Friday, December 31, 2010


CONSTITUENT VISITOR ASSISTANT (PAID/PART TIME):  Temporary position(s) available to assist Southern Republican Senate office leading tours of the United States Capitol in the spring.  Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, energetic, possess a positive attitude and have the capability to work with large groups in a high-paced environment.  Previous experience leading tours of historic buildings is a plus but not required. Training will be provided.  Qualified candidates must commit to working February 22, 2011 through May 16, 2011, including Spring break Resumes and cover letters along with hours of availability  will be received by email at

House GOP Jobs List - December 27th and 30th, 2010

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December 30, 2010

Executive Assistant - Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-09) is accepting resumes for the position of Executive Assistant in his Washington, DC office. Candidates must be pro-active, have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Primary responsibilities include preparing the Member’s schedule and keeping appropriate staff informed of meetings and other events. In addition, this individual will make reservations for Member/staff travel and coordinate the Washington and District schedules. Florida ties preferred. Candidates meeting these requirements should e-mail a resume and cover letter with ‘Executive Assistant’ in the subject line to . No phone calls or drop-ins please.
Spring Internship - The office of Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04) has an immediate internship position available in our Washington, DC office. We are looking for highly qualified candidates that are motivated, detail orientated, and personable. The ideal candidates will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and interact well with constituents.  These are unpaid positions, but interns will have the opportunity to experience working on Capitol Hill, earn school credit, learn about the legislative process, and attend briefings of interest. Responsibilities include answering phones, giving tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative staff on various projects. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to California ties are preferred, but not required.
Unpaid Intern - Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) has one full-time, unpaid internship available for the 2011 Spring session in his Washington, DC office beginning in January.  Duties include but are not limited to answering telephones, greeting visitors, conducting tours of the Capitol, researching legislative issues, and working with our mail database system.  There will also be opportunities to experience Washington DC and cultivate your interest in American government by attending briefings, hearings, and classes.  Qualified candidates should possess excellent organizational and communication skills, should have a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic.  Although internships are unpaid, our office is happy to fill out any necessary forms for students to receive credit at their respective college or university.  Florida ties are preferred but not necessary.  All interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume with “Spring 2011 Internship” in the subject line.  No phone calls please.  Include in your cover letter why you would like to intern on the Hill for Congressman Posey, why you believe you are qualified, as well as how soon you will be able to start.  Should we wish to go forward with an interview, we will contact you in December.

December 27, 2010

Legislative Director - Congressman Scott Garrett is looking for a Legislative Director to manage his legislative team and lead his efforts on the Budget Committee.  Successful candidates will have proven proactive success and excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Previous management experience is a plus.  Interested candidates should submit resumes by January 2. 

Deputy Press Secretary/New Media Director - Congressman Randy Neugebauer (TX-19) is looking for a Deputy Press Secretary and New Media Director. The candidates should have a working knowledge of social media tools, including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Responsibilities include drafting weekly e-newsletters, press releases and targeted mailers, maintaining the website, managing social-networking websites, developing web videos and coordinating district press efforts. Candidates should be team players, detail oriented and possess strong organizational and writing skills. Texas ties preferred.  Interested candidates should submit resumes to .

Scheduler – Conservative House office is now accepting resumes for the position of scheduler in the Washington, DC office.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  scheduling an active Member of Congress in both Washington and North Carolina, making travel arrangements for the member and staff, driving the member to events and completing other clerical work.  Applicants should be committed, pro-life conservatives.  Candidates must possess initiative, enjoy working with a variety of people, have strong organizational skills, and have the ability to multi-task.  North Carolina ties are required.  Interested applicants are asked to send a resume to with “Scheduler” in the subject line of the email.   Please clearly indicate which city in North Carolina that you have ties in your email.
Interns - Freshman Republican Illinois Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) has immediate openings in his Washington, D.C. office for unpaid interns wishing to gain experience on Capitol Hill.  Day to day responsibilities include answering constituent correspondence, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, answering phones, conducting legislative research, and assisting with press activities.  The ideal candidate will be a college student or recent graduate who is motivated; is detail-orientated; possesses strong organizational, communication and writing skills; has a positive attitude; and has the ability to manage multiple tasks and work well under pressure and in a team environment.  Illinois ties are a plus.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to

Internship with Congressman Conyers

Subject: internship in rep conyers office
Rep. Conyers office is currently looking for interns for next semester, beginning in January and ending in late spring. The internship is open to all current students.

Information for Prospective Interns

The perfect person would be pleasant on the phone, friendly to office visitors, and eager to assist my staff with projects and general office duties. Hours are flexible, but interns should put in at least 12 hours a week..

To provide you with complete exposure to the workings of a Congressional office - which we hope will be an exciting experience!

Job Description
Legislative Assistance:
You will work with the legislative assistants whose assigned issues are of interest to you. A major responsibility will be helping Congressman Conyers answer constituent mail. Also, you will have the opportunity to evaluate legislation and to draft statements for Representative Conyers. Opportunities in this area are limited only by your talents and efforts.
Special Research: You will choose a topic to research. Your findings may lead you to suggest legislation for introduction or to draft a statement for the "Congressional Record."
Clerical and General Office Tasks: You will file, draft letters, sort mail, and help out with the telephones.

How to Apply
The most basic requirement is that you communicate well. You will be expected to keep regular hours, do your own typing, and be politically aware. Additionally, a sense of humor helps to get through the sometimes hectic days in a Congressional office.

We are currently accepting applications for spring internships. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Please click on the link below to apply.


Two spots at Dickstein Shapiro

Executive Assistant (Public Policy & Law)
Job Type:
Washington, DC
Last Updated:

Job Description:

Dickstein Shapiro LLP, a reputable DC-based law firm, is currently seeking an Executive Assistant to support the Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Group Leader, and other assigned attorneys in the Public Policy & Law Group in its DC office.

This highly confidential position is responsible for acting as the liaison between members of the Public Policy & Law Group and representatives of government up to the highest levels. Duties include: reviewing email messages and taking appropriate action to assist in handling all correspondence received; coordinating and facilitating all meetings and telephone conferences on behalf of the former Speaker and the Group Leader; and working with the Marketing Department on matters related to Firm publicity. The Executive Assistant will also be responsible for various administrative and billing tasks related to the management of the Public Policy & Law Group.

Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least five years of Executive Assistant or Secretarial experience; previous Capitol Hill experience is also required. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have impeccable organizational skills and strong written and verbal communication.

Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to the CAREERS page at We offer impeccable benefits, professional growth opportunities and a collegial work environment. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Sr. Paralegal (Complex Dispute Resolution)
Job Type:
Washington, DC
Last Updated:

Job Description:

Dickstein Shapiro LLP is currently seeking a Senior Paralegal in the Complex Dispute Resolution (“CDR”) practice. The CDR practice provides comprehensive solutions to avoid, limit, and resolve complex litigation and liability problems. The Firm’s CDR practice helps clients maximize recoveries and minimize exposure through creative, cost-effective dispute resolution alternatives and strategies. Senior Paralegals in the CDR practice are expected to provide advanced, complex assistance in support of client case teams.

Responsibilities include: overseeing the maintenance of documents and information, reviewing and analyzing documents and data; preparing analyses, presentations and reports; coordinating the preparation of motions and briefs, including cite checking, assembly of exhibits, filing and service; and providing proactive management of larger cases, including coordination of support efforts and preparing for upcoming events. Additionally, this role is responsible for performing substantive and factual research, organizing work rooms, assembling and organizing requested materials for attorney or client review, supervising and mentoring junior staff, and assisting at and preparing for depositions of fact and expect witnesses.

Qualified candidates will have at least seven years of paralegal or other relevant experience, a Bachelor’s degree, and a paralegal certification is preferred. The ideal candidate will have proven organizational and time management skills, strong communication skills (verbal and written), and the ability to work under pressure while coordinating multiple task simultaneously. Also, qualified candidates will have proficiency in document management databases and other applications, including Concordance, LiveNote, CaseMap, IPRO, Elite and Access (preferred).

Dickstein Shapiro LLP offers competitive salaries, an impressive benefits package, and professional growth opportunities in a collegial work environment. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to the Careers Page at We are proud to be an AA/EOE. M/F/D/V.

Healthcare Outreach Coordinator (Washington, DC)

Healthcare Outreach Coordinator (Washington, DC)

Small Business Majority (SBM), based in Sausalito, CA, with offices in Washington DC, New York and Sacramento, is the leading national voice for the rapidly growing ranks of small business owners, freelancers and other entrepreneurs who are advocating for progressive public policy solutions such as healthcare reform and clean energy. Our organization has successfully advised state and national leaders using our in-depth research and policy analysis, and our results have direct relevance for small business owners, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

We are expanding our dynamic team and seek an enthusiastic field coordinator who has a passion for making a difference. This position is in Washington D.C.


1. Execute state small business healthcare outreach plan. Continuously work to evolve plan to make it more effective.
• Execute plan to educate and inform small businesses and the self-employed about the Affordable Care Act (ACA - the new healthcare law)
• Seek feedback from state partners, business groups, and small business owners about additional tools and resources Small Business Majority (SBM) can provide
• Implement suggestions from state partners and business groups on how SBM can be more helpful and relevant

2. Identify state-based partners, quickly build and maintain relationships, and serve as liaison.
• Identify, develop relationship, and serve as liaison with local and state partners (business organizations, healthcare advocacy groups, etc.) that have the capacity and willingness to work as partners with SBM to educate small business owners and self-employed about the ACA
• Nurture and develop relationships between SBM and state-based partners, particularly maintain communications with organizational leadership to assure the network is building local capacity
• Work with all interested state partners, ideally business organizations (Chambers of Commerce, Rotary Clubs, Urban League, Kiwanis, etc), to engage their organization and members in events pertinent to small business issues

3. Educate & conduct outreach to business groups and other partners
• Present information to state and national business groups, healthcare advocacy groups, and appropriate public venues (conferences, etc) on how the ACA affects small businesses and the self employed
• Inform small business owners on how they can take action to affect state policy decisions, especially as it relates to the Affordable Care Act
• In close partnership with SBM’s communications team, provide relevant information to small business owners via social media, a monthly newsletter, as significant events arise
• Plan, facilitate, and organize events including, face-to-face events, webinars and conference call briefings on specific issues related to small business owners
• Participate in panels, press conferences, events, and possibly testify at legislative hearings.

4. Build and activate Small Business Owners Network
• Use creative techniques to help grow the Small Business Owner Network
• Work with state organizations to identify individual small business owners willing to serve as spokespeople on key healthcare issues for media, press conferences, and government events
• In close partnership with SBM’s communications team, quickly activate and communicate with small business owners for events, legislative priorities, and press events

5. Maintain information in database and outreach archives
• Work with SBM’s data team to ensure that appropriate information is entered into system
• Keep small business owner and contact data base up to date
• Ensure that small business network is being consistently grown
• Keep detailed records of outreach efforts and work in conjunction with development manager to present information for funder reports
• Develop weekly report on progress in states

• Proven ability doing field work on a campaign or for a state/national field program
• Excellent public speaking skills
• Strong organizing and coordination experience, including detailed follow up
• Ability to quickly build relationships with all types of people
• Track record of ability to build and complete action plan
• Self starter who has ability to make cold calls and network
• Desire to “think outside the box” and be flexible to accommodate unexpected developments and changing priorities
• Strong entrepreneurial spirit
• Interest in staying updated on healthcare policy and comfort in talking about those polices; however, this is NOT a policy position; it is a field/organizing position
• At least 2 years of work experience
• NOTE: Regular national travel required!!

Reports To
• National Outreach and Government Affairs Manager (located in Washington, DC) 

If interested in applying, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Policy Advisor for Third Way

Policy Advisor – Economic Program
Third Way is the leading moderate think-tank of the progressive movement. Our work aims to apply fresh thinking across the policy spectrum, including a broad range of economic, national security, cultural and domestic policy issues. We work with elected officials, candidates, think tanks, and advocates to develop and advance the next generation of moderate policy ideas. Since our launch in 2005, our policy and communications products – as well as our issue trainings - have been used extensively in the House and Senate, by governors and by candidates ranging from Barack Obama to those running for Congress.
Third Way is seeking a Policy Advisor for the Economic Program to assist team members in the development and advancement of policy ideas on issues including economic growth and job creation, trade, deficit reduction, health care, infrastructure, innovation, middle class success, and tax reform.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Ø  Researching and developing policy and message memos, reports, articles, presentations and other products;
Ø  Developing and maintaining Third Way relationships with leading policy experts and key Hill and Administration staff;
Ø  Representing Third Way at policy conferences, with the press and in the policy community; and
Ø  Conducting surveys of existing public opinion research and assisting in the development of original public opinion research on economic issues.
This position affords qualified candidates a unique opportunity to work on fresh ideas that will help to shape the future course of economic policy in order to create stronger growth and greater prosperity. Our workplace is diverse, inclusive, collegial, and family-friendly.
The ideal candidate has the following qualifications and skills:
·         Education. A bachelor’s degree is required, with a graduate preferred but not necessary.
·         Experience. Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience working in the policy or advocacy arena, Capitol Hill or Administration.
·         Policy expertise. Candidates with a general background in economic policy, including health care, budget, tax, trade, commerce, retirement, infrastructure, higher education and/or innovation issues are strongly preferred. 
·         Teamwork.  Candidates should enjoy working in an extremely collaborative organization.
·         Organizational skills. Candidates must be extremely organized, results-oriented, have strong political instincts, and be able to appropriately prioritize in order to keep multiple projects on track.
·         Creativity. Candidates should be prepared to work with a team that “thinks outside-the-box” and challenges existing orthodoxies.
·         Writing. Candidates must have the ability to write compelling and high-impact products.
·         Communications. Candidates must have strong written and oral presentation ability. Exercise diplomacy in communications with external contacts and staff.
·         Technology. Excellent computer and MS Office Suite skills
TO APPLY:Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:  with “Policy Advisor – Economic Program” as the subject line.

Executive Assistant for Progressive Strategies LLC

Job description
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Progressive Strategies LLC

Founded in 2001, Progressive Strategies is a full-service progressive political consulting firm founded and headed by Mike Lux. Its mission is to build a more progressive America by (a) enacting policies that achieve economic social justice, racial, sexual and LGBT equality, and a more peaceful world (b) building progressive infrastructure that can both respond to conservative movement efforts as well as grow support for and enact progressive policies. The firm is located in downtown Washington, DC.

Progressive Strategies is seeking a strong candidate for the position of Executive Assistant to the CEO, Mike Lux, who will start in January 2011.

Position summary:

The Executive Assistant to the CEO will be an experienced organizer/project manager responsible for independent project management and support of the CEO. The CEO has a network of political relationships and clients from all walks of life in the progressive movement, including but not limited to the White House, members of Congress, foundations, advocacy organizations, think tanks, the netroots, traditional media, and other organizations that serve as key cogs in the progressive movement. He is also a past or present board member of over a dozen advocacy organizations and foundations. The Executive Assistant directly assists the CEO in managing both the CEO’s “political life” and fulfilling client responsibilities. This position is a first point of contact with the CEO for those seeking meetings and for all external Progressive Strategies business.

The candidate will have at least a basic understanding of the progressive movement landscape, but a strong “live-and-breath” mentality when it comes to politics and political organizing. The candidate will also have a basic understanding of online political organizing, an interest in learning new skills, excellent communication skills, political smarts, a “jack of all trades” ability to take on new roles, and a keen sense of discretion.

Roles and responsibilities:

-Manage the CEO’s travel and schedule;

-Manage all political research;

-Manage the online presence of the firm and President, including blogs, social media, and the firm’s website content;

-Hire and direct a team of interns;

-Manage administrative and IT matters, and be able to analyze and present solutions to administrative problems with minimal supervision;

-Be the point of contact for external organizations wishing to do business with the CEO or Progressive Strategies.

Skills and abilities:

-Minimum of 2 years’ experience organizing in politics, whether as an online or offline political organizer, or in a similar executive assistant role.

-Ability and interest in continually improving self and firm performance, whether it’s a better website, better way of organizing a client project, finding the lowest possible airfare, better organizational techniques for the CEO, etc.

-Excellent computer skills including proficiency with PC’s, MS Office products, and presentation software.

-Experience with online political organizing is a strong bonus. This can include one or more of the following: netroots outreach, blogs, HTML, social networking, website design, CMS and e-mail delivery.

-Excellent written and verbal communications abilities.

-“Get it done” attitude, along with excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines

-At least a basic understanding of, and willingness to learn about, the following: online and offline political organizing techniques, campaigns and elections, progressive netroots, the landscape of the progressive movement, lobbying and building political pressure campaigns, and community organizing.

-As the point of contact for multiple relationships outside the firm, the Executive Assistant to the CEO will need to have strong interpersonal skills, including patience and the ability to represent the firm and CEO in a professional manner.

Salary and benefits

Progressive Strategies offers competitive salaries and benefits along with a casual work environment. Salary is commensurate with experience. Some highlights of Progressive Strategies’ benefits include:

-100% payment of the employee's health insurance premium
-Full major medical coverage along with dental and vision coverage
-Health insurance coverage for a spouse or partner
-A relaxed, per request paid vacation policy
-Paid sick leave
-SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with matching employer contribution

We are located in downtown Washington DC, one block from both the Farragut North and Farragut West metro stations as well as multiple major bus lines.

How to Apply

Send a (1) a resume (b) a cover letter and (c) a list of references to Either paste all three documents in one e-mail, one after another, just below your cover note and signature (preferred); or include all three as three separate attachments in .doc, .docx or .pdf format. Include “Executive Assistant to the CEO” in the subject line. Please include details on where you heard about this job. No phone calls.

For more information about Progressive Strategies, including a sampling of the kind of clients we have, visit

Progressive Strategies is an equal opportunity employer. Progressive Strategies does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, height and weight, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, partnership status, genetic predisposition, HIV status, arrest record and any other characteristic protected by law.

US Senate Vacancy Listing -- December 28th, 2010

Revised: December 28, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.


The Majority Health Policy Office of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is seeking a senior health policy advisor. The portfolio for this position focuses FDA issues, including the reauthorization of the user fee programs for drugs and medical devices; animal drug issues; antibiotic resistance; lab issues; personalized medicine; 340b; and implementation of the quality title and comparative effectiveness research provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Candidates with a strong knowledge of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include negotiating and drafting legislation, conducting oversight of the implementation of the health reform law, researching and developing policy, working with advocates, industry and constituents, preparing for hearings, drafting memos, speeches, and talking points. Interested applicants must be strong writers and independent self-starters who are able to multi-task and work well in a very fast-paced environment. Candidates with an advanced degree and prior Capitol Hill experience are strongly preferred. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume and references to office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks highly motivated individuals for full and part-time unpaid internship in her Washington, D.C. office for the Spring 2011 semester. Students and recent college graduates from New York State are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the hours of 9 AM and 6 PM. Applications must be emailed The application can be found on Senator Gillibrand's website at


Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC. Part-Time interns will also be considered and are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include compiling press clips, answering reporter inquiries, organizing press conferences, writing press releases and memos, conducting research and assisting the Communications Director with day-to-day operations of a very active press office. Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communications skills and a desire to learn. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates should have a general understanding of governmental process, knowledge of the Northeast, and interest in communications. If interested, please send Cover letter, Resume and References via email


Senator Tom Udall seeks undergraduate students and recent graduates for full and part-time internships for his Washington DC office beginning in January through May. Candidates can expect to help staff with research on legislative issues, attend hearings and briefings, draft correspondence, and provide mail and administrative support. Candidates who are proactive, have strong oral communication and writing skills, detail-oriented, and able to maintain discretion are encouraged to apply. Students from all majors encouraged to apply. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, a brief (2-3 page) writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to


Senate office has an immediate opening for a Systems and Mail Administrator using VOICE Constituent Management System. Responsibilities include management of the portfolio and performance of LCs as well as the overall management of all incoming and outgoing mail. Candidate works closely with legislative staff to ensure that existing letters are updated properly. Candidate will also brainstorm possible proactive mailings to constituents and then be charged with full management of all proactive mailings. Candidate’s responsibilities will also include creating and managing user accounts, monitoring and backing up file and print servers, providing technical support on PCs, printers, blackberries, and other office equipment for DC and state offices as well as handling hardware/software purchasing, and systems maintenance. Individual must be well-organized, detail oriented, and able to work independently. Applicants should also possess strong technical, interpersonal and management skills as well as the ability to work on deadlines in a high-pressure environment. Prior Hill experience is strongly preferred, prior experience with systems administration and VOICE is a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience. Cover letter and resume should be emailed to No phone calls please.


Senate Committee is seeking experienced tax counsel for Minority Professional Staff to handle a variety of tax issues. Candidates must have extensive knowledge of tax and finance laws. Qualified applicants will have excellent oral and written communication skills, be aggressive and innovative, and able to work well in an extremely fast-paced office. Attorneys with five or more years of tax experience are encouraged to apply. Capitol Hill/legislative oversight experience preferred. Please send resume, cover letter and two writing samples indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Midwest Democratic Senator seeks a Press Intern for the Spring Semester. Duties include tracking media coverage, organizing clips, writing releases, and other various press shop activities, as needed. To apply for the position, submit a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to: indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Northeast Democratic Senator seeks an unpaid press intern for the spring semester (February-May) Responsibilities will include answering the press line, compiling press clips, updating the website, conducting research and assisting the communications team with day-to-day operations. Applicants must be self-motivated and have excellent writing, research and organizational skills. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references via email to


Senate Democratic Office seeks Administrative Intern to assist in operating office telephones, greeting office visitors, processing communication, aiding with office research, and creating and maintaining excel databases. Applicant should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Applicant must be able to start early January, and should be available to continue through May. This position is unpaid.Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Democratic Senator looking for a Legislative Assistant on transportation issues, including committee responsibilities. Transportation policy experience required and Capitol Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senior Democrat, prominent in health care issues, seeks highly skilled health policy player for active personal office. Successful candidate must be able to generate ideas – large and small – and possess strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills. Previous Hill experience preferred, but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer. Please email resume


Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Director. Would be responsible for managing a large legislative staff and for the implementation of the Senator’s legislative agenda.. Individual must have experience with legislation, outreach and advocacy. Must be entrepreneurial, organized and able to work in fast paced office. Strong management and writing skills necessary.Please e-mail a cover letter and resume indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Western Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Assistant with expertise in economic policy, including banking, budget, and tax issues. Applicants should have strong writing and communication skills. Please email a cover letter, resume and short writing sample indicating “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line.


US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Republican office) is seeking college students and recent college graduates for unpaid, full or part-time internships for the spring 2011 term. This is a policy oriented internship with responsibilities that include assisting staff with legislative research, drafting correspondence, administrative duties, preparing hearing materials, attending briefings, compiling daily press clips, and assisting with special projects. The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment is also appreciated. Applicants should have strong writing and verbal skills as well as an interest or background in business and economic development. No phone calls please. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page writing sample to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senior North East Democratic Senator seeks full-time, unpaid interns for the spring semester (January through early May) in the Washington, DC office. Part-time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. Responsibilities include a range of legislative and administrative work, including answering phones, managing incoming and outgoing mail, attending hearings and briefings, and writing research memos for LCs and LAs. Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communications skills, and a strong work-ethic. Preference will be given to those with North East ties. To apply, please fax a cover letter and resume, to 202-228-0525. Please do not call regarding the status of your application.


Senior Democratic Senator is seeking Legislative Assistant to work on economic issues – including budget, tax, small business and pensions – as well as technology issues. Understanding of economics, and ability to clearly communicate on economic issues is essential. Position would involve advising Senator on economic issues and assisting in development of economic development and deficit reduction initiatives. Position also involves working with businesses and sectors in the state; especially those that interact with federal agencies. Applicant should be creative, self-motivated and flexible. Must work well in fast paced office. Position requires strong writing and analytical abilities. Previous experience necessary – previous Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.govindicating job referral number in the subject line.


Western Democratic Senator is seeking a Staff Assistant. Applicants must be detail-oriented, well-organized, able to handle a fast-paced work environment and work well in a team environment, and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Candidates should be personable, dependable and professional to support a very busy front office, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and other administrative duties as assigned, as well as providing support to scheduling, press, and legislative staff as needed. Western ties a plus. Please email a cover letter and resume indicating “Staff Assistant” in the subject line.


Moderate Democratic Senator is seeking a Press Secretary with sound political judgment, ability to multitask, and strong writing background. Responsibilities may include writing press releases and talking points, booking interviews and pitching stories, writing newspaper columns and newsletters, expanding new media outreach, organizing press events, and serving as an on-the-record spokesperson for in-state media. Preferred candidates should have knowledge of Congressional legislative process, proficiency with new media, ability to identify press opportunities, and at least three years of political communications experience. This position reports to the Communications Director. Please send cover letter, resume, two one-page writing samples and references to with “PRESS SECRETARY” in the subject.


Moderate Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will have strong speechwriting and writing skills, several years of Capitol Hill experience, knowledge of the Midwest and the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in fast-paced office. Duties include writing speeches, press releases, talking points and advisories; overseeing weekly conference calls with state media; overseeing daily clips; some website maintenance; updating and maintaining press files; staffing press events; training and managing interns, and other related duties. Successful candidate will have the ability to conduct independent research, work well under pressure and have experience in media relations as well as have some on-the-record experience. This position reports to the Communications Director in Washington and works with press staff in the state. Please submit cover letter, resume and 4 writing samples. Email:


Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand’s Washington DC office seeks highly-motivated and dedicated individuals to serve as scheduling interns for winter and spring 2010. The scheduling intern works directly with the Senator’s scheduling team and senior staff to manage all event, meeting, and speaking requests submitted to our office. The ideal candidate will have an interest in government and public service, as well as an efficient work ethic, strict attention to detail, and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. Candidates for the winter term should be able to begin interning immediately; candidates for the spring term should be able to begin interning in January. Please submit resume, references, and cover letter to This internship is unpaid and open to all students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from high schools, colleges, or universities.


Western Republican Senator has openings for unpaid interns for full or part-time internships in his Washington, D. C. office for the Spring Session, January through May, 2011. The internships will entail helping staff with researching legislative issues, drafting correspondence, providing administrative and mail room support. Candidates from all majors who have strong oral and written communication skills are encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


The office of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida has an immediate opening for an unpaid, full-time press internship in Washington, D.C. This press internship is an excellent opportunity to observe the inner-workings of a busy press office and gain valuable Capitol Hill experience. Duties include assisting with daily clips, creating a daily media report, drafting advisories, pitching press events, maintaining media contact lists, and research. Position requires a keen attention to detail, the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines, and the ability to demonstrate professionalism and discretion at all times. Strong writing and grammar skills and proficiency of Microsoft Office applications required. Journalism/communications background and Florida ties a plus, though not required. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to


A Democratic Midwestern Senator’s office is seeking energetic, organized and politically driven college students and/or recent Bachelor degree graduates for unpaid nternships. These positions provide exposure to the legislative process, while developing a strong understanding of how a congressional office operates. Intern responsibilities, include but not limited to, answering phones, leading tours, organizing constituent mail and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on a variety of issues. Interns will be encouraged to attend hearings and briefings to enhance their experience on Capitol Hill. Midwestern ties are preferred. Interested candidates please send a resume, cover letter and references to


Senior Western Democrat Senator seeks proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented person to fill Agriculture Legislative Assistant position. The LA’s primary area of responsibility will be advancing the Senator’s work related to Agriculture issues. In addition, the LA will be responsible for covering issues related to forestry, timber, public lands, national parks, and telecommunications. The LA will work closely with legislative correspondents on approving their research and responses for new issues, in addition to approving answers to the constituent mail in their area. LA will also coordinate and track legislative interests in the State through state office field representative. Travel and staffing the Senator is required. Primary duties: Assisting in development of policy positions and legislative initiatives, monitoring legislative activities in committee and on the Senate floor, researching and writing statements, speeches, and staff position papers, briefing memoranda, and other materials, assisting LC in answering legislative mail, assisting communities and organizations in the home State in assigned legislative areas, working with legislative interns and Congressional Fellows, as well as responding to personal and telephone inquiries regarding the Senator's legislative activities. Individuals must possess the ability to speak to constituent groups, Senate offices and federal agencies on issues of mutual concern, anticipate problems and issues that will arise in devising and carrying out legislative agenda, demonstrate consistency in quality of information and guidance provided to the Senator, groups, individuals and co-workers. Applicants must be able to work well in fast-paced environment; and have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Ability to analyze issues, monitor workload, and keep Senator up-to-date in substantive issue area is a must. At least two years of previous Hill experience at the LA level is required and law degree preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to


Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks undergraduate students and recent graduates for full and part-time spring internships beginning in early January. Internship responsibilities include: legislative research on policy issues for Senator’s Legislative staff in order to prepare floor speeches, hearing statements, and floor charts; constituent correspondence by letter, email, and telephone; attending hearings and other events on Capitol Hill on behalf of the office; and various administrative tasks. This is an unpaid internship. Students and recent college graduates from Midwest are strongly encouraged to apply. If interested, please submit a cover letter, a resume with three references and a writing sample to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senator Scott Brown seeks highly motivated students for full- and part-time unpaid internships during the Spring Semester. Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to apply. Massachusetts ties are preferred. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, constituent correspondence, answering phone lines, and giving Capitol tours. Candidates must be professional, courteous, detail-oriented, extremely organized and committed to confidentiality at all times. Minimum 15 hours per week. To apply, please visit


Moderate Democratic Senator seeks communications professional to serve as Deputy Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and build upon innovative new media strategies. Duties include supervision of the daily news clips; hands-on role in maintaining the Senator’s new media presence; developing website content; and drafting and editing news releases, talking points and op-eds. Experience working with web development, social networking tools, video production and mass e-mail communication is required. Duties also include planning and staffing the Senator for Washington and in-state media events, as well as regular in-state travel. This is not an entry-level position: at least two years of professional communications experience is required, and on-the-record or Hill experience is preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to


Democratic Senator seeks highly organized, detail oriented person to serve as Director of Scheduling. This is a senior-level position and requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and creatively solve problems. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, working directly with the Member and senior management to create Member’s schedule, drafting correspondence, manage all aspects of the Member’s travel and work with staff to ensure briefing materials are prepared for meetings and events. Ideal candidate will possess strong oral and written communication skills, ability to exercise discretion, be team oriented, maintain confidentiality, available to work long hours as necessary and be resourceful. Hill experience recommended but not required. Please submit a cover letter and resume by email indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Democratic Senator on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee seeks a Professional Staff Member for Subcommittee to handle aging, HHS appropriations, and some health issues. This position is in a fast paced office and requires great attention to detail. A successful candidate must work well under pressure, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and have strong writing, organizational, and communication skills. Hill or related experience required. Maryland connections preferred. This is not an entry level position. Please email cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.