Monday, April 12, 2010

US Senate Vacancies--April 12th, 2010

Revised: April 12, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.

Senior Republican Senator seeks a highly motivated, well-organized college graduate for a front desk position in Washington, DC. The candidate must be able to initiate and implement multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced office atmosphere. The candidate also must have strong oral and written communication skills. Please submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Moderate Democratic member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees seeks Legislative Correspondent to handle constituent mail and meetings, research, and other tasks relating to foreign policy and national security issues. Candidates must possess proven analytical and writing skills, a strong background in national security issues, and the ability to remain organized in a fast-paced environment. Military experience or relevant graduate studies preferred. Please send cover e-mail and resume to with subject “LC Position.” No phone calls please.

Republican Midwest Senator seeks a Communications Director to lead a communications team of five. The Director will plan and implement media strategy, including "new" media; serve as a spokesperson for the Senator; and oversee the writing and timely distribution of press releases and other materials. Position will involve travel to home state. Candidates must have experience in communications, exceptional writing/editing skills and the ability to lead the communications team under tight deadlines and an active media/public schedule. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, references, salary history, and writing sample to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Southern Democratic Senator seeks Executive Assistant. It is the responsibility of the person in this position to assist the Senator with most immediate needs as well as to keep the Senator on time and on task. The EA assembles briefing materials for the Senator for all meetings and events. The position also includes making all travel arrangements for the Senator as well as handling reimbursements and receipts, overseeing personal correspondence, etc. This position also involves driving Member to and from events on a regular basis, so knowledge of driving in the District is helpful. A tie to the Southeast is preferred. Long hours are often required of this position. Necessary skills include positive attitude, ability to work under pressure and in a high-stress environment, attention to detail, good phone manner, strong organizational, communication and writing skills, efficiency, and discretion. Please submit cover letter, resume and references to

Democratic Senator seeks qualified individual for Mail Manager position. The Mail Manager is responsible for, but not limited to: reading, sorting, and scanning incoming constituent mail for distribution to legislative staff; data-entry and preparing weekly mail reports. Ideal candidates should possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills and be detail-oriented. Experience with IQ mail system a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Bipartisan regional U.S. Senate coalition seeks Legislative Director to handle all coalition work. Ideal candidate must be an adaptable self-starter with significant Capitol Hill experience and have the ability to build relationships and coalitions within Congress and with outside organizations, identify new issues and challenges that the coalition must track, analyze, and develop strategies for addressing. The candidate must also possess excellent oral, written, and research abilities, and be able to work on a wide variety of issues including energy, manufacturing, economic development, environment, transportation, and housing. Please email a cover letter and resume to  In the body of your email, include your level of Hill experience. Applicants who do not include this information in their email will not be considered. The deadline for applying is April 14th. No phone calls please.

Senior Western Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to handle health issues. Hill experience is preferred and background in health care policy is essential. Must be able to work well under pressure and with imminent deadlines. Please e-mail cover letter, resume and one brief writing sample (no more than 2 to 3 pages) to

Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual for open Scheduler position. Responsibilities include fielding scheduling requests and maintaining the Senator’s DC schedule in a fast-paced, changing environment. Qualified candidates should have excellent communications and interpersonal skills, and should be team oriented, highly-organized, and resourceful. Prior Hill scheduling experience preferred, but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Senior Democratic Senator seeks organized, detail-oriented individual to fill Executive Assistant position. Individual will be responsible for acting as a liaison and doorkeeper to the Senator with constituents, staff and other Senators and Principles. In addition, the Executive Assistant will monitor incoming telephone calls, take messages and return calls as requested, and will be responsible for coordinating all of the Senator’s travel arrangements. The ideal candidate for this position will possess strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to exercise discretion and maintain the confidentiality of information, work well under pressure and in an extremely fast-paced environment, and be available to work long hours as necessary. Northeast ties a plus, Hill experience a must. Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to,  ATTN: EA Job.

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. Ability to troubleshoot (network, hardware, and software), plus knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007 and Windows XP software strongly recommended. Knowledge of Macintosh hardware and software a plus but not required. The ideal candidate should be well-organized, able to balance multiple-tasks, maintain composure under pressure, dependable and flexible. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Democratic Senator seeks senior foreign affairs policy advisor. Expertise with European and former Soviet states’ relations highly valued, as is experience with the Washington think tank and foreign policy communities. This is a senior-level position requiring 10+ years experience in relevant fields. Applicants must be skilled writers and public speakers, should work well with colleagues and be available for travel. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Democratic Senator active in foreign relations is seeking an experienced Legislative Assistant to handle foreign relations, intelligence and trade issues. Applicants must have significant experience and expertise in foreign policy, as well as the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in an extremely fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Hill experience and an advanced degree or law degree are preferred. A security clearance is helpful. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to

The office of Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) is currently seeking full-time and part-time interns immediately . Responsibilities include conducting tours of the Capitol, answering the telephones, organizing and inputting constituent mail, drafting letters, and aiding legislative staff on special projects. Interns are encouraged to attend hearings and briefings to enhance their experience on Capitol Hill. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, hard-working, and detail-oriented. Florida ties are preferred but not required. Please send resume and brief cover letter to No faxes or drop-offs please.

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 no later than COB on March 22, 2010. Late applications will not be considered.

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

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

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

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

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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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

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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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 indicating job referral number in the subject line

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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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 indicating job referral number in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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

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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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  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.

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

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