D.C. scheduling requests, managing and developing the Congresswoman’s daily schedule, coordinating the Congresswoman’s official travel arrangements, drafting personal correspondence, ensuring follow up between the Congresswoman and the staff in the D.C. and District offices and various additional administrative duties.

Ideal candidates must be highly-organized, detail oriented, good-natured, and able to problem-solve in a fast-paced work environment.  Sense of humor and love of candy is a must!  Previous Capitol Hill experience is strongly preferred.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Californians are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should email cover letter, resume and one writing sample to CA14.Jobs@mail.house.gov by Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  Subject line should read:  D.C. Scheduler/Executive Assistant.  No phone calls, emails, faxes or walk-ins.

Legislative Correspondent (defense) – Senate Democrat on Armed Services Committee

Democratic Member of Senate Armed Services Committee seeks addition to active defense team.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, with relevant Hill or policy experience, to handle legislative correspondence for defense and veterans affairs issues. Responsibilities will include researching and drafting responses to constituent inquiries from a military-heavy state, greeting visitors and professionally representing the Senator in meetings, tracking legislation, and supporting SASC Military Legislative Assistant with preparation for meetings, briefings, and hearings. Ideal candidate will possess strong writing and interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail, familiarity with the legislative process, and demonstrated interest and work experience in defense issues.  Candidate should be ready to work in a challenging, rewarding, and fast-paced environment.  Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222446 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Paid Interns – California House Republican

The Washington, D.C. office of a Republican Congressman from California is currently seeking paid interns.  Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, guiding Capitol tours, and assisting the legislative staff by drafting constituent correspondence letters and researching legislative issues. There will also be opportunities to attend meetings, briefings, and hearings as needed. Qualified candidates must be highly motivated self-starters who are detail oriented and have excellent organizational and communication skills. This is a paid fall internship starting immediately.  California ties are a plus, but not required. Please send inquiries with resume, cover letter, and two one-page writing samples attached to ca.intern2013@gmail.com.

Intellectual Property Chief Counsel – House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, & the Internet (minority)

Mail Room & Correspondence Manager – Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator is seeking a Mail Room and Correspondence Manager to oversee most aspects of the mail operation and portions of the legislative correspondence process. This position will report to the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff and is responsible for managing and processing incoming and outgoing communications, working closely with the legislative staff to ensure appropriate timely responses. This position coordinates with the Digital Coordinator to manage, organize, and archive the Constituent Management System. Additional responsibilities include: editing and approval of outgoing letters (in all cases for grammar and typographical errors) and in cases where policy responses are being updated, as well as setting standards for ensuring approved letters are updated often;  flag sensitive correspondence for the Chief of Staff and Legislative Director and managing the process of responding to the inquiry, including approval from COS and LD before the correspondence can be sent out; developing, implementing, and managing legislative archiving history of key accomplishments; managing processes, buck process for agencies, out-of-state referrals, incoming faxes, and state office legislative mail; overseeing mailroom, setting mailroom priorities, ensuring smooth processes for daily incoming and outgoing mail, and meeting mailroom goals; serving as point of contact for any question, problem, or project relating to correspondence; opening, dating, stamping, and sorting all incoming mail; reviewing all incoming mail and assigning to appropriate staff or sending to Printing and Graphics (PGDM) to be scanned into VOICE, saving all hard copies of mail and filing for a period of up to 3 months;  reviewing mail printed offsite to be sent as franked mail, separating improper mail and reprinting any mail that is incorrectly formatted, printing small batches of outgoing mail in-house; entering constituent information for petitions into contact groups, assigning and sending out approved response, working with LC to determine proper response for new campaigns; maintaining organized records of constituent correspondence; and assisting Executive Assistant to the Senator with writing and editing personal correspondence, event and program book letters, congratulatory letters, greetings, and proclamations. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222440 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Scheduling Assistant – Los Angeles House Democrat

California Democratic office seeks hard-working, self-starter to assist with scheduling duties and special projects, including writing office meeting thank you notes. The ideal candidate is extremely organized, excellent at multi-tasking and detail-oriented. High degree of professionalism required, as well as an ability to work a flexible schedule and to be a team player. Familiarity with Los Angeles, Spanish language skills and Capitol Hill experience also a plus. Women and minority applicants encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter and resume to: DCJobs@mail.house.gov.

Scheduler/Staff Assistant – Northeast House Democrat

A Northeast Democrat is accepting applications for a very organized, detail-oriented individual to direct all scheduling operations for Member and staff in the Washington office. Responsibilities also include staff assistant duties. In addition to the above mentioned skills, candidates should be able to proactively anticipate issues, to work collaboratively with colleagues, exercise independent judgment and enjoy a fast-paced environment. Cover letter, resume, writing sample and references may be emailed to Hill.Jobs2014@mail.house.gov.

Communications Director – Florida House Democrat

Florida Democratic Member of Congress seeks applicants for the office’s Communications Director. You would manage and coordinate all communications activities, including media contacts, for the Member. You would report directly to the Chief of Staff.

DUTIES:

• serves as the spokesperson and media liaison for the Member;
• develops and implements media and communications strategy for the Member;
• writes press releases, talking points and manages social media;
• coordinates day-to-day press operations, handles interview requests and proactively contacts media;
• works collaboratively with both DC and district staff on day-to-day press and in district press events and speaking engagements;
• remains abreast of current legislative and non-legislative issues about which the Member may be questioned;
• evaluates current events and media reports in the district and the nation for their impact on the Member;
• provides ideas and advice on the effect in the media of the Member’s actions and legislative activities;
• manages a press assistant / speechwriter and;
• performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• at least 4 years of congressional and/or press experience;
• previous on-the-record experience;
• strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
• strong oral communication skills;
• understanding of print and broadcast media;
• thorough knowledge of legislative process;
• knowledge of current issues and events in which the Member is involved;
• ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the representation of the Member’s positions on policy issues;
• availability to work long hours;
• ability to work well under pressure; and
• ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others.

Florida ties are a plus. Anticipate occasional travel to the district and occasional late nights. Please send a resume, cover letter and three writing samples with “Communications Director” in the subject line to: FLJobOpening@mail.house.gov by COB Friday August 15, 2014.

Legislative Correspondent/Legislative Aide – Los Angeles House Democrat

California Democratic office seeks talented writer to handle legislative correspondence and some legislative issues. This is not an entry level position. The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to manage a high volume of work, has superior writing skills, and already has legislative experience. The candidate must have a track record of successfully multi- tasking in a fast- paced environment and be a team player. Familiarity with Los Angeles and ability to write in Spanish is also a plus. Women and minority applicants encouraged to apply. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Resume.California@mail.house.gov.

Legislative Correspondent – Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)

Senator Claire McCaskill is looking for a Legislative Correspondent to work on energy, agriculture, environment, disaster assistance, Army Corps of Engineers, and Social Security issues. Primary duties are to sort, research and respond to constituent mail. LC will also assist Legislative Assistants responsible for these issues as needed, as well as attend briefings and meet with constituent groups. Applicants should be resourceful, organized and dependable. Strong writing skills are essential. Applicants with Missouri or Midwest roots are encouraged to apply. Experience in issue areas preferred. Qualifications: at least a Bachelor’s degree, excellent writing and proofreading skills, and computer literacy. Please email cover letter and resume to employment@mccaskill.senate.gov. No phone calls please.

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