Archive for August, 2015
House Democrat seeks a detail-oriented individual with excellent oral and written communication skills for the position of Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent in a very busy Washington office. Daily tasks include: greeting visitors, processing flag and tour requests, training and supervising interns, coordinating and conducting Capitol tours for constituents.
Legislative Correspondent responsibilities include: managing an active mail program; entering, organizing and batching all incoming mail; researching and drafting constituent correspondence; working with the legislative team to proactively write emails and letters to address upcoming issues; and supporting the legislative operation. Eligible candidates MUST have: prior Hill experience, possess excellent written communications skills, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, maintain good time management, have a valid driver’s license and daily access to a car. Experience with iConstituent or similar database desired. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
The Office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) seeks highly motivated individual for part-time or full-time unpaid Press Internship. Responsibilities include compiling press clips and the Senator’s media mentions on a daily basis; answering the press line, fielding calls from reporters, and routing calls in the office as needed; compiling and maintaining press lists; pitching press conferences and events to reporters; drafting releases, collateral, and other press related documents; and other duties as assigned. Position requires a keen attention to detail, the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines, and the ability to demonstrate professionalism and discretion at all times. Strong writing and grammar skills and proficiency of Microsoft Office applications required. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail your resume and a cover letter that includes your available start date to email@example.com wiith 222916 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The office of Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11) seeks interns for the Washington, DC office. Ideal candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills as this position involves significant constituent interaction. Applicants must be detail oriented, professional, and highly organized. Responsibilities include scheduling and conducting Capitol tours, processing constituent mail, answering phones, conducting general administrative tasks, and supporting policy staff with various projects. Southern/North Carolina ties preferred but not required. Interested applicants may email Martha Van Lieshout at Martha.VanLieshout@mail.house.gov, with a cover letter and current resume.
The office of Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41) is accepting applications for a Communications Director. The ideal candidate will be a solid writer who is willing to take risks in a high-paced environment where creativity is encouraged and opportunities to learn new skills and grow professionally abound. Duties will include speech writing, drafting and editing statements, preparing the Congressman for interviews and events, and acting as the office’s chief spokesperson. This is not an entry level position and the hours can be long and irregular. While California and Capitol Hill experience is a plus, it is not a requirement. Applicants with design, digital, and video production skills are preferred. No phone-calls or drop-ins. Please send resume to Job.ResumesCA41@mail.house.gov. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 4, 2015.
Progressive Midwest Democratic Senator is seeking a paid administrative intern to start immediately and continue through the fall. 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 some opportunity to work with the Senator’s legislative staff on upcoming issues, as well as attend Senate hearings. Applicants should be genuinely interested in the administrative functions of a Senate office, will thrive on organization, be hard working, have strong written and verbal skills, and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222911 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is accepting intern applications for fall 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 invest 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 fall 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.
Michigan Congresswoman is seeking a highly-motivated, detail-orientated, and energetic individual with excellent oral and written communications skills for a scheduler position in the Washington, DC office.
Daily tasks include managing and maintaining the Member’s daily and long-term DC and District schedule; coordinating travel, booking flight reservations, and coordinating logistics for events; evaluating and organizing all incoming meeting and event requests; communicating key information regarding the Member and the Member’s schedule to staff; and working closely with both DC and District staff to ensure smooth daily office operations. Candidates must be available to assist the member outside of regular business hours.
This position requires candidates with proven experience in administrative roles, knowledge of the Congressional work setting, comfort working one-on-one with the Member and Chief of Staff, and experience drafting correspondence letters. Excellent writing, verbal and strong organizational skills are essential along with the ability to be a self-starter while working in a fast paced environment. Ties to Michigan are preferred as is previous Capitol Hill or scheduling experience. This is not an entry level position.
This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or expression, or sexual orientation.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, a list of three work references (at least two from Capitol Hill) to MI.email@example.com with “Scheduler” in the Subject Line. Job opening closes on September 4, 2015. No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins please.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Office of Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), seeks unpaid interns for the spring of 2016. The position offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students the opportunity to gain substantive experience in a Senate office while participating in the legislative process firsthand. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in performing office duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and organizing hearings. Interns play a key role in the office and will work closely with senior policy advisors. Qualifications: Applicants should have an interest or experience in education-related matters. They also must have good attentional to detail, work well under pressure, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, be self-motivated, and have a desire to learn. Hours are flexible, but applicants should be willing to be in the office at least 16 hours a week. Applications: Interested applicants should apply to this position be emailing a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and application form (http://www.help.senate.gov/ranking/internships) to internshipD_HELP@help.senate.gov. In addition, two recommendation letters may be sent and will be accepted, but are not required. Washington state ties are preferred but not required. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for the spring 2016 internship program is October 25, 2015. This is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Arizona Republican is seeking fall semester interns for his Washington D.C. office.
Duties of interns include answering telephones, greeting visitors, conducting tours, sorting mail, and assisting staff members with projects as needed. Applicants should be organized, should have strong time management and writing skills, and should be able to complete tasks with minimal supervision. Arizona ties and previous Hill experience a plus but not required.
Please send a cover letter, one-page resume, and a two- to three-page writing sample to GOPinternshipAZ@gmail.com with “Internship Application” in the subject line.
No phone calls please.
Southwestern Democrat seeks an experienced Communications Director. Responsibilities include drafting press releases, providing on the record comments, managing media inquiries, maintaining active social media profiles, and initiating a franked mail program. Qualified candidates will have the ability to work in a fast paced environment, strong written and oral communication skills, a sense of humor, a minimum of two years of communications work, an understanding of the legislative process, and a strong work ethic. This is not an entry level position. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to NV01Jobs@gmail.com with “Communications Director” in the subject line.
Southern conservative GOP member is currently seeking interns for the Fall 2015 semester in the Washington, D.C. office. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about legislative processes and the federal government by working closely with the legislative, communications, and constituent services staff members. While the internship is unpaid, interns can arrange to receive academic credit for their work. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, giving tours of the U.S. Capitol, answering phones, greeting office visitors, helping with legislative projects, and attending congressional briefings and hearings. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Caroline.Chalko@mail.house.gov.
The office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) is seeking a full-time communications intern for her Washington D.C. office for Spring of 2016. Ideal candidate must possess strong writing skills, be detail-oriented and professional. Intern will work directly with the communications director and members of the media. Responsibilities would include writing releases, monitoring social media and developing media strategies. Position is unpaid and serves to provide professional and educational value to participants. Office is flexible in allowing interns to attend hearings and briefings as well as work with LA’s on issues of their interest. Potential applicants must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and be interested in learning more about the legislative process. Candidates with photography and graphic design experience strongly encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
House Democratic Leadership Office seeks Staff Assistant to join Front Office team. Candidates should be well-organized, hard-working and detail-oriented. High degree of professionalism required, as well as an ability to work a flexible schedule, including long hours. Duties include answering and screening telephone calls, greeting visitors, supervising interns, assisting staff and other administrative duties as needed. Capitol Hill experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Email cover letter, resume and references to: email@example.com.
The office of Congressman Don Beyer is accepting applications for unpaid internships to begin forthwith in his Washington, D.C. office.
Candidates should be self-motivated, and possessed of sound judgment, knowledge of politics, and a sense of humor. The proximity of Virginia’s 8th District means that there is a substantial amount of work to be done in the areas of press, legislative research, and constituent services, and our interns get experience with a wide variety of responsibilities.
To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and a 1-2 page writing sample to Aaron.Fritschner@mail.house.gov. No walk-ins or calls please.
Republican Congressman seeking interns for the fall semester. Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, guiding Capitol tours, and assisting the legislative staff by drafting constituent correspondence letters and researching legislative issues. There will be opportunities to attend meetings and hearings as needed, as well as receptions and seminars that interest you. Qualified candidates must be highly motivated self-starters who are detail oriented and have excellent organization and communication skills. California ties are a plus, but not required. This internship has some flexibility in start and end dates. Please submit your resume and cover letter as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conservative House Republican seeks a qualified Legislative Director to oversee the Member’s legislative priorities and manage appropriate staff.
Responsibilities include: working to formulate positions, monitoring activity on the House floor; handing long and short-term legislative planning for the Member; overseeing the progression of bills with which the Member is involved; recommending strategies and tactics on bills and positions; assigning legislative staff areas of responsibility; and training and supervising legislative staff.
Successful candidates will have a thorough knowledge of the legislative process; House organization and procedures; ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others, provide necessary organization, leadership, and motivation to manage the legislative staff and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
The office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) is seeking full-time legislative interns for her Washington D.C. office for Spring of 2016. Ideal candidate would be professional, dependable and possess a strong writing skills and work ethic. Responsibilities include phone assistance, constituent correspondence, Capitol tours and other legislative projects. Positions are unpaid and serve to provide professional and educational value to participants. Office is flexible in allowing interns to attend hearings and briefings as well as work with LA’s on issues of their interest. Candidates must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and be interested in learning more about the legislative process. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Office of Midwestern Democratic Senator looking for a fellow to work on health policy issues for a very active member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The fellow will participate full as a staff member and will work closely with the Health Legislative Advisor and Legislative Aide as well as with the field representative who handles health care issues in the state. The fellow’s portfolio will ultimately depend on the selected candidate’s strengths and interests. Responsibilities may include handling issues relevant to the HELP Committee’s Health Innovation Working Group, such as medical product regulation, health IT, public health/emergency preparedness, global health, and/or precision medicine. Particular attention will be given to FDA regulatory matters (i.e. drug/device oversight). The fellow will likely serve as primary participant for one or more issue-specific subgroups under the HELP Innovation Working Group. Additionally the fellow may assist with health-related Budget and appropriations issues and other ad hoc projects.
Other duties will include participating in meetings with external stakeholders, attending briefings and representing the Senator or staff at public events; conducting policy research; tracking legislation and federal regulations; and preparing written materials for presentations, hearings, constituent correspondence, etc. Strong writing and communication skills, professional discretion and confidentiality, and ability to work independently are a must. Position is full time (40 hours/week); however applicants interested in working part-time and who can commit to working a minimum of 3 days per week will be considered. Start date is flexible and duration are flexible; however preference will be given to applicants who are able to start in early/mid- September and who can commit to working at least 6 months. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and 2-3 original writing samples to email@example.com with 222909 as the job referral number in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
The office of Congressman Steve King (IA-04) is seeking candidates for a full-time, unpaid internship for the 2015 fall semester in his Washington, D.C. office. The duration of the internship will be discussed when a candidate is selected to advance through the interview process. Candidates must be pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, highly motivated, detail oriented, and possess communication and organization skills, while having a strong work ethic to complete tasks on a deadline. In Washington, interns’ responsibilities will vary. Interns’ duties will include, but are not limited to, answering phones, running errands, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, assisting the Communications staff, attending hearings and briefings, and answering 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. Iowa ties are preferred, but not required. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter please include a response to the following question: Why do you want to intern for Congressman King?
Ways and Means Republican seeks a Legislative Assistant/Policy Advisor to handle a variety of issues of jurisdiction to the committee. Background in healthcare policy required and tax policy preferred. The successful candidate must exhibit strong writing skills, teamwork, substantial Hill experience and excellent customer service. Kansas ties preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici seeks a proactive, creative Press Secretary to manage all aspects of the office’s communications. Responsibilities include developing and implementing a long-term communications strategy, drafting press releases and opinion pieces, speechwriting, pitching stories to local and national media, responding to media inquiries, event planning, and website and social media management. The ideal candidate will feel comfortable working closely with a D.C.-based legislative team and Oregon-based outreach team to effectively message policy and other priorities. Excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and communications experience are required. This position will include travel to Oregon and management of a press assistant in the district office. Qualified candidates must be able to respond to challenging situations quickly and strategically. Oregon ties are preferred and the position may require non-traditional hours due to the time difference on the West Coast. Please email cover letter, resume, and two short writing samples to Rachael.Bornstein@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or drop bys, please.
The Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), Ranking Member on the House Committee on Rules is seeking a full-time press intern to work as part of Congresswoman Slaughter’s 4-person communications team.
The press intern will work directly with the communications director and digital director to carry out the press team’s responsibilities including – but not limited to – helping create digital content, developing press lists, collecting and distributing press clips, drafting press releases, and fielding calls from reporters. Special skills such as photography or video editing a plus. Standard schedule begins with aggregating news clips at 8:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.
First-hand experience in the Congressional office will provide a unique opportunity to participate in the fast-paced press operation of a senior Democratic member.
Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a one-to-three page writing sample, and a portfolio sample if available to James Blum at NY25.InternApplications@mail.house.gov. Contact James at 202-225-3615 with any questions.
Southern Nevada Democrat seeks Scheduler/Executive Assistant. Responsibilities include maintaining the Member’s D.C. Schedule as well, arranging travel, and managing the Member’s correspondence. Ideal candidates will be highly organized, have experience scheduling, a sense of humor, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Please send a resume and a cover letter to NV01Jobs@gmail.com with “Scheduler” in the subject line. This is not an entry level position, previous Capitol Hill experience preferred.
The office of Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) is seeking full and part-time interns for the fall semester in its DC office. Interns engage in a variety of tasks, and their responsibilities are assigned based on interests, capabilities, and the needs of the office. Interns will have the opportunity to hone their legislative research and writing skills and interact with senior legislative staff; attend hearings and briefings on Capitol Hill; assist with media/communications tasks and gain proficiency in IQ; and participate in our office’s top priority, constituent outreach, by leading tours, greeting visitors, and answering phones. Exceptional interns in the past have gotten opportunities to write constituent letters and contribute to constituent and staff meetings on and around Capitol Hill. If you are interested in applying for one of the most robust internship programs on the Hill, please submit a cover letter including the reason you would like an internship in Congressman Fortenberry’s office, your résumé, two writing samples, and references to NE01internships@gmail.com.
Democratic Member has an opening for a Legislative Assistant to handle a portfolio of judiciary issues and health care, among other issues. Responsibilities will include developing and tracking legislative initiatives, preparing briefing materials, representing the member in meetings with interested parties, and writing constituent mail and floor statements. An ability to work well with others in a fast-paced team environment and strong writing skills, as well as a sense of humor, are a must. The ideal candidate will have a law degree, previous Hill experience, and ties to Maryland. Please send cover letter with salary expectations, resume, two short writing samples, and a list of references with subject line “Legislative Assistant” to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls or drop by’s, please.
The office of Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (IN-05) is seeking full-time and part-time interns to begin immediately in her Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, answering constituent letters on various issues before the House, and leading U.S. Capitol tours. Interns will also partake in administrative duties such as answering phones and maintaining the office’s constituent database. Candidates should be motivated and have a desire to learn about the legislative process. Strong verbal and interpersonal skills required. Indiana ties preferred, but not required. If interested, please send resume to email@example.com with “Fall 2015 Intern Candidate” in the subject line.
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) has an unpaid Press Internship position available for the 2015 Fall session in his Washington, DC office to begin in September. Duties will include writing, compiling morning clips, updating press lists, monitoring news coverage, social media and website updates, drafting press releases, blog entries, as well as answering telephones and greeting visitors, collecting constituent information, and other general office tasks as assigned. Candidates should be professional, possess strong writing skills, and have a working understanding of the news cycle. Interns are an important part of the office and are given significant opportunities to learn and grow in a proactive, detail-oriented office. Must be highly motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline. The ideal candidate will be a college or graduate school student with a background or interest in journalism or communications. Virginia ties preferred, but not necessary. Please email a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to VA04Interns@mail.house.gov with “Press Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
The office of Senator Mark R. Warner is looking to immediately hire a Regional Director to manage his Abingdon, VA office. The Regional Director is responsible for overseeing the casework, outreach and administrative functions of the Abingdon office. In addition to management responsibilities, the Regional Director will have an outreach and casework portfolio of his or her own. Position requires strong written and verbal communications skills and an ability to work long hours. Virginia ties, an undergraduate degree, and at least 3 years of professional experience are required. This is not an entry level job. The ideal candidate relishes working in a demanding, fast-paced environment and excels at managing multiple projects at one time. To apply, interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Regional Director.” Please save cover letter and resume in a single file (pdf preferred) and name the file Last name, First name. This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. This job posting closes on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 5:00pm. Applications received after that time will not be considered.
Active House Democrat (and attorney) seeks recent law school graduate interested in transitioning to a public policy career for a unique fellowship position his Capitol Hill office. The Legislative Fellow will work directly with permanent congressional legislative staff, some of whom are also attorneys, to develop his/her ability to handle a legislative issues portfolio. This educational fellowship involves briefing and staffing the Congressman, working on policy speeches, helping with House Committee legislative responsibilities, and learning the ropes of Washington issue advocacy. Strong writing skills and some policy experience or study required. The fellowship is unpaid, but offers highly instructive experience and a foothold on Capitol Hill. Six-month commitment requested. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and two references to email@example.com.
The Office of Congressman Curt Clawson (FL-19) is seeking full-time and part-time interns for the 2015 fall semester (August – December) in its Washington, D.C. location. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and writing skills, be able to multi-task, and interact well with constituents. Interns will have the opportunity to gain experience working on Capitol Hill, learn about the legislative process, and attend briefings of interest. Responsibilities include answering the phone, guiding tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative and communications staff on various projects. Internships are unpaid, but the office will fill out any necessary forms for students to receive academic credit. Hours are 8:30 – 5:30 on available days, ideally Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday with alternate Fridays. Please contact Emily.Manning@mail.house.gov with a resume and one-page writing sample to apply.
Internships are available with the House Budget Committee Democratic staff throughout the year and typically last the length of a college semester.
Primary responsibilities include answering phones, reviewing budget news articles, conducting research, preparing for Committee events and working with budget analysts on special projects. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in Budget Committee briefings, hearings and markups. In addition, interns are encouraged to attend events held by other committees. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed at least two years of undergraduate education.
Ideal candidates can work full time from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or a minimum of four days per week.
To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Progressive Midwest Congressman is seeking a highly motivated, detail-orientated, and energetic individual with excellent oral and written communications skills for a scheduler position in the Washington, DC office.
Daily tasks include managing and maintaining the Member’s daily and long-term DC schedule; coordinating travel, booking flight reservations, and coordinating logistics for events; evaluating and organizing all incoming meeting and event requests; communicating key information regarding the Member and the Member’s schedule to staff; and working closely with both DC and District staff to ensure smooth daily office operations. Candidates must be available to assist the member outside of regular business hours.
This position requires candidates with proven experience in administrative roles, knowledge of the Congressional work setting, comfort working one-on-one with the Member and Chief of Staff, and experience drafting correspondence letters. Excellent writing, verbal and strong organizational skills are essential along with the ability to be a self-starter while working in a fast paced environment. Ties to Wisconsin are a plus and a sense of humor is greatly appreciated. Previous Capitol Hill or scheduling experience is required; this is not an entry level position.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, a list of three work references, and two writing samples to WI02JobOpening@gmail.com with “Scheduler” in the Subject Line. Job opening closes on September 3rd. No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins please.
The Office of Rep. Tom Graves (GA-14) is seeking full and part-time interns for Fall 2015 in our Washington, D.C. office.
Applicants should possess strong written and verbal communication skills and a strong work ethic. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the staff with general office duties, answering phones, responding to constituent mail, researching legislative issues, leading Capitol Hill tours, and attending briefings and hearings.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Ryan.Diffley@mail.house.gov, please use the subject “Fall 2015 Intern”.
The Office of Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) is seeking qualified candidates to intern full time and part time in our Washington, D.C. office. Interns will have a chance to experience first-hand the operations of a U.S. Congressional office, learn about the legislative process, and gain Capitol Hill experience.
Responsibilities include administrative tasks such as answering phones, welcoming guests, and leading constituent tours. In addition, interns will be required to conduct legislative research, draft constituent correspondence and vote recommendations, attend briefings and hearings and other projects as needed.
Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, strong organizational abilities, a good work ethic, an ability to work independently, and a drive to take initiative. Candidates with ties to the Northeast—especially New Hampshire—are preferred, but not required.
If candidates have any questions or wish to apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to NH02.Internship@mail.house.gov. Please include “Last Name, First Name – Internship Application” in the subject line and include your available start and end dates and weekly schedule in the email.
Position Available: Deputy Press Secretary
Office: Committee on Agriculture (Majority), U.S. House of Representatives
Location: Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: September 1, 2015
Salary Level/Range: Commensurate with experience
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
Job Summary: The Committee on Agriculture, Majority, of the U.S. House of Representatives seeks an experienced individual to serve as Deputy Press Secretary. The Deputy Press Secretary will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties: compile news clips; create visually compelling graphics, videos, and photographs; maintain the database of reporter contact information; help the Press Secretary update social media; send out press releases; update and post materials on the website; and help the Press Secretary and Communications Director at Committee hearings and markups.
Candidates should have strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills; strong communication skills; knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign and the ability to create graphics and presentations; proficiency in AP style; an understanding of print, broadcast, and online media; a thorough knowledge of the legislative process, including procedures and organization of the House; knowledge of current issues and events in which the Committee is involved; a willingness to learn; and the ability to receive constructive criticism. Candidates should work well under pressure. They should also have the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the representation of the Chairman’s position on policy issues. Candidates should have the ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others and a temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful and professional manner.
– Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to AgRepublicanPressJob@mail.house.gov.
– The body of the email must include the name and contact information for 3 references. Reference letters will not be accepted.
– Include 2-3 writing samples of relevant press materials.
– No telephone calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please.
The Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) is seeking a full- or part-time national security intern for Fall 2015. This is an unpaid position in the Congresswoman’s Washington, D.C. office.
Candidates should be well-organized, have good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about the legislative process, homeland security, defense, and intelligence issues. The intern will assist in the day-to-day operations of a D.C. Congressional office by supporting staff members with constituent communication, and will also assist with legislative research and administrative activities.
National security policy experience and Hawaii ties are appreciated but not required. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter detailing availability to Christine.Wagner@mail.house.gov with “Fall 2015 Internship Application” in the email subject line.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No calls or walk-ins please.
Colorado Republican seeking Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant with strong writing skills. Responsibilities include: management of constituent mail and social media accounts; execution of 499 program; drafting op-eds, press releases, and talking points; coordinating media efforts; and working directly with the Communications Director. Applicants should be able to write quickly and effectively in a fast paced environment. Colorado ties and Hill experience a plus. Please send a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to ColoradoRepublican06@gmail.com.
Active Texas Democrat seeking enthusiastic, well-organized Legislative Assistant in a fast-paced team-oriented office.
Applicant must be able to multi-task, have strong work ethic and the ability to work flexible hours. Ideal candidate should have at least 1-2 years of Hill legislative experience coupled with some knowledge of finance and healthcare policy. This is NOT an entry-level position. Individual interested in this position must have strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Job description includes assisting the Legislative Director/Deputy Chief of Staff in managing the Congressman’s legislative agenda, drafting talking points, floor statements, Congressional Record entries, briefing memos, hearing questions as well as representing the Congressman at meetings both on and off the hill and in the district. Texas ties are a plus.
Please e-mail resume and cover letter to TXLegislativeAssistant@Mail.House.Gov.
NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP-BYS PLEASE.
Congressman Mike Honda represents California’s 17th Congressional District, which includes much of Silicon Valley. He serves on the prestigious Appropriations Committee’s subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, and Science and on Energy and Water. He is a champion of progressive ideals has a strong focus on education, civil rights, and science and technology policy.
Democratic Congressman Mike Honda is seeking interns for the fall.
– Assist with office administrative tasks including, sorting incoming mail, greeting visitors, and answering the telephone.
– Assist in the preparation of letters to constituents.
– Perform legislative research.
– Respond to requests from constituents.
– Attend briefings, hearings, and special events.
– Sit in on meetings with stakeholders.
– Gain valuable Hill experience and learn about the legislative process.
Candidates with full-time availability are highly preferred. Additionally, ties to the Bay Area and additional languages are preferred.
POC for resumes submission: email@example.com.
Senior New Jersey Republican Congressman is seeking interns for his Washington, DC office. Applications being accepted for Fall semester, and throughout the year.
Intern duties will include, but are not limited to: answering constituent letters on various issues, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings and answering phones. Interns will also conduct Capitol tours for visitors.
Interns will learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a Congressional office. Candidates must be highly motivated; detail oriented, and possess strong communication and organizational skills, while having a strong work ethic to complete tasks on a deadline.
The internship is unpaid. Interns can receive college credit based on policy of the educational institution. Flexible work schedules are available, but full days preferred.
Please send resumes and cover letters to Stephen Bradford at NJ05Internship@mail.house.gov.
The office of Congressman Jeff Denham (CA-10) seeks a motivated, organized, reliable and detail-oriented candidate to fill the position of Press Assistant/Legislative Correspondent in Washington, D.C.
The press assistant will assist the communications director in drafting statements and releases, creating graphics, compiling daily clips, preparing remarks and implementing social media strategies. This individual will also assist with an aggressive franked mail program and with legislative research.
Ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, familiarity with IQ and graphic design experience. Hill experience and familiarity with Spanish language preferred but not required.
Please send your resume, cover letter and a brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The district offices of Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA-01) are seeking candidates for an unpaid internship to assist with day-to-day operations in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, or Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Responsibilities include administrative office duties, researching legislation, planning and attending district events, recording constituent input, and attending meetings throughout the district. Part-time or full-time positions are available. The ideal candidate will be professional, responsible, have strong writing skills, and above all, be dedicated to upholding the principles of the Constitution.
Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter, including desired office placement, to: Alexah.Rogge@mail.house.gov.
Interns based in Washington, D.C. will focus on learning about the legislative process and the federal government by working closely with the legislative, communications and constituent services staff members.
Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume, a short writing sample and a letter of recommendation to LoebsackInternship@mail.house.gov.
Senior Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to manage Budget Committee, appropriations, education, telecommunications and tribal issues portfolio. Responsibilities will include: preparing committee hearing and markup materials, drafting briefing memos, staffing the Senator at meetings and other events, and representing the Senator before constituents, federal agencies, and other interested parties. This is a senior level position and candidates must have prior hill experience. Successful candidates must also possess excellent writing and communications skills. Applicants should e-mail both cover letter and resume to email@example.com with 222906 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The office of Congressman Joseph Pitts (PA-16) is currently seeking three interns for the Fall with excellent constituent relations experience to start as soon as possible. Primary duties will include but are not limited to leading Capitol tours, answering phones, and assisting in managing constituent correspondence and administrative operations. Congressman Joseph Pitts is chairman of the Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee and a member of two other Energy and Commerce Subcommittees. He is also a co-chairman of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Committee, therefore, the office is always busy. Ideal candidates will be college students or recent graduates who are team-oriented, hard-working, outgoing, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. Interns will gain more understanding about the legislative process and valuable experience for future endeavors. This is an unpaid internship. Pennsylvania ties are preferred but NOT required. To apply please send your resume, cover letter, transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and a 1 – 3 page writing sample to MaryBeth.Waddell@mail.house.gov. Please use the subject line “Internship Application” and also include the dates and hours you are available. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Representative David Price (NC-04) seeks a Staff Assistant to join his Washington, DC congressional staff. The Staff Assistant will be responsible for managing the front office, receiving visitors and telephone calls, supervising interns, providing constituent services (including flag and tour requests), and performing other administrative, legislative, and communications tasks as required. Successful candidates will demonstrate a high degree of professionalism; strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills; an ability to take initiative in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; and a positive, collegial attitude. Capitol Hill experience and North Carolina ties are preferred. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls, faxes, or walk-ins, please. The Office of Representative Price is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific seeks interns for the fall and winter 2015 terms.
The subcommittee intern is expected to be motivated and entrepreneurial, have strong written and oral communication skills, be detail-oriented, technically savvy, and perform a variety of tasks. The intern will assist with daily subcommittee operations such as research, database maintenance, fact checking, content editing, and proofreading. The intern will also assist with preparation and execution of subcommittee hearings such as conducting research and analysis, scheduling, and organizing documents for staff and members.
Proactive interns will be able to take advantage of this opportunity by participation in hearings, briefings, and meetings, as well as other opportunities to enhance their knowledge of Asia policy and professional life on Capitol Hill. Interns are expected to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and reliability. All internships are unpaid.
Information about the subcommittee’s membership and recent activities can be found at http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/subcommittees/asia-and-pacific.
Legislative Correspondent (tax/budget/banking/small biz/trade/finance) – West Virginia Senate Democrat
Democratic Senator is seeking a highly motivated Legislative Correspondent whose portfolio would include tax, budget, banking, small business, trade, and finance issues. Primary responsibilities include responding to constituent mail, keeping abreast of legislative developments, meeting with constituent groups. and providing assistance to the Legislative Assistant for these issues. The ideal candidate has the ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, and is able to prioritize and perform duties in a fast-paced environment. West Virginia ties, Capitol Hill experience, and knowledge in these policy areas are strongly preferred. Interested applicants should send both cover letter and resume to email@example.com with 222905 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Missouri Republican seeks full-time interns for his Washington, D.C. office either beginning immediately or for the Fall 2015 term. Duties include answering phones, sorting mail, data entry, attending briefings, writing about and researching legislation, and giving Capitol tours. Midwest ties are a plus but not required. Please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Majority Staff of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship is seeking interns for the fall semester. Interns will work closely with staff on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, preparing for hearings, and assisting the staff with legislative research. Attention to detail and strong writing and oral communication skills are required. Candidates with an interest or background in small business policy are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to email@example.com. Please write “SBC Fall Internship” in the subject line of the email. This position is unpaid.