Saturday, December 12, 2009

Six individual or group job opening listings

1)  Mgr Market Planning & Strategy-LEX00253
Job Description

This position will work closely with the Director of Market Planning and Strategy to plan, develop and implement market strategies for the health and human services sector. The duties of the position will include (but not be limited to): research and analysis of key factors in the health and human services sector, assessment and recommendations on appropriate near and long term objectives, strategies, and resource allocations, ongoing analysis of the assigned market to identify new opportunities through research and customer review, participating in the development and management of relationships with strategic business partners, engaging with customers and potential customers in support of the state and federal sales teams, coordination of specific assigned initiatives and areas of focus, and assisting with the writing/editing of content for marketing materials and procurement documents/proposals. This position will assist in the coordination of efforts with sales, business development, marketing, product development and other appropriate internal teams. The position will also interact with external parties, including government agencies and corporate partners.
Minimum of 7 years experience in an Health and Human Services (HHS)-focused role (ideal candidates will have both government and private sector experience)Depth of knowledge of the HHS landscape, with specific expertise in one or more subject areas (Medicaid, Child Services, etc)Significant experience working with government agencies, and knowledge of government environments, budgeting processes, etc.Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writtenStrong research and analytics skillsAbility to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent projects and deliver quality results under deadlinesStrong sense of professionalism and excellent interpersonal skillsExperience dealing with executive-level management of large public agencies and private corporationsAbility to work effectively in a team environment
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of business information solutions to professionals in a variety of areas, including: legal, corporate, government, law enforcement, tax, accounting, academic, and risk and compliance assessment. LexisNexis helps customers achieve their goals in more than 100 countries, across six continents, with over 18,000 employees. Regardless of your location, you'll work together with your colleagues as one team - a unified network of professionals who share a passion for solving problems, realizing results, and pushing the boundaries of what knowledge can do.
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2)  Internship
Concepts, Inc., (  a DC-metro public relations firm specializing in government clientele, has an immediate opening for a communications intern. Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland (directly above the Friendship Heights Metro stop), Concepts will offer hands-on experience working on a highly respected Department of Labor account.

Applications must be submitted by December 31, 2009. Note: Special consideration will be given to students with disabilities.

Communications Intern

· Assist with research and writing content for the Web site ( and in social media outlets and publications;

· Research, proofread and fact-check Web content and written copy;

· Track and report coverage in traditional and social media;

· Construct and update media lists and contact databases;

· Assist team members with other duties as needed; and

· Participate in meetings with the team.


· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint

· Knowledge and experience with social media/networking Web sites preferred;

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

· Well-organized and attentive to detail;

· Minimum 3.0 GPA;

· Junior status or above;

· Making progress toward a degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism or a related field; and

· Available to work 10-20 hours/week (for credit if desired).

Submit your resume, two writing samples and recommendation from a faculty member to:

Jessica Manion, Executive Assistant
Concepts Inc.
2 Wisconsin Circle
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
or e-mail your materials to with the subject line “Internship.”

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Committee Press Secretary - House Natural Resources Committee Republicans seek experienced Press Secretary to assist Communications Director in managing active media operation. Candidates must have 2+ years experience as press secretary. Hill experience strongly preferred. Duties include: drafting press releases, statements, and op-eds; speaking on the record with reporters; pitching Ranking Member to national and regional media; and, proactively communicating Republican messages and agenda. Send cover letter and resume to

Press Secretary – Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is seeking a press secretary that reports to communications director in his Washington, DC office. The ideal candidate is an excellent writer/editor, with experience in multiple formats, including press releases, opinion pieces, and speeches. Must possess strong press secretary credentials, including on-the-record experience, as well as experience interacting and working closely with a member of Congress or similar high-ranking principal. Position requires a solid understanding of the legislative process and the Hill. Candidates should have at least 3 years experience on the Hill, with an agency, trade association, or at a firm (Hill experience strongly preferred). Successful candidate will also have experience utilizing social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube). Texas ties a plus. Please send cover letter and resume to

Intern - Midwest Republican Congressman looking for a press / new media intern. Intern will assist with press releases, talking points, press conferences/events, newsletters, and administrative tasks. Excellent writing skills and new media experience a plus. College journalism/political science students are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should send a resume

Contract Manager - Political mobile provider, seeks to fill a Contracts Manager position. The Contracts Manager will work in partnership with all members of Tusk Mobile to provide support in proposal preparation, draft client proposals and contracts and give advice to project leadership on contractual issues. The Contracts Manager may also perform other responsibilities associated with this position as it is appropriate. The position requires at least 2 years of sales or contract management experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a vast understanding of numerous new media tactics, and the ability to work in a fast paced, campaign-like environment. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Journalism Intern - DistrictFile is looking for an intern to work directly with our Editor-in-Chief. is an invitation-only social networking site for politicos. The site boasts a bipartisan roster of high level political professionals, both in Washington, D.C. and around the world. Our membership includes Capitol Hill staffers and Members of Congress, senior operatives from state and federal governments, campaigns, lobbying shops, media, think tanks, the World Bank, Wall Street, and even the EU Parliament. This is a rare opportunity to do hands on work in every aspect of journalism, working with experienced writers and editors on a wide range of domestic and international topics. Work includes proofing, writing, photo selection, and attending events. Please send resume and writing samples to: Amir Oveissi, President,

Internships - The David All Group (, the team that works to achieve measurable results through its campaign-style approach to modern grassroots communications, seeks interns to work in its downtown DC office from January - May 2010. Intern responsibilities will include: opportunities to aggressively interact with social media platforms; help update and manage web sites; help draft memos, emails, other copy; monitor blogs, Facebook and Twitter for trends, supporters, and surprises; additional clerical/staffing work as needed. Perks: lots of hands-on experience; opportunity to do real work – you won’t be making copies all day; incredible networking opportunities; learn the ropes of the modern media business. Required Intern Skills: computer and web-savvy; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; able to work in a close team environment; able to thrive in a fast-paced office; handle multiple tasks and work under pressure; motivated self-starter accustomed to taking initiative. DAG is staffed by a small, committed and ambitious team of web strategists and conversation engineers. Its clients range from blue chip companies, to the Right kind of non-profits, to a limited set of Republican political organizations and candidates. This is a non-paid internship. To apply, email your cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to Katie Osgood at

Media Relations Manager - U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Communications Divisions is looking for an individual to conduct day-to-day media outreach efforts, with the goals of strengthening relationships with reporters and creating public awareness of key issues. RESPONSIBILITIES: executing both short- and long-term media campaigns; write press releases, media advisories, op-eds, and executive briefings; pitch to cable news and talk radio producers (this includes building a media campaign around talk radio outreach); gain an understanding of Chamber policy issues (CFPA, health care, climate change, immigration, trade, education, tax reform, etc); offer insight about leveraging new and emerging media technologies. REQUIREMENTS: Degree and 3-5 years of related experience in media or public relations, or as a press secretary; experience working in a trade association, political campaign, or on Capitol Hill; able to effectively pitch stories and land positive coverage; have a variety of contacts in broadcast media; highly effective written and verbal communications skills; and the ability to accurately write about policy issues under intense deadlines and work across a complex organization. Experience with Vocus or similar media database is preferred. Apply online at The U.S. Chamber is an equal opportunity employer.

Communications Director - Georgetown State-Federal Climate Resource Center seeks a Director of Communications to develop and implement (in coordination with the Executive Director and Policy Director) a comprehensive communications and outreach strategy, including outreach to state and federal officials, Congressional offices, the media, and other key parties. Responsibilities will include the promotion of events, analyses, and publications through press releases, the Center’s website, meetings with policymakers, and other communications tools as appropriate. Specific responsibilities include the following: monitor and provide information on legislative, regulatory and other activity that affects state and federal roles in climate policy, including but not limited to cap and trade, energy, transportation, and adaptation policy; support and promote the work of the Governors’ Energy and Climate Coalition; attend and report on relevant Capitol Hill hearings and briefings and relevant state association events; arrange briefings and meetings between state and federal policymakers and Center staff; communicate with state and federal policymakers regarding areas of research and analysis that are needed; identify opportunities for states to provide input to federal activity (legislative, administrative, international), including hearings, briefings, and other forums; provide effective outreach and interaction with other organizations and groups representing state interests related to climate and energy issues; work with new and traditional media to inform them on the work of the Center; oversee the ongoing development of the GCC’s website, with responsibilities for writing, editing and coordinating what will be posted; highlight and disseminate GCC publications and other works through the website and other means, including publication of a monthly electronic newsletter. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. Successful applicant must be an experienced communicator on environmental, climate change or energy issues. Experience with new and traditional media and strong writing and relationship skills are required. To apply, please visit: and reference the job number 2009-0791R

Vice President, Europe and Eurasia - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce seeks a vice president, Europe and Eurasia, to develop and execute strategic business plans and leadership strategies to achieve policy, program, membership, and budget objectives. Geography includes Europe and Eurasia, including Russia, Turkey, and the Caucasus. Lead a staff of policy experts to expand trade and international business opportunities for American business in D.C. and throughout Europe and Eurasia; develop policy positions on international issues and ensure positions are aligned with member interests; and represent member interests before administrative and legislative bodies in D.C. and foreign governments. Determine solutions to conflicts of interest; execute programs to support policy initiatives and evaluate program effectiveness; lead the Europe-Eurasia Task Force; ensure outstanding member service; build networks and relationships; and oversee the Chamber’s Brussels Office. Advise to the senior vice president; act as a Chamber representative to international business and forums; raise funds and manage operating expenses; ensure appropriate allocation of resources; and oversee consultants and ensure agreements are within budget and do not present conflicts of interest. Requires 15+ years’ in international trade or related discipline; excellent business development and fundraising skills; ability to lead and motivate staff; ability to build relationships and develop and implement strategic plans; excellent verbal, written, and public speaking skills; strong negotiation skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders; sound judgment; ability to take calculated risks to implement new ideas; financial analysis skills, including developing budgets; flexibility for travel overseas; and proficiency in MS Office. Master’s in international affairs. Salary commensurate with experience. Apply online at The U.S. Chamber is an equal opportunity employer.

Communications Coordinator - Military Families United, a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)4 organization and the leading organization representing Gold and Blue Star military families throughout the country, seeks a full-time Communications Coordinator in its Washington, DC headquarters. The successful candidate will assist the Communications Director with media outreach and tracking, website management and administrative tasks. This individual will be responsible for the following: Building and maintaining updated media contact lists; Tracking daily media hits and pitching stories to local, regional and national media outlets; Drafting press releases, op-eds, fact sheets and other written materials for distribution to media, donors, members, public officials and the general public; Coordinating production of collateral materials for special events and press conferences; Assisting Communications Director with website design and content. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and resourceful, have top-notch written and verbal communication skills, exceptional organizational abilities, a strong work ethic and a “no job is too big or small” attitude. Demonstrated media pitching and tracking skills are a must. Candidates must possess a thorough understanding of print, television and online media and a proven record of media placements. The ability to manage and complete multiple tasks on time in a fast-paced environment is essential. Basic knowledge of the legislative process and strategic communications campaigns is an advantage. Applicants must have working knowledge of graphic design principles and software, including, but not limited to, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Contribute and Adobe. A minimum of 1-3 years of directly related work experience is required; Capitol Hill and/or agency experience is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field is required. Please email resume, cover letter, sample press release and salary history and requirements to  Applicants who do not submit writing samples will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Executive Director, Global Intellectual Property Center - The U.S. Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) seeks an executive director to lead and manage a team to develop, implement, and promote GIPC’s domestic, multilateral, and international programs and initiatives, which are designed to advance IP rights, with a focus on patent laws and international norms-setting. Assist in overall department management including staff, budget, and office administration. Work cross-divisionally to develop a comprehensive strategy to accomplish GIPC’s mission of promoting and protecting strong IP rights; lead a coalition to raise awareness of IP on Capitol Hill and in capitals and multilateral forums worldwide; work with GIPC members to manage cross-industry, advocacy, and education campaigns opposing efforts to weaken IP; oversee programs in targeted international markets; help implement an aggressive communications plan in U.S. and overseas markets; and coordinate with partner organizations and associations on cross-cutting issues. Requires 10+ years’ experience working on IP issues, preferably patents or international trade, including familiarity with the congressional committees, foreign governments, business organizations, multilateral institutions, and NGOs involved in these issues; proven team management ability to think and plan strategically; strong budget forecasting skills; excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written communications skills; proficiency in MS Office; and flexibility for international travel. Bachelor’s. Master’s preferred. Capitol Hill or executive branch experience a plus. Salary mid-$100s, depending on experience. Apply online at The U.S. Chamber is an equal opportunity employer.

New Media Manager - The Education Trust seeks an energetic, Web 2.0 savvy Manager of New Media to support the organization's Division of Government Affairs and Communications. This person is a strategic thinker who can advance The Education Trust's efforts to increase commitment to our mission of closing the gaps in achievement and opportunity by creating and implementing comprehensive and effective online strategies to inform and activate a variety of targets audiences. Founded in 1992, Ed Trust works for the high academic achievement of all students, and students of color from other youth. For the full position description, visit

Scheduler - Top notch scheduler needed for busy general counsel’s office of large D.C.-based trade association; provide administrative support for the department within a policy-focused business federation. Schedule meetings, conferences, reservations, and travel arrangements; prepare correspondence, memorandum, and reports; answer phones and handle faxes; and process expense reports. Minimum of 2+ years’ experience as scheduler on Capitol Hill; strong organization and multitasking skills; attention to detail; strong editing and proofreading; excellent verbal communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet Explorer; and sound judgment and the ability to handle confidential information. Hours 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., with some overtime. Bachelor's degree. Position starts immediately. E-mail resume to:

Media Analyist – CARMA International, a global leader in media analysis with offices in Washington, Toronto, London, Paris, New Delhi, Sydney, Singapore, Santiago, and Tokyo, is seeking a Senior Analyst with five-plus years of client management experience in media analysis, market research, or public relations. CARMA works with its clientele of large organizations in most every sector of the global economy to evaluate and help guide their earned media programs. The ideal candidate will have strong client relationship and writing skills coupled with the ability to analyze data. The position would be in CARMA’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. Send your resume, salary history, and cover letter to

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December 10, 2009

Press Secretary - Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04) is seeking a motivated, organized and responsible Press Secretary. Applicant must have excellent communications skills - both written and oral. Candidate should understand fundamentals of journalism and be able to juggle a variety of tasks simultaneously. Responsibilities will include writing press releases and weekly column, updating web site, and administering an aggressive direct-mail program, among other things. Ideal candidate will express a "no job is too small" attitude, be a team player, and have genuine interest in conservative issues and Republican politics. Oklahoma ties and experience working with national media a plus. Please fax resume and cover letter to (202) 225-3512 or email with the words "Press Secretary" in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Legislative Correspondent - Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) seeks a Legislative Correspondent. Candidate must have excellent writing skills, solid working knowledge of the legislative process and current issues, and the ability to use Internet Quorum (IQ). Must be a self-starter, able to maintain deadlines without constant supervision and able to manage sizeable amounts of incoming and outgoing mail. Texas ties as well as previous Hill experience are preferred. Interested applicants should email resume, cover letter and writing sample to No phone calls, faxes or drop-offs please.

Internship (unpaid) - Congressman Frank D. Lucas (R-OK) is currently seeking interns for the spring of 2010 for his Washington DC office. The internship involves assisting with incoming mail, researching legislative issues, attending lectures and hearings, giving tours, working with legislative staff on special projects and assisting with other general office duties. Candidates must be self-starters, detail oriented, have excellent writing and communication skills, and be able to multi-task. This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. Please email your cover letter and resume to Oklahomans are encouraged to apply.

Intern - Congressman John Boozman (AR-3) has an immediate opening for a Spring internship in his Washington, DC office. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, dependable, and professional individuals. Interns will have the opportunity to learn the legislative process and gain valuable Capitol Hill experience by assisting with administrative and legislative tasks, answering phones, sorting mail and conducting Capitol tours. Arkansas ties are encouraged, but not required. Interested candidates should send résumé and cover letter to

Paid Internship - Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is seeking interns to work in his Capitol Hill office. Rep. McCarthy represents California’s 22nd Congressional District which includes most of Kern County, several communities in San Luis Obispo County and the Lancaster area of Los Angeles County. Recognized as a “rising star” by Roll Call, Capitol Hill’s newspaper, he serves on the Financial Services and House Administration Committees. As Chief Deputy Republican Whip, he also serves as part of the Republican Leadership team. Interns assist with policy research and projects, constituent services such as leading tours of the Capitol, and general office administrative duties. The internship is an excellent opportunity for college students to learn how Congress works. Join our dynamic office and experience first-hand the political and public policy process. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Both paid and unpaid internships are available. To apply, please complete the internship application available on the website: Include days and times available, attach a resume, and send to

December 7, 2009

Unpaid Intern - The Office of Congressman Bill Shuster (PA-09) is seeking unpaid interns for the Spring of 2010 in his Washington, DC office. Candidates should be self-motivated, team players that are ready to work in a faced-paced environment. The internship will provide individuals with an opportunity to gain a hands-on experience in a Congressional office while gaining a valuable understanding of the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: answering phones, sorting constituent mail, attending committee hearings and briefings for staff, data entry, and giving tours of the Capitol. Although this position is unpaid, we will work with the student to fulfill requirements for school credit programs. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and 1-3 page writing sample to with Spring Internship in the subject line.

December 3, 2009

Press Secretary - Midwest Republican Congressman in search of an energetic, driven, and media savvy press secretary. Candidate should possess strong writing skills and have a firm grasp of major policy issues. Candidate should also be a highly-motivated self-starter who is able to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously, including drafting statements, speeches, and press releases; devising an overall media strategy – both online and print; and managing communication with and inquiries from the media. Looking for a team player who embraces new challenges and brings a “no job is too small” attitude to the job. Capitol Hill experience is preferred. Please email resume and 2 writing samples to

Spring Interns - The office of Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao currently has openings for Spring Internships in the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors in the front office, organizing and distributing mail, managing tour requests of the Capitol and other government facilities, and assisting legislative staff in research and writing projects. Strong writing skills and Louisiana ties are desired. Please email cover letter, resume, and references to with “Spring Internship ‘10” for the subject line.

Unpaid Internship - Republican Governor is requesting resumes for hard working, detail oriented, and self motivated students interested in a unique and active internship program in his Washington, D.C. Office. The candidate will gain valuable intergovernmental experience learning the state’s role in Federal Relations. You must be friendly, have basic administrative skills, and the drive to work hard in a small office environment. Please email resume to .

Unpaid Interns - The Office of Congressman Paul Broun (GA-10) is seeking unpaid interns for the Spring of 2010 in his Washington, DC office. This internship is a perfect opportunity to gain Capitol Hill experience for individuals with an interest in public policy. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, greeting visitors, answering phones, sorting constituent mail, data entry, conducting Capitol tours, occasionally attending hearings, and assisting staff members. Applicants should have basic knowledge of the legislative system and possess strong organization and communication skills. Georgia ties are preferred but not required; energetic, hard working self-starters that have the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure are encouraged to apply. This position can be either full or part-time with flexible scheduling available. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to, with “Spring Internship” in the subject line. No drop ins or phone calls please.

Unpaid interns - Republican Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) is seeking unpaid interns for the Spring of 2010. Candidates should have an interest in public policy. Interns will have the opportunity to attend committee hearings and briefings for staff members, assist in the constituent correspondence process, as well as assist with other constituent services. Responsibilities include: taking phone calls, processing constituent mail, and performing other general office duties. Applicants should be interested in the legislative process, enthusiastic, reliable, and hard-working. Full or part time internships with flexible schedules are available. Candidates who reside in Virginia’s First Congressional District are preferred. Interested candidates should fax their resume and cover letter to (202) 225-4382 or email

November 19, 2009

Legislative Assistant - Southern Republican office is seeking a legislative assistant to handle a variety of issues including small business, energy, environment, and education. Candidates must have capitol hill experience as a legislative assistant or legislative correspondent, an absolute minimum of 1-2 years experience. Experience with new media and managing email databases is a plus. Applicant must have excellent communications skills, written and oral.. Submit resume to

Paid Internship - A Midwestern conservative Republican is currently seeking pro-life conservative internship applicants with a good work ethic to start immediately for the winter/spring semester. This internship provides an opportunity to observe and interact with the inner-workings of a Congressional office, as well as provide learning opportunities though attending hearings, briefings, conducting tours of the Capitol, and assisting office staff with various duties and projects. Full-time interns will receive a one time stipend of $500 at the end of the internship. Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter, and references to Midwest ties preferred but not required.

Unpaid Interns - Congressman C.W. Bill Young is seeking unpaid interns who are interested in gaining experience in a congressional office and assisting the Congressman with general intern projects. Main responsibilities include assisting the Congressman with a constituent survey, performing general office duties, drafting letters, researching legislative issues and conducting tours of the Capitol. Candidates should be self-motivated, flexible, responsible, enthusiastic, team-players and computer-literate. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking to gain academic credit and on-the-job experience with current legislative issues. Interested candidates should e-mail their cover letter and resume to Jenifer Nawrocki at

November 16, 2009

Spring Interns - Congressman Ted Poe’s office is seeking unpaid interns for the Spring 2010 semester. Main responsibilities include answering phones, drafting letters, researching legislative issues, attending meetings/hearings as needed and giving tours of the Capitol. Candidates should be self motivated, enthusiastic, a team-player, flexible, and computer-literate. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking to gain academic credit. Candidates interested in gaining experience with the Foreign Affairs and Judiciary committees are encouraged to apply. Texas ties a plus. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Johnna Carlson at

Internships - The Office of Congresswoman Kay Granger is looking for bright, motivated, and responsible students who are interested in gaining experience in legislative affairs to apply for spring and summer internships in our Washington, DC office. The internships provide students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a Representative’s office and to acquire a fuller understanding of the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government. Students pursuing all courses of study will be considered. No minimum GPA is required, however good communication, analytical skills, and academic excellence will reflect favorably on the candidate. Applicants must be a sophomore, junior or senior. Although this position is unpaid, we will work with the student to fulfill requirements for school credit programs. Intern Duties include: *Conduct tours of the Capitol, *Attend committee hearings and write briefs, *Perform constituent services, *Assist with federal inquiries, *Assist staff with projects, *Complete intern assignments as requested. Please email the following information to : application (to download, visit§iontree=75), resume, copy of latest transcript, and a letter of recommendation. Application Deadlines: November 20, 2009 for Spring 2010 internships. Please Note: This is a House of Representative office, not a campaign office.

November 9, 2009

Legislative Correspondent - Rep. John Kline (R-MN-02) seeks a Legislative Correspondent (LC) for his Washington office. Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of the legislative process, excellent writing, and organization skills. The ideal applicant will have Hill experience, knowledge of IQ, significant writing experience, and be able to handle a large volume of mail. Minnesota/Midwest ties are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should email resume, cover letter and writing sample to No phone calls, faxes or drop-offs please.

Interns - The office of Congressman Buck McKeon (CA 25), Ranking Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee, is seeking unpaid Interns to fill positions for Spring 2010 (January – April). Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, attending meetings/hearings as needed and giving tours of the Capitol. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars that interest you. Candidates should be self motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Applicants must be able to make a minimum commitment of four days a week. California ties a plus. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Mimma Faudale at

November 5, 2009

Spring Internships - Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office is currently accepting applications for unpaid internships in the District office in Eden Prairie, MN and in Washington, D.C. for the spring semester. A Congressional internship offers applicants an exciting opportunity to support staff while learning about the daily operations of the Legislative branch. Interns will assist the staff with constituent services, communications, administrative tasks, and legislative research. Congressman Paulsen’s Internship Program is designed primarily for the educational benefit of the participant. Interns working in the District Office have the opportunity to contribute to the office’s interaction with the surrounding community through constituent services, local events, and community meetings. Interns in the Washington, D.C. Office will gain insight into the federal government and the legislative process by working closely with staff and attending hearings and briefings. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and possess a positive attitude. This internship is unpaid. College credit, if applicable, will be provided.Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and resume to Krysta Carlson at

November 2, 2009

Unpaid Spring Interns - Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is currently seeking unpaid spring interns with conservative values, who are available to start in January or early February. Interns will be responsible for maintaining general front office duties including answering phones, conducting and scheduling tours, logging and writing office correspondence, and a variety of other administrative tasks. Applicants should be detail oriented, punctual, and have excellent communication skills. Wisconsin ties are preferred. Interested candidates should direct their cover letter and resume to Joseph Zapf at No phone calls please.

October 29, 2009

Website Manager/Legislative/Communications Assistant:- Florida Republican is seeking an experienced website manager with strong background in new media and managing email lists and databases. This is a unique position that also includes some legislative/press duties. This is the perfect position for someone who is tech savvy, who would like the opportunity to do more substantive legislative/press work, including committee responsibilities. Previous Hill experience of at least two years managing websites, overseeing e newsletters, teletown halls and new media a must. Send resume to

Paid Internship – Congressman Henry Brown (SC-01) seeks interns in his Washington, DC office. Duties include conducting Capitol tours, assisting with constituent calls and requests, sorting correspondence, attending hearings and briefings, researching legislative issues, drafting letters and assisting staff with various office duties. Successful candidates will be motivated, hard working, and able to work as part of a team. South Carolina ties are strongly preferred. College students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be able to start immediately and continue through the Spring. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Amber Ford at with “Internship” in the subject line.

Spring Internship - The office of Congressman Connie Mack (FL-14) is currently seeking unpaid interns for spring internships beginning early January. Responsibilities include conducting tours of the Capitol, answering the telephones, organizing and inputting mail, and aiding legislative staff on special projects. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend hearings and briefings. Florida ties are preferred but not required. Please send resume and cover letter to

Spring Interns - The office of Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX-22) is seeking interns for the Spring of 2010. Duties include answering phones, sorting correspondence, giving Capitol tours to constituents, assisting the Staff Assistant with other basic front office duties, and any other duties as requested by staff members. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and have a “no task is too big or too small attitude”. This internship is unpaid. Qualified applicants should send a completed application, cover letter, and resume to the Intern Coordinator at The deadline for submission is November 30, 2009. To request an application, e-mail Ademide Adedokun at

October 22, 2009

Full-time Unpaid Internship - The office of Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis (FL-09) is currently seeking full-time interns for the fall semester of 2009. Responsibilities include conducting tours of the Capitol, answering the telephones, organizing and inputting mail & faxes, drafting letters and aiding legislative staff on special projects. Interns are also given the opportunity to attend hearings and briefings to enhance their experience on Capitol Hill. Additional duties are available and will be assigned according to an intern’s interest and ability. Successful candidates will be highly motivated and detail oriented conservatives with strong multitasking abilities. Florida ties are preferred but not required. Please send resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to

Spring Internship - The office of Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA-04) is seeking conservative interns to begin in January 2010 and continue until May 2010 in the Washington, DC office. Position responsibilities include answering phones, sorting and drafting correspondence, giving Capitol tours, researching legislation, data entry, and any other duties as requested by staff members. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and possess a positive attitude. This internship is unpaid. College credit, if applicable, will be provided. Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Unitt-Zupkus at with “Spring Internship” in the subject line.

Full-Time Unpaid Interns - The office of Congressman Bill Posey is looking for a full-time unpaid interns for the fall and spring semesters. Interns will be responsible for assisting with general office duties (answering phones, sorting mail and faxes), and assisting legislative staff with research and writing. Performing constituent services (guiding Capitol tours and legislative correspondence) will also be an integral part of each internship. There are also opportunities to attend hearings and briefings on behalf of the office. Interns are encouraged to attend hearings, briefings, and other Congressional proceedings that might be of interest to them. Additional duties are available and will be assigned according to an intern’s interest and ability. Must be highly motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and will have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline. Send resume and cover letter to Erin Houg at with "Fall or Spring Internship" in the subject line. Please specify which season you are looking to intern during. No phone calls or faxes please.

October 15, 2009

Unpaid DC Internship - Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for January-May 2010 to assist professional staff. Responsibilities include conducting research, assisting with press events, and strategically thinking with staff members regarding different governmental issues. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills. Prior political experience is preferred; Spanish fluency a plus. Only full-time internships are available. You can learn more about the SRC by going to or Visit to learn more about Senator Alexander who chairs the conference. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample no more than 3 pages to . Deadline for applications is October 30th, 2009.


Sanofi-aventis - Director/Sr Director, Federal Government Affairs

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Description Sanofi-aventis is facing the future and leading the way as the 3rd largest pharmaceutical company in the world and number 1 in Europe. Backed by a world-class R&D organization, sanofi-aventis is developing leading positions in seven therapeutic areas: cardiovascular disease, thrombosis, oncology, diabetes, central nervous system, internal medicine, and vaccines.

Embrace this opportunity to join a diverse and talented group of individuals championed to take on innovation and change in our rapidly expanding organization.

Acts as the company�s primary point of contact with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other federal health care agencies and works closely with sanofi-aventis� functional and commercial teams to develop and communicate company positions affecting patient access and payment for the company�s products. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships executive branch officials as needed. The incumbent will use his or her experience and commercial and product knowledge to analyze government administrative and regulatory proposals and develop specific action plans to enhance access and reimbursement.

Utilize extensive knowledge of CMS rules and administrative procedures to develop and implement strategies that will leverage government action to create reimbursement and market opportunities for sanofi-aventis products at the federal level.

Develop and communicate business strategies for dealing with CMS and other targeted federal healthcare agencies so that federal health care program officials understand the patient and program value of sanofi-aventis� product offerings

Monitor and analyze impact of regulatory measures on reimbursement and patient access to sanofi-aventis products, with emphasis on managing development of supportive materials to optimize payment and enhance existing market opportunities.

Identify threats and opportunities in the area of payment and patient access in CMS programs

Lobby federal agencies on sanofi-aventis' behalf on commercially impactful issues and support sanofi-aventis legislative lobbying efforts and advocacy efforts, as needed

Be thoroughly familiar with sanofi-aventis products and services, with sensitivity to those areas of business activity most affected by government regulatory and reimbursement action.

Serve as a strategic resource for the company�s business teams so that marketing and development plans for specific products reflect changing federal policies.

Influence coverage and payment policies in federal programs

Analyze proposed CMS rules, coverage determinations, guidance documents, and budgets and develop and convey formal comments and informal communications necessary to obtain company objectives

Develops business strategies and plans of action for CMS

Communicates company position and relevant data and rationale to CMS officials and other interested parties, as necessary, to ensure adequate to favorable coverage and reimbursement of sanofi-aventis products

Monitors and analyzes government proposals and develops and coordinates formal and informal responses including comments

Supports brand teams, field teams and new products teams in dealing with CMS activities and behavioral and reimbursement policy trends

Position could be in DC, Baltimore, or Bridgewater, NJ - NE corridor travel requirements will be significant

Requirements Education:

�Bachelor�s degree required; advanced degree or equivalent experience in public policy, public health, government or public administration


�5-10 years government affairs experience strongly preferred

�Demonstrated ability and experience in working with internal business units and/or brand teams to identify and develop creative and commercially impactful public policy initiatives focused on improving market opportunities for specific products

�Extensive knowledge of the public policy and government decision-making process as well as a working knowledge of numerous payment methodologies; familiarity with HHS and CMS, and their oversight committees in Congress.

�Consistent history of building and maintaining strong relationships with congressional staff and members.

�Ability to monitor the external environment to identify emerging trends and issues affecting sanofi-aventis� business areas.

�Experienced at shaping government policies

�Experienced working with external trade, advocacy and patient groups, to seek alignment in support of company positions

Professional Skills:

�Excellent analytical, communications and writing skills

�Ability to work in team matrixed environment

�Excellent interpersonal skills

�Strong knowledge and background of the therapeutic categories in sanofi-aventis current portfolio

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