Monday, January 11, 2010

US Senate Vacancies--January 11th, 2009

Revised: January 11, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.

INTERNS - Paid spring internships are available in Midwestern Democratic Senate office. Interns will have the opportunity to assist in the mail process, greet constituents, answer phones, aid legislative staff with projects, draft constituent correspondence, attend hearings, and complete other administrative tasks as assigned. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three to five page writing sample to  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  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

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  Resumes accepted until January 18th, 2010.

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT - U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is seeking applicants for a Communications Assistant to help implement both press and new media strategy. Duties will include compiling and tracking press clips, drafting press releases and advisories, coordinating the Senator's weekly radio conference call, booking satellite interviews, drafting e-newsletters, assisting with the Senator's presence on social networking sites, and overseeing press distribution lists. Applicants should have a strong interest in both traditional press and new media. Missouri ties are a plus. Please send your resume and cover letter to  No phone calls please.

LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Senator Casey seeks an experienced Legislative Assistant to handle healthcare, children's and aging issues. Individual will be responsible for: staffing the Senator's relevant work on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Special Committee on Aging; monitoring pending legislation in assigned issue areas; drafting amendments and bills; meeting with constituents and preparing briefing materials for the Senator. Hill experience preferred; Pennsylvania ties a plus. This is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates will also have strong writing, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills, as well as the abilities to operate effectively under pressure while juggling multiple tasks and work well as part of a team. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and two *short* writing samples to  with the subject Health LA. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Absolutely no calls or drop-bys please. This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
SPRING INTERNS - Senate Democratic Office seeks college graduate intern to work at least part-time. Tasks include working with constituents, conducting research, managing mail, and attending hearings and mark-ups. If interested, please e-mail cover letter and resume (attached as separate documents) to  indicating job referral number in the subject line.

STAFF ASSISTANT - Senator Casey seeks a personable, organized, supremely professional individual to serve as a Staff Assistant in his front office. This individual will be responsible for helping to manage a high-volume switchboard, greeting visitors to the office, processing and tracking all constituent flag requests, and other duties assigned by the Administrative Director. The ideal candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills and have the ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment. Pennsylvania ties required. Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter, resume and three references to  with the subject line Staff Assistant. We will be accepting applications for this position through COB Friday, January 15, 2010. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Absolutely no phone calls or drop-bys, please. This 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 expression, or sexual orientation.

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,  ATTN: Deputy Press Secretary job.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRETOR - 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  indicating job referral number in the subject line.
CONSTITUENT VISITOR ASSISTANT (PAID/PART TIME) - Temporary paid position(s) available to assist Republican Senate office leading hundreds of tours of the United States Capitol throughout Spring, 2010. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, energetic, possess a positive attitude and have the capability to work with large groups in a high-paced environment. Candidates must have a proven track record of reliability and strong work ethic. 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, 2010 through May 28, 2010 including Spring break. Interested candidates, please email resume and cover letter along with hours of availability during the spring to

LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Senator McCaskill seeks experienced, energetic individual for Legislative Assistant position. Issues will include healthcare, labor & judiciary matters, as well as others. Responsibilities include managing and completing all legislative work in assigned issue areas, preparing materials for meetings, briefings, and hearings (focus on Special Committee on Aging), drafting legislation, advising the Senator on substantive and political information related to legislation and key issues within responsible policy areas, representing the Senator at events and in constituent meetings, and working with the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff to strategically accomplish the Senator's goals. Qualified candidates should be experienced in the issue areas assigned, be well-organized, resourceful, and be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience preferred. Send resume and cover letter to  No phone calls please.

INTERN - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks highly motivated individuals for full and part-time unpaid internship in her Washington, D.C. office. 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 can be faxed to (202) 224-1560 or emailed to  The application can be found on Senator Gillibrand's website at

SUBCOMMITTEE CLERK - Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia seeks Subcommittee Clerk. The Clerk will assist in the preparation and administration of hearings; manage office expenditures and funds; handle and track office correspondence and filing; assist with scheduling; and greet visitors and answer the telephones. Individual must possess first-rate administrative and organization skills, be a self-starter and detail-oriented, and have the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment while working well with others in a team setting. Position is a non-designated position that works with both majority and minority subcommittee staff. Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to  Short writing samples welcome.

INTERNS - 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

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  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

LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Senior Midwest Republican Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to handle financial services, housing/real estate, tax, budget, pension, small business, and Social Security issues. Preferred qualifications include: Law or other advanced degree; expertise in tax, finance, or economics; and, Hill experience. Characteristics and skills should include the ability to analyze issues, strong oral and written communication skills, sound political judgment, and the ability to work under pressure. Salary commensurate with experience. Please fax resume, writing sample and cover letter to 202.228.2088.

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