Archive for April, 2016
Progressive Southern California Democrat seeks motivated Legislative Correspondent for fast-paced, energetic office. The ideal candidate demonstrates excellent writing skills, sharp attention to detail, and strong ability to multitask under pressure. The Legislative Correspondent will be responsible for managing the office’s active constituent correspondence program, and will also be responsible for an array of legislative issues as determined by the Member. Must possess a positive attitude, a good sense of humor and thrive in a team environment. California ties, prior experience on the Hill and with Intranet Quorum (IQ) are a plus. Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP BYS PLEASE!
North Carolina Democrat seeks a Communications Director with at least 2 years of experience. This person will be responsible for planning and executing a proactive and aggressive media and community outreach strategy. Candidates must have excellent writing skills, be creative, energetic, politically astute and able to work well in a fast-paced collaborative environment. It is preferred that candidates have prior on-the-record experience, have drafted all forms of communications materials—especially op-eds—and an ability to respond to challenging situations quickly and strategically. Candidates should have a track-record of successfully pitching both national and local media entities as well as existing relationships with DC reporters and producers. Responsibilities include serving as spokesperson, drafting press releases and advisories, op-eds, and talking points. This person will also manage a press secretary and be responsible of implementing a strategic social media outreach. North Carolina ties preferred. The Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly values the diversity of its employees. We encourage women and people of color to apply. Please send cover letter, resume and two writing samples (including a press release) to NCHouseJobs@gmail.com with Communications Director in subject line. No calls or drop ins.
Senator Casey is seeking an Administrative Director to manage all administrative and operations support and staff for the Washington, DC office and seven offices throughout Pennsylvania. This person will: develop and administer an annual budget of more than $3.7 million under the direction of the Chief of Staff; effectively manage all the office’s financial accounts, ensuring prompt payment/reimbursement of both vendors and staff; function as the office’s human resources department, administering payroll and benefits for staff, equitably enforcing office policies and procedures, and helping to advertise, recruit, and hire to fill position vacancies; coordinate resources, training, special events, and programs in support of the office’s strategic goals; and serve as the office’s liaison to all of the Senate’s support agencies (SAA, AoC, Superintendent, USCP etc.) regarding all non-legislative business. This position will also function as an in-house Archivist, training staff and ensuring the preservation of the Senator’s papers and record. The ideal candidate is an experienced manager of people and process with strong existing relationships in the Senate. Pennsylvania ties always preferred but not required. Candidates without a sense of humor and a can-do attitude need not apply. Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements (in one document) to email@example.com with the subject line “Admin Director.” No phone calls or drop-bys, please. This office is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.
Congressman John Fleming, M.D. of Louisiana is seeking a Staff Assistant to join his Washington, D.C. staff. Well qualified applicants will possess strong interpersonal skills and have an interest in the administrative process.
Core responsibilities will include answering phones, sorting mail, welcoming constituents and other visitors to the office, providing tours of the Capitol, and assisting staff and the Congressman on a variety of projects.
Confidence, professionalism, and a strong conservative philosophy required.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to LA04jobs@mail.house.gov, with “Staff Assistant Position” in the subject line.
The Select Committee on Ethics seeks a highly motivated and non-partisan law student for a Summer 2016 full-time, 10-week, paid internship. This learning experience will provide substantive knowledge in legislative branch ethics and a unique opportunity to work closely with subject matter experts in the Senate on a variety of ethics related topics. The primary focus of the work will be researching and documenting Committee precedent respecting its application and interpretation of the Senate Code of Conduct and related federal laws. Good judgement and a professional demeanor are essential. Candidates should possess excellent research skills, great attention to detail, and the ability to successfully multitask and meet deadlines. This internship is open to current law students only. Preference will be given to rising 3Ls; however, strong rising 2Ls will be considered. The Committee is an equal employment opportunity employer. Send resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Law Clerk” in the subject line.
The office of Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) is seeking a hard-working and detail-oriented Legislative Correspondent. Primary responsibilities will include managing constituent correspondence, conducting research, assisting Legislative Assistants, and handling front office duties. Candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills, be an excellent researcher, and have a friendly demeanor. Ideal candidates will have previous Capitol Hill experience and experience using the IQ constituent management system. Western ties preferred. Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples to email@example.com.
California Democrat seeks a motivated, energetic, and detail-oriented Staff Assistant/Scheduler for the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include coordinating and maintaining the Member’s schedule, front office duties, conducting Capitol tours, and greeting office visitors. Qualified applicants must be personable, dependable, and able to juggle multiple tasks with competing priorities. California ties and Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred. To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to CADemOfficeJob@gmail.com.
Job Summary: The position is for a District Representative in the Florida District 19 Congressional Office. Primary responsibilities are to facilitate and coordinate responses to a wide range of requests received from constituents, including: Military and veteran issues and concerns, providing liaison between the Congressman’s office and the various organizations and activities in the district. Work closely with the Communications Director in Washington D.C. Office responsible assisting them within the District on press and communications issues.
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 in Florida District 19. The District Representative will be required to: communicate clearly with constituents and staff about a wide-range of issues relating to the Federal Government and its local interface; learn the laws, regulations and intricacies affecting a constituent’s case as well as the procedures and structure of a Congressional Inquire regarding casework and employee obligations, as outlined in the Office Handbook and the House of Representatives’ Ethics Manual. When performing in the capacity of District Representative, the individual will represent the Congressman at meetings and functions hosted by local groups to gather information on items of interest to our constituents. Provide updates on the activities of the Congressman on topics of importance to the constituents, and report on recommendations and or concerns raised at the various meetings for review by Congressman and/or senior staff. The employee will be responsible to perform other duties as assigned by the Congressman, Chief of Staff, Communications Director 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. College degree preferred (High school degree required), some college communications courses preferred. 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 and a letter from the VA indicating a 30% or greater rating (not necessary if medically retired) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not send resumes directly to the office of Congressman Curt Clawson.
Congressman Ted Poe (TX-2) is seeking a Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent for his Washington, D.C. office. In addition to handling a number of administrative duties, this position is responsible for drafting responses to all constituent correspondence, writing issue-specific, targeted communications, hiring and overseeing semester-based interns, and coordinating the office’s tour and flag program. Candidates must be excellent writers who are able to efficiently manage their time in a quick-paced environment. Texas ties and some previous Hill experience are strongly preferred. Interested candidates should send their resume and writing sample to Gina.Santucci@mail.house.gov. No calls or office visits please.
Southern California Democrat Seeks Legislative Assistant – This is not an entry-level position, and requires prior LA experience. The selected candidate will be joining a fast-paced office, and must be a self-starter and quick learner. Duties include preparing and staffing the Subcommittee Ranking Member for hearings, and mark-ups, analyzing and making recommendations on policy positions, developing and advancing legislation and other policy priorities, representing the Member in meetings, and drafting constituent correspondence. Applicants must have superior analytical skills, strong written and oral communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills. While the individual will have a broad portfolio, a comprehensive understanding of veterans issues and prior military service is a significant a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: SoCalDemJob@gmail.com.
Southwestern Congressman is seeking 3-month paid fellows with a business, hard science or financial background/degree. The position would start this upcoming May. The ideal candidate will have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in business (business administration, accounting, international business, etc.), computer science, or engineering. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, able to work independently as well as in a team, available to work full-time, have an attention to detail as well as good writing skills. The fellow will work with staffers to do research and aid in the development of legislation. The fellow will be conducting research through a variety of sources, drafting memos, attending relevant hearings, and analyzing data and tables from various sources as well as reading and understanding previous legislation. This three-month fellowship will pay a monthly stipend. The aim of this fellowship is to give promising applicants real life legislative experience, taking creative ideas through the entire legislative process, as well as a chance to network on Capitol Hill. If interested – please send your cover letter, 1 writing sample and resume to email@example.com.
North Carolina Democrat seeks Legislative Director to manage a complex legislative portfolio and provide close oversight of an active legislative team. Major responsibilities include developing, implementing and advancing all aspects of the Member’s legislative agenda.
North Carolina ties and a background in education policy is preferred. This person will be expected to staff Education and the Workforce hearings and manage the Member’s Bipartisan HBCU Caucus. The LD will also manage relationships with the Democratic Whip’s office. Additionally, this role will require the cultivation and maintenance of key relationships within the District and with the press team.
Candidates must have at least 4 years of legislative experience along with a proven record of developing and advancing strategic legislative plans that achieve results. Position requires hard-working self- starter with exceptional management, communication and organizational skills, good political instincts and judgment and ability to work quickly under pressure and with a broad range of constituencies. Experience in transportation and labor are a plus.
The Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly values the diversity of its employees. We encourage women and people of color to apply.
Please send cover letter, resume and short writing sample to NCHouseJobs@gmail.com with Legislative Director in subject line. No calls or drop ins.
Republican House Member from a southern state seeks a staff assistant with basic Hill experience.
Job responsibilities include the following: answer the telephones; greet visitors to the office; answer constituent requests for general information, tours, and other inquiries; assist Communications Director in updating social media; monitor delivery and pickup of materials; maintain front office; assist with various administrative and legislative duties as assigned.
Qualifications for the position include: a minimum of 6 months Hill office experience; professional communication manners; excellent organizational, writing, and proofreading skills; ability to work cooperatively and courteously with team in office environment; availability to work long, unpredictable hours, if necessary.
Preference will be given to candidates with southern ties and those with social media skills, but all quality candidates are encouraged to apply.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington, D.C. office of Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03) is currently seeking applicants for the Spring/Summer semester. Internships are available to qualified college students seeking college credit or recent college graduates. Colorado ties are a plus, but they are not required.
Internships provide valuable real world experience of our federal legislative process. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing tours of the Capitol, answering phones, and helping staff process constituent’s mail and inquiries. Other responsibilities may include assisting staff with legislative research, writing, attending briefings and committee hearings. Candidates should have an interest in the legislative process, especially financial services and natural resources issues, as well as motivated, organized and reliable, with strong communication and writing skills. If you are interested in being considered for an internship, please send your resume, cover letter and any relevant writing samples to email@example.com. No drop-ins please.
California Republican seeks qualified applicants for a paid internship. Candidate must be responsible and willing to learn, a self-starter, exhibit good oral and written communication skills, and have an interest in legislative policy and government. Duties include, but are not limited to, sorting and distributing mail, attending hearings and briefings on behalf of staff, answering phones and greeting visitors in a kind and courteous manner, performing research for legislative staff, and assisting the communications director with morning press clips. To apply, candidates should email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No walk ins, please.
The Democratic Staff of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology is seeking interns for the summer starting in May. Interns are asked to work with staff to help prepare for committee hearings and markups. Interns will work on substantive research projects and press matters. Additionally, interns are critical to the daily operation of the office including tasks such as answering phones, greeting visitors, and filing official documents.
Interested applicants should visit the Committee’s website at http://democrats.science.house.gov/internships. Please fill out the application provided and send in a resume.
Senator Gary Peters’ office is seeking a summer communications intern. Responsibilities include media monitoring and research, writing media advisories and press releases and general communications office support. This position is unpaid. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, references, short writing sample and time availability to Peters_Intern@peters.senate.gov with the subject “Communications Intern.”
Democratic member from New Jersey seeks a detailed-oriented, highly organized scheduler for the Washington, DC office. Primary responsibilities include developing and executing the Member’s daily and long-term schedules, coordinating all travel arrangements, and processing tour and flag requests. Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as strong multitasking skills.
Interested applicants should send a resume, three references, and cover letter to LaVerne.Alexander@mail.house.gov.
The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives is in urgent need of a Junior Fellow to staff day to day operations for the Republican Co-Chairman, Joseph R. Pitts (R, PA-16). This fellow is needed to start as soon as possible. The fellow, desirably, would be sponsored by an outside organization/fellowship program specializing in the field of foreign affairs, human rights or international religious freedom. Candidates with significant background, expertise or education in International Relations or Law are welcomed, although others will be considered on a case by case basis. All candidates should hold a center-right or conservative ideology/philosophy/worldview.
– Human Rights
– Foreign Affairs
– International Development
– Humanitarian Issues
– International Religious Freedom
– Center Right/Conservative ideology, philosophy and worldview
Fellows will organize hearings and briefings, draft press releases, draft letters to various heads of state and U.S. government officials. Responsibilities will include extensive human rights research and analysis, drafting briefing memoranda, hearing statements, hearing questions, and inter-agency coordination. Fellows may also meet with human rights activists and foreign government officials, and coordinate staff briefings with the State Department and USAID.
The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC or Commission) is looking for enthusiastic individuals interested in human rights and U.S. foreign policy to work as Republican congressional fellows. The Commission is a bipartisan entity in the U.S. House of Representatives, housed in and resourced by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The Commission holds hearings and briefings to raise awareness among members of Congress and their staff about pressing global human rights issues. Previous hearings have focused on refugees and internally displaced persons, religious freedom, humanitarian crises, and global human rights hot spots, including North Korea, Sudan and other regions. Fellows will gain an in-depth knowledge of human rights law and procedures. Fellows support the work of the Republican Co-Chairman of the TLHRC, Joseph R. Pitts. For more information about the Commission, please visit http://tlhrc.house.gov.
For consideration, please send a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to email@example.com. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.
Progressive Democrat from Michigan seeks a motivated and team-oriented individual to serve as a Legislative Assistant for their Capitol Hill office. Applicants should be able to both work independently and in a collaborative environment. Knowledge of education, health and/or transportation issues preferred. Must have excellent writing skills, ability to explain complex concepts in an accessible manner, and attention to detail. Hill experience is required this is not an entry level experience. This office is dedicated to creating a diverse team and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Michigan ties preferred but not required. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and relevant writing sample (preferably a briefing memo or constituent correspondence). No phones calls or drop-ins please. Send all materials to MI14Posting@gmail.com.
Ohio Democratic office seeks an enthusiastic, highly organized, and detail-oriented Legislative Correspondent/Staff Assistant for a fast-paced office. Primary responsibilities include managing constituent correspondence, supervising interns, coordinating White House and Capitol tours, Presidential greetings, answering telephones, greeting visitors, and conducting research. Qualified applicants must have excellent written, verbal, research, and organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks with competing priorities. Previous Capitol Hill experience and experience using SPRY Mail constituent management system is not required but preferred. Please submit a cover letter, resume and 2 writing samples to District11Resumes@mail.house.gov.
The Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) is seeking a full-time intern or fellow for our Washington, D.C. office for the summer 2016 session.
Candidates should be well organized, have good oral and written communication skills and a positive attitude, and possess a strong interest in learning about the political process and congressional affairs. A background in national security issues in the Middle East and/or East Asia is strongly preferred. Graduate students and undergraduates are both welcome to apply.
The intern will support the legislative team on the Congresswoman’s work on the House Armed Services Committee, as well as assist in the day-to-day operations of the office by supporting members of staff with constituent services, legislative research, and administrative activities.
Hawaii ties are appreciated but not necessary. Please note that this internship is unpaid. Interested candidates should send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter detailing availability to our intern coordinator, Andres Chovil, at Andres.Chovil@mail.house.gov. No calls or walk-ins please.
Democratic Member seeks an organized, energetic and savvy Legislative Assistant to handle health and aging policy portfolio. The selected candidate will be joining a fast-paced, team-oriented Washington DC office, and must be a self-starter that can quickly learn district and Member priorities. Duties include preparing and staffing the Member for committee hearings and floor votes, developing and advancing legislation and other policy priorities of the Member, representing the Member in meetings, and drafting constituent correspondence. Applicants must have superior analytical skills, strong written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor. Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and the legislative process required. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Resumes4@mail.house.gov.
The Office of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented, and hard-working scheduler to join our Washington, DC-based team.
The scheduler will be responsible for managing—and ensuring the smooth execution of—all aspects of the member’s daily and long-term schedule, as well as providing related administrative support.
The successful applicant will be personable, organized, and committed to individual liberty, economic freedom, and the Constitution. He or she must demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to exercise sound, independent judgment. Individuals who prefer staid and steady work or who avoid challenges (and the occasional failure) may be more comfortable elsewhere.
Applicants must have a BA or equivalent. Hill experience is not required.
To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “scheduler applicant” in the subject line. No walk-in applicants or phone interviews.
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D) seeks Legislative Assistant to cover immigration and other issues. Spanish a plus. Hill experience preferred. Proven writing and research skills required. Email cover letter, resume, three references, and brief writing sample to: DoggettJobs@mail.house.gov. (No calls please).
Seeking motivated Press Assistant in fast paced House office. Candidate must be a strong technical writer both for traditional media and online content. Attention to detail and disciplined time management are essential. Ability to take initiative; process and follow detailed instructions; and offer constructive, creative input central to role. Familiarity with website management/formatting, social media platforms, graphic design, and photography preferred. No prior Hill experience required. Please send resumes to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
A southern Republican office is seeking a Legislative Correspondent. Successful candidates will be extremely detail oriented and organized. Applicants should have a strong work ethic, some Hill experience, an exceptional writing ability, excellent time management skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. The Legislative Correspondent will handle all aspects of the office’s mail program. This includes sorting, batching, drafting letters, writing statements for the record, managing an active 499 program, etc. Please send cover letter, a writing sample and resume to email@example.com.
The House Democratic Caucus seeks a press secretary. The ideal candidate has at least three years of press experience under his or her belt, a nose for news and fluency in Spanish.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Drafting press releases and statements
Media outreach to print, TV and radio reporters
Supporting production of press events
Translating and transcribing interviews
Some video production
Digital skills are a plus. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
Please send an email and cover letter to House Democratic Caucus Communications Director Sarah Lovenheim at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Press Secretary Opening.”
The office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) is currently seeking applications for our 2016 summer internship program. 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. Efficiency in Spanish is preferred but not required. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Sarah.Hodgkins@mail.house.gov.
The office of Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) is currently accepting applications for its Washington, D.C. summer internship session. The internship is unpaid. An ideal intern should be motivated, detail oriented, display a strong work ethic, and interact well with constituents.
In addition, applicants should have a strong interest in the legislative process and the function of Congress. Strong ties to the sixth district of Arizona or the state of Arizona are preferred, but not required. Priority is given to current college students, but recent high school graduates with exceptional credentials may be considered.
Internship duties may include conducting Capitol tours, attending policy briefings and congressional hearings, writing constituent correspondence, answering constituent phone calls, and assisting with projects assigned by staff. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to Sally Fox at email@example.com.
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Democratic Staff seeks a qualified graduate or undergraduate press intern for summer 2016. An internship with the House Energy and Commerce Committee is designed to give students a thorough understanding of a Congressional committee’s role in the legislative process. Press interns will compile daily news clips, draft news releases and social media content, conduct research, and assist with administrative tasks such as updating media lists. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to shadow staff at hearings, media briefings or media events on subjects within the Committee’s broad jurisdiction. A background in journalism, public relations or general communications is preferred, but not required.
If you are interested in applying, please send a resume, cover letter, and two references to InternshipResume.EC@mail.house.gov.
The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is seeking full-time and part-time interns for the Summer of 2016. 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 will include, but are not limited to, attending Congressional briefings, giving tours of the Capitol, conducting research, responding to constituent inquiries, and processing tour and flag requests. Qualified applicants should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, fastidious attention to detail, and interest in the legislative and governmental process. To apply, please send a resume, three references, writing sample, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject ‘Norton Internship.’ No phone calls or drop-ins please.
Congressman Tony Cárdenas is seeking interns to join his Washington, D.C. team for a part- or full-time, unpaid internship beginning in April or May for a duration of three months.
Candidates should be self-starters and able to exercise good judgment on a wide range of assignments in a fast-paced and busy office. Very strong writing skills with close attention to detail and a courteous demeanor are essential.
Main responsibilities include: attending briefings and writing memos, assisting with scheduling, answering phone calls, processing mail and leading tours of the U.S. Capitol. A hard-working intern in our office will eventually move on to assisting staff with more complex, legislative and press-related projects. Candidates with California ties, especially to the San Fernando Valley, and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail resume and cover letter in PDF format to Intern.Resume@mail.house.gov.
The Washington, D.C. Office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) is seeking unpaid full time, part time, and press interns. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, answering phones, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, attending and summarizing hearings and/or briefings for legislative staff, and performing various administrative tasks. Press interns will work with communications staff to create digital content, develop press clips, collect and distribute news clips, draft press releases, and manage a nationally engaging social media platform. Candidates should possess interest in the legislative process, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a sense of humor. California ties encouraged, but not required. Undergraduate and graduate students welcome to apply. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three references, and two writing samples to Joseph Sweiss at Joseph.Sweiss@mail.house.gov.
The Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is seeking law clerks for the Fall 2016 semester to assist his Senate Judiciary Committee staff. These substantive positions offer students a unique opportunity to observe the legislative and nominations process and to work closely with Committee counsel on a wide variety of projects. Committee law clerks are typically tasked with conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and materials related to Committee hearings and votes, attending Committee hearings and executive business meetings, and providing assistance with other legislative matters. The clerkships are open to current law students only; those from Vermont are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about Senator Leahy and the clerkship program, visit http://leahy.senate.gov/services/law_clerks/. Please email resume, cover letter, legal writing sample, law school transcript, and list of three references to Patrick_Sheahan@Judiciary-Dem.Senate.Gov, with “Law Clerk” in the subject line of the email, by April 18, 2016. Due to significant delays in mail processing in the U.S. Senate, please do not send an application by regular post.
The office of a Republican North Carolina Congressman is seeking applicants for a full-time internship starting immediately. The individual should be able to multi-task and be prepared to work in a fast-paced office. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, answering phones, attending hearings and briefing, conducting 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, interested candidates should send NC.GOP.Internship@gmail.com a resume and cover letter with “Intern Application” in the subject line.
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill’s (D-Mo.) Washington, D.C. office is seeking applicants for a full-time unpaid press internship for Summer 2016. Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, available to work from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday, and ideally able to start in mid-to-late May. Duties include tracking press clips and monitoring traffic on social media networks, assisting with morning press clips, updating and maintaining press contact lists, writing short press releases, assisting with the office’s day-to-day communications operation, and other research duties as needed. 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 Ofirah_Yheskel@mccaskill.senate.gov as soon as possible.
Dr. Dan Benishek (R-MI) seeks intern to start immediately in his Washington D.C. office. Candidates should be self-motivated, well-organized, responsible, dependable, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. This opportunity provides exposure to the legislative process while developing an understanding of how a congressional office operates. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to: answering phones, constituent tours, organizing constituent mail, administrative duties, attending briefings, assisting with special projects, and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on various issues.
This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. This position is full-time or part-time. No previous Hill experience necessary. Michigan ties preferred but not necessary. Please email your cover letter and resume with 3 references to Danielle Branz at email@example.com with “Internship Candidate” in the subject line.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez seeks full-or part-time interns for two summer sessions in his Washington, D.C. office. Prospective interns should be mature, self-motivated, and enthusiastic. Candidates should also have strong research and writing skills. Duties include attending congressional hearings, writing memos, and assisting staff with legislative research. Interns will also be answering phones, giving U.S. Capitol tours, and processing mail. Internships are unpaid and applicants should indicate when applying which summer session they would prefer to work. New Jersey ties are preferred, but not required, and having Spanish language fluency is a plus. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.menendez.senate.gov/services/internships. The deadline to apply for Summer Session 1 is April 1, 2015, and the deadline for Summer Session 2 is May 1, 2015.
The Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democrats is currently seeking graduate and legal interns and fellows (Fellows must be affiliated with an established program) for summer 2016. Legislative tasks may include, but are not limited to, legislative research, assembling information, assisting staff in hearing and markup preparation and execution, memo and legislative writing, and attending other hearings, markups, briefings and meetings for the purpose of taking notes. Applicants should be able to start in May and commit through July. Interested applicants should email their application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include with your resume, a cover letter, the internship applicant information form and two short, relevant writing samples and be sure to include ‘Summer 2016’ and what position you are applying for in the title (ex: Summer 2016 – Labor Fellowship). Please visit our website at http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/about/internships for more information.
The Office of Rep. Scott Rigell (VA-02) is seeking politically Conservative unpaid Summer 2016 interns in their Washington, DC, office to begin in May and continue through August. The Office seeks an outgoing, enthusiastic person with at least 3 days/week availability who would like experience working in a Congressional Office. Virginia ties are a plus but not required. Interested persons should submit resume to Julie.Moorhead@mail.house.gov.
Sen. Charles Schumer’s Office seeks self-motivated and professional college students or recent college graduates for a summer internship, from May to August 2016. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: researching legislative issues, attending hearings, preparing follow-up memos, 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 Washington_Internships@schumer.senate.gov.
The Washington office of Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) seeks candidates for full-time internships to begin immediately. Applicants should possess strong writing skills, be well organized, generally knowledgeable of legislative and related issues, and be detail-oriented. Main duties include answering telephones, logging constituent calls, giving tours of the Capitol to visitors, and assisting with other administrative tasks. An internship with Rep. Hultgren is not your normal hill internship. Interns are encouraged to take initiative and work with staff to best serve the constituents of Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume to IL14.InternCoordinator@mail.house.gov.
The Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) is seeking applications for full-time unpaid interns for the summer session. Applicants must be willing to work 4-5 full days per week. The internship is scheduled to run from June to August, but the months of the internship can vary depending on the availability or school schedule of the applicant, if need be. Candidates should possess interest in the legislative process, excellent organizational and communication skills, and attention to detail. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, talking with constituents, scheduling and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol, attending and summarizing briefings and hearings for legislative staff, and supporting the office with any additional duties. Interested candidates should email a current resume and a list of 3 references with the subject line “Summer Internship” to NY11Resumes@mail.house.gov.
The Washington, DC office of Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) seeks a highly motivated full or part-time intern to begin immediately. Successful candidates will demonstrate that they are organized, detail-oriented, and professional. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting staff with legislative, administrative, constituent relations, and press activities. Interns will: answer phones; sort, distribute, and respond to constituent mail; lead tours of the US Capitol building; attend hearings and briefings; and assist with legislative research. We are also currently accepting applications for summer internships. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample(s) to GOPinternshipAZ@gmail.com.
Immediate Opening: Pro-Life Republican office is seeking recent graduates for a full-time, paid Congressional internship. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.
Qualified applicants will be hard working, respectful, organized, and possess excellent communication skills. Responsibilities include answering phones and greeting visitors, sorting and recording constituent correspondence, facilitating Capitol tours, attending briefings/hearings, and assisting legislative staff.
Interested candidates should email their resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Immediate Opening: Pro-Life GOP Internship”. Resumes must be no more than one page in length.
The Office of Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA) is looking to immediately hire full and part-time unpaid Legislative Interns to work in our Washington, DC office. You’ll be responsible for attending hearings and briefings, providing administrative support, guiding Capitol tours, conducting legislative research, drafting correspondence and a variety of policy related projects to assist legislative staffers. Excellent time management skills, a healthy sense of humor, creativity and a strong commitment to teamwork are qualities we’re looking for. CA ties a plus, but not required.
If you’d like to be considered for a Legislative Internship position, please send a cover letter with your availability and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Legislative Intern Application” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please no phone calls.
Democratic Finance Committee staff seeks an unpaid intern to assist the press team this summer. This internship is a valuable opportunity to see how a Senate communications office functions and ideal for motivated, self-starting and quick-learning individuals. Responsibilities include monitoring media coverage, compiling daily press clips, drafting press releases and other materials, assisting with social media and Committee hearings, and providing research and other support to the press team. A background in communications or journalism is preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com, while indicating “Finance Summer Press Internship” and 223182 as the job referral number in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer.
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 homeland security. Specific knowledge of the Department of Homeland Security, emergency management, border security, and immigration strongly preferred. Must have strong written and oral communication skills, knowledge of and experience with the legislative and oversight processes, and the ability to work cooperatively with others. Several years of relevant Congressional work experience strongly preferred. Please apply by e-mailing a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223183 as the job referral number in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
The Select Committee on Ethics seeks a non-partisan attorney for a temporary position of staff counsel. The temporary staff counsel’s responsibilities will include reviewing and providing guidance to Senate Members and staff on a high volume of financial disclosure reports, as well as providing advice and training regarding Ethics rules and laws. This is a non-partisan position which requires the ability to serve the entire Senate community equally and refrain from political or partisan activity. Applicants must be able to work well as part of a team and must possess outstanding written and oral communication skills and analytical abilities as well as the sound judgment necessary to evaluate matters that arise before the Committee. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: government ethics, financial disclosure, finance/securities law, investigations, or criminal law. Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample (no longer than 15 pages) to email@example.com. The Committee is an equal employment opportunity employer.