Archive for November, 2014
Senior Texas Democrat is seeking a district office caseworker. Responsibilities include handling constituent casework; interacting with constituents and government agencies; representing the Member at community events; and coordinating outreach activities. This position provides an opportunity to be part of a hard-working cohesive team and to make a difference in the lives of others. Issues may include one or more of the following issues: veterans, housing, social security disability, education, housing finance, military appointments, etc… The ideal candidate is self-motivated, great at multi-tasking, has a strong desire to help people, and has excellent interpersonal and writing skills. Must be able to work in a fast-paced office and as a member of a team. Evening and weekend hours and a reliable vehicle are required. This is a full-time position with federal benefits. Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Wisconsin Democratic member of the Committee on Ways & Means seeks Legislative Assistant to handle tax, small business, financial services and potentially trade and other issues. Applicants should have a strong tax and economic policy background. Strong research, writing, and interpersonal skills are critical. A sense of humor and Wisconsin ties are a plus. Previous Hill experience preferred, but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or drop bys.
The Office of Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) seeks professional, dependable, and enthusiastic student or recent graduate for an unpaid communications internship working closely with the communications team on a variety of tasks. Background/study in communications, journalism, public relations, or similar field preferred. Duties will include: drafting and posting web content and social media, drafting other written materials (constituent letters, memos, press releases, etc.), compiling daily press clips, answering office phones, and other administrative tasks as assigned. Sacramento, CA ties preferred. Please send resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to email@example.com.
The Democratic Staff of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology is seeking full-time interns starting in January 2015. Interns are asked to work with staff to help prepare for committee hearings and markups. Interns will work on substantive research projects and press matters. Additionally, interns are critical to the daily operation of the office including tasks such as answering phones, greeting visitors, and filing official documents.
Interested applicants should visit the Committee’s website at http://democrats.science.house.gov/contact-us. Please fill out the application provided and send in a resume and two professional references.
Senior House Democrat seeks a Communications Director to manage press operations in both the DC and Houston media markets. Responsibilities include pitching stories and responding to press inquiries; writing press releases, op-eds, and statements; coordinating press conferences; booking appearances on radio and television; and ensuring an active social media presence on multiple platforms. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communications skills, substantial press experience, and the ability to work quickly and carefully under deadline pressure. Must work closely with DC and district staff to quickly grasp legislative and local issues and communicate them effectively. This position will be based in the DC office. Please email cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MidWest Republican is seeking a Legislative Assistant in our Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to: monitoring House floor activity, drafting legislation, responding to constituent inquiries, and providing counsel to the Member. Experience in one or more of the following issue areas is required: appropriations, tax, financial services, or manufacturing.
Strong candidates for this position will be highly self-motivated team players with excellent organization and interpersonal skills. Furthermore, candidates must have exceptional research, writing, and oral communication skills while working in a fast-paced office environment. Prior Capitol Hill experience is strongly preferred.
Interested candidates should e-mail their resume and a brief, but relevant, writing sample to GOPMidWestLA@gmail.com with Legislative Assistant in the subject line. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 5th.
Democratic Senator seeks individual to manage office correspondence and archives. Ideal candidate will demonstrate effective communication skills as he/she will work closely with the Legislative Correspondents, Legislative Assistants, and Legislative Director to expedite timely responses to constituent correspondence as well as assist the Legislative Director with special and routine projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: sorting and distributing incoming communications; data entry into the Constituent Services System (experience with IQ preferred); managing mailing projects; producing weekly mail reports for Chief of Staff; coordinating letter sign off for both constituent mail and executive correspondence; developing plans to decrease mail turnaround time; organizing and maintaining archive database of office documents; and responding to inquiries from staff and constituents regarding materials in the archives. Applicants should have strong writing skills, attention to detail, interpersonal skills, broad-ranging interest in the workings of Congress and knowledge of public policy debates. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with 222531 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Senior Texas House Democrat seeks energetic, out-going, well-organized individual for the position of District Director. Primary responsibilities include 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. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, including strong academic credentials is required or 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. Must have reliable transportation and be able to work late nights and weekends. Qualified candidates please send resume and cover letter. Please email resume and any attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Active Republican Senate office looking for a seasoned Communications Director. The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of prior Hill or political press experience, excellent written and verbal communications skills, exceptional political judgment, experience managing junior staff, a background in strategic media and communications planning and proficiency in leveraging social media platforms for maximum press exposure. Salary commensurate with experience. The Communications Director is in charge of proactively developing and executing all media strategy, maintaining beltway and national media relationships, and managing the press team. Email applications only – include a cover letter. Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Massachusetts Democratic office seeks an undergraduate or graduate level students as well as recent graduates for Winter/Spring 2015 internships. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, handling constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, and assist with correspondence, as well as attend some Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings, receptions, and press events. All internships are unpaid, but if your college or university offers credit hours we are more than happy to complete any necessary evaluations. Massachusetts ties and previous internship experience preferred. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and available hours to NewEnglandResumes@mail.house.gov.
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is accepting intern applications for winter/spring positions in his Washington, DC office. As the first in his family to go to college and having interned for former Senator Mark Hatfield in the 1970s, Senator Merkley has experienced firsthand the lifelong impact a Senate internship can have. He is looking for intern candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences who similarly want a chance to see public policy making up close. Interns are integrated as part of the team and staff invests in facilitating interns’ professional development. Interns are paired with legislative staff based on their interests and experience. Tasks include conducting research, drafting memos, attending briefings/hearings, and assisting staff in constituent services and administrative duties. Senator Merkley’s program includes a shadow day – a day in which an intern has the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a senator. Interns work part – or full-time during the winter/spring period. To apply, please visit the website http://merkley.senate.gov/services/students/internships/. Click on the DC Internship Application link and follow the instructions.
In my Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students’ hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.
In Washington, interns’ responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
Please email resume, letter of recommendation and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Texas House Republican seeks energetic, out-going, very well-organized individual for the position of DC scheduler. Primary responsibilities include all aspects of Member scheduling, including organizing and responding to meeting requests, organizing and updating daily calendars, member event organization, responding to all invitations, organizing travel arrangements for Member and staff, developing itineraries, thorough coordination of daily briefing materials, and selected duties involving office operations. Candidate must have strong oral and written communications skills, be resourceful and able to demonstrate initiative with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, changing environment. Candidate must consistently exhibit careful attention to detail with swift response time on all requests. Communicates, cooperates and is courteous with visitors and colleagues. Answers and screens telephone calls and greets visitors. Work entails long hours, evenings and weekends. Texas ties a plus, but not required. Qualified candidates please send resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. No walk-ins or calls.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Republican) seeks Press Secretary. This individual will be responsible for day-to-day operations as the point person for press, drafting statements, releases and speeches, helping explain the chair’s agenda to national and home state press and working closely with the chair’s personal office. The position requires excellent writing skills, ability to multitask and produce significant product under pressure and meet tight deadlines. This is not an entry or mid-level position. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222530 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Centrist Democrat seeks Press Assistant. Duties include daily media monitoring, drafting and editing advisories and releases, being the first point of contact for reporters, setting up interviews, pitching media events and maintaining media contact lists. You need to be able to schmooze with reporters, perform under deadline pressure, and not be concerned with selling yourself to a senator. You have to pay attention to detail, be able to multitask and always be discreet. E-mail cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 3. Please put “press assistant” in the subject line.
Senior House Democrat seeks congressional aide responsible for providing the Member travel assistance to and staffing during events. Individual is responsible for taking notes, collecting business cards, taking pictures, referring constituent request to the appropriate staff in DC or the District, keep Member on schedule, and ensuring the Member has the appropriate material and resources when traveling or attending events. This position requires reliable transportation. The individual is also required to work late nights and weekends. Please send cover letter and resumes to email@example.com.
Moderate and energetic Democratic Senator seeks seasoned, media-savvy professional to manage all long-term communications strategy and daily press operations. The ideal candidate will have 6-8 years of Hill, campaign, or political press experience, excellent written and verbal communications skills, experience managing junior staff, a background in strategic media planning, and a desire to build-out a communications operation. Must have excellent judgment, proficiency in leveraging social media platforms to maximize exposure, and an ability to work with colleagues to generate wins. Should have proven national-level experience, and be eager to work in a collaborative and collegial environment. No drama. Salary commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222529 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The Office of Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) seeks professional, dependable, and enthusiastic student or recent graduate for an unpaid congressional internship working closely with the administrative and legislative teams on a variety of tasks. Intern duties include, but are not limited to, answering phone calls, attending briefings and hearings, conducting tours of the Capitol building, researching legislation & drafting policy memos for the Congressman, writing constituent correspondence, and various day-to-day office tasks. Applicants should possess excellent written and oral communication, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. Sacramento, CA ties preferred. Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Texas Republican Member of Congress seeks Executive Assistant for its DC office. Responsibilities include handling Member’s DC schedule, responding to and maintaining records of all requests, arranging all travel plans for the Member and office, preparing itineraries and scheduling cards each day, drafting some correspondence for Member, and additional administrative duties, such as answering the telephone, greeting visitors, and ordering supplies for the office. Qualified candidates must have excellent communication skills, exercise good judgment and work well in a fast-paced, changing environment. Position requires a flexible schedule, an automobile and prior Hill experience. Qualified candidates should send resume to TexasExecAsst@gmail.com no later than Friday, December 12.
Democratic Senator seeks a team member to work directly with constituents having problems or difficulties with government agencies. Duties will include, but are not limited to written and oral communication with constituents as well as with various levels of government officials to apprise them of constituents’ problems and assist in their resolution; as well as contacting agencies to obtain information to assist constituents. Additional responsibilities include monitoring casework for problems which might be resolved by legislative action; screen cases to determine whether they are appropriate for reference to other area offices within the state; and prepares weekly report for the Casework Director, State Director and other staff members on pending casework activities; other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will be a team player, compassionate, and service-oriented. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, computer proficiency (i.e. Word, Intranet Quorum, Outlook), and the ability to perform efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Training provided as needed. Connecticut ties are a plus but are not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222527 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Florida Congressman is looking for a Scheduler. Successful candidates will be extremely detail oriented and organized. This position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing the Congressman’s DC schedule, coordinating all travel, handling all incoming meeting and event requests, responding to constituent requests for tours, directing phone calls and mail to the appropriate staff, greeting visitors, and working with the Chief of Staff. Hill experience is preferred as are Florida ties, but not required. No phone calls, drop-bys or emails to staff regarding the position. Interested candidates should email, cover letter, writing samples and resume to email@example.com.
Republican Committee seeks Executive Assistant for full committee Chief of Staff. Executive Assistant will work closely with Chief of Staff, assisting with projects, managing daily schedule, and various other tasks as needed. Ideal candidate will be incredibly well organized, be able to anticipate issues and needs, and have the initiative to identify problems and come up with solutions to address them. A positive attitude is essential. Capitol Hill experience is a plus but new graduates are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to GOPcommittee@gmail.com.
The office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) is seeking applications for internships starting in January 2015. 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 and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Intern Application.”
A NYC Democratic Member of Congress is seeking unpaid interns for the Spring Semester in her Washington, D.C. office. Intern duties will include assisting with administrative tasks, legislative research, answering phones, processing mail, providing capitol tours, and attending briefings and hearings. Interns will work closely with staff and should possess strong writing skills. New York ties a plus. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and dates of availability to email@example.com with “Spring Internship” in the subject field.
Congressman Jared Polis (CO-02) seeks a Legislative Assistant to manage Energy, Environment (wilderness, public lands), Transportation and Science. Candidates should posses Hill experience and a connection to Colorado/an understanding of “Western issues.”
The position requires excellent writing skills, working across the aisle, knowledge of legislative procedure, an ability to draft and advance legislation and amendments, working very closely with District staff and a sense of humor.
Please send resumes to Colorado02LAopening@gmail.com. Please no calls or drop-ins.
The office of Congressman Steve Womack (AR-03) is seeking energetic, motivated, and organized applicants for a full or part time internship beginning in January. Current college students, as well as recent graduates are welcome to apply. The internship is an excellent opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the federal government, as well as gain valuable work experience. Responsibilities will include answering phones, working with mail, leading tours of the US Capitol, attending and summarizing briefings, and other duties as the staff sees willingness and ability. Interested candidates should send their resume, availability, and a brief cover letter summarizing their interest in working for Congressman Womack to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Republican Member has an unpaid internship opening for the spring semester in their Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the staff with day-to-day office operations, answering phones, attending hearings, and giving Capitol tours. 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 regional ties are preferred. Please send resume to email@example.com.
Republican committee staff seeks a creative-minded deputy press secretary with an emphasis in graphic design and digital media to join highly motivated and dynamic press team. Qualified candidates will have previous Capitol Hill, public relations, marketing and/or campaign experience. Applicant must be amiable, trustworthy, possess initiative, be a quick learner, and enjoy working in high stress environments. Creative duties include graphic and video creation, digital messaging, and executing a comprehensive social media strategy. Writing responsibilities include drafting media and hearing advisories, press releases, and talking point memos. Administrative duties include daily clips, managing press lists, and website development. Candidate must be a resilient problem solver, a self-starter, and require little supervision. Please send resume and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congressman Benishek from Michigan’s First District seeks unpaid interns to fill positions for January through May 2015. 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. Michigan ties are preferred. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references to Samuel Grossman at email@example.com.
The Washington D.C. Office of Congressman Keith Ellison (MN-05) has an opening for a Legislative Assistant to handle a broad policy portfolio including health care, transportation, immigration, and education. This is not an entry level position. Applicant must understand the legislative process and be creative in translating policy ideas into legislative action. Legislative experience or comparable policy experience is required. Applicants must have outstanding written and oral communication skills and be able to work with a wide range of constituents, both in DC and in Minnesota. Applicants must demonstrate success in working in a fast-paced office with a strong teamwork culture. Minnesota ties strongly preferred. Deadline for applications is COB: Friday, November 28, 2014. Send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no calls or walk-ins.
The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard is seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to fill internship positions through April/May. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, conducting Capitol Tours, sorting incoming mail, attending briefings, conducting legislative research and performing other administrative tasks. Successful candidates will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, a strong attentiveness to detail, an ability to work in a fast-paced environment, an eagerness to learn about the political process and congressional affairs, as well as full week availability. Spanish-fluency and California ties are a plus. Please send a resume, cover letter, a short writing sample (no longer than one page), and dates of availability to Adam.Sachs@mail.house.gov with “Intern” in the subject line.
U.S. Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office is currently accepting applications for unpaid internships in the District office in Eden Prairie, MN and the office in Washington, D.C. A Congressional internship offers applicants an exciting opportunity to support staff, while learning about the daily operations of the Legislative Branch. Interns will assist the staff with constituent services, communications, administrative tasks, and legislative research. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and possess a positive attitude. This internship is unpaid, but students are encouraged to seek college credit. Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and resume to David Larson at David.Larson@mail.house.gov.
Congressman Van Hollen has an opening for a Constituent Services Caseworker in his Rockville, Maryland district office. Responsibilities include handling a large docket of constituent casework; interacting with constituents and government agencies; representing the Congressman at community events; and coordinating outreach activities.
This position provides an opportunity to be part of a hardworking cohesive team and to make a difference in the lives of others.
Issues that this staff member will handle will include veterans, mortgages, consumer protection and educational financing.
The ideal candidate is self-motivated, great at multi-tasking, has a strong desire to help people, and has excellent interpersonal and writing skills. Must be able to work in a fast-paced office and as a member of a team. Evening and weekend hours are often required.
This is a full-time position with federal benefits.
Interested applicants are invited to send a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to email@example.com. Please put “Constituent Services Position” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) seeks interns for the Spring 2015 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. Active Military and Veterans 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 December 12th to: Denise.Fleming@mail.house.gov.
A Democratic California Congressman is seeking highly motivated interns to join his Washington, D.C. office for a part- or full-time, unpaid internship from December to March, with flexible start and end dates. Candidates should be organized, professional, quick learners, and team players. Strong oral and written communication skills and close attention to detail are important. Main responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting staff with legislative and press-related projects, writing memos and talking points, attending hearings, and leading tours of the U.S. Capitol. Other responsibilities include: assisting with scheduling, answering phone calls, and processing mail. Candidates with California ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to Intern.Resume@mail.house.gov. Please submit materials in PDF format.
Democratic Senator seeks a team member to work directly with constituents having problems or difficulties with government agencies. Duties will include, but are not limited to communicating with various levels of government officials to apprise them of constituents’ problems and assist in their resolution; as well as contacting agencies to obtain information to assist constituents. Additional responsibilities include monitoring casework for problems which might be resolved by legislative action while developing and maintaining relationships with local businesses, governments, and community organizations to provide assistance/intervention regarding appropriate actions and will occasionally represent the office at hearings, meetings, or other functions where particular casework problems are under discussion. The ideal candidate will be a team player, compassionate, and service-oriented. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, computer proficiency (i.e. Word, Intranet Quorum, Outlook), and the ability to perform efficiently in a fast-paced environment. West Virginia ties are a plus but are not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222525 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03) is seeking unpaid full-time and part-time interns for his Washington, D.C. office. Candidates should be motivated, flexible, and detail-oriented individuals with immediate availability, and a preference for those who can stay two-three months. New Mexico ties are a plus, but are not required.
Intern responsibilities include answering constituent phone calls, leading tours of the Capitol, sorting mail and faxes, writing letters, and assisting experienced staff with projects in diverse issue areas. Candidates should be outgoing and possess strong oral and written communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a good sense of humor. Candidates with New Mexico ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a 1-2 page writing sample to email@example.com.
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.
Progressive Midwest Democratic Senator is seeking an unpaid administrative intern to start immediately and continue through the spring. Intern will work directly with the Administrative Director on special administrative projects. This is a great opportunity to see how a Senate office functions from top to bottom. Interns will also have the opportunity to work with the Senator’s legislative staff on upcoming issues, as well as attend Senate hearings. Applicants should thrive on organization, be hard working, have strong written and verbal skills, and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Internships are unpaid; however they provide an excellent way to gain Capitol Hill experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222524 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) is seeking winter quarter interns for the DC office. Qualified candidates will be able to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced work environment, while providing high-quality “customer service” to our constituents. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, handling constituent correspondence, answering phones, booking and leading constituent tours, attending hearings and briefings, and assisting legislative staff where needed. Students and recent graduates with ties to California’s 14th district are strongly preferred; general California ties are a must. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to email@example.com by December 12. Interns will begin January 5 or 12 depending on their availability, and end in mid-March. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interview. No phone calls, please.
The Office of Representative Donna F. Edwards is seeking a Scheduler/Executive Assistant to maintain the Member’s official schedule, travel plans, and related records.
• prepares the daily schedule for the Member, and distributes copies to the Washington, DC, and district offices;
• prepares detailed itineraries for the Member, including important numbers, location and contact names;
• prepares monthly projected schedules for the Member;
• briefs the Member on all scheduling activities of the Washington, DC, and district offices and makes recommendations on proposed future meetings;
• schedules all staff meetings and briefings;
• coordinates scheduling of press, interviews, radio and T.V. time with the Press Secretary; and
• coordinates photo opportunities with constituents.
• makes reservations for the Member’s air travel, ground transportation, and lodging; and
• reviews the Member’s invitations;
• responds to all invitations, either by written correspondence or by personal telephone call;
• maintains files of invitations that have been declined, accepted, or that are tentative/pending; and
• ensures that the Member is provided with briefing materials for each event.
• maintains the Member’s files, including notes, correspondence, and all information relating to travel;
• organizes documentation and materials for the Member’s annual financial disclosure report;
• acts as a liaison for constituents and other visitors that drop by to see the Member;
• acts as a liaison between the Member and other Members, committee staff, White House, and government offices and agencies to arrange for the Member’s attendance at meetings or to coordinate travel plans; and
• performs other duties as assigned.
• at least 2 years of office experience;
• strong telephone skills;
• strong oral and written communication skills;
• ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to prioritization of and recommendations on Member appointments;
• proficiency in word processing;
• strong organizational and filing skills;
• thoroughness and careful attention to detail;
• experience making travel reservations and arrangements;
• ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;
• temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner; and
• availability to work long hours and at night
Please email resume to ResumeService@mail.house.gov with MEM-369-14 in the subject line.
Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16) has full-time and part-time, unpaid internships available for the spring session (January-May) in his Washington, DC office. Qualified candidates should possess excellent organizational and communication skills, should have a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic. Although internships are unpaid, our office is happy to fill out any necessary forms for students to receive credit at their respective college or university.
All interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “2015 Spring Internship” in the subject line.
The office of Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH) is currently seeking highly motivated and organized applicants for a full or part-time unpaid internship for the 2015 spring internship program. Starting dates run from early January with flexible end dates. Candidates should possess interest in the legislative process, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail. Responsibilities will mostly include, but are not limited to: answering phones, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, attending and summarizing hearings and/or briefings for legislative staff, and performing various administrative tasks. Ohio ties are preferred, but are not required. The months of the internship may vary depending on the availability or school schedule of the applicant. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “2015 Spring Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins will be accepted.
Congressman Raúl Labrador (ID-01) is looking for a Legislative Director to lead a legislative team in implementing and advancing the Congressman’s policy and strategic agenda. The successful applicant will have several years of legislative experience and will be responsible for monitoring floor activity, managing the legislative staff and maintaining strong relationships in the state. The ideal candidate will have outstanding writing and communication skills and work well under pressure. Western states or Idaho ties are preferred but not required. Policy expertise in defense, healthcare and/or personal liberty/social issues are a plus. Email résumé, cover letter and two writing samples to ID01.Jobs@mail.house.gov.
The Office of Congressman Robert A. Brady (PA-01) seeks interns for Spring 2015 (Jan-May). Internship responsibilities will include: assisting with research, processing mail, data entry, reception duties, office errands, and other duties as assigned by the Intern Supervisor. Ideal candidate will have strong oral and written communication abilities, a willingness to learn, basic knowledge of the political process, and a firm opinion on the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania ties preferred. Both full and part time will be considered. Please send a resume, cover letter (including availability), and writing sample to Liz Leibowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.
The Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) is seeking a full-time press intern to work with Congresswoman Slaughter communications team. This position is more advanced than a standard Congressional internship, requiring strong writing skills while being an avid consumer of political media.The press intern will work directly with the Communications Director and Digital Director/Speechwriter to carry out responsibilities including – but not limited to – helping create digital content, developing press lists, collecting and distributing press clips, drafting press releases, and contacting reporters. Special skills such as photography or video editing a huge plus. Standard schedule begins with aggregating news clips in the office at 8:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. While the position is unpaid, the office will work with universities and academic programs to accommodate applicants wishing to earn academic credit. It will also offer a unique insight into legislative and parliamentary procedure, as Congresswoman Slaughter is Senior Democrat on the Committee on Rules. The Rules Committee determines the parameters of debate for all major legislation before it can be considered on the House Floor, including which amendments can be offered. Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a one-to-three page writing sample, and if applicable, a portfolio sample to James Blum at NY25.InternApplications@mail.house.gov. Please do not hesitate to contact James at 202-225-3615 with any questions.
An unpaid internship in Senator Jon Tester’s Washington, D.C. office provides a unique opportunity to observe the workings of the U.S. Senate first-hand and to learn about government through public service. Interns work side-by-side with Capitol Hill staffers – applying knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world situations. To apply for an internship, it is important to complete and submit the following by December 15th: a resume with cover letter; a completed application (applications can be found at www.tester.senate.gov under the “Services” tab); 3 references; and a writing sample of up to two pages (optional).
The DC office of Congressman Derek Kilmer, hailing from Washington’s 6th district, is looking for personable, diligent full-time or part-time interns to start for winter session (December/January – early spring). This is an opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a congressional office on the Hill in a fast-paced work environment. The internship allows access to briefings and interesting events related to a wide range of important issues. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent correspondence, producing daily press clips, and leading tours of the Capitol. This is a unique opportunity and prime for students or recent grads who are interested in learning about the legislative process or may eventually want to work for the federal government.
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The Democratic Staff of a joint Congressional committee seeks seasoned, media-savvy professional to manage all long-term communications strategy and daily press operations. The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of prior Hill or political press experience, excellent written and verbal communications skills, exceptional political judgment, experience managing junior staff, a background in strategic media and communications planning and proficiency in leveraging social media platforms for maximum press exposure. Established contacts within the national and business/econ press corps a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer. Please submit cover letter, resume, and one short writing sample (preferably a press release) to firstname.lastname@example.org.