Revised: March 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Progressive Democrat seeks Senior Legislative Assistant in handling defense, trade, foreign policy and veterans' issues. Hill experience preferred and background in defense and foreign policy a must. Applicants must have strong analytical, research and writing skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST -
The Secretary of the Senate’s Disbursing Office is seeking applicants for Accounts Payable Specialist. This is administrative work responsible for the examination and interpretation of large volumes of financial data required by complex operations. Work involves performing audit-level review of vouchers, invoices, claims or contracts for the Senate. Work is bound by well-established accounting principles and standards, Rules and Ethics Committee procedures and Senate-specific requirements. THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CURRENT SENATE EMPLOYEES ONLY. The complete vacancy announcement and application may be accessed on the Employment link of Webster or in SH-231B. Please submit your application, resume and cover letter to email@example.com or to the Secretary of the Senate Human Resources in SH-231B by close of business (6:00 pm) on March 18, 2010. Late applications will not be accepted.
PRESS INTERN -
Democratic Senator seeking enthusiastic, professional college student or recent college grad with interest in politics and media for unpaid internship for summer session. Work would include compiling press clips, media monitoring, writing press releases and supporting the daily running of the press office. Pennsylvania ties are strongly preferred. To apply, please email cover letter, resume and contact information for two references to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than COB on March 22, 2010. Late applications will not be considered.
ECON/BUDGET/TAX LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Senator Scott P. Brown's Office seeks Legislative Assistant to handle tax, budget, financial services, and economic issues. Applicants must have strong background in these areas and strong research, writing and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Ties to Massachusetts are a plus and Hill experience is required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
MILITARY LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Senator Scott P. Brown's Office seeks Legislative Assistant to handle Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs issues. Applicants should have a strong background in military issues, particularly with the Armed Services Committee and DOD appropriations. Strong research, writing and interpersonal skills a must, as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Previous Hill experience required, and ties to Massachusetts or military background preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESS INTERN (UNPAID) -
Western Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, self-motivated press intern for busy communications shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily clips, producing web content and updating website, pitching local media outlets, overseeing press lists and providing administrative support. The ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent writing and organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Hill experience preferred, but not required. Job requires early morning arrival. Please e-mail cover letter, resume and two short writing samples to email@example.com.
PRESS ASSISTANT -
Republican Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee seeks a personable, enthusiastic, professional, and detail-oriented individual for a Press Assistant position. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, updating and maintaining press lists and contact information, compiling daily press clips and press briefing packets, a limited amount of legislative research, and providing general administrative support to the press office. Qualified applicants must demonstrate strong communication and research skills, be able to work well in a team environment, and be able to multi-task while completing work on strict deadlines in a fast-paced office setting. Familiarity with task managing and organizational programs is a plus. Congressional staff experience preferred. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS SECRETARY -
Moderate Southern Democratic Senator seeks energetic Press Secretary with excellent writing skills for fast-paced press office. Duties include drafting press releases, statements and talking points; planning and staffing the Senator for Washington and in-state media events; regular in-state travel; build strong relationships with Washington and in-state press; general press operations support. Candidates must be able to write quickly and accurately, have proficiency in or desire to master varied media tools, including a broadcast-quality video camera. Team-comes-first attitude and sense of humor are musts. Prior press, campaign or journalism experience required. Please email cover letter, resume and two writing samples to email@example.com.
PRESS INTERNS -
The office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) seeks unpaid press interns for fast-paced, aggressive communications office. Press interns will work closely with Communications Director, Press Secretary, and Press Assistant on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities include answering the press line and fielding calls from reporters, working with communications office and legislative staff to compile reports and other documents for media distribution, working with Press Assistant to compile daily press clips for Senator’s review, coordinating daily update of reporter contact lists, and work with communications office on new media projects. 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 Ohio ties a plus. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to SenBrownPressIntern@gmail.com.
Democratic Senator seeks an experienced Speechwriter to write speeches, op-eds and press statements. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. Hill experience preferred. Please send resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org
STAFF ASSISTANT -
Republican Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee seeks a personable, organized, professional, and detail-oriented individual for an administrative staff assistant position. Primary responsibilities include: managing day-to-day operations of the front office including greeting visitors and answering phone calls; working closely with the Assistant to the Republican Staff Director; assisting with supervision and recruitment of Committee interns; maintaining the shared conference room master schedule and other room reservations; assisting the Committee’s publishing office to track and distribute hearing transcripts for editing; working with the Clerk’s office to coordinate office support needs; and other administrative duties. We are considering applicants with a strong sense of initiative, creativity, and integrity, who have the ability to multi-task in high pressure situations and possess a team-player attitude. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
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.
SUMMER 2010 PRESS INTERNS -
Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC for the Summer 2010 session. Responsibilities include compiling press clips, answering reporter inquiries, organizing press conferences, writing press releases and memos, conducting research and assisting the Press Staff 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 to SchumerPressInternship@gmail.com.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT -
Nonpartisan office seeks individual experienced in data collection and analysis to assist legal and policy staff. Responsibilities include retrieving data from statistical sources, developing tabular and graphic presentations, and reaching out to industry and government sources for additional information. Applicants must be highly proficient in using web search tools and spreadsheet software and be capable of producing materials and answering questions under tight time restraints. An undergraduate degree in economics, mathematics, or a quantitative science required. Relevant work experience desirable. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
STAFF ASSISTANTS -
Senator Scott P. Brown's Office seeks energetic, friendly, and dedicated Staff Assistants. Candidates will possess a high degree of organization with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Duties include, but are not limited to answering and routing telephone calls, fulfilling various constituent requests, handling flag and tour requests, greeting visitors and tallying constituent opinion calls. Individuals will assist in leading tours of the Capitol to constituent groups. Attention to detail is a must. The ideal candidates will also possess a positive attitude and the ability to take initiative in solving problems. Ties to Massachusetts and Hill experience are required. No phone calls. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
UNPAID INTERNS -
Senator Scott P. Brown's Office has an immediate need for unpaid Interns for full or part-time positions. Responsibilities include a range of administrative and legislative work such as answering phones, letter writing, attending hearings and briefings, assisting with writing and research for staff members, as well as special projects. This is an excellent opportunity to gain Hill experience and a valuable insight into the workings of Congress. Applicants should have strong written and verbal skills, and be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment. No phone calls. Ties to Massachusetts strongly preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
MILITARY LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Southwestern Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to handle Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Veterans' Affairs issues. Applicants should have a strong background in one or more of these issues, preferably including military experience. Strong research, writing and interpersonal skills, as well as a sense of humor, are critical. Previous Hill experience strongly preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
SUMMER INTERNS -
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 summer 2010 term. Responsibilities include assisting staff with legislative research, drafting correspondence, administrative duties, preparing hearings and 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 written and verbal skills as well as an interest or background in business and economic development. No phone calls please. Send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line
MILITARY LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks an experienced military Legislative Assistant to support his work on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Must be familiar with defense policy, programs, acquisition, and appropriations. Hill experience required, relevant graduate study and prior uniformed or civilian defense experience strongly preferred. This is not an international relations or foreign policy position, nor an entry-level position. Successful applicant will possess a strong understanding of Congress and the Department of Defense as well as a demonstrated ability to work with national and state defense-related constituencies. Please send cover e-mail and attached resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Senior Democratic Senator on the Finance Committee is seeking a Health Legislative Assistant to join a fast-paced team. The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, long-term care, health information technology, rural health care, and general insurance reform. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong analytical abilities, keen attention to detail, and the ability to work well under pressure are essential. Previous Hill experience a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS INTERNS -
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet's (D-CO) Washington, D.C. office is seeking applicants for full- or part-time unpaid communications internships for the remainder of this semester. Duties will include tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, writing short press releases and new media materials, and assisting with the office's day-to-day communications operation. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, new media, or journalism. Colorado ties are a plus. Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line by close of business March 13, 2010.
PRESS SECRETARY -
Maryland Democratic Senator seeks Press Secretary for busy communications office. Duties will include, but are not limited to, writing press releases and other media deliverables, staffing events, writing talking points and generally supporting the Senator's press operations. Previous Hill, campaign or other communications experience a must. Degree in communications or journalism and Maryland ties preferred. Please fax or e-mail resume, cover letter and two brief writing samples to 202-224-3892 or email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line. No phone calls please.
BANKING/FINANCIAL SERVICES SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR -
Democratic Committee Chair seeks aggressive senior-level staff member to handle banking/financial services. Knowledge of banking/financial sector and credit card industry issues a plus. The position involves drafting legislation, planning legislative strategy, building coalitions, preparing for hearings, writing policy memos, speeches and talking points. Interested applicants must be strong writers, independent self-starters and work well in a fast-paced environment. Capitol Hill/legislative oversight experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
IMMIGRATION COUNSEL -
Senior Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee seeks a Counsel to handle immigration and other issues. SIGNIFICANT IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Hill experience preferred. Must be able to work well under pressure and with quick deadlines. J.D. is required. Please e-mail resume to email@example.com.
DEPUTY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Progressive Northeast Senator seeks Deputy Communications Director for a four person press shop. Responsibilities include: planning and implementing media strategy, including "new" media; writing press releases and other materials; and building and maintaining relationships with members of the media and editorial boards. Candidates must have exceptional writing skills, ability to work quickly under tight deadlines and work well as part of a team. Hill or campaign experience is preferred. Please send resume and writing sample to DepCommDir@gmail.com.
UNPAID DC INTERNSHIP -
Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for May 17 thru mid-August 2010 to assist professional staff. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, conducting research, assisting with press events, and strategically thinking with staff members regarding different governmental issues. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills. Prior political experience is preferred; Spanish fluency a plus. Only full-time internships are available. You can learn more about the SRC by going to src.senate.gov or republican.senate.gov. Visit alexander.senate.gov to learn more about Senator Alexander who chairs the conference. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample no more than 3 pages to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is March 19, 2010.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.