Archive for October, 2014
The Office of Congressman Reid Ribble is seeking qualified candidates to intern full time in our Washington, D.C. office starting in January 2015. We are interested in candidates of all academic disciplines.
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 Congressman’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, and the drive to take the initiative in a fast-paced environment.
If candidates have any questions or wish to apply, please send resume, writing samples, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio Democratic Member seeks a hardworking Press Secretary to join a busy and proactive team. Applicant must have previous speech writing experience; thrive at multitasking and working long hours; and, have sound political judgment.
Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, speech writing, drafting news releases, talking points, and op-eds; responding to press inquiries in a timely and appropriate manner; early daily news clips; monitoring the news/ social media platforms throughout the day; and supervising the development of website and social media content. Duties also include: booking interviews and pitching stories; developing relationships with reporters; organizing events; and developing and implementing media, communications, and public relations strategies. The successful applicant must be a team player, and will work closely with the Chief of Staff, Communications Director, and D.C./ District team.
This is not an entry-level position. Professional communications and on-the-record experience is required. Hill experience and familiarity with Ohio, especially Northeastern Ohio, is strongly preferred. Candidates should have knowledge of the legislative process, as well as the ability to identify local and national press opportunities. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter, resume, and three original writing samples to District11Resumes@mail.house.gov with “PRESS SECRETARY” in the subject line. No walk-ins or phone calls.
The Office of Senator Brian Schatz is looking for a Communications Director for the Washington, D.C. office. The ideal candidate will have several years of media experience, including service as an on-the-record spokesperson. Capitol Hill experience is strongly preferred. Knowledge of Hawaii and the Pacific is desirable. Strong written and oral communications skills are a must as well as an ability to develop and execute an effective communications strategy. Although the position is based in Washington, D.C., occasional travel will be required. The Communications Director will have supervisory authority over a press secretary and press assistants in both D.C. and Hawaii and will work in collaboration with the communications operation in the home state. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with 222505 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Senator Casey offers internships in his Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania offices to undergraduate and graduate students during the spring, summer and fall semesters. Interns will gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and of the daily operations of a Senate office by working with constituents and staff on issues affecting Pennsylvania. While our office welcomes all applicants, preference will be given to candidates with a Pennsylvania background.
Legislative internships are in the DC office and consist of a combination of legislative and administrative work. Intern duties include but are not limited to legislative research, attending briefings and hearings, preparing briefing memos, drafting constituent response letters, checking the front office voicemail, sorting incoming mail, and data entry. Interns also handle a variety of miscellaneous projects that surface on a given day. No stipend is provided, but the internship is available for school credit if approved by the student’s school.
We also offer a Veterans Internship for returning veterans or members of the armed services who are currently enrolled in educational programs such as the Post 9/11 GI-Bill or are recent graduates.
Constituent services internships are available in Senator Casey’s state offices. Interns assist the Senator’s state staff with a variety of duties including constituent services, community outreach, correspondence, monitoring news outlets for daily developments, assisting with staffing of events, and assigned special projects.
All internship applicants must apply through Senator Casey’s online application by November 1, 2014. Click here for information about the internship and instructions to apply: http://www.casey.senate.gov/request/internships.
The congressional office for New Jersey District 2 (NJ-02) seeks applicants for an intern position in the DC office for the Spring of 2015, beginning in January and going through May. The ideal candidate will call New Jersey their home and possess an interest in politics. Current students and recent graduates are welcome to apply. Our interns assist staff with giving tours of the Capitol, answering phones, data entry, sorting mail and general clerical duties. They will also occasionally attend public hearings or briefings and can conduct research for legislative staff.
This is a good opportunity to see how a congressional office works. Additionally, interns will gain professional office experience useful for future career choices. Applicants must be available at a minimum of two to three full days per week. Prefer applicants to be from the district. Please email your resume and cover letter to Alycia.Tomaino@mail.house.gov and complete form on http://lobiondo.house.gov/serving-you/internships.
Ohio Democratic Member seeks a hardworking Social Media Press Assistant to join a busy, proactive team. Applicant must be able to multitask, and thrive while working long hours. Responsibilities include: developing, writing, and editing content for online platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram; website development & maintenance; and, other duties as assigned. Applicants must have experience directly managing social media accounts, and a proven record of maintaining a web presence by building, maintaining and engaging active web-based/social media audiences to meet outreach and impact goals.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter, resume, and two original writing samples to District11Resumes@mail.house.gov with “SOCIAL MEDIA PRESS ASSISTANT” in the subject line. No walk-ins or phone calls.
The office of Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) is seeking a spring intern to assist in the press shop. Intern will work under the direct supervision of the communications director and will assist with all aspects of office communication efforts. Duties include assisting with website maintenance, video production, photography, social media, graphic design and some general office duties. Intern will attend relevant communications trainings/seminars and media hits. Interested candidates should be current college students or recent graduates and have an interest in press in politics. Candidates should have excellent writing skills, a strong work ethic and attention to detail. Oklahoma ties are preferred but not required. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, writing sample (1-2 page maximum) and college transcript. Send all applications and direct questions to Sarah Corley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 225-6165.
Midwest Republican Senator seeks Press Secretary to assist in driving day-to-day national and state communications in proactive, fast-paced Senate office. Responsibilities include: collaborating with the Communications Director and Deputy Director to develop long-range media strategies, reaching out to in-state and DC reporters on a range of issues; writing press releases, talking points, and correspondences for a variety of occasions; coordinating and expanding office’s social media outreach; managing photo shoots; and coordinating daily news clippings. Candidates must have exceptional writing and editing skills and the ideal candidate will have several years’ experience in a Senate, House or executive branch communications job. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with 222504 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Florida House conservative member seeks full-time paid winter intern for 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.
Staff Assistant Opening: New Jersey Democrat is seeking a highly motivated and organized staff assistant with excellent oral and written communication skills for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include managing front desk operations, answering telephones, greeting visitors, coordinating tours for visiting guests, processing flag requests, reviewing, sorting, and responding to incoming constituent correspondence, addressing constituent matters, and assisting the Member and legislative staff as needed. Additional duties include management of the website and social media activities, including official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Please e-mail cover letter, resume and two brief writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no calls or drop-ins.
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D) seeks Senior Legislative Assistant. House experience and Spanish a plus.
Send cover letter, resume and three work references to: Intern7DC.TX35@mail.house.gov.
No walk-ins please.
Legislative Counsel for Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan, a senior Republican on the Ways and Means Committee. Requirements include at least two years of Hill experience (preferably the House) and strong writing/communications skills. Extra consideration given to veterans and private-sector experience. If you require a quiet office absent noise and laughter, apply elsewhere. Otherwise, send your resume, cover letter and writing samples (memos, floor/committee statements, constituent mail, talking points, etc) to: email@example.com. All applications kept in strict confidence.
The Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz seeks a personable, dependable, and professional candidate for a press internship position. The press intern will work closely with the communications team on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: compiling daily press clips, drafting social media content, designing graphics, updating the Senator’s website, drafting language and other administrative tasks as assigned. This internship is a unique opportunity to see how a Senate communications office works. The successful applicant must have a positive attitude and the ability to work and set priorities in a fast-paced and challenging environment. Attention to detail and strong writing skills are required. Please email a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222503 as the job referral number in the subject line.
NJ Republican seeks a Legislative Director to manage legislative staff and advise the Congressman on all legislative matters. Responsibilities include monitoring activity on the House floor, responding to constituent inquiries, and writing and reviewing legislative memos. The successful applicant will be responsible for handling issues related to transportation (with a focus on aviation), labor, appropriations, and taxes. The ideal candidate will have excellent research, communication and writing skills, at least four years of legislative experience, and previous supervisory experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letter and résumé via email to email@example.com. Please include the words “Legislative Director” in the subject line.
Ohio Republican seeks full time hard working intern for immediate hire. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, answering phone calls, assisting with the mail program, providing constituent tours, attending various briefings, providing research for the legislative staff. Qualified candidates will have exceptional writing skills, strong communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced working environment, and have an interest in learning more about the legislative process.
Send a resume and a cover letter to Stephen.Hostelley@mail.house.gov. Ohio candidates are strongly preferred.
The office of Senator Gillibrand seeks a Legislative Correspondent to draft responses to constituent mail and assist the legislative staff on the issues of defense, foreign policy, veterans and intelligence. This position requires excellent writing, research and communications skills, as well as the ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, changing environment. Qualified candidates should be highly motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized, resourceful, and work well as part of a team. Military or Defense Department experience preferred. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Military Legislative Correspondent” in the subject.
Senator Ron Johnson’s Washington, DC office is seeking full- and part-time interns for spring 2015. The spring session begins mid-January and continues into May. Interns may assist with legislative research, attend committee hearings, conduct Capitol tours, and help with administrative duties. Duties may be tailored to a student’s career goals and policy interests. To apply, please send the following to email@example.com: A one-page resume, three letters of recommendation, a college transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and a writing sample in response to the following statement: Senator Ron Johnson’s office is guided by the following 5 core values: teamwork, respect, integrity, professionalism, and loyalty. Choose one of these, and in two to three paragraphs, discuss what that value means to you and how you demonstrate it. Please submit applications by December 5th, 2014.
Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) is currently accepting applications for Fall/Winter internship positions in his Washington D.C. office. 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, giving tours of the Capitol, conducting research, responding to constituent inquiries, and processing tour and flag requests. Qualified applicants should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, fastidious attention to detail, and interest in the legislative and governmental process.
This is an excellent opportunity for college students and recent graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. All majors are encouraged to apply. Ties to California’s Ninth Congressional District are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “CA-09 Internship” in the subject line. Include dates of availability.
Democratic Senator on Finance Committee is looking for a senior LA for personal office to cover tax, trade, banking, budget, small business, pension, and housing issues. Applicants must have at least 3 years of policy experience. Graduate or law degree is required. This is a senior staff position and compensation will be commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates will also 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. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with 222497 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The Washington DC office of Congressman Patrick Meehan is currently accepting applications for the SPRING 2015. Intern responsibilities include researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, answering phones, day to day office duties, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House of Representatives. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. The hours are flexible, but generally run 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM when Congress is in session, and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM when not in session. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to MeehanDCIntern@gmail.com. The deadline to apply is November 7, 2014. Ties to Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District are preferred, but not required.
Senator John Boozman (AR) is seeking hard-working individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in public service for spring internships. During the spring, we offer a semester-long internship and the upcoming session is January 12 – May 15, 2015. 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.
House Committee majority staff is looking for a digital director. Responsibilities include: develop robust social media and digital strategy to promote committee interests, maintain website and other digital sites, produce videos for distribution, clip and edit TV hits, produce graphics and promotional materials. Candidates should have 2-3 years experience, and know how to convert committee policies into easy-to-understand material to be consumed by various audiences. Experience with website re-designs, HTML coding, photo and video editing software preferred. Please send resumes, references, and any work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conservative Republican Senator seeks full-time interns. Responsibilities include leading Capitol tours, processing constituent correspondence, tracking legislation, attending hearings/briefings, and conducting legislative research. Candidates should have strong research and writing skills. Previous Hill experience or midwest ties are strongly preferred but not required. This internship is paid, and applicants should be available full-time and be able to commit through December. To apply, email resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “ Internship” in the subject line.
Sen. Charles Schumer’s office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC, starting January 2015 for the Spring 2015 semester. Part-time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. Ideal candidates are self-motivated college students or recent college graduates. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: performing legislative research, attending hearings and preparing follow-up memos, answering constituent phone calls and inquiries, processing mail and assisting the Legislative staff with portfolio-specific projects. This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the political process. Applicants must be hard-working, reliable, and have strong writing and communication skills and a demonstrated interest in public policy. New York ties a plus. Open to all majors. This is an unpaid internship. Please send a resume, cover letter, a 2-3 page academic writing sample and a filled out copy of our intern application to SchumerPolicyInternships@gmail.com. Application: http://www.schumer.senate.gov/For%20Students/Internship%20Application.pdf.
The Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Tim Bishop is currently seeking interns available to begin at the end of October 2014. Interns should be comfortable answering office phones, greeting office visitors, giving tours of the U.S. Capitol, assisting the legislative staff with research, sorting mail, taking notes at hearings and briefings, as well as assisting with general office work. Strong writing and interpersonal skills are necessary. Applicants should be hard working, intelligent, and enthusiastic with an interest in politics, history and government. Long Island or New York ties are a plus, but not required. Those interested should send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. College students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Please note this is an unpaid position. The office of Congressman Tim Bishop is happy to work with colleges and universities for credit.
Progressive New England Democrat is seeking highly motivated individuals for unpaid Congressional internship for Spring 2015. Responsibilities include drafting constituent letters, assisting with research, front office duties, and various administrative tasks. Candidates must possess strong writing and communication skills and be able to work 3-5 days per week. Ties to Rhode Island are strongly preferred. To apply, please send resume with references, cover letter, and brief writing sample to RI01Internship@gmail.com.
U.S. Senator Tom Carper’s (D-Del.) Washington, D.C. office is seeking a full- or part-time press intern for November and December and possibly through the spring. 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 email@example.com by October 31 to begin in November. Please, no drop-ins or phone calls.
Florida House GOP member seeks full-time paid intern for a winter 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.
The office of Congressman Keith Ellison seeks unpaid interns to fill a position for November 17 through February 17, 2014. Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, and attending meetings/hearings as needed. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars of interest. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate (with a good understanding of MS Office). This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Minnesota ties strongly preferred. If interested, please send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Democratic office of the Committee on House Administration seeks energetic and self-motivated undergraduate or graduate level students as well as recent graduates with an interest in government and public policy to apply for its Fall 2014 internship. Working closely with Committee staff, interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of a congressional committee and learn about the day-to-day administrative operations of the House of Representatives. Interns are responsible for assisting Committee staff with official proceedings (hearings/markups), elections oversight, member services, and other projects as well as providing general front office support. Please note that this is not a paid internship. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and available hours to CHADem.Intern@mail.house.gov with the subject headline, “CHA Dem Internship.”
Moderate Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full or part-time unpaid congressional internship for Fall 2014. Duties will include conducting legislative research, drafting memos, assisting with front office duties, and performing basic administrative tasks. Candidates must exhibit strong writing and communication skills. San Diego residents or strong ties to California are preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to CA52.email@example.com with “Fall Congressional Internship” in the subject line.
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3) is currently seeking interns in his Washington, D.C. office for Spring 2015 (January-May). Interns perform a variety of responsibilities, including answering phones, receiving guests, and providing tours of the Capitol Building. They will also research legislation for the legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. Interns should possess strong research, writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Moreover, candidates should express an interest in politics and conservative values. All internships are unpaid. However, if your college or university offers credit hours we are happy to complete any necessary evaluations. Interested candidates should contact Claire Trokey and email their resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Representative Kevin Brady (TX-08) is currently seeking a paid full-time intern (part-time also possible- but may not be paid) for our Washington, D.C. office. Qualified candidates are well organized, with good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about the political process and congressional affairs. Duties include but are not limited to, answering phones, compiling briefing binders, batching mail, performing legislative research, and attending briefings. Interns interact heavily with constituents so a positive attitude is a must. Applicants must be detail oriented with a strong work ethic and an eagerness to represent the 8th district of Texas. Previous Hill experience not required. Interested Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: TX08intern@gmail.com.
Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office from November through February. Candidates should be collegial, professional, quick learners, and phenomenal team players. Strong oral and written communication skills and close attention to detail are imperative. Duties include assisting staff with legislative, administrative, and press related projects, writing memos and talking points, attending hearings and meetings, answering constituent phone calls, leading tours of the US Capitol, assisting with scheduling, sorting and distributing mail, and managing tour and flag requests. Full-time candidates with California ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid internship. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter and dates of availability to Garamendi.Internships@mail.house.gov.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is seeking law clerks for the Summer 2015 semester to assist his Senate Judiciary Committee staff. These substantive positions offer students a unique opportunity to observe the legislative and nominations process and to work closely with Committee counsel on a wide variety of projects. Committee law clerks are typically tasked with conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and materials related to Committee hearings and votes, attending Committee hearings and executive business meetings, and providing assistance with other legislative matters. The clerkships are open to current law students only; those from Vermont are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about Senator Leahy and the clerkship program, visit http://leahy.senate.gov/services/law_clerks/. Please email resume, cover letter, legal writing sample, law school transcript, and list of three references to Patrick_Sheahan@Judiciary-Dem.Senate.Gov, with “Law Clerk” in the subject line of the email, by February 9, 2015. Due to significant delays in mail processing in the U.S. Senate, please do not send an application by regular post.
The House Oversight Committee Democratic staff seeks a candidate to fill a one-year job opening for a Multimedia/Web Assistant to manage and update the Committee’s official website, conduct research, capture and edit video, and create graphics. Knowledge of HTML and the Adobe Creative Suite is preferred. Interested candidates should send their resume to OversightPress@mail.house.gov.
House Democratic office seeks a motivated and organized individual to join our team in an entry-level position. Responsibilities include coordinating the Member’s Washington schedule and driving the Member, managing requests for flags and tours, supervising the intern program, greeting visitors and other constituent service and administrative duties. Late nights and early mornings are required occasionally. Applicants must have a reliable car and valid driver’s license. The ideal candidate is dependable and flexible, can manage multiple projects concurrently, and enjoys working as part of a team. Upstate New York ties and Hill experience are a plus. Please email a cover letter, resume, and one-page writing sample to email@example.com with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. No calls or walk-ins please.
A Pennsylvania Member of Congress is currently hiring a Staff Assistant. Candidates should be a self-motivated, team player that is ready to work in a fast-paced environment. Duties include, but are not limited to: processing flag and tour requests, greeting Member and Staff meetings, managing the front office, answering phones and sorting mail. The Staff Assistant will act as a constituent liaison and handle the logistical and support needs of the office and staff. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, detail oriented professional with strong oral and written communication skills. Previous Capitol Hill intern experience is required. Pennsylvania ties are preferred. Interested candidates should email firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and a cover letter with the subject line “PA Staff Assistant Inquiry.”
Western moderate seeking a Legislative Assistant with strong writing, research and oral communication skills to advise and assist the Senator on issues related to trade, homeland security, appropriations, transportation and labor. The Legislative Assistant must be motivated, creative, self-disciplined and organized. In addition to a strong grasp of policy, ideal candidates should have a keen political sense and the ability to balance the competing interests of a demographically and ideologically diverse constituency. Previous Hill experience preferred. Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Southwest Democrat seeks highly-motivated, well-organized individual to serve as Member’s Scheduler and Director of Operations. Individual will maintain the Member’s daily and long-term schedules and act as a liaison for the Member with staff and constituents, serve as a strategic member of our senior team, and oversee the administrative functions of the office.
Primary responsibilities include: receiving, evaluating and organizing all incoming meeting and event requests; communicating key information regarding the Member and the Member’s schedule to staff; managing the execution of the schedule by ensuring proper advance work for Member’s travel, appearances, and meetings; and working closely with the Member, Chief of Staff, and other members of staff for smooth daily office operations.
Ideal candidate will be an energetic, resourceful, discreet team player with a proven ability to effectively multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Qualified applicants will have at least 5+ years of Scheduling and/or Executive Assistant experience, preferably on Capitol Hill.
Salary commensurate with higher level of experience. Please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP INS.
Congresswoman Candice S. Miller (R-MI) seeks legislative interns and fellows for the Winter 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. 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, and the hours are flexible to accommodate the intern’s schedule. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to MI10Intern@gmail.com.
Active Chicago Democrat seeks a Communications Director to oversee the office’s press and public relations efforts, including the crafting and implementation of long-term communications strategies and day-to-day media outreach. The Communications Director will serve as the office’s on-the-record spokesperson, proactively pitch reporters and producers and be the primary media contact. In addition to managing a district-based press assistant, responsibilities include drafting and producing press materials, speeches, op-eds and talking points; planning press events; coordinating activities with other offices and outside groups; managing all interview preparations; and overseeing social media and website content. The ideal candidate has an existing network of press contacts, strong writing skills, is politically savvy and can strategically connect DC policy with district press opportunities. Familiarity with environment, budget and transportation issues is beneficial.
This is not an entry level position and previous Hill, political communications and/or campaign experience is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to ILcongressjobs@gmail.com, indicating “Communications Director” in the subject line.
Texas Congressman seeks a hardworking Press Secretary to join a busy and proactive team. Applicant must have previous speech writing experience; thrive at multitasking and working long-hours; have sound political judgment; and a social media background.
Responsibilities include: speech writing, drafting news releases, talking points, and op-eds; responding to press inquiries in a timely and appropriate manner; early daily news clips; monitoring the news/ social media platforms throughout the day; maintaining and growing the office’s new media presence; and developing website content. Duties also include: staffing the Congressman at public events; booking interviews and pitching stories; developing relationships with reporters; organizing events; managing and updating official website; and developing and implementing media, communications, and public relations strategies. Must be a team player. This position works closely with the Chief of Staff, legislative team and district staff.
This is not an entry-level position. Professional communications and on-the-record experience is required. Hill experience and familiarity with Texas is strongly preferred. Candidates should have knowledge of the legislative process, as well as the ability to identify local and national press opportunities. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and proof of social media experience to Texas.Resume@mail.house.gov with “Press Secretary Position” in the subject. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA) is seeking unpaid interns for his Washington, DC office for the Spring 2015 term (January-May). 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 17th Congressional District of Pennsylvania 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 http://cartwright.house.gov/services/internships. No phone calls or drop ins, please.
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is looking for an experienced Legislative Assistant to manage a very active legislative portfolio, including health care and education. The candidate we hire will ideally have 3 or more years of current Hill experience and a policy background in health care. S/he will also be intelligent, a superb writer, a self-starter, and ideally familiar with all things Vermont, including the proper pronunciation of “Charlotte” and “Calais.” Please no calls or drop-ins.If you are interested – and qualified — send a resume and cover letter to: VTLegislativeAssistant@gmail.com.
The Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Michael F. Bennet is seeking undergraduate students and recent graduates for full and part-time internships for his Washington D.C. office for the spring semester.
This experience would be an excellent opportunity for a student or recent graduate to observe the inner-workings of a busy Senate office and to gain valuable Capitol Hill experience. Duties include assisting staff with providing mail and administrative support, drafting correspondence, attending hearings and briefings, and researching legislative issues.
This is an unpaid internship.
Please visit http://www.bennet.senate.gov/services/internships/ for the application and application instructions. Deadline for Spring internships is November 15, 2014.
Virginia Democrat seeks an energetic, self-motivated, and organized Staff Assistant. Applicants should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, be comfortable with managing multiple tasks, and have experience working on deadline in a high pressure setting.
Duties include, but are not limited to: staffing the front office and greeting visitors, answering phones, coordinating and executing flag and tour requests, managing office intern program, assisting with mail processing — reviewing, sorting and responding to constituent mail, tracking legislative issues, assisting with research, coordinating IT services, and helping with other projects as needed.
Applicants should have experience interacting with the public, as well as possess strong writing, communication, and organizational skills. Positive, team-oriented attitude required. Previous Capitol Hill or internship experience preferred. Ties to Virginia and bilingual in Spanish a plus.
Please submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Job Title:Assistant Counsel
Agency:House of Representatives
Job Announcement Number:1233005
SALARY RANGE: $65,000.00 to $80,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, October 10, 2014 to Friday, October 24, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: AD-0905-00
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
The Office of the Law Revision Counsel is a small nonpartisan office in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Office has two main functions: (1) to maintain the United States Code and (2) to draft legislation to enact individual titles of the Code as positive law. This position is geared toward the first function.
This is a long-term career position with the Office, not a stepping stone to another position within Congress or the Federal Government
Attorney must be licensed in a U.S. jurisdiction, OR J.D. degree with an intention to become licensed within one year
Maintaining the Code involves a number of tasks, including:
· reading new laws to determine which provisions should appear in the Code and where,
· updating the Code to reflect new law and amendments to existing law,
· writing concise editorial notes to explain amendments, effective dates, transfers of functions, and a variety of other legislative concepts, and
· preparing statutory citations and tables.
In addition to the basic tasks required to integrate new laws into the Code, other duties may be required, such as reviewing drafts of bills to enact titles as positive law, doing research and editorial work to improve the organization of existing provisions in the Code, and assisting in the continuing modernization of the Office and ever-expanding online presence of the Code.
Meticulous attention to detail
Dedication to accuracy
Ability to analyze and summarize complex legal issues
Ability to identify issues affecting Federal statutes and explain them clearly and concisely
Familiarity with Federal statutory law and professional experience in editing or publishing are highly desirable.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Qualified applicants will be evaluated based on the ability to meet the requirements stated above. Significant weight will be given to the applicant’s cover letter.
A variety of insurance plans to choose from: options for medical, vision, dental, life, and long-term care; Federal Employee Retirement System participation; Thrift Savings Plan participation with a Federal matching program; Student Loan Repayment program; and public transit subsidy, among others.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
US HOR Law Revision Counsel
Ofc Law Revision Counsel of US House of Rep
US House of Rep
Washington, DC 20515
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
The most qualified applications will be referred to the Law Revision Counsel for further consideration. You will be notified if you are selected for an interview. A writing sample will be requested from those being considered for an interview.
The Washington, DC office of Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-01) seeks applicants for unpaid full-time internships to begin immediately. 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. Interest in fiscal responsibility and ties to South Carolina preferred. Anyone interested should send a resume to Martha@mail.house.gov.