US Senate Vacancies: Revised: March 01, 2010 at 9:10 AM
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS SECRETARY -
Moderate Democratic Senator with active committee assignments seeks a Press Secretary. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing press releases, media advisories, statements/speeches, talking points, op-eds, and e-newsletters; compiling press clips; maintaining official website and working with the Communications Director to expand new media efforts; handling media inquiries; and helping to organize press events. Additional projects will be assigned ? must be willing to jump in and be proactive to get things done. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communications skills, be energetic, highly-motivated, and a detail-oriented team player who is able to handle multiple tasks at once. Prior communications/media relations experience required, House or Senate experience a plus. This is not an entry-level job. Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS INTERN -
Senator Charles E. Schumer's press office seeks full-time, unpaid [semester] interns in Washington, DC. Part-Time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. 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
PRESS SECRETARY -
Progressive Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks Press Secretary for fast-paced press office. The ideal candidate will possess strong writing skills and a familiarity with Congressional press offices. A minimum of three years experience is required. Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
Senior Democratic Senator who is not seeking reelection this year seeks an experienced Archivist to provide records management assistance. The archivist will work with staff to maintain records in an appropriate manner and serve as a liaison to the Senator's designated repository. Duties include: creating records policies for electronic and paper records; preparing a plan for processing records; preparing inventory of records stored in Washington and state offices, and Washington National Records Center; and other duties as appropriate. A minimum of three years experience and professional training in archival/library management is preferred. Ideal candidates will also have experience with Congressional collections. Please email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to email@example.com.
PRESS INTERN -
Democratic Senator seeking enthusiastic, professional college student or recent college grad with interest in politics and media for unpaid internship to fill immediate vacancy. 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 and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than COB on March 2, 2010. Late applications will not be considered.
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 email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line by close of business March 13, 2010.
STAFF ASSISTANT -
Senior Senator from Rhode Island is presently seeking a Staff Assistant for the reception office. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, and handling a variety of constituent requests for tours, flags etc. Qualified applicants must be personable, dependable, and able to handle multiple tasks in a busy office setting. Ties to Rhode Island are required. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
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.
LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Northeast Democratic Senator is seeking a Legislative Correspondent to answer constituent mail and research issues related to energy, environment, transportation, judiciary, and others. Ties to Rhode Island and Hill or other experience in one or more of these issue areas are strongly preferred. Qualified candidates must have excellent writing, research, and communication skills. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. In the text of your email, please indicate whether you have any ties to Rhode Island and/or experience on the Hill or with the issues listed above. Applicants who do not include this information in their email will not be considered. No phone calls please. The deadline for applying is March 5, 2010.
The ranking member of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) is seeking a full-time Investigator. Candidates must have a proven track record investigating and conducting oversight of agencies in the federal government. Strong analytical and writing skills are required. Must be a self-starter with a willingness to work long hours and have a firm commitment to thoroughness and accuracy. Preference will be given to those with a legal background. Familiarity with executive branch and congressional procedure and practice a plus, but not required. Competitive salary and benefits, offering a rare opportunity to conduct relevant, hard-hitting oversight of the federal government. Candidates will submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "PSI Resume: (your name)." Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 5th.
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.
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -
Democratic Senator seeks a Systems Administrator to oversee computer systems in DC and State offices. Responsibilities include determining hardware, software and system requirements to meet the IT needs of the office, and maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software problems related to the network, desktop devices and other office equipment. This office is configured as an Office Forest operation. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of Microsoft Office, Intranet Quorum and Office Forest operations. The ideal candidate should be well-organized, able to balance multiple-tasks, maintain composure under pressure, dependable and flexible. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong aptitude for training staff on computer applications, and have strong oral and written communication skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line. Salary commensurate with experience.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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HOUSE GOP JOB LIST
March 1, 2010
Interns - Congressman Lamborn’s office is now accepting applications for this Summer’s 2010 Congressional Leadership Program. This paid Associate Program is an experience unique to Congressman Lamborn’s office and is open to students and graduates who have completed at least 2 years of college. Strong ties to the fifth Congressional District in Colorado are a must. For more information on the Congressional Leadership Program and to apply, please visit the internship section at http://www.lamborn.house.gov/.