Revised: February 12, 2010 at 10:53 AM
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT -
Democratic Senator seeking Research Assistant to organize Senator's record and compile daily material for Senator's review. Must be organized, quick, able to balance many projects simultaneously, comfortable using technology and a strong writer. Research experience preferred. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Democratic Senator is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle budget, tax, banking, and other economic issues. Hill or related experience necessary. Must be flexible, creative and work well under pressure. Strong writing and analytical skills needed. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line. Salary commensurate with experience.
LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR -
Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Director for fast-paced office. Would be responsible for managing a large legislative staff and the implementation of the Senator's agenda. Individual must have experience with legislation, outreach and advocacy. Must be entrepreneurial and work well under pressure. Strong management and writing skills necessary. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
CONSTITUENT ADVOCATE -
Senator Casey seeks a Constituent Advocate for his Philadelphia office to act as a liaison with federal, state and or/local agencies on behalf of constituents under the supervision of the Director of Constituent Services. Responsibilities will include answering casework correspondence and oral communications from constituents; communicating with various levels of government officials to apprise them of constituents? problems and assist in their resolution; as well as other administrative duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communications skills, the ability to efficiently multi-task, and be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ?Constituent Advocate? by COB on Friday, February 19, 2010. Late applications will not be considered. Absolutely no phone calls or drop-bys, please.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Moderate Democratic Senator is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle education, health care, child welfare and related issues. Prefer candidates with strong education policy experience. Ideal candidate must be a team player with strong oral and written communication skills, be flexible, analytical, work well under pressure on multiple tasks simultaneously. Also, be a creative and a committed advocate on behalf of the Senator?s initiatives. Advanced degree and Capitol Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
SUBCOMMITTEE STAFF DIRECTOR -
Candidates sought for a Majority Staff Director position on a modest-sized subcommittee. Candidates should have experience in conducting government oversight, three or more years as an LA, LD, or committee professional staffer, or in relevant work in the executive branch or non-profits, and preferably management experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Assistant responsible for banking, finance and budget issues. There is also some involvement in judiciary and rules matters. Strong familiarity with financial issues and previous Capitol Hill experience are preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
POLICY ANALYST, ECONOMIC & TRADE ISSUES -
Are you a current or former journalist or researcher interested in public policy? Do you understand international economics and finance? Know how Congress works? Interested in U.S. competitiveness? Do you have some working knowledge of China and would you like to learn more? The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission has an opening for an analyst in the fields of economics and trade. The Commission, now in its ninth year, is an independent agency established by Congress to advise it on policy toward China. The bi-partisan Commission holds hearings, conducts research, briefs members of Congress and their staffs and produces a 300-page annual report with policy recommendations. The job is intellectually demanding and requires individual initiative and an ability to monitor and report on current events. Strong communication skills - writing and oral -are absolutely essential. The Commission has a broad mandate in economics and trade that includes capital markets, technology transfers, export controls and employment effects of the bilateral relationship. Check the USCC website http://www.uscc.gov/ for more details and the application procedure.
Majority staff for the Senate Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery is seeking a full or part-time Unpaid Intern for the Spring semester until Friday, May 28, 2010. Intern will work on disaster recovery, emergency management, and homeland security issues. Responsibilities include conducting legislative research, drafting correspondence, and assisting with hearing preparation on these issues. Candidates should have excellent writing, analytical, and organizational skills. Capitol Hill experience and knowledge of the Gulf Coast region are a plus. Graduate students preferred. Please email resume and cover letter indicating your availability (full-time or part-time ? if part time, specify days and times) to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number "201024" in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR -
Senior Democratic Senator seeking Legislative Director with considerable Senate legislative experience to manage and coordinate a first-rate legislative team and an aggressive legislative agenda. Excellent communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, political savvy, and a demonstrated ability to navigate the legislative process. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
COMMITTEE PENSIONS COUNSEL -
The Democratic Labor Policy Office of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee seeks a Pensions Counsel/Advisor. Applicants should demonstrate a strong knowledge of pension and retirement policy, including familiarity with pension funding and fiduciary rules. Duties include drafting legislation, planning legislative strategy, and preparing for hearings and floor debate. Interested applicants must be strong writers and work well in a fast-paced environment. Legislative background a plus. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume 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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.
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 -
*NOTICE* Scheduling Assistant position has been filled. Previous applicants for Staff Assistant need not re-apply. 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 Staff Assistant in the subject line.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
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.
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.