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Archive for October, 2015

Spring 2016 Intern – Congressman Steve King (R-IA)

The office of Congressman Steve King (IA-04) is seeking candidates for a full-time, unpaid internship for the 2016 spring 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 repkinginternships@gmail.com.

Press Intern – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

The Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks a full or part-time unpaid press intern.  The position is located in the DC Office. You will work closely with the communications team and duties will include answering press calls, monitoring daily news, compiling press clips, and assisting staff during press conferences. Tasks require individuals to be detail oriented with strong writing and grammar skills.  Undergraduate seniors and recent undergraduates with a communication or political science background are preferred. Applications can be submitted anytime at www.gillibrand.senate.gov/services/internships/. Please note on your application your specific interest in the Press Internship.

Interns – Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

The Office of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has openings for full-time and part-time interns to support our administrative, legislative, and press teams. Responsibilities include: researching legislative issues, attending legislative briefings and hearings, answering phone calls, processing constituent mail, giving Capitol tours, and assisting with special projects.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, reliable, professional, hardworking, and have strong writing and communication skills. South Florida ties are preferred, but not required. Internships begin in early to mid-January and run through the semester. These positions are unpaid. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and one-page writing sample to RepDWSresumes@gmail.com by November 23. Location: Washington, DC.

Communications Intern – Western House Republican

The office of a western Republican House member is looking for an experienced unpaid communications intern to assist with day-to-day operations and special projects in the Washington, D.C. office. Candidates should be soon-to-be or recent college graduates with a preferred major in PR, journalism, English, or communications. Interested applicants must be able to commit to at least 30 hours per week. Qualified candidates will have a previous internship in communications, journalism, a political office or on the Hill, excellent writing skills, and a positive attitude and sense of humor. Photoshop experience is a plus. Intern responsibilities will include monitoring news on relevant policy areas and compile media reports, drafting social media posts and graphics on legislation, issue positions, and news items. Interns will also help brainstorm creative ways to concisely convey complex policy initiatives, draft press material, proof and edit documents from Senior Staff, and assist the Communications Director with special projects. Interested candidates should send their resume and two brief writing samples to WesternStateIntern@gmail.com. Writing samples may include: press release, advisory, professional Facebook post & corresponding tweet, school newspaper article, etc.

Staff Assistant – Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT)

The Office of Senator Bernard Sanders seeks a Staff Assistant.  The ideal candidate is dependable, professional, and able to work under pressure.  Primary responsibilities include reception duties, to include answering telephones, receiving visitors, as well as serving as the first interaction between constituents and the Senator’s office. Candidate should have the ability to work with minimum supervision; handle multiple tasks; be detail-oriented and highly organized; possess effective oral and written communication skills; have fast and accurate typing skills; and a general knowledge of computers.  Capitol Hill experience, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and Vermont ties a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223001 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Fall Interns – Arizona House Republican

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.

Interns – Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI)

The Office of Congressman Reid Ribble is seeking qualified candidates to intern in our Washington, D.C. office starting in January 2016.  We are interested in candidates of all academic disciplines.

Interns will assist the staff with a variety of tasks, including office administration, legislative research, constituent correspondence, and other duties as assigned.  Administration will include daily tasks such as welcoming guests, being aware of the Congressman’s and staff’s schedules, answering phones, constituent tours, mail administration, and other duties.  Legislative research and constituent correspondence will include being aware of current and pending legislation, researching legislation for constituent correspondence, attending briefings, and other duties.

Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, strong organizational abilities, a good work ethic, an ability to work independently, and the drive to take the initiative in a fast-paced environment.

This is an unpaid position. If candidates have any questions or wish to apply, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to dominique.yantko@mail.house.gov.

Spring 2016 Intern – Western House Republican

The office of a western Republican House member is looking for an unpaid intern for Spring 2016. Candidates should be hardworking, detail-oriented, and professional with strong communication and writing skills. Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, providing general constituent services in the form of answering phone calls and sorting mail, leading Capitol tours, conducting research for staff members, drafting constituent correspondence, and attending hearings. Western ties are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should send their resume, a cover letter, and a brief writing sample to WesternStateIntern@gmail.com.

Policy Advisor (Indian Affairs) – Senate Republican

Republican office seeks Indian Affairs staff to work on Native American and Indian Affairs issues.  Policy advisor must either be a member of an Indian tribe and/or have experience in relevant issues including: Indian land management and trust responsibilities; Indian education, health, special services, loan programs; and Indian law.  Members of Indian tribes encouraged to apply.  Please email a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222988 as  the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant – Colorado House Republican

Colorado conservative 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.

Spring 2016 Interns/Law Clerks – Senate Finance Committee (minority)

Democratic Committee staff are accepting applications for spring semester intern and law clerk positions. The policy areas include health, tax, trade, and human services. This experience is a valuable opportunity to see how a Senate Committee operates and assist a policy team with research. The position is ideal for motived, self-starting and quick-learning individuals. Responsibilities include writing memos for professional staff, researching policy issues, attending briefings, assisting with Committee hearings, and monitoring the Senate floor when necessary.  A background in health, tax, trade, or human services issues is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate would be full-time, though part-time applicants will be considered given the school year. Graduate or Law students and recent graduates preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and two references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov, while indicating “Spring 2016 Internship” and 222986 as the job referral number in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer.

Communications Director – Western House Republican

Western conservative seeks motivated and aggressive Communications Director 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 western.jobs@mail.house.gov.

District Aide/Caseworker (New Britain, CT District Office) – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT)

The Office of Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) is accepting applications for a District Aide/Caseworker to assist constituents with problems with federal agencies, execute district events, manage community relationships, represent the Congresswoman in state, and perform other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will be a solid writer who is mature, dependable, and highly professional. Keen attention to detail and excellent organizational skills are required. This position is based in New Britain, Conn. Please send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to CT05Jobs@gmail.com.

Military Legislative Assistant – Midwestern House Republican

Senior Midwestern conservative House Republican seeks experienced, knowledgeable, detail-oriented candidate with prior military service to fill a Military Legislative Assistant position. Serves as the primary liaison to the Armed Services Committee, attending committee related events including hearings and briefings and completing preparation materials for the Congressman. Chief policy advisor to the Congressman on issues of defense authorization and appropriations with the primary responsibility for developing and executing the Congressman’s legislative plan for the annual National Defense Authorization Act. Actively monitors legislative developments in Congress, at the White House, and in the state; works with the Legislative Director and district staff to ensure action is taken on issues important to the district; and crafts legislative initiatives in their issue area while working with Professional Staff and stakeholders to implement these initiatives. Qualified candidates must have current or prior service in the U.S. military. Additionally, candidates should have prior legislative experience or experience as a congressional legislative aide on Capitol Hill. Successful candidates will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a strong knowledge of House rules and procedures. Midwestern ties preferred. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter explaining their interest in the position to Midwest.MLA@mail.house.gov.

Veterans Case Worker/Outreach Coordinator (District Office) – Congressman Mike Bishop (R-MI)

Job Summary:  The position is for a Veterans Case Worker and Outreach employee in the District Congressional Office.  Primary responsibilities are to facilitate and coordinate responses to a wide range of requests received from military and veteran constituents and providing liaison between the Congressman’s office and the various veterans organizations in the district.   District military / veteran case workers help constituents interact with administrative and government agencies by acting as facilitators, ombudsmen and, in some cases, advocates.  The individual holding this position is also responsible for keeping the Congressman current on issues of concern and systemic problems that may require his involvement to correct the situation

Job Duties and Responsibilities:  The incumbent for this position will serve as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies as necessary as a representative of Congressman Mike Bishop in the 8th District of Michigan.  The case worker will be required to communicate clearly with constituents about what can and cannot be done on their behalf by the district office.  The case worker will be required to learn the laws, regulations and intricacies affecting a constituent’s case as well as the procedures and structure of Congressman Bishop’s office regarding casework and employee obligations, as outlined in the Office Handbook and the House of Representatives’ Ethics Manual.  When performing in the capacity of Veterans Service Officer (VSO) Field Representative, the individual will represent the Congressman at meetings and functions hosted by local VSOs to gather information on items of interest to our constituents, provide updates on the activities of the Congressman on topics of importance to the VSOs, and report on recommendations and or concerns raised at the various meetings for review by Congressman Bishop.  Additionally, the employee will be responsible to perform other duties as assigned by the Congressman Bishop, Chief of Staff, District Director and other staff members.

Requirements:  This program is limited to veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, with less than 20 years of service and have a minimum 30% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  High school degree required, some college courses preferred but not required.  Professional education through the U.S. military is highly encouraged.  Excellent communication and organizational skills.  Recent experience with and understanding of the U.S. Military and Department of Veterans’ Affairs structure, procedures, and policies.  Service-oriented, positive attitude, and strong teamwork ability.”

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Contact:  Interested veterans should visit www.cao.house.gov for more information.   Please submit a resume, a copy of the last DD214 issued (page 4) and a letter from the VA indicating a 30% or greater rating (not necessary if medically retired) to housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov.  Do not send resumes directly to the office of Congressman Bishop.

State Scheduler – Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)

Senator Heidi Heitkamp seeks highly-motivated, organized individual to serve as Senator’s state Scheduler based in the Washington, DC office. This individual will maintain the Senator’s State schedule and will act as liaison for the Senator with state staff and constituents. Primary responsibilities include receiving, evaluating and organizing incoming state meeting requests, communicating key information regarding Senator’s state schedule to staff, and working with the Chief of Staff and the DC scheduler to coordinate the final schedule.  The individual should work well under pressure and have great attention to detail. In addition, one should have ability to work in a fast pace environment and adapt to change quickly and easily. The individual should be able to provide updates and daily travel schedule to appropriate staff in a timely manner. Ability to work well with various individuals in federal and state agencies to develop a rough draft itinerary for upcoming visits to the state. In addition, this individual should be able to draft correspondence notes for the Senator, become familiar with travel rules and regulations of the Senate and other duties as assigned. Hill experience or scheduling experience preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222989 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Clerk – House Committee (minority)

House Committee Democratic staff seeks a detail-oriented person to handle committee legislative clerk responsibilities as well as office administrator/payroll work.  Hill experience strictly required, preferably 2+ years — this is not an entry-level position.  Committee legislative clerk, hearing coordination, or similar experience strongly preferred, familiarity with Congressional payroll and Hill office administrative work a strong plus.  No phone calls, please. Please e-mail your résumé and cover letter to demcommitteejob@mail.house.gov.

Fall Interns – Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)

Sen. Charles Schumer’s Office seeks self-motivated and professional college students or recent college graduates to start immediately for a part time or full time fall internship. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: researching legislative issues, attending hearings, preparing follow-up memos, performing legislative research, answering phones, processing mail and other administrative duties.  This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the political process. Applicants must be hard-working, have strong writing and communication skills and have a demonstrated interest in public policy. This is an unpaid internship. New York ties a plus. Please send a resume, cover letter, a 2-3 page academic writing sample and a completed copy of our intern application, located here http://www.schumer.senate.gov/students/internships, to schumerpolicyinternships@gmail.com.

Intern – Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)

The office of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) seeks a full-time intern to begin immediately. Applicants must be driven and hold strong written and verbal communication skills. Duties include, but are not limited to, performing administrative tasks, attending Congressional hearings, leading Capitol tours, corresponding with constituents, and assisting the legislative staff with research. This is an unpaid internship position, but we are happy to work with the student to receive college credits. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter indicating availability and duration of internship to Andrew Eisenberger at Andrew.Eisenberger@mail.house.gov.

Veterans Case Worker (Columbus, OH District Office) – Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH)

Job Summary:  The position is for a Veterans Case Worker (case worker) in the Office of Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (Office), Columbus, Ohio.  Primary responsibilities are to facilitate and coordinate responses to a wide range of requests received from Veteran, military and related spouse and dependent constituents. The case worker will also serve as a liaison between the Office and the various Veterans’, military and related organizations throughout the congressional district of the Office.  The Veteran Case Worker will help constituents interface with administrative and government agencies, in many instances by acting as facilitators, ombudsmen or advocates.  The case worker would also be responsible for keeping the Office up-to-date on related issues and any pertinent systemic problems.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:  The incumbent for this position will provide assistance to constituents to help navigate claims and other processes with federal, state, and local agencies as appropriate and necessary for the Office.  The case worker will be required to communicate clearly in writing, via telephone, emails and in direct meetings with constituents about what may appropriately be done on their behalf by the Office with respective entities.  The Case worker will be required to learn the laws, regulations and factual intricacies affecting a constituent’s case.  Additionally, the case worker will be expected to know the requirements as stated in the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ethics Manual and the Employee Manual of the Office.  When performing in the capacity of providing field representation with Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), the case worker will represent the Office at meetings and functions hosted by local VSOs to gather information on items of interest to constituents; provide updates on the activities of the Office on topics of importance to the VSOs; and, report on recommendations or concerns raised at the various meetings for review by the Office and supervising staff.  Additionally, the case worker will be responsible to perform other duties as assigned by the Office, including, but not limited to, the Chief of Staff and District Director.

Requirements:  This program is limited to Veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, with less than 20 years of service and have a minimum 30% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  High school degree required, college preferred, but not required.  Those with professional education attained through U.S. military service are highly encouraged to apply.  Excellent communication and organizational skills along with recent professional experience requiring work with the U.S. Military and Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ structure, procedures, Codes and policies desired.  A service-oriented, positive attitude along with strong commitment to teamwork also desired.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Contact:  Interested Veterans should visit www.cao.house.gov for more information.   Please submit a resume, a copy of the last DD214 issued (page 4) and a letter from the VA indicating a 30% or greater rating (not necessary if medically retired) to housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov.  Please do not send any resumes, materials, or emails or make calls directly to the Office of Congresswoman Beatty.

Health Policy Advisor – Midwestern Senate Democrat

Senior Progressive Democratic Senator seeks a highly motivated Health Policy Advisor with strong writing abilities, organizational skills, and the ability to work as a member of a team to advance the Senator’s priorities. The Health Policy Advisor will serve as the primary advisor on public health, food safety, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and other related issues and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include drafting legislation, memos, talking points, letters, and vote recommendations as well as working with federal agencies, constituents and coalitions. Qualified candidates will have several years of federal legislative experience working on health policy. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to SenMidwestDem@gmail.com.

Staff Assistant/Special Assistant – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL)

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) seeks a highly motivated, organized, and problem-solving Staff/Special Assistant for a fast-paced, team-oriented office. Primary responsibilities include serving as a front office ambassador, coordinating and running the intern program, serving as a confidential assistant to the Chief of Staff and Scheduler on special projects, and supporting the Member’s daily activities, including organizing her briefing materials and personal correspondence. Ideal candidates will be detail- and solutions-oriented, demonstrate a track record of follow-through, display a sense of humor, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, value responsiveness to constituents and stakeholders, and embrace the office’s mission of improving the lives of others. Previous Capitol Hill experience is preferred, but not required. State and district ties are a plus. The Office is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail resume, cover letter and two brief writing samples to illinois17job@gmail.com with “Staff/Special Assistant” in the subject line. Absolutely no phone calls or drop-bys, please.

Spring 2016 Intern – Congressman John Fleming, M.D. (R-LA)

Congressman John Fleming, M.D. of Louisiana seeks full- or part-time interns for his Washington, D.C. Office during the Spring 2016 term.  Duties include answering phones, sorting mail, data entry, attending briefings, writing about and researching legislation, and giving Capitol tours. Strong conservative philosophy a must and should have a positive demeanor and motivated attitude.  If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Mimi Rothfus at mimi@mail.house.gov.

Administrative Director – Senate Republican

Republican Senator is seeking an experienced and innovative Administrative Director. Person will report to the Chief of Staff and be responsible for the management of the administrative functions of the DC and state offices, including the oversight and implementation of the office budget; oversight and operations of all facilities and equipment, the management of all office accounts, including payroll accounts; personnel records, such as office leave and expenditure reports; serving as the office emergency coordinator; procuring and maintaining all needed office equipment, furniture and supplies; oversight of intern program and acting as primary point of contact for Senate support agencies (SAA, AOC, Rules, USCP, etc.). Successful candidate will be a strong administrator with solid management experience and knowledge of Senate budgetary guidelines, human resource practices and ethics rules. Senate experience is required. Please submit cover letter and resume to SenateADjob@gmail.com. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Spring 2016 Intern – Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA)

Congressman J. Randy Forbes has a full-time, unpaid internship available for the 2016 spring semester in his Washington, DC office to begin in January. Duties include answering telephones and greeting visitors, collecting constituent information, researching legislation and policy issues, drafting policy updates, attending briefings and hearings, and assisting communications, administrative, and legislative staff. 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. This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. Virginia ties preferred, but not necessary. Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to VA04Interns@mail.house.gov with “Spring Internship” in the subject line.  No phone calls.

Constituent Services Representative (District office) – Congressman Alex Mooney (R-WV)

Job Summary:  The position is for a Constituent Service Representative (CSR) in the District Congressional Office.  Primary responsibilities are to facilitate and coordinate responses to a wide range of requests received from military and veteran constituents and providing liaison services between the Congressman’s office and the various veterans organizations in the district.   The CSR will help constituents interact with administrative and government agencies by acting as a facilitator, ombudsman and, in some cases, an advocate.  The individual holding this position is also responsible for keeping the Congressman current on issues of concern and systemic problems that may require his involvement to correct the situation

Job Duties and Responsibilities:  The incumbent for this position will serve as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies as necessary as a representative of Congressman 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia.  The CSR will be required to communicate clearly with constituents about what can and cannot be done on their behalf by the district office.  The CSR will be required to learn the laws, regulations and intricacies affecting a constituent’s case as well as the procedures and structure of Congressman Mooney’s office regarding casework and employee obligations, as outlined in the Office Handbook and the House of Representatives’ Ethics Manual.  When performing in the capacity of Constituent Service Representative, the individual will represent the Congressman at meetings and functions to gather information on items of interest to our constituents, provide updates on the activities of the Congressman on topics of importance, and report on recommendations and or concerns raised at the various meetings for review by Congressman Mooney.  Additionally, the employee will be responsible to perform other duties as assigned by the Congressman, Chief of Staff, and /or District Director.

Requirements:  This program is limited to veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, with less than 20 years of service and have a minimum 30% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  High school degree required;  some college courses preferred but not required.  Professional education through the U.S. military is highly encouraged.  Excellent communication and organizational skills.  Recent experience with and understanding of the U.S. Military and Department of Veterans’ Affairs structure, procedures, and policies.  Service-oriented, positive attitude, and strong teamwork ability.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Contact:  Interested veterans should visit www.cao.house.gov for more information.   Please submit a resume, a copy of the last DD214 issued (page 4) and a letter from the VA indicating a 30% or greater rating (not necessary if medically retired) to housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov.  Do not send resumes directly to the office of Congressman Mooney’s office.

Intern – North Carolina House Republican

Senior Republican Congressman is seeking a highly motivated full-time intern that can start immediately. The individual should be able to multi-task and be prepared to work in a fast-paced office. Some responsibilities include attending briefings, answering phones, guiding tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence and mail, and working on various projects for the staff as needed. North Carolina ties are encouraged, but not required. In order to apply, please send capitolhill45@gmail.com a resume and cover letter with the subject line “NC Intern Application.”

Staff Assistant – Congressman Mark Takai (D-HI)

Hawaii Democratic 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 telephone calls, greeting visitors, supervising interns, assisting staff, writing legislative correspondence, and managing social media platforms.  Capitol Hill experience and Hawaii ties preferred.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Email cover letter, resume, and references to: HI01resume@mail.house.gov.

Intern – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (minority)

REPORTS TO: Intern Coordinator/Supervisor

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:
• to assist in performing clerking duties, processing the mail, data entry, reception duties and other office errands.

DUTIES:
• Sorts and distributes mail;
• Performs data entry, including logging in incoming letters;
• Answers the telephones;
• Assists staff with Committee business including: Hearings, Briefings, and Business Meetings;
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Intern Supervisor.

To apply for this position, please send an email to Brett.Cozzolino@mail.house.gov with a resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample.

Interns – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)

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

Spring 2016 Interns – Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA)

Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid congressional internship for Spring 2016. Duties will include conducting legislative research, drafting memos, assisting with front office duties, and performing basic administrative tasks. Candidates must exhibit strong writing and communication skills. California residents or strong ties to San Diego are preferred. Candidates should be prepared to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample (1-2 pages), and times available (start and end dates as well as days per week) to CA52Internship@mail.house.gov with “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, CA52 Internship” in the subject line.

Scheduler/Office Manager – Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA)

Californian Moderate Democrat seeks a Scheduler and Office Manager for fast paced Washington DC office.  This person will be responsible for the Member’s Washington DC and California short and long term scheduling, personal correspondence, and front office management.  Office Manager responsibilities include managing the Members Representational Allowance and Payroll in collaboration with the Chief of Staff, administering office benefits programs, office equipment procurement, and systems administrative support.  This is not an entry level position.

Candidate must possess previous experience in scheduling, familiar with general office operations, strong phone skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, be organized and detail oriented, have excellent interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work in a fast paced office environment.  Mastery of Word, Excel, and Outlook are essential.  Previous Hill experience and Californian ties are preferred.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and three references to SchedulerCA05@gmail.com.  No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins please.

Interns – Florida House Republican

Florida Republican is seeking interns for early January through May 2016. Qualified candidates will be hardworking, motivated self-starters, detail-oriented, and professional with strong communication and writing skills. Daily duties as an intern will include providing general constituents services in the form of answering phone calls and sorting mail, leading Capitol tours, conducting research for staff members, drafting constituent correspondence, and attending hearings. Florida ties are a plus but not a requirement. This internship is unpaid, however, individuals will gain invaluable experience. Please send a resume and cover letter to FloridaConservativeRepublican@gmail.com with subject line “Intern” for consideration.

Interns – Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX)

The office of Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23) is currently seeking interns for the fall and spring semesters. There is currently one position available for the fall and up to two available for the spring semester. Interns will be asked to answer constituent concerns on various issues, lead U.S. Capitol tours, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, and attend hearings and briefings. Class credit is dependent on University’s preference and ability to incorporate into students’ departments and coursework requirements. Fall intern applicants would serve for the remainder of the semester, with spring dates running from Jan. 4 – May 5. The deadline for spring application submissions is November 20th. Students should complete an application on Rep. Hurd’s website at https://hurd.house.gov/services/internships. Texas ties are preferred but not required. All questions should be directed to Jessica Guerra at Jessica.Guerra@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-4511.

Fall/Winter Press Interns – Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)

Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC, starting in late October/November. Part-Time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. It is preferable, but not required, if the candidate is available as soon as possible (October/November) and can continue work through the winter months (January/February). Responsibilities include compiling press clips, answering reporter inquiries, organizing press conferences, writing press releases, talking points and memos, conducting research and assisting the Press Staff with the day-to-day operations of a very active press office. Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communications skills and a desire to learn. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates should have a general understanding of the governmental process, knowledge of the Northeast, and interest in communications. If interested, please send cover letter and resume via email to: SchumerPressInternship@gmail.com.

Intern – Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA)

Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office this winter. Candidates should be collegial, professional, quick learners, and phenomenal team players. Strong oral and written communication skills and close attention to detail are imperative. Duties include assisting staff with legislative, administrative, and press related projects, writing memos and talking points, attending hearings and meetings, answering constituent phone calls, leading tours of the US Capitol, assisting with scheduling, sorting and distributing mail, and managing tour and flag requests.

Interns are considered an integral part of the team and are given the opportunity to learn and grow through working with us both to achieve the goals of the office and to pursue and develop their areas of interest. First-hand experience in Congressman Garamendi’s congressional office provides interns with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the development of public policy. Full-time candidates with California ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter and dates of availability to Garamendi.Internships@mail.house.gov by December 1st.

Interns – Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM)

Congressman Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) is seeking unpaid full-time and part-time interns for his Washington, D.C. office. Candidates should be motivated, flexible, and detail-oriented individuals with immediate availability, and a preference for those who can stay two-three months. New Mexico ties are a plus, but are not required.

Intern responsibilities include answering constituent phone calls, leading tours of the Capitol, sorting mail and faxes, writing letters, and assisting experienced staff with projects in diverse issue areas. Candidates should be outgoing and possess strong oral and written communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a good sense of humor. Candidates with New Mexico ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a 1-2 page writing sample to michelle.serrato@mail.house.gov.

Interns – Congressman Joe Heck (R-NV)

Nevada Republican seeks a legislative intern for January 2016 and/or Spring 2016. Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional Office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, handling constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, guiding Capitol building tours, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, and assist with correspondence, as well as attend Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings, receptions, and press events.

Legislative Internship Qualifications:
Our office is looking for an intern with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be self-starters, take and listen to direction, and be willing to work both independently as well as part of a team environment. Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics, as well as a willingness to do assist with daily office tasks. Nevada ties strongly preferred.

Legislative Internship Requirements:
Interns must be able to commit a minimum of three full days a week (9:00am-6:00pm). Students welcome to apply. Those interested please send cover letter, updated resume, and references to kelsey.wolfgram@mail.house.gov.

Spring 2016 Interns – Congressman John Ratcliffe (R-TX)

The Office of Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX-04) is currently seeking interns for the Washington, D.C. office for the 2016 spring semester. Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to, assisting staff with general office duties, attending hearings/briefings for staff members, answering phones, sorting through mail, drafting response letters, and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol. Candidates should be highly motivated and have good communication skills. This position is unpaid, but does offer a great educational experience for anyone with aspirations of working on the Hill. Having Texas ties is a plus. All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to robert.peters@mail.house.gov.

Legislative Assistant (economic policy) – Midwestern Senate Democrat

Progressive Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Assistant to focus primarily on economic policy.  The portfolio will focus heavily on manufacturing, labor and trade policy and include a few additional issues.  The Legislative Assistant will serve as the primary advisor to the Senator on these issues and be able to initiate and accomplish legislative goals, work in a fast-paced environment, and understand how to navigate the legislative process.  Responsibilities include drafting legislation, memos, talking points, letters, and vote recommendations as well as working with federal agencies, constituents and coalitions.  The position requires strong writing ability, organizational skills, political astuteness and the ability to excel working as a member of a team. Qualified candidates will have significant previous legislative experience working on economic and manufacturing policy or an advanced degree in economics, business or related fields.  Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience working on economic policy on Capitol Hill.  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to midwestdemla@gmail.com by October 28, 2015.

Fall Interns – Congressman Mark Sanford (R-SC)

The Washington, DC office of Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-01) seeks applicants for unpaid full-time internships for the fall season. Applicants should be able to competently handle telephone calls, be well-organized, have an eye for detail, possess strong writing skills, be generally knowledgeable of legislative and related issues, and be able to complete tasks as directed. Main duties include answering telephones, logging constituent calls, giving tours of the Capitol to visitors, opening and sorting mail, and assisting with other projects. Interns will have many opportunities to take on additional responsibilities within the office, at the discretion of staff. Interest in fiscal responsibility and ties to South Carolina preferred. Anyone interested should send a resume to Martha@mail.house.gov.

Spring Interns – Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX)

The Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Joe Barton is seeking applications for full-time or part-time, unpaid interns for the Spring of 2016. Candidates should be highly motivated, energetic, dedicated and able to work in a fast-paced environment.  Interns will be responsible for answering phones, speaking with constituents, scheduling and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol, attending briefings and hearings for legislative staff, and supporting the office with any additional duties.  Other duties may include legislative research, as well as constituent correspondence.  The ideal candidate will be a college student or recent graduate who is motivated, possesses strong writing and organizational skills and is willing to jump in wherever needed with a positive attitude.  A congressional internship provides unparalleled value and insight into the workings of a D.C. office and the legislative process, as well as networking opportunities and exposure to important issues before Congress.  Interested candidates should email a current resume and cover letter, with subject line “Spring Internship” to Nick.Grimes@mail.house.gov. TX ties preferred but not required.

Counsel – Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator seeks a Counsel with strong oral and written communication skills to advise the Senator. Strength in immigration or patents preferred. Duties include assisting the Senator in the formulation of legislative initiatives, tracking legislation and other developments in his/her issue area, drafting legislation, memoranda, speeches, and letters, representing the Senator in meetings with constituents, outside stakeholder groups, other Congressional offices, and federal agencies. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement that allow the candidate to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner are valued. Experience with IQ constituent database system a plus. J.D. required and substantial Hill and/or relevant work experience preferred. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 short writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222974 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Fall Interns – Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL)

The Washington, DC office of Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez is seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to fill internship positions in the fall of 2015. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, conducting Capitol Tours, sorting incoming mail, attending briefings, conducting legislative research and performing other administrative tasks.

Successful candidates will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, a strong attentiveness to detail, an ability to work in a fast paced environment, an eagerness to learn about the legislative process, as well as a minimum four day per week availability. Internships are unpaid. Spanish-fluency and Illinois ties are a plus.

Please send a résumé, cover letter, and dates of availability to gutierrezopportunities@gmail.com with “Intern” in the subject line.

Legislative Assistant (energy/natural resources/ag) – Western House Republican

Western Republican Congressman is seeking an experienced Legislative Assistant to handle legislative portfolio focused on, but not limited to, natural resources, energy and agricultural issues.  Responsibilities include writing speeches/talking points, drafting legislation, and meet with various stakeholders in order to advance the Congressman’s agenda.  Candidate must have exceptional written and oral communication skills, be a self-starter, and able to work effectively and collaboratively with others.

Previous Hill or policy experienced is required.  An understanding of natural resources and western issues is preferred.

Please email cover letter and resume to westernrepublican@gmail.com.

Interns – Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA)

The DC office of Congressman Derek Kilmer, hailing from Washington’s 6th district, is looking for personable, diligent full or part-time interns to start for the upcoming Late Fall/Winter term. This is an opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a congressional office on the Hill in a fast-paced work environment. The internship allows access to briefings and interesting events related to a wide range of important issues. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent correspondence, producing daily press clips, and leading tours of the Capitol. This is a unique opportunity and prime for students or recent grads who are interested in learning about the legislative process or may eventually want to work for the federal government. To apply, please send a resume, contact information for two references, and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position to nwcongressionalinternship@gmail.com, and expect a response within a week. Those with Washington state ties strongly encouraged to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Spring & Summer 2016 Interns – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR)

Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) is currently accepting applications for his Spring and Summer 2016 internship program 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.

Spring Interns – Senator John Boozman (R-AR)

The office of Senator John Boozman is accepting applications for spring 2016 internships in the Washington, D.C. office.  Prospective interns should be responsible, focused, self-motivated, and organized. Duties will include answering phones, giving US Capitol tours, maintaining the front office, processing mail, attending hearings and briefings, as well as assisting staff with research, communications, and/or constituent services projects as needed. This is an excellent opportunity for college students who are interested in the political process and are seeking practical, hands-on experience in a Capitol Hill office. Start and end dates are negotiable.  Internships are unpaid, but academic credit is available for qualifying students.  Candidates must have completed at least two years of college work prior to their internship and must either be a U.S. citizen or in the U.S. legally.  Those interested should submit applications online at: http://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internships. Deadline to apply is December 14th, 2015.

Interns – Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL)

Illinois Representative Mike Bost is looking for college students or recent grads for a Congressional internship. These internships are available now on either a full-time or part-time basis. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, prompt, responsible, and ready to work in a fast paced environment. Strong oral and communication skills are a must. Daily duties will include assisting staff, answering phones, organizing mail, giving tours of the Capitol Building, and attending hearings and briefings for legislative staff. Interns will gain valuable Capitol Hill experience and further their understanding of the legislative process. Illinois ties are preferred but not necessary. All interested applicants should e-mail their resume and/or cover letter to midwestinternship@gmail.com.

Fall Interns – Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA)

The Office of Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) is currently seeking interns for the Washington, D.C. office for the Fall 2015 semester.

Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to, assisting staff with legislative research, administrative office duties, attending hearings/briefings for staff members, answering phones, sorting through mail, drafting response letters, and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol. This position is unpaid, but does offer a great educational experience for anyone with aspirations of working on the Hill. Ideal candidates should have good communication skills and a positive attitude. California ties and Economics/Business majors are preferred.

All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to daniel.gaytan@mail.house.gov.

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