Archive for September, 2015
Republican Senator seeks full- or part-time interns for the fall semester. Responsibilities include leading Capitol tours, processing constituent correspondence, tracking legislation, attending hearings/briefings, and conducting legislative research. Candidates should have strong research and writing skills. Previous Hill experience or Midwest ties are strongly preferred but not required. This internship is paid, and applicants should be available through December. Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Fall Internship” in the subject line.
Senior Democratic Senator seeks applicants for an unpaid press internship in Washington, D.C., for the fall of 2015. Applicants must be available early in the morning to compile daily news clips. Preference will be given to applicants with full-time availability, however applicants with regularly scheduled part-time availability will be considered. Duties include compiling news clips and broadcast clips, assisting with social media, archiving, drafting press releases and assisting with the day-to-day operations of an active press office. Applicants should be detail-oriented, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and display a willingness to learn. Previous experience in press or politics is not required, but candidates should have a general understanding of the governmental process and an interest in political communications, new media or journalism. Southwest ties are a plus but not required. Please send a resume and cover letter with your availability to email@example.com with 222946 as the the job referral number in the subject line.
Congressman Benishek from Michigan’s First District seeks unpaid interns to fill positions for January through May 2016.
Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, and attending meetings/hearings as needed. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars of interest. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate (with a good understanding of MS Office). This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Michigan ties are preferred.
Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references to Samuel Grossman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congressman Himes’ Washington D.C. office (CT-04) seeks motivated interns available to start immediately.
Potential interns should be able to work independently, have good communication skills, and have an interest in the legislative process. Tasks will include fielding constituent inquiries, drafting memos and letters, attending briefings, leading tours of the capitol and helping with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to learn more about and focus on their issues of interest, through letter-writing and briefings.
Interns will work closely with the Staff Assistant, Legislative Correspondent, Legislative Assistants, and Scheduler on day-to day tasks and special projects.
Connecticut ties and full time availability preferred but not required.
Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Kamilah.Tisdale@mail.house.gov.
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks an economic policy Legislative Assistant to handle issues related to tax, financial services, trade and budget. Core responsibilities include developing policy ideas to address economic growth, innovation, Dodd-Frank implementation, manufacturing policy and tax reform. Ideal candidates will have strong interpersonal skills, substantial Hill, relevant non-profit or private sector experience, a proven ability to overcome obstacles with creativity, persistence and tact and a genuine passion for improving economic outcomes for lower and middle-income families. Exceptional writing and analytical skills are a must. This is not an entry level position. An advanced degree and Delaware ties a plus. Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with 222948 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The office of Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is seeking full time, intern to start immediately for the fall semester. Internship responsibilities include answering the phones, greeting constituents and guests, assisting legislative staff with research, giving tours of the US Capitol and more. Qualified applicants should be enthusiastic, hard-working and professional. Texas ties are a plus but not required. Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Fall 2015 Internship” in the subject line.
Republican Congressman seeks Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent, with an interest communications and press, to manage all aspects of constituent correspondence and general day-to-day office operations.
Duties will include sorting and tracking incoming mail, emails, and phone calls, and responding to mail in a timely manner, as well as assisting Communications Director when needed. In addition, the position is responsible for front office reception duties, answering phone calls, greeting visitors, and other constituent services. Successful candidates must demonstrate strong writing ability, exceptional organization skills, attention to detail and must be able to work quickly in a fast paced environment. Proficiency in Fireside and California ties are a plus.
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Senate Committee on Small Business Majority (Republican) staff is seeking a fall intern. Responsibilities include but are not limited to administrative tasks, assisting policy staff with research assignments, drafting memos for staff members, and setting hearing room preparation. Candidates should have strong writing and research skills. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222934 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The Washington, DC, office of a high profile Member of Congress has unpaid Press internship openings to begin immediately until end of the year.
Press interns are expected to work long hours and commit between 3-5 days per week. Internship duties include, but are not limited to compiling and daily clips, drafting press releases and op-eds, proofreading and editing, maintaining press lists, updating Member’s communications calendar, website and social media platforms. Intern may also assist with answering phones, incoming and outgoing mail, addressing constituent concerns, and assisting the Legislative/District office staff.
Strong writing skills are needed and familiarity with new media and website development is a plus. Priority will be given to those with journalism or communications education/experience. The ideal candidate will be creative, motivated, mature, detail-orientated, and possess the ability to multi-task under high pressure. This is a great opportunity for college students and recent graduates. Women and minorities, especially those with Spanish language fluency, are highly encouraged to apply.
To apply for the position, please send your cover letter, resume and writing sample addressed to the Comm. Director at email@example.com with the subject: Press Intern.
The Democratic office of the Committee on House Administration seeks energetic and self-motivated undergraduate or graduate level students as well as recent graduates with an interest in government and public policy to apply for its Fall 2015 internship. Working closely with Committee staff, interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of a congressional committee and learn about the day-to-day administrative operations of the House of Representatives. Interns are responsible for assisting Committee staff with official proceedings (hearings/markups), elections oversight, member services, and other projects as well as providing general front office support. Please note that this is not a paid internship. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and available hours to CHADem.Intern@mail.house.gov with the subject headline, “CHA Dem Internship.”
Republican Senator seeks a Legislative Assistant with strong writing, research, and oral communications skills to advise the Senator on issues related to commerce, telecommunications, and consumer safety. Responsibilities include staffing the Senator in meetings and hearings, providing policy and vote recommendations, and drafting talking points and memos. Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, possess a strong attention to detail, work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and have the ability to effectively function both independently and as a member of a team. Capitol Hill experience is preferred. This is not an entry level position. Please send a resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) seeks Fall 2015 interns for his Washington D.C. office.
Candidates should be energetic, hard-working, eager to learn, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Interns will be responsible for answering phones, speaking with constituents about legislative affairs, scheduling and giving Capitol tours, attending briefings, and supporting the legislative staff. Other responsibilities may include editing or writing briefs, doing research on current legislation, planning events on the Hill, and responding to constituent mail.
Interested candidates should email a current resume to Chelsea.Patterson@mail.house.gov.
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.
Progressive Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Assistant for economic issues. The Legislative Assistant serves as the Senator’s principal advisor and representative on all legislative and policy matters related to economics, tax, budget, banking/finance, business, and government affairs. The Legislative Assistant will also advise on some labor/employment policy matters as part of the Senator’s HELP Committee responsibilities. Responsibilities include preparing the Senator for meetings, briefings, committee hearings, and Senate floor activity; developing and planning all legislative initiatives in these policy areas; and representing the Senator in meetings and at events. Qualified candidates will have a proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, fast-paced, high-pressure environment with overlapping short-term and long-term deadlines; unfailing attention to detail; exceptional writing and analytic skills; and strong inter-personal, management, negotiation, and organizational skills. A graduate or professional degree is preferred, as is prior Senate or House experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume by Monday, October 5th to email@example.com with 222954 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee is seeking applicants with a strong interest in trade policy to handle entry level administrative functions of the office, including scheduling and travel planning. In addition, the position allows for significant policy and economic research opportunities. Must be a detail-oriented and organized team player who has excellent writing/oral skills and knowledge of office software systems. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counsel/Professional Staff Member – Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee (minority)
Minority staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs seeks counsel or professional staff to manage a diverse legislative and oversight portfolio related to government management. Candidate must have knowledge of issues related to government management and the Senate confirmation process. Candidate must also have a strong commitment to strengthening the performance of federal agencies, reducing unnecessary costs, and ensuring transparency and accountability across the government. Strong written and oral communication skills, knowledge of and experience with the legislative and oversight processes, and the ability to work cooperatively with others are required. Several years of relevant Congressional work experience strongly preferred. If interested, please apply by e-mailing a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with 222944 as the job referral number in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
Seeking intern applicants for the Office of U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D.
Interested in learning about the legislative process? Do you enjoy current events and political issues? Consider applying to be an intern with the Office of Congressman Larry Bucshon! Larry Bucshon is a third-term Congressman on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Congressman Bucshon’s background as a cardiothoracic surgeon might appeal to those interested in the medical field, healthcare policy, and the political and legislative process in general. Congressman Bucshon represents the 8th District of Indiana.
Having an internship on the Hill is a great addition to one’s resume, and many interns find full time employment as a direct result of their internships! If you’re interested, please visit http://bucshon.house.gov/serving-you/internships, or give us a call at 202-225-4636
IMPORTANT: Interested candidates MUST complete an application as directed at the website listed above. Applications submitted to third-party websites will not be considered.
-You must either be enrolled in an accredited college or university, or have been a full-time student of one within the last year. Our office will happily complete any paperwork required for various educational internship programs that award college credit
-You must be either a citizen or legal resident in the United States
-Candidates with connections to Indiana or the Midwest in general are preferred, but not required
-You will undergo training to learn how to research legislative and political issues using various information databases reserved for Members of Congress and their personal staff
-You will undergo training to learn how to write legislative briefs and constituent correspondence
-You will be required to handle direct communications with constituents, interest groups, and other government employees
-You will be required to provide tours of the United States Capitol on occasion
-You may be required to attend legislative briefings on behalf of the Member of Congress or staff
-You will be encouraged to attend legislative briefings and hearings for your own benefit
Southern Republican Senator is seeking an entry-level tech savvy Jr. Systems Administrator to coordinate and oversee the DC and State office computer systems and office equipment. This position coordinates with Sergeant-at-Arms staff to support the office computer system and equipment services and interacts with office staff throughout the day to facilitate problem resolution. Duties will include, but are not limited to, researching, recommending, and coordinating desktop and laptop PC purchases and installations as well as requisitions and returns for standard office equipment; creating and maintaining staff computer login accounts; setting up workstations; and assisting users with a variety of software applications. Manages procurement, maintenance, and inventory of computer hardware, software, BlackBerries, cell phones, and office equipment; monitors server logs, backups, operating system and application updates; troubleshoots equipment problems and coordinates repair or replacement; and provides customer service. Works with website vendor on ensuring project completion. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222950 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Congresswoman Bonamici is seeking a Legislative Director. The LD will closely manage all aspects of the policy shop, including direct management of Legislative Assistants and Legislative Correspondent, in addition to working closely with the Chief of Staff and District Director to oversee communications and outreach. The LD is responsible for the development and implementation of a successful policy strategy to further the member’s goals both in D.C. and in the district. A focus on communication and teamwork is a key component of this position. The LD has a legislative portfolio with a focus on criminal justice, immigration, consumer protection, campaign finance reform, appropriations, telecommunications, and possibly other issues. The LD also tracks and manages records, including legislative meetings and votes, and must be highly organized. Qualified candidates will have experience working in a fast-paced office environment, an in-depth knowledge of the legislative process, superior writing abilities, and a positive attitude. Good judgement, flexibility, analytical skills, and success in advancing policy goals must also be demonstrated. A law degree is preferred, but not required. Oregonians are encouraged to apply. To submit your application, please email a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples to Rachael.Bornstein@mail.house.gov.
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. Knowledge of the Appropriations process and California ties are a plus. Please email resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Rep. Don Beyer, who represents the Virginia district just across the river, seeks an entry level staffer in the district office. This is a jack-of-all trades job. This person greets walk-in constituents, has primary (though not sole) responsibility for answering phones, helps with outreach in the district and attending some events, handles veterans’ and military case work, as well as the art competition and service academy nominations, and will staff the Congressman occasionally. There is also room for creativity when it comes to outreach and events. We have very strong preferences for Spanish speakers and those who live in the congressional district. Decent amenities and great colleagues. Requires a car. Sense of humor and sense of humility both major plusses. Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congresswoman Susan Davis seeks an organized, friendly, detail-oriented person with strong interpersonal and writing skills for an entry-level position. Duties include administrative tasks such as answering phones, greeting visitors, opening/sorting the mail, supervising interns, drafting constituent correspondence, arranging tours and assisting with other projects. This is a demanding and fun job and a great way to start a career in government.
Strong ties to California’s 53rd district are a must.
To apply, please e-mail your cover letter, resume, a writing sample and contact information for three work references to email@example.com. Please indicate in the subject line which position you are applying for.
Representative Terri Sewell (AL-7) seeks a detail-oriented individual for the position of Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent in the Congresswoman’s very busy Washington office. The position requires the flexibility to work extended hours, as needed. The Staff Assistant responsibilities include answering and screening telephone calls, greeting visitors, processing flag and tour requests, supervising interns, conducting Capitol tours for constituents, driving the Member to and from events and appointments, and other administrative duties as needed. The Legislative Correspondent responsibilities include: managing the Office’s constituent database (IQ); entering, organizing and batching all incoming mail; researching and drafting constituent correspondence; working with the legislative team to draft emails and letters addressing immediate issues, often under short deadlines; and supporting the legislative operations of the Office. Capitol Hill experience and Alabama ties are preferred. Experience with IQ or similar database desired.
Eligible candidates MUST:
– be hard-working and detail-oriented
– possess excellent written and verbal communications skills
– be able to take initiative in assignment areas and thrive in a fast-paced environment
– have excellent time management and organizational skills
– have professional and collegial interpersonal skills
– have a valid driver’s license
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, two writing samples and three professional references to AL07jobs@mail.house.gov. No phone calls, faxes, or walk-ins, please. The Office of Representative Sewell is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.
Senate Republican leadership office is seeking a Judiciary Counsel to manage Judiciary, Homeland Security, Government Reform, and Senate Rules portfolio. The position is a senior member of the policy team. Familiarity with Senate rules is required. Minimum of five years professional experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Email cover letter and resume to RepublicanPolicyJob@gmail.com.
Congresswoman Norma J. Torres is seeking an energetic, community-oriented individual for the position of District Representative. The position will be based in the Ontario, CA District Office.
The District Representative will act as a liaison between constituent groups and Congresswoman Torres, in addition to initiating community outreach projects. The District Representative will respond to in-person, written and telephone inquiries from constituents, as well as make legislative and ceremonial presentations on behalf of Congresswoman Torres. The District Representative will also maintain an awareness and involvement in district affairs, representing the Congresswoman at public events in the district. In addition, the District Representative will work with the Press Secretary to maintain Congresswoman Torres’ social media accounts.
• Strong public speaking skills
• Flexible schedule; the ability to attend early morning, evening and weekend events
• The ability to handle difficult situations with courtesy, tact and compassion
• Strong writing skills
• Problem solving abilities
• The ability to exercise a high degree of initiative
• The ability to work independently and use good judgment
• The ability to maintain confidentiality
• Knowledge of the cities, communities and issues of concern to the 35th Congressional District
Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “District Representative” in the subject. No phone calls please.
Louisiana Republican seeks full and part time intern(s) to start immediately in Washington, DC office.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, greeting constituents, answering phone calls, opening and sorting mail, scheduling and guiding US Capitol Building tours, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns are also provided the opportunity to conduct legislative research and attend briefings, hearing, and press events. Ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong work ethic, ability to multi-task, and a positive attitude.
Southern ties preferred, but not necessary.
Those interested please send resumes to Ann.Pierce@mail.house.gov with “Intern Application” in the subject line.
Democratic Senator seeks a seasoned speechwriter to craft speeches, op-eds, and press statements. Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential. Candidate must be able to multitask and be efficient and creative. Hill or other government or political experience preferred. Please email resume and 2 writing samples to email@example.com with 222951 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) seeks a Legislative Fellow to work on a variety of domestic policy issues including: budget & appropriations, judiciary, small business, animal rights, agriculture, Native American issues, arts & humanities, as well as some foreign affairs projects. Ultimately, the fellow’s portfolio will depend on the selected candidate’s strengths and interests. Job duties will include taking meetings with stakeholders, attending briefings, conducting policy research, tracking legislation, and preparing written materials for speeches, hearings, and constituent correspondence. Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively are a must. The ideal candidate will be proactive and able to work in a fast paced environment. Start date and duration are flexible, but preference will be given to applicants who are able to start in mid-October and can commit to working at least 6 months. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to MN05.firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
Virginia Congressman is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC team for the fall semester. Candidates should possess a professional and courteous attitude, excellent communication skills, the ability to multitask, attention to detail, and a willingness to learn. Duties of interns include answering phones, greeting office visitors, sorting mail and assisting staff members with projects such as policy memos and constituent correspondence. In addition, interns will often give Capitol tours and assist constituent guests as needed. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in unique learning experiences such as committee hearings, briefings, and witnessing important House votes. Virginia ties are encouraged, but not required. Please email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic Staff seeks an organized and enthusiastic Policy Analyst to assist with a legislative portfolio focusing on consumer protection issues, including auto safety, privacy and data security, and product safety, among others. The position requires handling administrative tasks as well as assisting with substantive legislative tasks. Qualified candidates must have excellent research, writing, analytical, and organizational skills; a proven ability to perform under pressure while juggling multiple tasks with competing priorities; and sound political judgment. Relevant Hill, academic, and professional experience preferred. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) is currently seeking applications for our fall internship program running until 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.
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) is currently accepting applications for his Fall internship program. The program will run through December 11, 2015 in his Washington, D.C. office. He is seeking highly qualified candidates who are motivated, detail-oriented, and personable. The ideal candidates will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and interact well with constituents. Interns will have the opportunity to experience working on Capitol Hill, learn about the legislative process, and attend briefings of interest. Responsibilities will include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative and communication staff on various projects. Although internships are unpaid, the office is happy to fill out any necessary forms for students to receive credit at their respective college or university. Arkansas ties are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Victoria.Bell@mail.house.gov.
The Office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) seeks highly motivated individual for a full-time unpaid Legislative Internship, starting as soon as possible. Responsibilities include fielding constituent phone calls, processing incoming mail, greeting visitors at the front desk, leading constituent tours of the Capitol building, and assisting with policy research. 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 with 222935 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Senator Jack Reed seeks a highly motivated Legislative Assistant with Capitol Hill experience and working knowledge of issues that include veterans, trade, immigration, and criminal justice. The position will also include research responsibilities. Qualified candidates will also possess strong writing, analytical, research, 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. This is not an entry-level position. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line or text 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.
Congressman Raúl Labrador (ID-01) is seeking a Legislative Correspondent in his Washington, D.C. office to manage all aspects of constituent correspondence. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the legislative process, excellent writing and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and familiarity with iConstituent. Duties include, but are not limited to, processing incoming correspondence through iConstituent, drafting timely responses, assisting with updating website, creating graphics/images and assisting with projects and events. Western and Idaho ties are preferred but not required. Email résumé, cover letter and two writing samples to ID01.Jobs@mail.house.gov.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Office of the Ranking Member, seeks an unpaid intern for the fall 2015 and spring of 2016 to work on economic policy as it relates to health, education, labor and pensions. The positions offers current undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain substantive experience in a Senate office while participating directly in the legislative process. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in performing office duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and compiling spreadsheets. Interns play a key role in the office and will work closely with senior policy advisors.
HELP Committee: The HELP Committee works on a wide range of issues in the areas of health, education, labor, workforce, and the economy. Qualifications: Applicants should have (i) an interest in public policy and (ii) a desire to learn. They also must have good attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Data and graph experience in Excel is valued. 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 by emailing a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and application form, found on the HELP Committee website – http://www.help.senate.gov/ranking/internships, to InternshipD_HELP@help.senate.gov. Washington state ties are preferred but not required. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis until the opening is filled. The 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 sexual orientation.
Midwest Republican is currently seeking interns in his Washington, D.C. office for fall 2015 (September-December).
Interns perform a variety of responsibilities, including answering phones, receiving guests, and providing tours of the Capitol Building. They will also research legislation for the legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. Interns should possess strong research, writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Moreover, candidates should express an interest in politics and conservative values. All internships are unpaid. However, if your college or university offers credit hours we are happy to complete any necessary evaluations.
Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to MOCongressionalInternship@gmail.com.
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill’s (D-Mo.) Washington, D.C. office is seeking applicants for a full-time or part-time unpaid press internship for Winter 2016. Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, should be available to come into the office at least some mornings, and ideally can start in early January. Duties include tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, writing short press releases, and assisting with the office’s day-to-day communications operation. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, new media, and/or journalism. Missouri ties are a plus. Please send your resume and cover letter to Douglas_Wagoner@mccaskill.senate.gov by close of business on Friday, October 2, 2015.
The office of a New York Congressman seeks an unpaid full-time press intern with exceptional writing and editing skills.
Duties will include: authoring interesting and creative content for the website on various topics and other tasks as assigned. The intern must be highly motivated and have excellent writing and communication skills. All interested and qualified candidates should email a resume and two writing samples.
Please submit all inquiries with the subject “Press Internship” to: NY.ResumeInbox@mail.house.gov.
Conservative western republican seeks motivated and aggressive candidate to work placement of stories in local district media. Must have demonstrated experience working with various forms of media, pitching stories, and solid verbal and writing skills. Understanding of policy issues and ability to critically think of district implications a must. Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Senior California Democrat seeks a Staff Assistant for Washington, D.C. office.
Responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering the telephone, scheduling tours and responding to constituent requests for general information and other inquiries. This position also monitors delivery and pickup of materials, maintains the front office, and assists with various administrative duties. The Staff Assistant must maintain a good relationship with the Member, staff and constituents, accept performance based criticism and direction, and work well under pressure. The applicant must be prepared to work a flexible schedule. A valid Driver’s License is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Previous hill experience preferred but not required.
Please send cover letter and resume to CapHillPositions@gmail.com. No phones or drop-ins please.
Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-01) seeks enthusiastic candidates for a fall internship in his Washington, D.C. office. Gain an inside perspective on Congress while answering phones, processing and drafting constituent correspondence, and aiding Mr. Chabot’s legislative staff as needed. There are also opportunities to attend Congressional hearings and briefings related to the Congressman’s work as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Chairman of the House Small Business Committee. Ohio ties and an understanding of Microsoft Office are preferred. Please email your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
High profile Republican Senator seeks seasoned communications/PR professional to serve as Communications Director. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, while meeting tight deadlines. Responsibilities include: planning and implementing national and local media strategies, including social media; writing press releases, talking points, op-eds and other materials. Candidate must build and maintain excellent relationships with members of the national and local media and editorial boards and have on-the-record experience as a spokesperson. This is not an entry-level position; hill experience is required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with 222936 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Ohio Democrat is seeking interns for the fall 2015 semester.
Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional Office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. Interns will have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, assist with correspondence, as well as attend some Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings, and press events. Responsibilities will include handling constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, giving Capitol Tours, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. This internship is unpaid.
Qualifications: Interns must have a pleasant attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be able to find information with little assistance, be able to work both independently as well as part of a team, and have strong attention to detail.
9th District Ohio ties a plus!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with cover letter and resume. Availability must be in cover letter.
Congressman French Hill (AR-02) is pleased to announce the availability of full-time and part-time Congressional Communications Internships in his Washington, D.C. office beginning immediately. Interns will work in a fast-paced Capitol Hill office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the U.S. Congress. Intern responsibilities will include working closely with the Communications Director to draft messaging documents and respond to press inquiries messaging. Additionally intern responsibilities will include greeting constituents, answering constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, guiding U.S. Capitol building tours, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns also will have the opportunity to conduct legislative research and assist with correspondence, as well as attend Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings, and press events. Ideal candidates will have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills as well as social media and other communications experience. Additionally, ideal candidates will be self-starters, take and listen to direction, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics as well as a willingness to assist with daily office tasks. Arkansas ties strongly preferred. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Congressman Steve King (IA-04) is seeking a Press Assistant to serve in his Washington, D.C. office. The candidate must be a staunch, pro-life, pro-traditional marriage Constitutional conservative. The candidate should be a proven multi-tasker, have the ability to work creatively and quickly and be a fast learner. The ideal candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills. The Press Assistant will assist the Communications Director in drafting statements and op-eds, compiling press clips, preparing remarks and implementing social media strategies. Experience working in print or social media in some capacity is required. Hill experience is favored. Iowa ties are preferred but not required. Please send a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to IA04.Resumes@mail.house.gov with “Congressman Steve King/Press Assistant” in the subject line. No calls or drop-ins please.
Southern Republican Senator is seeking Deputy Scheduler for his Washington, D.C. office. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: maintaining an accurate and efficient system for tracking and responding to state scheduling requests, responding to select D.C. scheduling requests, booking travel for the Senator, coordinating room requests and reservations, and assisting in the overall operation of the office. Applicants must be detail oriented, well organized, able to handle a fast-paced work environment, and dependable. The Deputy Scheduler must, at times, be flexible with his/her hours as the Senator’s schedule demands. To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to Senatejob114@gmail.com.
Congressman Walter Jones (NC-03) is currently seeking applicants for an unpaid internship in his Washington, DC office for the Spring 2016 term. Interns in the Washington office help draft constituent correspondence, attend briefings and Congressional hearings, and function as a key part of the staff. Interns also assist with answering phones, data entry and general office systems operations. The ideal candidate will be a college student or recent graduate who is motivated; is detail-orientated; possesses strong organizational, communication and writing skills; has a positive attitude; and has the ability to manage multiple tasks and work well under pressure in a team environment. Attention to detail as well as strong written and verbal communication skills are required. North Carolina ties are preferred. Interested candidates should apply at www.jones.house.gov by November 1, 2015.
The Senate Republican Conference (SRC) is seeking a Floor Monitor to analyze all floor proceedings of the U.S. Senate. Individual will distribute procedural updates, via email, to Senate Republican staff pertaining to votes, floor speech summaries, unanimous consent agreements, Senate scheduling, and wrap up summaries of Senate proceedings; manage the SRC’s Floor Monitor Twitter account by creating condensed content of floor proceedings; review the internal Senate GOP transcript website to ensure accuracy, and update the website’s “Bill of Interest” section and other information regarding the current legislative debate. Robust knowledge of Senate procedure and previous Senate experience is preferred, but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 222952 as the job referral number in the subject line.