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Archive for June, 2015

Fall Intern (paid) – Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX)

Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas is looking for a fall intern. Qualified candidates should be organized, have good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about the legislative process and/or political communication. Duties include but are not limited to: answering phones, guiding tours, sorting 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. Texas ties are preferred, but not required. This is a paid position. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to TX08intern@gmail.com.

Legislative Director – Southeastern House Republican

Established Member of Congress from the southeastern US seeks an experienced staffer for a Legislative Director position.  Only current/previous Legislative Directors or Senior Legislative Assistants with experience will be considered.  LD will responsible for driving member legislative initiatives, briefing the member on all policy matters, meeting with relevant public interest groups and constituents, providing real time vote recommendations, and assisting the Chief of Staff on similar matters.
Position requires a comprehensive knowledge of House procedures as well as a working knowledge of all current issues debated in the House.  Team-oriented skill, outgoing personality, and attention to detail are requirements, and staff members with ties to the southeast will be given special consideration.

Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to to USHouseStaffJob@gmail.com.

Fall Interns – Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI)

The office of Congressman Reid Ribble is seeking qualified candidates to intern in our Washington, D.C. office starting in August 2015. Interns will assist the staff with a variety of tasks, including office administration, legislative research, constituent correspondence, and other duties as assigned. 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. This is an unpaid position. If candidates have any questions or wish to apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to dominique.yantko@mail.house.gov.

Economist – Joint Economic Committee (JEC) (minority)

The Democratic staff of the U.S Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC) is seeking a Ph.D. economist with substantive experience in applied macroeconomics and public policy research. Duties will include: working collaboratively with JEC staff on a wide variety of U.S. economic policy issues; advising the Ranking Member and the Staff Director on all issues that come before the Committee; preparing briefing documents for Congressional hearings and other events; writing or editing reports on a variety of topics; monitoring and interpreting key economic indicators; analyzing the impact of monetary and fiscal policies; proposing ideas for new research topics on issues relevant to the public policy debate; interacting with House and Senate Committees, federal agencies, think tanks and other organizations and individuals as well as managing other staff on various projects. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Economics; 4+ years of experience in government, think tanks or academic research.  Preferred qualifications include strong research track record in applied macroeconomics, public economics, or a related field; strong background in applied econometrics (e.g. time series, forecasting, panel data, and impact evaluation) and solid understanding in macroeconomic theory; excellent writing skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex policy issues to non-economists; proficiency in at least one of the following: STATA, EViews, Matlab, R and significant understanding of the American political system (Hill experience is an added plus).  To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to dems@jec.senate.gov with the words “Economist position” in the subject line. Applicants who are called for an interview will be asked to submit two short writing samples and a list of references. Deadline: COB Friday, July 17. Salary commensurate with experience. The Joint Economic Committee is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Intern (Fall) – Congressman John Delaney (D-MD)

Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid congressional internship for Fall 2015.

Duties will include conducting legislative research for staff, drafting memos on hearings and briefings, assisting with front office duties, answer constituent correspondence on matters related to the House, and performing basic administrative tasks.  Candidates must exhibit strong writing and communication skills.  Maryland residents or strong ties to Maryland are preferred.

Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to md06.internships@mail.house.gov by July 18th with “Congressional Internship” in the subject line.

Professional Staff Member – House Science, Space & Technology Committee (minority)

Ranking Democratic Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology seeks to fill Professional Staff position on the Committee. Duties include oversight of the Department of Energy and other agencies within the Committee’s jurisdiction, outreach to stakeholder groups, researching and drafting legislation, staffing hearings, and preparing memoranda, statements, and speeches for Democratic Members. Applicants should have experience in at least one or both of the following subject matter areas: 1) science and energy research and technology development activities carried out by the DOE, 2) energy and related environmental policy. All applicants should possess strong writing, organizational, and communication skills; the capacity to articulate technical and policy issues clearly and concisely; and the ability to meet tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will have significant Capitol Hill or relevant government or industry experience. An advanced degree or technical background is a plus, but not required.  No calls or drop-ins please. This not an entry-level position. Please send a cover letter and resume to SciResumes@mail.house.gov.

Fall Interns – Congressman Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL)

The office of Congressman Diaz-Balart is currently seeking applications for our fall internship program running from late August to December 2015. This position requires greeting guests and constituents, leading Capitol tours, attending hearings, drafting constituent correspondence letters, and assisting in general day to day activities. While unpaid, this position will strengthen your understanding of the legislative process and give you firsthand experience of the operations necessary to run a Congressional office. Qualified candidates will be hard working, possess strong written and oral skills, and have the ability to work in a professional environment. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Sarah.Hodgkins@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant – Arizona House Republican

Arizona Republican is seeking a motivated Staff Assistant to join the Washington, DC office. The ideal candidate will be friendly, organized, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include answering phones, fulfilling constituent requests, greeting visitors, and   other administrative tasks. Arizona ties are preferred. Applicants should email their resumes to azgopjob@gmail.com.

Interns – Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)

New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is seeking unpaid interns, preferably to begin immediately.

Interns will:

• Assist with office administrative tasks including, sorting incoming mail, greeting visitors, and answering the telephone.
• Assist in the preparation of constituent responses.
• Perform legislative research.
• Respond to requests from constituents.
• Attend briefings, hearings, and special events.
• Gain valuable Hill experience and learn about the federal legislative process.

Candidates with graphic design, layout, Photoshop and computer programming skills are highly preferred.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler represents New York’s 10th Congressional District, which includes parts of Manhattan and 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.

To Apply:

Please e-mail a resume, brief cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to Christian.Barbato@mail.house.gov.

Fall Interns – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-ME)

Congressman Bruce Poliquin of Maine is currently accepting applications for fall internships. The Washington, D.C., program offers students and young professionals invaluable experience with the legislative process. Interns work side by side with experienced full-time staff, and play an integral part in the daily operations of the office. A typical day for our interns includes welcoming folks to the office, researching legislation for the Congressman and policy staff, and answering constituent calls and letters on various issues before the House. In order to apply, please forward a resume and cover letter to: poliquin.internship@mail.house.gov.

Press Secretary – Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator seeks experienced Press Secretary to serve as on-the-record spokesperson in a busy press office. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team player used to generating new ideas and quickly identifying and capitalizing on press opportunities.  A successful applicant will have strong, established relationships with broadcast, print, and online media and a demonstrated ability to innovate and produce results under tight deadlines.  Excellent verbal and written communications skills a must.  Hill experience preferred.  Please e-mail cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to demsenjobs@gmail.com. This office is an equal opportunity employer.

Communications Fellow – Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC)

North Carolina Democrat seeks an unpaid Communications Fellow for her Washington, D.C. office.

Duties include tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, drafting press releases, and assisting with the office’s day-to-day communications operation.  Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, new media, or journalism.  North Carolina ties are a plus.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please send your resume and cover letter to nc12internjobs@gmail.com.

Legislative Assistant – California House Republican

California Republican seeks Legislative Assistant to handle a diverse portfolio of issues. Duties will include tracking legislation and other developments to brief the Member on floor votes and pending legislative matters, developing and implementing policy initiatives in line with office goals, meeting with constituents and other interest groups, and coordinating with DC and district staff regarding legislation, messaging, and events. Qualified candidates must be proactive and hard working with exceptional writing and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment. Legislative experience required. Knowledge of the Appropriations process and California ties are a plus. Please email resume and cover letter to carepublicanjobs@gmail.com.

Press Intern (Fall) – Congressman John Delaney (D-MD)

Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid press internship for Fall 2015.

Duties will include tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, maintaining website, and assisting with the office’s day-to-day communications operation.  Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, news media, or journalism.

Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to md06.internships@mail.house.gov by July 18th with “Press Internship” in the subject line.

Communications Director – Colorado House Republican

Colorado Republican seeking an experienced Communications Director with strong writing skills. Responsible for all media planning and outreach, including press releases, op-eds, speeches, talking points and statements, as well as managing all digital and social media content and overseeing franked mail. A successful candidate will have at least three to five years of communications experience, including “on-the-record” experience, and expertise in placing or managing digital media. Political experience and thorough knowledge of the legislative process a plus. Salary commensurate with experience and skill set. Please send a cover letter, writing sample and resume to ColoradoRepublican06@gmail.com.

Legislative Correspondent – Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

The Office of Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is seeking a Legislative Correspondent. Responsibilities will include managing an active mail program; organizing and batching all incoming mail; researching and drafting constituent correspondence; working with the legislative team to proactively address upcoming issues; tracking the Member’s legislative activity and supporting the legislative and front office operations. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, have prior Hill experience and experience working on IQ, possess exceptional written communications skills, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and work well in a team setting.  No phone calls or drop-ins please. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to IllinoisHouseDemLC@gmail.com.

Legislative Assistant – Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

Senator Jack Reed seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle energy, environment, natural resources, and agriculture, among other issues. This is not an entry-level position. Previous Capitol Hill experience and expertise in these issues are required. Qualified candidates will also have strong writing, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills; sound political judgement; and the ability to initiate and undertake multiple tasks, produce quality work under deadline in a fast-paced office environment, and work collaboratively with good humor. The Legislative Assistant will be expected to handle relevant constituent matters. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senateposition@gmail.com. In the subject line or body of your email, please indicate your level of Capitol Hill experience and whether you have any ties to Rhode Island. Applicants who do not include this information in their email will not be considered. No phone calls please. Deadline for applying is July 5th.

Sr. Transportation Security Professional Staff Member – House Homeland Security Committee (majority)

The Majority staff of the House Homeland Security Committee is looking for a senior transportation security staffer to manage the Committee’s transportation oversight and legislative portfolio, as well as other related issues. Other job responsibilities include developing and organizing congressional hearings; drafting legislation, speeches, talking points, press releases, oversight letters, and policy memos; and facilitating meetings and briefings with both Federal officials and private sector entities to inform Committee efforts.  Additionally, the position would brief the full and subcommittee Chairmen and other Committee Members. The position reports to the Subcommittee on Transportation Security Staff Director. Qualifications: Substantive experience in legislative, regulatory or political process at the federal level of government (Hill experience strongly preferred), working knowledge of transportation policy and technical issues related to transportation, ability to build, strengthen and maintain strong relationships with industry and other stakeholders, able to multi-task, work well in a fast-paced work environment and be a team player, superior writing and communication skills and must be eligible for a TS/SCI Security Clearance. To apply, please submit a resume to Resumes.CHS@mail.house.gov.

Senior/Junior Fellow – U.S. House Human Rights Commission (majority)

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives is in urgent need of a Senior Fellow/Junior Fellow to staff day to day operations for the Republican Co-Chairman, Joseph R. Pitts (R, PA-16).  This fellow is needed to start immediately.  The fellow, desirably, would be sponsored by an outside organization/fellowship program specializing in the field of foreign affairs, human rights or international religious freedom.  Candidates with   significant background, expertise or education in International Relations or Law are welcomed, although others will be considered on a case by case basis. All candidates should hold a center-right or conservative ideology/philosophy/worldview.

Expertise Desired:

– Human Rights
– Foreign Affairs
– International Development
– Humanitarian Issues
– International Religious Freedom
– Center Right/Conservative ideology, philosophy and worldview

Assignment Summary:   Fellows will organize hearings and briefings, draft press releases, draft letters to various heads of state and U.S. government officials. Responsibilities will   include extensive human rights research and analysis, drafting briefing memoranda, hearing statements, hearing questions, and inter-agency coordination. Fellows may also meet with human rights activists and foreign government officials, and coordinate staff briefings with the State Department and USAID.

Position Summary:

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC or Commission) is looking for enthusiastic individuals interested in human rights and U.S. foreign policy to work as Republican congressional fellows.  The Commission is a bipartisan entity in the U.S. House of Representatives, housed in and resourced by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  The Commission holds hearings and briefings to raise awareness among members of Congress and their staff about pressing global human rights issues.  Previous hearings have focused on refugees and internally displaced persons, religious freedom, humanitarian crises, and global human rights hot spots, including North Korea, Sudan and other regions.  Fellows will gain an in-depth knowledge of human rights law and procedures.  Fellows support the work of the Republican Co-Chairman of the TLHRC, Joseph R. Pitts.  For more information about the Commission, please visit http://tlhrc.house.gov.  For consideration, please send a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to pa16jobs@gmail.com.

Deputy Scheduler – Pacific Northwest Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator seeks Deputy Scheduler, hill experience a plus. Connection to the Pacific Northwest preferred, but not required. Must be able to drive manual car. The successful candidate will be a team player, detail oriented, and work well under pressure. Interested parties should email cover letter and resume to deputyscheduler041715@gmail.com.

Fall Interns – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) is looking for unpaid interns in his Washington, DC office for the 2015 fall Semester. Interns will observe the inner workings of a Congressional office while gaining firsthand knowledge of the legislative process. Responsibilities include leading Capitol tours, answering phones, greeting constituents, assisting staff with legislative projects, and attending briefings and hearings.  Ideal candidates should have a strong work ethic, be energetic and engaging, and possess a positive attitude. Candidates with Illinois ties are encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter (with start date) to internsIL16@gmail.com.

Legislative Assistant – Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) is seeking a highly energetic, motivated, and organized candidate with strong writing skills to serve as a Legislative Assistant. The LA should have some experience working on issues including, but not limited to, energy and environment, health care, financial services, and homeland security. The LA will work to implement the Member’s legislative strategy; draft legislation and amendments; conduct research; and advise the Member on policy issues. The candidate may also be expected to take on additional issue areas as well. A successful candidate will be a results-oriented problem solver with prior Hill experience. Spanish-speakers are encouraged to apply. Salary based on skill and experience level.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to tx16.resumes@mail.house.gov.

Legislative Assistant (foreign policy) – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL)

Congresswoman Frankel seeks a highly motivated individual to staff member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC).  The ideal applicant will possess a strong background in foreign policy, particularly to topics relevant to the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, and have excellent written and oral communications skills.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: advising the congresswoman on a wide range of issues related to HFAC and serving as liaison to the Committee; handling other issues including military, national security, and select domestic policy areas; crafting legislation and amendments that advance her legislative agenda; and preparing issue-area memos and making vote recommendations on bills in the individual’s legislative portfolio.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• undergraduate degree and/or graduate studies in International Relations;
• professional background in foreign policy with emphasis on the Middle East;
• familiarity with nuances of various South Florida constituencies;
• strong oral and written communication skills;
• availability to work long hours;
• ability to work well under pressure; and
• eagerness to work cooperatively and courteously with others.

Florida ties are a plus. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line to to FLJobOpening@mail.house.gov.

Health Policy Fellow – Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN)

Rep. Diane Black, a prominent Republican Member of the Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, seeks a Health Policy Fellow in her Washington, D.C. office.

In this position, the Health Policy Fellow will act as legislative and administrative support to the policy team as it relates to health care initiatives. The Fellow will provide research and legislative drafting support while achieving a basic understanding of health policy and the role of legislative support on Capitol Hill. The goal is that the Fellow will gain an understanding of jurisdiction, statutory origins, and the current and future environment for health policy and Congress. The fellowship should help raise the level of expertise of the candidate so that he or she can advance on Capitol Hill or in the health care policy sector.

The primary responsibilities of the Health Policy Fellow will include:

· Serving as a health policy researcher, fact-checker, advisor, and legislative aide.
· Assisting in the drafting of health related remarks and statements.
· Being responsible for weekly one-pagers on the most up-to-date and relevant health policy updates, changes, and meetings.
· Performing research and write memoranda and recommendations on health assignments, legislation, and congressional letters.
· Assisting in the drafting of letters and other communication to the Administration and other officials.
· Drafting background materials as assigned.

The office is seeking recent graduates and graduate students who have a strong working knowledge domestic health policy and health economic issues.

The office is seeking to fill the position immediately. This is considered a full-time position, but there will be flexibility to accommodate class or part-time work schedules. Duration of the fellowship can be flexible based on the candidate’s eligibility, but a six month commitment is preferred.  A moderate monthly stipend will be provided along with a blackberry for official use and transit or parking benefits.

Interested candidates should email Katie Allen at Katie.Allen@mail.house.gov with references, a writing sample addressing a health policy topic, and a resume as soon as possible.

Fall Interns – Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH)

The Washington, DC office of Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) is currently accepting applications for unpaid interns for Fall 2015. Intern responsibilities include answering phones, facilitating tours of the Capitol to visiting 15th District constituents, greeting office visitors, drafting letters, researching legislative issues and attending meetings and hearings as needed. Interested candidates must be professional, reliable, self-motivated, flexible, possess strong written and verbal communications skills and be team players. Candidates with Ohio ties are highly encouraged to apply. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to tim.alford@mail.house.gov with “Fall Internship” in the subject line. Internship start date is flexible. deadline to apply is August 10.

Legislative Assistant (transportation) – House Democrat

House Democrat seeks legislative assistant to handle a diverse portfolio of policy issues with a primary focus on legislation before the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Responsibilities include developing and advancing legislative initiatives, preparing briefing materials, drafting constituent correspondence and floor statements, coordinating with the communications team and district staff on messaging and events, as well as building and maintaining stakeholder relationships.  Candidate must be a strong and effective writer with excellent verbal communication skills.  Good judgment and the ability to be proactive, resourceful and thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential.  Previous congressional experience is required. This is not an entry level position.  Candidates should have a demonstrable background in transportation policy. Email resume and cover letter to hire@mail.house.gov.

Constituent Services Representative (Portland office) – Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is seeking a qualified applicant to join his Oregon Team as a Constituent Service Representative. This position will be based in the Portland office. The Constituent Service Representative works at the direction of the Constituent Services Director as part of a team of people helping Oregonians in their interactions with various government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The Constituent Services Representative is a member of the Senator’s Constituent Services Team who functions as an ombudsperson, caseworker, regulatory analyst, and outreach specialist. This individual represents the Senator and the office and, in coordination with Legislative and Field staff, acts as a liaison to various government offices and constituency groups. Occasional travel may be required. Applications may be submitted to Interested applicants are invited to send a resume and letter of interest via email to: Oregon_Jobs@merkley.senate.gov. Applications will be accepted until 6:00 pm (Pacific Time) on Friday, July 3, 2015, and interviews are expected to begin around July 8.

Communications Director – Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO)

Congressman Scott Tipton seeks a motivated, experienced communications professional to join a fast-passed office environment.  The ideal candidate will have Western ties (Colorado preferred), is a skilled writer with extensive on-the-record experience.  Main responsibilities include acting as the Congressman’s spokesperson; writing press releases, op-ed, speeches, talking points, newsletters, mail pieces and other materials; responding to and pitching local and national media; and managing the website and all social media accounts.  Experience with Adobe Photoshop and basic video editing skills preferred.  Hill, political and/or prior experience in public relations is required. Please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to westernrepublican@gmail.com. No drop-ins, please.

Executive Assistant – Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator seeks an Executive Assistant to provide administrative support for the Senator; prepare personal correspondence; arrange travel; coordinate calls and meetings; staff the Senator at events; and execute special events and projects for the Senator. Position requires: excellent verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail; a high level of professionalism and confidentiality; and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. Ideal candidates will have prior Hill or campaign experience, a Bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of one year of administrative experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222814 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Scheduler/Office Manager – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)

Senior Democratic Congresswoman seeks an experienced, organized and detail-oriented Scheduler/Office Manager for the Washington, D.C. office.  Responsibilities include managing office calendars and visitor access to Member and staff in front office, organizing and tracking invitations, speaking engagements, travel reservations and other requests for the Member, coordinating with district staff, and maintaining administrative demands. The   Scheduler/Office Manager will work closely with other staff members, particularly senior staffers, to ensure efficient and seamless office operations. Ideal candidates are flexible, responsive, collaborative, work well under pressure and on short deadlines, and are able to balance competing demands. Candidates must be available to assist the Member outside of regular business hours. Applicants should also have a positive attitude, excellent organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, political instincts and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. This is not an entry-  level position. Previous Capitol Hill operational and/or scheduling experience is required. Ohio ties preferred. No phone calls, emails or drop-bys.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and at least two references to Midwestern.Resume@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant – Western Senate Democrat

Western Democratic Senator is seeking a Staff Assistant.  Applicants must be detail oriented, well organized, able to handle a fast-paced work environment and work well in a team environment, and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Candidates should be personable, dependable and professional to support a very busy front office, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.  Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and other administrative duties as assigned, as well as providing support to scheduling, press, and legislative staff as needed.  Western ties a plus.  Please email a cover letter and resume to DemSenatorJob@gmail.com indicating “Staff Assistant” in the subject line.

Legislative Assistant (health/labor/pensions) – Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)

The office of Senator Joni Ernst is seeking individuals for an open legislative assistant position handling health care, labor, pension and other issues. Individuals should possess significant knowledge and experience with health care policy, excellent writing and communications skills and the ability to develop, review and analyze legislative proposals. Previous experience in Congress is a plus. This legislative assistant will be responsible for evaluating any health care legislation that comes before the Senate, making reasoned recommendations to the Senator and spending time meeting with constituents and interested groups on policy matters in their issue areas. This is not an entry level position.   Applicants should have a working understanding of the legislative process and should possess a strong interest in the state of Iowa. This office is an equal opportunity employer. Please email resume and cover letter to resumes_ernst@ernst.senate.gov no later than July 3, 2015.

Fall Intern – Arkansas House Republican

Arkansas Republican is seeking interns for August through December 2015.

Qualified candidates will be hardworking, motivated self-starters, detail-oriented, and professional with strong communication and writing skills.  Daily duties as an intern will include, but are not limited to, providing general constituent services in the form of answering phone calls and sorting mail, leading Capitol tours, conducting research for staff members, drafting constituent correspondence, and attending hearings.  Arkansas ties are a plus but not a requirement.  This internship is unpaid.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to ArkansasGOPIntern@gmail.com.

Legislative Assistant – Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI)

The Office of Representative Justin Amash is seeking a bright, creative, and hard-working legislative assistant to join our Washington, D.C.-based policy team.

The legislative assistant will draft legislation, analyze bills, and meet with constituents concerning policy matters, among other duties.  The legislative assistant will be expected to handle a diverse portfolio of policy issues, which can be tailored somewhat to the staffer’s expertise and interests.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to individual liberty, economic freedom, and the defense of the Constitution.  He or she also must be an excellent writer and clear thinker willing to take on the most serious impediments to a freer, more prosperous America.  Candidates who prefer staid and steady work or who avoid challenges (and the occasional failure) may be more comfortable elsewhere.

Candidates must have a B.A. or equivalent, and we prefer candidates who have a background in economics and some policy experience, although Hill experience is not required.

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to mi03.apply@gmail.com.

Professional Staff Member – Senate Aging Committee (majority)

Senate Committee seeking candidates for a professional staff member of the majority staff. This is a mid to senior-level position, depending on prior experience. Ideal candidates have Hill experience, as well as knowledge about the inner- workings of a congressional committee. Strong candidates will be exceptional writers, have great attention to detail, the ability to deal simultaneously with multiple tasks and often tight deadlines, and a knowledge of issues and policies that affect our nation’s seniors. To apply, send a resume and writing samples to: matt_lawrence@aging.senate.gov. NO PHONE CALLS please.

Office Coordinator (Suitland, MD District Office) – Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD)

Progressive Maryland Democrat seeks outgoing and organized individual for Office Coordinator for Suitland (PG) District Office.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Answer the telephones;
• Greet visitors to the office;
• Respond to constituent requests for general information and other non-casework related inquiries;
• Assist constituents with non-federal cases;
• Assist all staff with various administrative and case work support duties;
• Monitor delivery and pickup of materials;
• Maintain front office, office equipment and supplies;
• Draft correspondence;
• Manage district email accounts;
• Organize incoming and outgoing mail;
• Act as Intern Coordinator;
• Act as Grant Coordinator;
• Act as Service Academy Coordinator;
• Handle requests for Passports;
• Attend weekly/monthly staff meetings;
• Prepare weekly and monthly reports;
• Attend community events as assigned; and
• Staff the Member.

Applicants with a BA or BS with a minimum of 3 years of related experience and ties to the 4th Congressional District are preferred.

Send resume, cover letter and list of three references to Betty.HortonHodge@mail.house.gov with “District Position” in the subject line.  The closing date for accepting applications is June 25, 2015.

NO calls or drop by’s.

Press Secretary – House Energy & Commerce Committee (minority)

Summer Interns – Senate Committee

Busy Senate Committee front office is seeking full-time or part-time unpaid interns for the summer. This is a bi-partisan administrative internship and does not involve legislative duties. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: committee hearing preparation and attending hearings, assisting bi-partisan staff with daily administrative tasks in reception, drafting letters and other projects, as assigned. This is a great learning opportunity to gain Senate experience.   Internships are open to undergraduates and recent college graduates.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222804 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Communications Director – Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL)

The ideal candidate is a skilled writer with on-the-record experience. Main responsibilities include: serving as the Congressman’s spokesperson; responding to and pitching local and national media; writing press releases, op-eds, speeches, talking points, e-newsletters, mail pieces and other materials; and managing website and social media accounts. Hill, political and/or prior experience in public relations required. Florida ties preferred, but not required. Please email resume and cover letter to michael.mahaffey@mail.house.gov. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Legislative Correspondent – Midwestern House Republican

Conservative Midwestern Congressman seeks a Legislative Correspondent with an exceptional work ethic and strong writing skills. Preliminary knowledge of IQ is preferred. Please email a cover letter, resume, list of references, and an original essay explaining what you believe is the most American job is to mwconservative@gmail.com.

Legislative Assistant (health) – Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator seeks a legislative assistant to handle issues related to health care.  Responsibilities include developing policy ideas around Medicare, Medicaid, health care reform, food safety and drug prices, drafting legislation and representing the Senator before constituents and national groups.  Individuals should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills as well as the ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced team environment.  Substantial understanding of health care policy and prior Senate or House experience are preferred. Please submit a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222810 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Assistant – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI)

Rep. Langevin seeks an experienced and energetic Legislative Assistant to handle budget, tax, financial services, energy, environment, trade and transportation issues, among others.  Responsibilities will include developing legislation, working through the appropriations process, monitoring activity on assigned issues, advising and representing the Congressman, writing speeches and floor statements, and building relationships with constituent groups and advocacy organizations.  This is not an entry-level legislative position.  Excellent writing skills, Capitol Hill legislative experience, and knowledge of relevant policy issues are critical.  Rhode Island ties a plus; sense of humor non-negotiable.

Please email resume, cover letter and one writing sample to kristin.nicholson@mail.house.gov.  We will not respond to phone calls or drop-bys.

Law Clerks (Fall) – Senate HELP Committee’s Health Policy Office (minority)

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Minority Health Policy Office is seeking unpaid Law Clerks for the fall semester of 2015. The position offers law students or recent law graduates the opportunity to gain substantive experience while participating in the legislative process. Clerks will assist Committee staff in conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memoranda, organizing hearings, and preparing for floor debate. Clerks will also be expected to assist the office with administrative duties. Qualifications: Applicants must be current law students or recent graduates. Applicants must also demonstrate outstanding research abilities, work well in a fast-paced environment, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous experience in government is not required, but candidates should have a general understanding of the legislative process and an interest in health policy. Applicants available full-time are preferred, though candidates available part-time may also be considered. Washington State ties preferred. Applications: Interested applicants should apply for this position by emailing a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and availability to helphealthinterns@gmail.com by July 6.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Scheduler – Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC)

A North Carolina Democrat seeks a scheduler to serve in her Washington, D.C. office.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to managing the Member’s D.C. calendar, District calendar, coordinating logistics and travel arrangements, and overseeing administrative work for the Member.  Must be highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, have the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, creatively solve problems and be comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment while displaying a friendly, professional attitude.  North Carolina ties are preferred but not required.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter to nchousejobs@gmail.com.

Fall Interns – Congressman John Ratcliffe (R-TX)

The Office of Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX-04) is currently seeking interns for the Washington, D.C. office for September through December 2015. Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to, assisting staff with general office duties, attending hearings/briefings for staff members, answering phones, sorting through mail, drafting response letters, and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol. Candidates should be highly motivated and have good communication skills. This position is unpaid, but does offer a great educational experience for anyone with aspirations of working on the Hill. Having Texas ties is a plus. All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to robert.peters@mail.house.gov.

Counsel – Senate Democrat on Judiciary Committee

Democratic Judiciary Committee member seeks a thoughtful, politically-astute Counsel to handle the Senator’s relevant work on matters under the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee; monitor pending legislation in their assigned issue areas; draft amendments and bills; meet with constituents and other stakeholders; and prepare briefing materials for the Senator.  A well-matched applicant will possess no less than three years of substantive legal and/or related policy experience, excellent research and writing skills, strong analytical and communication skills, and the ability to generate new policy ideas. The ideal candidate will be a demonstrated team player with the ability to juggle multiple projects under tight deadlines.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222811 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Correspondent – Kansas House Republican

Midwestern Conservative Republican seeks a highly motivated individual with exceptional writing and organizational skills and multitasking ability to serve as a Legislative Correspondent in their Washington, DC office.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting correspondence, monitoring floor activity, and coordinating intern schedules/activities. In addition, the candidate will assist legislative staff with research and the development of various policy initiatives, and as such, candidates must have a thorough understanding of the legislative process.  Strong research and writing skills are required for this position as the Congressman places a high priority on accurate, substantive and timely correspondence.  Prior non-intern hill experience is required and prior knowledge of IQ is preferred, but not required.  Midwest ties are also preferred, but not required.  Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, references, and a writing sample to: gophousejob@yahoo.com. No calls or drop-ins please.

Legislative Correspondent – Progressive Midwestern Senate Democrat

Progressive Midwest Senator is seeking a Legislative Correspondent to work on the federal budget, tax, economic, and appropriations issues. Qualified candidates will have strong writing, communication, and research skills and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced atmosphere.  Responsibilities include: writing letters to constituents, meeting with constituents and supporting the Legislative Assistant’s work on these issues. Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to: midwestdemlc@gmail.com. Application period closes June 23, 2015.

Fall Interns – House Budget Committee (majority)

The House Budget Committee is currently accepting applications for fall interns. We are seeking dependable and professional individuals with a positive attitude and strong work ethic. As an intern with the Committee, you will provide vital support by assisting staff in assignments that include: compiling daily budget news clips, sorting and processing mail, answering the phones, assembling reference material, administrative support, and special projects. Full and part-time positions are available. College students pursuing a Political Science and/or Economics major, or those interested in government, are encouraged to apply. Course credit may be available through your school. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2015. Applicants should email their resume, cover letter, one page writing sample and completed application to budget.interns@mail.house.gov. Please visit budget.house.gov for the application and more information. Paid internships are available to any student working full time and who is not receiving course credits.

Graduate Level Interns – Senate HELP Committee’s Health Policy Office (minority)

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Minority Health Policy Office is seeking unpaid Graduate-Level Interns for the fall semester of 2015. The position offers students or recent graduates the opportunity to gain substantive experience while participating in the legislative process. Interns will assist Committee staff in conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memoranda, organizing hearings, and preparing for floor debate. Interns will also be expected to assist the office with administrative duties. Qualifications: Applicants must be current students or recent graduates of a relevant graduate program. Applicants must also demonstrate outstanding research abilities, work well in a fast-paced environment, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous experience in government is not required, but candidates should have a general understanding of the legislative process and an interest in health policy. Applicants available full-time are preferred, though candidates available part-time may also be considered. Washington State ties preferred. Applications: Interested applicants should apply for this position by emailing a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and availability to helphealthinterns@gmail.com by July 6. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

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