Revised: January 22, 2010 at 4:21 PM--US Senate Vacancy Listings
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is seeking an attorney with three or more years of legal experience to serve as a Counsel on the Judiciary Committee staff. This person will serve as counsel in the areas of civil rights, the courts and nominations; review all materials relevant to these issue areas; and assist in preparation for Committee hearings and business meetings. Candidates should have experience analyzing regulations, case law, statutes and the U.S. Constitution, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line. Application deadline is close of business January 29th.
EDUCATION POLICY ADVISOR -
Senator Tom Harkin is seeking an Education Policy Advisor to work on the staff of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on elementary and secondary education issues. Duties include policy research and development, drafting and negotiating legislation, preparing for hearings, and writing memos, speeches, and talking points. Interested applicants must be strong writers, independent self-starters, and work well in a fast-paced environment. Applicants also must possess significant experience with Federal education policy. Prior Capitol Hill experience is preferred. Applicants should share our commitment to championing equal educational opportunities for all students. This office provides an excellent opportunity to be actively involved in the legislative process. Please email your resume, cover letter and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
STAFF ASSISTANT -
The Majority office of the Senate Commerce Committee is seeking a Staff Assistant for the Subcommittee on Science and Space. The Staff Assistant will work closely with the Committee professional staff and Member offices on a wide variety of science, technology, and space issues. The staff is relatively small so daily responsibilities are both diverse and dynamic. Specific responsibilities may include: answering phones; preparation of background documents, statements, questions, and final transcripts for Committee hearings and executive sessions (mark-ups); scheduling and attending briefings, hearings, and meetings; reviewing and analyzing legislation within the Committee?s jurisdiction; tracking related legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives; researching topics of interest to Committee members; preparing memos and statements; and responding to constituent and other information requests. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to JOBS@commerce.senate.gov by close of business Friday, January 29th, with the subject line ?Science and Space Job Referral.?
STAFF ASSISTANTS -
Democratic Senator seeks entry-level staff assistants to work in a fast-paced office. Candidates should have exceptional organizational and communication skills, be detail-oriented, hard-working and have a positive attitude. Duties will include greeting visitors, assisting constituents and answering telephone calls. Ability to work long hours required. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Please email cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Progressive Midwestern Senator seeks experienced communications professional to lead communication efforts. Responsibilities include: planning and implementing media strategy, including "new" media; managing message development; working with and managing 4-person press shop; writing and editing; and building and maintaining relationships with members of the media and editorial boards. Candidates must have exceptional writing skills, work well as part of a team, and be comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Hill or campaign experience is preferred. Knowledge of the Midwest is a plus. Qualified candidates should please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT -
Moderate Midwest Democrat is looking to fill the position of Executive Assistant. Candidates should be well organized, with at least one to two years scheduling or hill experience, the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, and experience working with a team. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
STAFF ASSISTANT -
Moderate Southern Democrat seeks a highly motivated and organized Staff Assistant to serve in busy DC office. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors to the office, assisting with appointments, answering constituent requests, scheduling constituent tours and other administrative tasks. The ideal candidate will have a great sense of humor, be an excellent oral and written communicator and thrive in a demanding environment. No phone calls, please. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Republican Senator seeks experienced Scheduler to handle all DC scheduling. Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to handle multiple tasks. Excellent oral communication skills a must. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS SECRETARY -
Senior Republican Senator seeks an experienced, energetic, media-savvy professional to serve as Press Secretary in an active Senate press office. Ideal candidate will have excellent writing, editing and organizational skills, solid news judgment, ability to multi-task on both short and long-term projects and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency with new media and website management is also a plus. Duties will include serving as a media contact, drafting press releases, media advisories, Op-eds, and assisting the Communications Director in implementing a successful team-based press strategy. Please e-mail cover letter, resume and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGAL INTERNSHIPS -
Senator Schumer seeks law clerks for his Judiciary Committee staff for the summer of 2010. First and second year law students are welcome to apply for these unpaid positions. Law clerks typically conduct research and assist in drafting legislation related to topics under the Judiciary Committee's jurisdiction, including but not limited to immigration policy, oversight of the Department of Justice and the administration of the courts (including nominations), antitrust and consumer protection, crime and the criminal justice system, and national security. Past law clerks have prepared for Supreme Court confirmation hearings, drafted questions for Committee and Subcommittee hearings, and researched a wide variety of policy issues to develop into legislation. Law clerks work closely with Senator Schumer's Chief Counsel and other Judiciary Committee Counsels. Strong research and writing skills required. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and legal writing sample to Marco De Leon of the Senator's staff at email@example.com with the subject line "legal clerkship."
LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Southeastern Republican Senator seeks Legislative Correspondent to answer constituent mail and phone calls. Legislative issues include but are not limited to health care. Ideal candidates will possess excellent research, writing and communication skills. Legislative Correspondents are required to maintain a tight deadline and extreme accuracy in correspondence. Additional responsibilities include assisting front office staff, periodically meeting with constituents regarding legislative interests, etc. Previous Capitol Hill experience preferred. This office is an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter, resume and short writing sample to HealthLC2010@hotmail.com.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Moderate Democratic Senator with active committee assignments seeks an experienced Communications Director. Duties include leading a team responsible for all public outreach efforts including television, print, radio, and internet media. Will serve as primary on record spokesperson. Must show a demonstrated ability to work quickly to summarize and communicate complex issues to multiple audiences on behalf of the Senator. Exceptional verbal and writing skills a must. Position will expand and implement Senator's national communication plan, working closely with home-state media. Strong strategic planning, management, and organizational skills required. Position must monitor Senator's legislative activity and grasp complex policy concepts and implications, proactively communicating them as appropriate. Candidates should have a track record of speaking on the record, pitching reporters on story ideas, op-eds, and other media opportunities Strong and established relationships with members of the national press an asset. Hill experience (3+ years) preferred. Familiarity with healthcare, financial services, energy/environment, and budget and tax issues a plus. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes accepted until January 18th, 2010.
DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -
Senior Democratic Senator seeks a Deputy Press Secretary to assist National and State Press Secretaries in managing and coordinating media contacts and press activities. Day-to-day responsibilities include drafting press releases and talking points, managing conference calls, and setting up satellite interviews with television studios across the state. This individual must be knowledgeable of current legislative and non-legislative issues and have a thorough understanding of the legislative process and the Senate's organization and procedures. The position requires outstanding oral communication and writing skills, as well as the ability to produce quality work under pressure and in an extremely fast-paced environment. Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com, ATTN: Deputy Press Secretary job.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Western Democratic Senator seeks a Communications Director to help plan and manage media strategy from the Washington, D.C. office in close consultation with state-based operations and our legislative team. As a member of the Senator's senior leadership team, responsibilities include: devising and implementing media strategy; working with existing two-person press shop to capitalize on press and web media opportunities, especially with DC-based national-media; speech and some press release writing; capitalizing on mainstream web-based and alternate communications methods; managing overall message development for Senator's office; working with other Senate offices on overall political message development. Required: experience working in Congress and the national media market; excellent writing and communications skills; team-based strategic development and management experience; a working appreciation for the mainstream web-based media market. Proven media relationship-building skills and effective interpersonal skills. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
Midwest Moderate Democrat Senator seeks undergraduate students and recent graduates for full and part-time internships for his Washington DC office. 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 and writing skills, are detail-oriented, and able to maintain discretion are encouraged to apply. Students from all majors encouraged to apply and immediate availability is a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to MidwestModDemIntern@gmail.com.
SCHEDULING ASSISTANT & STAFF ASSISTANT -
Western Democratic Senator is seeking a Scheduling Assistant and a Staff Assistant. Applicants for both positions 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 for Scheduling Assistant must show superior judgment, and be able to prioritize and follow through on multiple tasks in a high pressure environment. The ideal candidate is able to think on their feet and be a problem solver. Duties include vetting the initial intake of emailed, faxed, or mailed meeting requests, assembling the Senator's nightly briefing materials, maintaining scheduling files, coordinating staff for the Senator's meetings, and assisting with room reservations and other various tasks at the direction of the Director of Scheduling. Scheduling experience preferred but not necessary. Candidates for Staff Assistant should be personable, dependable and professional to support a very busy front office, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and other administrative duties as assigned, as well as providing support to scheduling, press, and legislative staff as needed. Western ties a plus. Please email a cover letter and resume to DemSenatorJob@gmail.com indicating in the subject line whether applying for Scheduling Assistant, Staff Assistant, or both.
GRANTS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS INTERN -
Senior Northeast Democratic Senator seeks an intern to assist grants director. Responsibilities include conducting research of federal and state grant programs, writing letters of support on behalf of organizations seeking federal and state grant funding, and other general administrative support as necessary. This internship will provide limited legislative policy exposure, but it will provide considerable insight into critical federal and state funding programs. Qualified candidates must be excellent writers, organized, self-motivated, professional, and able to work in a fast paced office. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY -
Junior Democratic Senator seeks applications for full-time internship positions in the Washington, DC personal office. Duties will include, but are not limited to the following: archiving office files, transcribing press mentions, conducting research, drafting memos, data management, assisting with mailing projects, sorting mail, distributing newspapers, and corresponding with constituents via telephone, mail and facsimile. A strong applicant will have solid written and oral communication skills, a high propensity for academic achievement, and the ability to work diligently and upon instruction in a fast-paced work environment. Applicants should be available for a minimum of 4 weeks beginning immediately and preference will be given to those able to devote a substantial amount of hours during the 5-day work week (excepting federal holidays). Those in externship programs or with Delaware ties are especially encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid internship, but it is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who are interested in pursuing careers related to public policy on or off Capitol Hill. Please email your cover letter, resume, and one 2 to 3 page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must note not only a date range but days of availability in their cover letters. If one is available to intern beyond the spring, note this as well.
LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIPS -
Senator Schumer's Washington, D.C. office seeks full-time, unpaid interns for the winter semester (January through early May). 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 New Yorkers or those with New York ties. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to SchumerLegIntern@gmail.com
DEFENSE INTERN -
Florida senior Senator seeks full-time, unpaid intern for up to six months to assist busy national security staff. In addition to general administrative duties, intern will help staff prepare the Senator for hearings, meetings and travel, track legislation and budget requests, and follow-up with Department of Defense agencies and academic and industry groups. Qualified candidates should have excellent skills in research, attention to detail, and oral and written communication. Candidates with previous work experience, military experience and/or students studying national security policy, public administration, or international relations are preferred. This internship is designed to be an opportunity for those seeking congressional staff experience in aspiration of paid staff employment in national security affairs on Capitol Hill. Please submit cover letter, resume, and 3-5 page writing sample via email at: FloridaDefenseIntern@gmail.com. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. No calls please.
SPRING INTERNS -
Southern Republican Senator is seeking college students and recent college graduates for full and part-time internships. Responsibilities include providing front office support, managing incoming and outgoing mail, assisting legislative staff with research, and assisting with special projects. Applicants should have a highly professional demeanor, strong written and verbal skills, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
COUNSEL OR PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER -
Ranking Member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee seeking individual with strong legislative/investigative/oversight experience to serve as Counsel or Professional Staff Member on Committee. Responsibilities will include investigations and oversight work and assigned legislative issues. Required prior experience on the following issues include privacy/civil liberties; Privacy Act; and government information; and strong writing, verbal and analytical skills. Prefer candidates with an intelligence and/or law enforcement background, and an active security clearance. Law degree strongly preferred but not required if individual has strong substantive background. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
Northeastern Democratic Senator seeks Intern to assist in busy scheduling department for the Spring semester (January-May). Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing and processing scheduling requests, assisting with phone calls, and preparing daily briefing materials. Candidates should be very organized, hardworking and possess excellent attention to detail. The intern is expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and hours can be flexible. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER -
Busy Senate Committee (Majority) is seeking an experienced individual to serve as Professional Staff on transportation policy issues. Candidates should be motivated, organized, detail oriented, and able to critically analyze issues. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: researching and developing transportation-related policy; drafting legislative language; moving legislation through the Senate legislative process; preparing Members and staff for Committee and Subcommittee hearings and executive sessions; meeting with and developing relationships with relevant stakeholders, including the Administration; and representing the Committee in public forums. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Hill experience and/or J.D. strongly preferred, but not required. Candidates should email their cover letters, resumes and brief writing samples to TranspoCounsel@commerce.senate.gov.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Moderate Midwestern Democratic Senator on Energy Committee seeks highly motivated Legislative Assistant to handle energy, environment and natural resource issues. Candidates should posses a public policy background in these areas and approximately 5-7 years of professional experience. Excellent writing, interpersonal and communications skills a must and Hill experience preferred. Please submit cover letter and resume to DEMENERGYLA@gmail.com.
SPRING INTERNS -
Office of Senator Jon Tester seeking full-time interns. Intern responsibilities include researching legislative issues, attending hearings, preparing follow-up memos, assisting with constituent services, and administrative duties. Applicants must be motivated, hard-working, and have strong communication skills. This unpaid internship is a great introduction to Capitol Hill. To apply, please submit a completed application form (available on our website, http://www.tester.senate.gov/), a cover letter, current resume, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample via fax to (202) 224-8594. Please call our office at 202-224-2644 with any questions.
Democratic Senator seeks a gifted Speechwriter to write speeches, opinion editorials and press statements. Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast paced environment. Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail writing sample with resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS INTERNSHIP -
The Office of Senator Joe Lieberman has an opening for a Full time Spring Press Internship in his Washington, DC office. The position is unpaid. Duties include assisting communications staff with daily press operations including tracking media coverage, drafting press releases, compiling press clips, conducting background research, and performing administrative tasks. A successful applicant will possess strong writing, research and communication skills, and should have background or interest in journalism or communications. A sense of a humor and positive attitude are a must! Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Senator Gillibrand's Washington, D.C. office seeks full and part-time, unpaid interns for the spring semester (January - May). Responsibilities include a range of constituent services and legislative work, including answering phones, managing incoming and outgoing mail, attending hearings and briefings, and performing research. Preference will be given to New York residents or those attending college in New York. Application materials may be found on the Senator's website, http://gillibrand.senate.gov/services/internships/. Applicants may fax (202-228-0282) or email (Gillibrand_internship@gillibrand.senate.gov) completed applications to the office. Only completed applications will be considered. Please direct questions to the Intern Coordinator at 202-224-4451.
LEGAL FELLOW -
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight (Democratic staff) seeks law student or recent graduate to help staff with investigations, research, hearings, and administrative tasks. Fellowship is unpaid. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Moderate Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated Legislative Correspondent to handle the following issues: health, social policy, and welfare. Candidates should have at least two to three years Hill experience or comparable experience in these fields. Excellent research and writing skills a must. Please submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY -
Junior Democratic Senator seeks applications for full-time internship positions in the Washington, DC personal office. Duties will include, but are not limited to the following: archiving office files, transcribing press mentions, conducting research, drafting memos, data management, assisting with mailing projects, sorting mail, distributing newspapers, and corresponding with constituents via telephone, mail and facsimile. A strong applicant will have solid written and oral communication skills, a high propensity for academic achievement, and the ability to work diligently and upon instruction in a fast-paced work environment. Applicants should be available for a minimum of 4 weeks beginning immediately and preference will be given to those able to devote a substantial amount of hours during the 5-day work week (excepting federal holidays). Those in externship programs are especially encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid internship, but it is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who are interested in pursuing careers related to public policy on or off Capitol Hill. Those with Delaware ties are encouraged to apply. Please email your cover letter, resume, and one 2 to 3 page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must note not only a date range but days of availability in their cover letters. If one is available to intern beyond the fall, note this as well.
LABOR POLICY INTERN -
Majority Policy office of a Senate Committee seeks an energetic, organized Intern for a full-time, unpaid internship. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, remain flexible and meet deadlines is a must. Excellent organizational, administrative, writing, computer, and people skills are also a must. An interest in Labor issues is necessary. The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to LaborPolicyintern@gmail.com.
The Democratic Staff of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress seeks a staff economist with a serious interest in macroeconomics and money and banking. Candidates must have an interest in public policy. The position requires independent research as well as working closely with other economists on the staff, in the federal government, and academics throughout the country. A full-time, professional staff position is being offered, but single-year appointments will be considered. A Ph.D. in economics or finance, or commensurate work experience, is required. Successful candidates will have strong communication skills. Capitol Hill experience is also a plus. The Joint Economic Committee's mission is to review economic conditions and make recommendations to Congress about a broad range of policy issues. The Committee holds hearings, conducts original research and analysis, and advises Members of Congress on economic policy. For more information on the work of the Democratic staff of the Committee, please visit our website at http://jec.senate.gov/democrats. If interested, please submit a resume, references, and two writing samples to: JOBS@jec.senate.gov. The Joint Economic Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Moderate Democrat seeks highly qualified staffer to cover primarily financial services and housing issues. The Senator plans to be very active on these issues. Candidates should be highly motivated, experienced, with excellent written and oral communication skills. Send resume to email@example.com.